Technology Staffing Group SA Company Profile

Business Application Support Analyst

Technology Staffing Group SA

Job Description

Description of the company

Our client is one of the world’s largest independent commodities trading houses by turnover, creating logistics solutions that safely and efficiently move physical energy from where it is sourced and stored to where it is demanded most. With strategic investments in industrial infrastructure—refineries, pipelines, storage, and terminals—the company further generates sustainable value across the global supplychain for its customers.

They are the largest independent LNG trader in the world.

Our client has more than 1,500 employees and it maintains offices in Singapore, Amsterdam, Beijing, Dubai, Geneva, Houston, Nassau, Shanghai, and Tallinn with new offices planned in strategically relevant markets.

Key Tasks:

Trading and Operations Systems Support:

  • Provide 2 nd Level support within the agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA), via the use of telephone and other collaborative tools, such as email and instant messaging.
  • Demonstrate service-oriented approach, an understanding of the customer’s business needs and be able to achieve and maintain high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Ensure all incoming incidents/calls are logged, responded to promptly and pay attention to detail, escalated and closed in a timely manner (as per SLA), using company’s service management tool.
  • Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships in a service-oriented manner.
  • Ensure that sufficient accurate information is contained within incident reports to promote the development of the ICT Knowledge Base and increase incident resolution rate.
  • Be responsible for the monitoring to resolution and timely escalation where necessary, of relevant incidents and requests.
  • In a proactive manner, ensure that correct resolutions are found and where not possible, escalate to appropriate Resolution Groups in addressing incidents in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the users/requestors are regularly updated on their calls/requests until closure.
  • Escalate any complaints or potential issues to the Business Analysis & Business Application Support Team lead and / or Global Service Desk Lead where appropriate.
  • Contribute and assist when required on the compilation of Test Plans, execution of systems testing and configuration of automated testing tools.
  • Manage client expectations effectively.
  • Will have good understanding and follow the ITIL based, service management processes.
  • Should understand and adhere to standards, SLAs and policies, which must be followed and guide
    users accordingly.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Formal education, ideally at university level or equivalent level of certification and experience.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of previous relevant professional experience.
  • Candidates must possess some experience in supporting CTRM/ETRM, Trading (Physical/Financial) and related tools with knowledge of at least one of the following commodities (Oil products, Gas, Power, Coal, Emissions, Agriculture) and has the ability to learn.
  • Strong SQL skills. Ability to debug/write stored procedures.
  • Experience of providing excellent Customer Service to a local and global user base.
  • Team player with ability to exercise flexibility, demonstrate initiative for ensure the business support needs are met in a proactive manner with minimum supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills, especially communication, able to communicate technical solutions to non-technical users, in a multi cultured working environment and able to cope in stressful/difficult/conflict situations in a serviced oriented manner.
  • Highly organized and possess analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Be self-motivated and creative and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).
  • Knowledge of Trading related and processes, especially Physical Oil-Trading; or/and Global Energy
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office software and other related data analysis tools.
  • General skills on ICT technologies.
  • Understanding of database design, SQL and Report generation within business applications.
  • Experience in writing Code/Scripts to automate daily EOD processes and setup feeds.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Business Analysis and related techniques experience, especially in the energy/trading sector will be an advantage.
  • Experience using/supporting commercial shipping software, preferably IMOS.
  • Other languages in addition to English will be useful but not mandatory, e.g. French.
  • Certifications/experience on any of the following will be very useful: Microsoft software technologies, Software design, development and testing methodologies / concepts, Project management, ITIL.
  • Technical knowledge of applications and database design/development techniques.