Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management Analyst

Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management Analyst

Position Title: Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management Analyst

Department: Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management

Reports to: Head of Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date: August 10, 2020

SUMMARY

GC International Corp. (“GCI”) is headquartered in Houston, Texas, a mega hub for industrial and petrochemical facilities, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (“GC”), a petrochemical and material conglomerate headquartered in Thailand and listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand with assets more than US$ 15 billion. In addition to serving as a global business development and scouting arm for new businesses, GCI also support GC in managing several key international investments.

The key responsibilities of this position are:

  • Support the Head of Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management in optimizing the international investment portfolio focusing on the following perspectives:
  • Investment delivering the intended strategic objectives
  • Assessing investment’s medium and long strategic directions and business targets
  • Potential synergies across international investments
  • Funding requirement/structure
  • Risk/resource management
  • Investment’s long-term attractiveness based on business performance and market dynamics
  • Options to further optimize the international investment portfolio via M&A, divestiture or other means
  • Provide on-going business management support post M&A transaction as may be assigned
  • Support the Head of Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management in developing the strategic plan for investment

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The detailed duties and responsibilities of this position are:

  • Keep up to date with market movements in the industry for issues that may adversely impact strategic direction of the company
  • Conduct detail analyses of investments in portfolio, understanding the underlying drivers for under or over performance
  • Conduct performance analysis of GCI’s overall portfolio via financial models and highlights areas of concern to Head of Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management
  • Prepare report of analysis for management team in support of options for optimizing the investment portfolio
  • Assists in the development of business strategies and business plans for the company
  • Implement action plans developed by Head of Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management Manager with the objective of improving the performance and/or enhancing the competitiveness of the international investment
  • Support all necessary administrative work required to ensure smooth coordination of the business planning process with GC
  • Maintain a close relationship with companies in GCI’s portfolio to remain up to date with changes in the company that may adversely impact the overall portfolio performance
  • Serve as internal contact/point person for overall investment management support of GC corporate and GCI
  • Maintain close relationship and provide support to related team in ensuring smooth business operations

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or Chemical Engineering or related fields
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration is a plus
  • 3+ years of experience in Oil and Gas Industry and/or Petrochemical sector is a plus

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

  • Good skill in Financial analysis, evaluation and forecasting and ability to synthesize the valuation model
  • Basic understanding of post M&A integration, strategic planning and portfolio management
    Global market knowledge, good business understanding, problem-solving skills, and business intuition
  • Analysis of business development opportunities (acquisitions, divestures, etc.)
  • Have exceptional communication skills in drafting analyses reports for senior management team, which must be clear, comprehensive, exhaustive, and easy-to-understand in order to facilitate appropriate decision-making
  • An enthusiasm for making connections with new people, be a good team player, be a self-starter with outstanding work ethic, and have a keen eye for detail
  • Work comfortably in a group/cross-functional setting, have excellent problem-solving skills, and have an ability to remain calm in the face of uncertainty
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint, which will be necessary for the creation of both visually and verbally engaging reports and presentation.

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