Forecast Analyst

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Europe, London, UK

Our client is a leading soft commodities and raw materials analytics company, who hold a unique position as data provider to many of the world’s top manufacturers and retailers. These companies rely on our clients extensive pricing data to help their procurement professionals purchase raw materials smartly and improve their companies’ profitability.

Our client is rapidly growing, serving a huge global market, and is seeking an ambitious Analyst to join the Forecast team.  Using best in class proprietary price forecasting methodology, the Forecast team analyse and forecast a wide range of food and non-food commodity prices to provide purchasing recommendations and pivotal insight to their clients.

The successful candidate will be a valuable member of the Forecasting team, overseeing commodity price forecasts and delivering hedging recommendations to customers.


  • Becoming an expert in price forecast methodology
  • Evaluating and updating forecasts
  • Interpreting analytical content and relaying it in a written format
  • Developing the analysis to launch and maintain new forecasts
  • Delivering topical webinars and joining calls with customers to support the adoption of the forecasting product
  • Participating in forecast discussions to ensure key knowledge is shared across the forecasting team
  • Continuously demonstrating initiative by proposing methods and techniques to improve current forecast methodology
  • Continually challenging, refining and improving operational processes to achieve improvement in productivity and quality of service
  • Undertaking courses and training to acquire expertise in Forecast methodologies as part of the career development of this role


We are looking for someone who has an inquisitive, rational and intellectual approach to analysing and interpreting data. The successful candidate must also possess good communication and writing skills. 

The ideal candidate would have experience in either technical analysis or commodity pricing analysis (fundamentals, futures, etc). Successful candidates who don’t have experience in Technical Analysis would be given the opportunity to attend a course in the Society of Technical Analysis to develop expertise in the field.

Candidates with experience in technical analysis but without the necessary knowledge in commodities, would also be trained.


  • University degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering or in a similar numeric field would be beneficial
  • Diploma in Technical Analysis from the STA or equivalent (or relevant experience in technical analysis/commodity price analysis)


  • Understanding of commodities price theory, including the fundamental drivers for supply, demand, trade flows and prices and their mutual interaction would be beneficial
  • Understanding of financial markets in general or commodity futures markets, in particular, would also be beneficial
  • Excellent analytical, qualitative, and quantitative skills, with strong attention to detail and passion for accuracy
  • Good communication and presentation skills with a proven ability to support the Commercial team and members of the forecast team, whilst build and maintain positive, effective relationships across all levels in an organisation
  • Excellent writing skills, able to articulate insight and reports clearly and concisely
  • Self-starter with strong continuous improvement mindset


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