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Commodities & Operations Associate

PwC
Houston, TX 77002

A career in our Customer Service practice, within Operations Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimise all elements of their operations to move beyond the role of a cost effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantages. We focus on product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programmes to drive both growth and profitability. Our team helps organisations improve their customer interface, service delivery, and middle and back office operations. We use customer insights and market analytics to help our clients make smarter decisions, integrate products and services, and optimise their customer operations to enable sustainable growth.


To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.


As an Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Invite and provide evidence-based feedback in a timely and constructive manner.
  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Work with existing processes/systems whilst making constructive suggestions for improvements.
  • Validate data and analysis for accuracy and relevance.
  • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.
  • Keep up-to-date with technical developments for business area.
  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in written form.
  • Seek opportunities to learn about other cultures and other parts of the business across the Network of PwC firms.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct

Our Commodities and Operations team resides within the Industrial Products and Services industry (Industrial Products, Energy, Utilities, Chemicals, Agriculture, and Mining sectors). Specifically this team advises clients on the overall management and performance of their business, with a focus in physical and financial commodity trading and marketing, operating assets, and managing operational, compliance, and market risks in the physical and related derivative markets.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
1 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:
Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study:
Business Administration/Management, Business Analytics, Computer Management, Computer Engineering & Accounting, Computer Engineering, Computer Applications, Computer Programming, Computer Systems Analysis, Finance, Finance & Technology, Information Technology, Information Technology & Accounting, Supply Chain Management

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success in leading or facilitating project management or client consultations in the areas of energy/commodities trading and risk management, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:

  • Physical Commodities (Oil, Fuels, NGLs, Natural Gas, LNG, Coal, Metals, Agriculture, Power, Freight, and other bulk commodities);
  • Risk strategy and policies;
  • Compliance requirements;
  • Organizational and process design for Front, Middle, and Back Office operations; and,
  • Energy/Commodities Trading and Risk Management systems (including, but not limited to, OpenLink Endur & RightAngle, Allegro, SAP, eka, FIS, TriplePoint, Brady, Amphora).

Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success in implementing process improvement solutions and trading and risk management systems, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:

  • Supporting both functional and technical CTRM / ETRM projects focusing on process improvement, assessments and implementation of solutions such as Allegro, RightAngle, Endur, SAP and other similar tools;
  • Identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of firm services; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues;
  • Performing as a team contributor: creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues;
  • Conducting business analysis, including functional and/or technical design;
  • Leveraging PC applications including MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and Lotus Notes, where applicable; and,
  • Writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently; to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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Posted: 2020-01-22 Expires: 2020-02-22

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