Sr. Market Research Analyst

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Information

  • Location: Deerfield, Illinois

  • Business Area: Sales

  • Schedule: Full Time

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions.  Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.

Function:

Sales

Job Summary:

Market Research Analyst:

Carries out research/development activities. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results. Compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks, and works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A degree of creativity and latitude is required. Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s preferred.

Sr. Market Research Analyst:

Carries out research/development activities. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results. Compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. 5 years of direct experience or proven ability in the field. The incumbent should be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Works autonomously to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks, and works under limited supervision. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s preferred.

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Market Research Analyst:

Carries out research/development activities. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results. Compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks, and works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A degree of creativity and latitude is required. Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s preferred.

Sr. Market Research Analyst:

Carries out research/development activities. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results. Compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. 5 years of direct experience or proven ability in the field. The incumbent should be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Works autonomously to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks, and works under limited supervision. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains/manages extensive databases containing factual information for the U.S. and world agricultural, energy, macroeconomic, and fertilizer industries. 
  • Inputs and maintains industry data for agricultural and fertilizer supply/demand, trade, and prices. Creates new datasets and databases to support team analyses. Checks and ensures data accuracy.
  • Monitors, evaluates and reports on the U.S. and world agricultural and fertilizer data.  May assist in maintaining CF sales or supply/demand data. Works directly with Research and Sales Analysts to maintain data integration with department models. 
  • May report on weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual data upon entering into databases.
  • Assists with new model/spreadsheet development as required by manager or lead analysts. 
  • Provides timely responses to ad hoc requests for information and analysis pertaining to the U.S. and world agricultural and fertilizer industries, including CF related requests. 
  • Assists team with Powerpoint, Word, and other publication development and supports publication design and preparation in conjunction with Research Analysts. Develops geographical maps as requested.
  • Works with Manager to track/maintain department budget and publications subscriptions.
  • May conduct or assist in conducting market research studies on specific topics of interest to CF Industries.  Also evaluates and utilizes data and research from various agribusiness consulting firms, extension agencies, and other outside organizations.
  • Conducts or assists with special projects as assigned or requested by department or product management, as time permits.

Internal Controls:

Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls efforts.  Identifies and brings to the attention of department management internal controls deficiencies.

Successful incumbents will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (economics or business preferred)
  • Additional requirements based on level of analyst
  • Strong analytical background; self-starter and takes initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong computer skills, knowledge of spreadsheet/graphic/word processing/internet software; familiarization with or aptitude to learn mapping software/tools and coding languages
  • Prior fertilizer industry experience is not required

Position Scope/Contribution:

The Market Research function provides the Company with forecasts, analysis and factual information about agriculture and the fertilizer industry.  The work performed by this group supports tactical decisions made by the Company’s sales and supply chain groups, strategic decisions made by senior management, and provides key parameters on which the Company’s financial projections are based.

What We Offer:

You’ll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, a well-being incentive program, 401k, pension, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more! Additionally, we offer several Flexible Work Arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.

 

You will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work, and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and gain a sense of fulfillment knowing that you’re working with purpose, to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably.

  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  

 

Pay Transparency

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FMLA:

https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

 

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppac.pdf

 

 

If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-405-2400 or contact us at cfhire@cfindustries.com.

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