Analyst - Category Specialization - Rigid & Flexible Packaging


26 May, 2021

Job Description

The Research/commodity analyst would be required to perform extensive research on the supply-demand-price of select commodities on a global basis and build several forecast models based on the collected information.

  • Job Requirements:
  • Ability to effectively operate independently and in a team environment
  • In-depth knowledge on various strategic quadrants and the procurement analysis tools
  • Strong Communication skills, to interact with clients and primary experts
  • Negotiation and persuasive skills to discuss and obtain information from suppliers and experts
  • Strong MS Excel (Advanced), PPT Skills
  • Develop Insights on sourcing practices and risk mitigation
  • Business acumen and strong data interpretation skills to connect dots and predict market developments
  • Basic understanding on the value chain of the respective domain and how each category is related to drive the top line growth
  • Should have strong understanding about packaging commodities and related experience in projects or direct procurement of the same
  • Experience in doing financial analysis of companies, understanding of financial interpretations
  • Job Responsibilities:
  • Understand client’s procurement challenges in Packaging and the impact in business
  • Execute/Draft Customized market Intelligence reports with strong and pointed procurement takeaways for the clients
  • Identification of sources of information (Secondary and primary sources)
  • Thorough understanding of the commodity under research.(The production process and other generic technical details of the commodity)
  • Identification of various drivers of the commodity under research - cost/demand/price drivers.
  • Determination of the economic behavior of the supply/demand/price of the commodity.
  • Identification of experts and interactions to obtain meaningful takeaway for the commodity
  • Competitive analysis & Industry analysis.
  • Use of various strategic frameworks to determine competitive positioning.
  • Forecasts - Industry trends and more.
  • Impact determination – macroeconomics/downstream demand/supply chain/disruptions/legislation/taxes on the supply and price of the commodity
  • Providing inputs towards price forecasts – (quantitative information/factors to support the price forecast of the commodity)
  • Qualification:
  • Any Graduate / Any MBA (Marketing/Operations/Logistics/Supply Chain/Finance) with minimum 60% from class X onwards.
  • Work Experience:
  • 1 to 4 years of experience.
  • Technical Skills
  • Competitive / Marketing Intelligence.
  • Industry Analysis
  • Best practice Insights
  • Supplier Profiling
  • Pricing & Cost Analysis
  • Presentation and report Generation
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Right attitude
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Achievement Oriented
  • Quick learner
  • Out of box thinking
  • Self-driven and Self Confident

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