Procurement and Pricing Analyst

Dead River Company | South Portland, ME

Posted Date 11/09/2019
Description

The Procurement and Pricing Analyst provides analytical support for the company’s petroleum procurement and hedging programs. Reporting to the Procurement and Pricing Manager, this position supports operational and sales staff with pricing analysis for large commercial business, provides ongoing analysis for the execution for the company’s supply plan, and assists in the execution and analysis of the company’s procurement and hedging activities.


Essential Functions:
1. Preparation of annual, monthly and ad-hoc analysis as necessary to support the Company’s
liquid product procurement and hedging activities.
2. Champions pricing best practices, assesses process improvement opportunities and drives
change in company practices when there is an opportunity for pricing system process
improvements.
3. Acts as liaison between the procurement function and the accounting department so that
information is accounted for in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Creates exception reporting and monitors to ensure actual results match expectations.
5. Daily review of the competitive marketplace to identify opportunities for the supply plan.
6. Coordination of the supply plan with Dead River Transport.
7. Monitoring and analysis of petroleum market indices and trends.
8. Assists with the execution and analysis of the hedge strategy and how it relates to the physical
markets.
9. Assists the company’s operations and sales teams with fixed price quotes and bid proposals.

Other Tasks:
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Participates in special projects as needed.

Experience:
Minimum 5 years analytical experience in a high transaction volume industry such as commodities,
wholesale, transportation or banking.

Other Attributes Required:
? Sound comprehension and use of business analytics.
? Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
? Advanced skill with MS Office applications, particularly Excel and solid database skills.
? Understanding of financial statement analysis and solid planning and scheduling skills.
? Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
? Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.

Education:
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field is required.

Certification or Licensing:
CPA or CMA designation is preferred.

Contacts:
There is frequent communication with the Procurement and Pricing Manager, Director of Procurement and Wholesale, Manager of Wholesale Administration, Manager of Wholesale Operations, and the Transport Manager. There
is also communication with Regional Directors, General Managers and Accounting staff.

Decisions Made:
Resolves problems and issues within the Wholesale Division. Makes decisions relating to how
best to provide specialized reporting requested by management.

Safety Considerations:
Safety considerations relate to proper ergonomics in an office setting including appropriate
workstation and computer terminal setup. Safe and appropriate use of electronic equipment is
expected.

Equipment Used:
Equipment used in this position includes a calculator, networked personal computer, printers,
photocopiers, telephone and FAX machine.

Work Environment:
Most work is performed in an office environment with controlled temperature and lighting.

Physical Requirements Analysis:
This position requires frequent sitting, standing and walking; visual acuity; frequent use of fingers
to write, type and handle paperwork; frequent communication involving listening and speaking.

Weight or Force Moved:
There is occasional need to lift or move objects weighing more than 5 pounds such as computer
reports and file boxes. Assistance is available for lifting heavier objects.

Job Type
Regular
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay

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