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Research Analyst (Cotton)

Karachi, Pakistan
Job Reference REF594R
Professional Areas Other
Function Business Development and M&A
Contract Type Permanent
Start date 2024-01-01

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 15,000 people globally.

  • Implementation and supervision of agreed research methodology for crop estimation, export /Imports and demand of Made ups of textile industry.
  •  Regularly updating and maintaining databases / time series data and contribution to the development of the research methodology and strategy and continuously bring improvisation besides following the regular methodology.
  •  Continuous review of the methodology being applied in view of observations made during crop tours, difference surveys etc.
  •  Collection and evaluation of primary and secondary data and performing sanity check on databases and external sources to ensure consistency of data.
  • Creating automation tools using macros, power pivot in MS Excel Power BI and Python coding, which can help in making the task of updating data, swift and efficient.
  • Estimate Cotton and production areas by collecting data from a) official sources regularly b) Confirmation of area estimates through visual estimation of area changes c) Farmer interviews d) Gathering of information from third parties like research institutes, state farms etc.
  • Estimate supply and demand of entire cotton textile value chain such as upstream and downstream of cotton industry and track all data i.e. such as Govt. Crops estimate, export, import, financial reports of public textile industry, trade data prices etc. 
  • Highlight the risks to the  Supply & Demand of crops ,upstream and downstream public textile crop estimate by working out various scenarios. Assessment of the impact of various scenarios on yields and associated probabilities such as weather, pests, diseases and changing costs or supply of inputs or labor etc
  • Conducting Gin, Mills & Farmers surveys and Balance Sheet reconciliation.  
  • Creating comprehensive and user friendly databases for cotton supply and demand estimates.
  • Coordinate with Agronomists / regional teams for pressing surveys.
  • To be able to calculate demand /consumption of Agri commodities.

Qualification & Experience

  •  Master’s in Maths & Economics / Masters in Statistics/ Masters in Agricultural statistics/Masters in Agri Business.
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience with the right skill sets.
  • Fresher with the right skill sets is also encouraged to apply.
  • Agri Commodities experience (Preferable)

 

  1. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  5. Eagerness to learn and adapt to a fast-paced environment.

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • A workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusivity
  • Access to  Training and Development
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits
  • Regular events that foster team engagement
Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 15,000 people globally.


Job Description
  • Implementation and supervision of agreed research methodology for crop estimation, export /Imports and demand of Made ups of textile industry.
  •  Regularly updating and maintaining databases / time series data and contribution to the development of the research methodology and strategy and continuously bring improvisation besides following the regular methodology.
  •  Continuous review of the methodology being applied in view of observations made during crop tours, difference surveys etc.
  •  Collection and evaluation of primary and secondary data and performing sanity check on databases and external sources to ensure consistency of data.
  • Creating automation tools using macros, power pivot in MS Excel Power BI and Python coding, which can help in making the task of updating data, swift and efficient.
  • Estimate Cotton and production areas by collecting data from a) official sources regularly b) Confirmation of area estimates through visual estimation of area changes c) Farmer interviews d) Gathering of information from third parties like research institutes, state farms etc.
  • Estimate supply and demand of entire cotton textile value chain such as upstream and downstream of cotton industry and track all data i.e. such as Govt. Crops estimate, export, import, financial reports of public textile industry, trade data prices etc. 
  • Highlight the risks to the  Supply & Demand of crops ,upstream and downstream public textile crop estimate by working out various scenarios. Assessment of the impact of various scenarios on yields and associated probabilities such as weather, pests, diseases and changing costs or supply of inputs or labor etc
  • Conducting Gin, Mills & Farmers surveys and Balance Sheet reconciliation.  
  • Creating comprehensive and user friendly databases for cotton supply and demand estimates.
  • Coordinate with Agronomists / regional teams for pressing surveys.
  • To be able to calculate demand /consumption of Agri commodities.

Experience

Qualification & Experience

  •  Master’s in Maths & Economics / Masters in Statistics/ Masters in Agricultural statistics/Masters in Agri Business.
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience with the right skill sets.
  • Fresher with the right skill sets is also encouraged to apply.
  • Agri Commodities experience (Preferable)

 


Additional Information
  1. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  5. Eagerness to learn and adapt to a fast-paced environment.

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • A workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusivity
  • Access to  Training and Development
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits
  • Regular events that foster team engagement