S&D Analyst


Job Description

The candidate will be responsible for developing and improving on S&D models for greater accuracy and robustness for our Edible oil desk based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Key Deliverables:

Strategic effectiveness

  • Work on supply curve elasticity for various growing countries and predict reaction to price changes. Compare substitution depending on relative value of different oils and consumption patterns and medium and long term trends in the Food and Energy sector.
  • Identify collection and regular updates from published, field and market data on supply and demand in Edible Oils. Inclusion of weather, alternative crop production, macroeconomic factors, crude oil, government biodiesel mandates, stocks, imports and demand etc.
  • This position reports to Head of the Business and requires close working and coordination with the trading desks of each SBU and also with other linked commodity trading desks in Olam.
  • Responsible for S&D modelling and forecasting, analysis of variables and building price models. Identify, track and analyse key commodity market drivers, major economic data and indicators to exploit their impact
  • Analyze and investigate all variables using forecasting, statistical and econometric tools
  • Cultivate trade networks and represent Olam in public conferences, industry meetings as speaker, delegate as and when required.

Operational effectiveness

  • Consolidation of reports including position report for all regions. Work closely with the trading desk and origin teams to direct, collect and collate data.
  • Produce a weekly outlook report every week to circulate to the business.
  • Create a repository of medium and long term forecast reports.
  • Develop a tracker to evaluate forecast accuracy to assess effectiveness as well as continuous improvement.


  • 6-8 years preferably in commodities. Analysis: knowing critical variables affecting S&D, prices and basic relationships and analysing the current and future likely impact.
  • Model building: Relevant to price, S&D forecasts, quantitative/statistical analysis
  • High order of analytical & conceptual skills, effective usage of excel
  • Effective interpersonal & communication skills, be self-driven and ready to interact with all levels in the organization
  • Strong ability to motivate, train and coach employees to encourage optimum performance and engagemen


Established in 1989, Olam is today a leading global agri-business operating from seed to shelf, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 22,000 customers worldwide. Our team of 74,500 employees across 70 countries has built leadership positions in several of our 18 platforms, including cocoa, coffee, edible nuts, spices, rice and cotton. We source from 4.7 million farmers and their communities. We are listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and are among the top 30 primary listed companies by market capitalisation.

Olam is committed to responsible growth. We ensure profitable growth is achieved in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner and believe that it is only by doing business in a sustainable way that long-term value for all can be delivered.

Are you the S&D Analyst we are looking for?

If you are interested in this rol and connect to the aforementioned profile, we will be pleased to see your application and CV via the application form. For more information about the vacancy you can contact us via +3188-5678323.

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