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Business Analyst

  • Job reference: 919135
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 11/04/2018

Our client is a leading global oilfield services company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. We are working on sourcing experienced Business Analysts to join their team on a contract position.

Job Description:

Evaluate and recommend solutions to the business challenges by reviewing and analyzing internal and external information that can impact our Category Strategies.


Market Research

  • Analyze economic conditions and their impact to our business
  • Analyze geopolitical information to identify risks and opportunities
  • Analyze supply markets and assess demand to identify, report, and monitor risks
  • Conduct external research to analyze market opportunities, risks, technology trends, etc., associated with categories


  • Provide data-, analytic-, and decision support to Category Managers across all stages of the company's Category Management processes
  • Proficiency in developing reports presenting related metrics and data trends
  • Aggregate, normalize and analyze spend data to identify trends and prioritize strategic procurement opportunities
  • Analyze spend data to support development of Category Strategies

Business Requirements

  • Utilize multiple data sources including primary and secondary market research, customer trends, and spend data
  • Develop dashboards, scorecard, key metrics and KPIs to report to the Global Supply Chain team and stakeholders


  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written) with the ability to achieve results through effective relationship management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively at all levels of the company
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to establish priorities
  • Takes a proactive approach to research and analysis to support key business and category decisions
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate information and solve complex problems
  • Passion for continuous improvement
  • Strong data management skills and business acumen
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in Category Management or Strategic Sourcing or Accounting or Finance can replace formal education
  • Business Intelligence Reporting is highly desired



  • BS/BA degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or relevant discipline



  • Experience with spend analysis and BI tools
  • Experience with ERP systems required


  • Knowledge or firsthand experience with upstream oilfield services work processes
  • Data reporting or query writing skills

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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