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Market Analyst

Market Analyst

Job ID:  848
Department:  Containers Support
Category:  Analysis

London, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.


To understand more about day to day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com


Division Overview

Container ships play a significant role in the shipping business, carrying high value cargoes of manufactured goods all over the world, accounting for more than 60% by value of global seaborne trade.


Container shipping covers all global trades: from small inter-regional feeder routes to major trades such as those between Asia and Europe and Asia and the USA. This vital sector of the shipping market is set to become more important still, with container traffic historically having grown at an average rate around three times faster than the dry cargo and tanker trades.


Our role is to service the needs of the world’s major shipping lines and of the container ship owning companies, broking deals that enable both to operate and build the businesses that in turn meet the needs of the increasing global demand for goods. We do this through a dedicated container chartering team based in London, Singapore and Shanghai and in close cooperation with other Clarksons’ regional offices.


Our clients value our discretion, independence and commitment to their business as well as the operational transparency that comes from Clarksons' PLC status. Their needs can be multi-fold and we are best placed to meet each one whether this be short term charter cover for a vessel in dry-dock or long term period cover for an existing or new service, the contracting of newbuildings or secondhand vessel sale and purchase.  Our close relationship with Clarksons Platou Securities and Clarksons Platou Debt & Leasing Solutions also gives us a key competitive edge - not only do we bring two parties together but we can also assist them in financing the deal through full investment banking services and tailored debt solutions.


We have full access to the industry's most detailed data, time series and publications.  This enables us to track market fundamentals and developments and to pass this strategic intelligence onto our clients.


Role Summary

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Market Analyst in our Containers Division. The person in this role will play a key role in providing market and data analysis to the containership chartering team. This position would be ideal for a graduate who is highly numerate and analytical, comfortable with using Microsoft Excel and producing reports and presentations. Ideally you will have some experience of market analysis, preferably within the shipping industry (although not mandatory).


What you will be doing

  • As the sole Market Analyst for the Containers division, you will work closely with the team to provide general market and data related support and analysis to the containership chartering desk.
  • Analyse container shipping market trends and economic data to inform market outlook.
  • Prepare and communicate market presentations to brokers and clients.
  • Prepare and distribute weekly and monthly market reports.
  • Support clients of the Group with information and analysis.
  • Work with colleagues across the department in maintaining key databases and presentation slide packs.
  • Provide general assistance to the team with ad-hoc analytical requests.
  • Possibility to interact with a wide range of internal and external clients.
  • Continually look at ways to improve our internal systems, data collection and the delivery of our analysis.


What we are looking for

Skills & Experience:

  • Some market analysis experience, preferably within the shipping industry will be advantageous (although, not mandatory)
  • Strong IT skills, proficient in using MS office products (including MS excel, powerpoint and word)
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical and good problem-solving skills
  • Strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse large amounts of data quickly and accurately
  • Demonstrable analytical and report development abilities
  • Logical thinker with a genuine interest and resourcefulness to understand what information is important then disseminate this information to the relevant audience(s)
  • Ability to take complex data and themes and translate this into easily understood analysis for the relevant audience(s)
  • Previous experience in providing data driven business insights
  • Ideally, you will be comfortable with and have experience in delivering presentations  
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Organised, able to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and proactive approach to work, and able to work autonomously
  • Adaptable to changing priorities
  • Graduate with a degree discipline in economics, maths or equivalent ideally