Market Data Business Analyst – Commodities & Energy - Global Investment Bank - Houston or Philadelphia

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Market Data Business Analyst – Commodities & Energy

Global Investment Bank

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Market Data Business Analyst – Commodities & Energy based in either Philadelphia or Houston.

Reporting to the Head of Sourcing & Vendor Management, Americas, and Head of Market Data, we are seeking an experienced business analyst to join the Sourcing & Vendor Management team to support Market Data needs for the firm’s Commodity Markets and Finance line of business.

You will be part of the firm’s global Market Data team working closely with the firm’s Commodity Markets and Finance line of businesses in Houston or Philadelphia providing support, analysis, advice, and guidance as it relates to Market data. You will participate and lead strategic and business driven initiatives to help drive efficiencies and cost management.


  • Provide advice and analysis on market data products
  • Understand, interpret, and define business requirements
  • Effectively interact with stakeholders, operations, and technology teams
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with our market data vendor and Exchanges
  • Understand what can and can't be done with data and products
  • Analyze more cost-effective ways to use data across the enterprise
  • Match best product to user needs
  • Contract management; validate commercial framework, terms & conditions
  • Evaluate vendor and product offerings
  • Ensure compliance with contracts terms.
  • Define reporting requirements for business units
  • Deliver and implement solutions (in conjunction with business and technology)

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

To be successful in this role you will have strong product knowledge across commodities & energy market data, with the ability to interpret and define critical business requirements. Good analytical and reporting skills together with excellent interpersonal skills to form strong internal relationships.

  • 5+ years of relevant Commodities related Market Data financial services experience, preferable in energy markets and with an understanding of vendor products such as Platts, Argus, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg as well as exchanges ICE, CME etc.
  • Experience working with LIM and ZEMA platforms in the energy sector is a plus
  • Experience with market data licensing and vendor negotiations
  • Adapt at interpreting Market data agreements, contractual terms, data usage and distribution
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent Communication and Relationship Management skills, ability to effectively communicate at all business levels
  • Proficient in data analysis using the Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficient in requirements gathering, business analysis and solution definition
  • Strong attention to detail


  • Strong academic record and a BA/BS degree

An individual who loves solving deep and complex business problems regarding acquisition and distribution of financial market data and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they deliver. An individual with a passion for financial information & market data, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class software.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment banking firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

If you or anyone in your network would be interested in this opportunity, please send resume to Jerry Goldberg at or directly contact us at (212) 792-0099

About the Client:

The firm is a major Global Investment Bank with expertise in banking, they operate in over 50 countries and employ over 15,000 people worldwide. They’re one of the largest financial services providers in the world, and are also engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, and wealth and investment management. They provide large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs.

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

Posted On: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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