Job description / Role
• The Business Analyst will report directly to the Commercial Director, but will be in direct touch with all the members of the commercial department, to have a continuous feeling on what is going on in the market and what are the specific requirements.
• The Business Analyst will support both the ‘land’ and ‘port’ sections of the commercial department
• For the ‘Port’ section he will analyze global and regional cargo flows relevant for Port of Duqm. He will provide hands on inside and detailed information on specific markets (break bulk, STS, dry bulk, RORO, liquid bulk) which will allow the sales people to go in the market and reach out to clients in a more direct and professional way. He will do competitive analysis and provide further insight in other regional ports and terminals.
• For the ‘land’ section he will analyze the specific markets and industries that are relevant for PDC on the short / mid / long term. For these selected markets he will provide detailed market analysis which will result in qualitative and quantitative reports that will guide the sales team and allow them with valuable tools to approach clients in a more specific and professional way. He will also do competitive analysis on other Free Zones / Special Economic zones. As such the Business analysis will develop as a ‘Free Zone specialist’ which understands the entire SWOT’s of the Duqm Special Economic Zone.
• Analyze and follow up on relevant market indicators and inform the management on regular basis on the latest developments and what they mean for the Company.
• He will provide general support to the commercial department and will help with the overall promotion of the port. As such he will also attend exhibitions relevant for Port of Duqm and perform presentations on Port of Duqm if and when required. This direct contact with the market will also help him to get the required insight in the various activity domains of Port of Duqm.
• Perform regular travels within Oman and abroad;
• Perform out of normal working hours on occasional basis when required;
• To undertake any reasonable duties at the request of the Commercial Director
• University degree (economical, general business or port related area)
• Generalist rather than a specialist
• Minimum professional experience of 5 years in relevant areas (Shipping, Port, Industry)
• Very good analytical and reporting skills
• Very good presentation skills
• Excellent English (both verbal and written)
• Willing to travel on regular basis
• Flexible and efficient
• Requires excellent out-of-the-box thinking skills
• Excellent Problem Solving & analyzing Skills;
• The ability to write reports, keep records, and work within budgets;
• Computer literacy;
• Organization and planning;
• Collaboration with other team members;
About the Company
Situated on the southeastern seaboard of the Sultanate of Oman, overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean beyond, Port of Duqm is fast becoming an important reality of the Middle East region’s rapidly transforming maritime landscape. With its deep draft, lengthy quay walls, and expansive basin, Port of Duqm has the trappings of a world-class, multipurpose commercial gateway. And as the principal anchor of a huge Special Economic Zone envisioned at Duqm, it also has the potential to develop into one of the Middle East’s largest ports over the long term.
At the heart of Port of Duqm’s appeal is its strategic geopolitical location, far removed from Strait of Hormuz and the Arabian Gulf. It is this advantageous location that the Omani government seeks to leverage as it sets out to position Duqm as a safe, stable and business-friendly destination for industrial and economic investment. Indeed, the Sultanate of Oman – and the Port of Duqm in particular – stand to reap the benefits of the country’s international reputation as an oasis of tranquility and standard-bearer of regional peace and reconciliation.
Underscoring Port of Duqm’s strategic importance is its planned development into an integrated, multimodal logistics hub, encompassing the maritime, road, air and rail modes of transportation. An airport is under construction at Duqm, while a proposed rail-based freight and passenger transportation network, will eventually link this industrial port city with the national rail system. Utilities and services are also modern, effectively providing investors with an unrivalled setting to do business. Free-trade agreements (FTAs) with Gulf Arab states, the United States, as well as a host of other nations, add to Oman’s investment appeal.