Business Analyst-Trade Finance & Treasury Job at Trafigura – in Calgary, AB

Main Purpose:
We require an accomplished business analyst with in-depth experience of providing detailed analysis and of supporting complex applications in the area of Trade Finance and Credit. Within this role, the candidate will be in charge of :

  • 50% allocation to 3rd line production support
  • 50% allocation to analysis tasks such as understand and verify business cases for change, complete business process analysis, and define business and functional requirements.

The candidate will manage relationships and expectations with business stakeholders, sponsors and support and direct development & test teams, both internal and third party, throughout the entire delivery lifecycle.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:
Key Responsibilities

Provide support to end-users on Trade Finance and Treasury management systems.

Act as a bridge between the business and IT, and responsible for determination/ documenting requirements and sharing them with worldwide audience for one or more of the financing, credit and corporate funding business areas (Trade Finance, Credit Risk, Securitisation, Corporate Funding)

Stakeholder management to ensure the solution meets business requirements

Close engagement with business stakeholders, acting as the requirements authority (the source of truth) when clarification of the business requirement is required.

Work closely with the Back Office Area Lead BA and Lead BA to determine the initiatives and features required to deliver programme objectives

Work with the functional architecture and business analysis teams to determine the design of a solution, including screen design & usability

Key point of functional escalation for technical and QA teams during requirement development & testing

Quality assurance of any technical requirements produced by off-shore teams against business requirements produced through business engagements

Support change management and training teams to prepare business stakeholder for process and functional change.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proven ability to act as a bridge between the business and development team located in other offices, translating business concepts into requirements that are implementable

Expected to have 7+ years’ experience of requirements analysis or support in a physical commodity-trading environment.

Expected to be have domain knowledge in several of the following areas:

Trade Finance (risk management and money market instruments)

Corporate Funding (cash management and internal loans)

Derivative trade settlement

Structured Trade Finance (counterparty loans)

Counterparty credit risk

Credit Insurance

Physical Trading (purchase and sales invoice settlement)

Experience of some of the System solutions that support the following:

Physical Trading and Risk Management (e.g. Openlink or Allegro)

Derivative Trading and Risk Management (e.g. Murex)

Credit Risk Management systems (e.g. CRisk)

Treasury Management (e.g. Quantum)

Reporting (e.g. Business Objects or QlikView)

Additional experience in migrations and interfaces with other systems

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong academic background – excellent degree from a top tier university is required in a subject that demonstrates the need for logical thinking, precise understanding and clear articulation

Broad knowledge of commodities trading, ideally for physical commodities

Responsibility for taking full ownership of any issues reported by the business users till complete resolution even if it needs to be engaging different teams for resolution

Experience of working in a high volume, time critical environment

Documentation of issues and workarounds

Key Attitudes / Competencies:
Able to plan, track and direct activities through to completion

Delivery focused

Develop and maintain close relationships with business and IT stakeholders

Team worker

Good communicator, engaging and able to work with offshore teams across various time zones

Ability to make decisions & thrive in a fast paced environment

Key Relationships:
Close relationships with business stakeholders and key users

Other business analysts, functional and solution architects, developers, project managers and technology partners

Testing and training groups

Key Relationships and Department Overview:
Trafigura is committed to building and maintaining world class IT applications and infrastructure. The Trading IT group directly supports the Trafigura trading business, and this business has started a far-reaching programme to enhance and improve its trading applications using an innovative architecture to support business growth across the full range of business lines and geographies, and to enable the sharing of systems across different businesses.

This programme is aimed at delivering functional capabilities, enhancements and technical infrastructure upgrades to enable continued business growth and enhanced profitability for the firm.

About the Company

Company: Trafigura –

Company Location:  Calgary, AB

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