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Phillips 66 Trade Strategist in Houston, Texas

Phillips 66 & YOU- Together we can fuel the future


The Trade Strategist provides market fundamentals, short/medium term supply/demand analysis, and trader support for the Crude supply and trading function globally. In addition, this position will support ad hoc requests from Commercial Senior Management, Commercial groups, Chief Economist, Investor Relations, and Downstream.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Understanding key trading positions of Crude trading, globally, at all times and coordinates analytical team’s work to suggest analysis that should be conducted to ensure that all aspects of a position are understood.

  • Developing and maintaining supply and demand models. This will involve working closely with trading to understand the market and trends, incorporate downtime, seasonal cycles, macroeconomic variables and utilize import/export data to ensure the models are accurate and accepted by trading. Identifying market anomalies and communicate to trading on what physical market and forward market changes might occur.

  • Providing market analytical support for Commercial by using supply and demand modeling and macro-economic data to develop a medium term (6-12months) view of the market.

  • Drawing on fundamental and technical data as appropriate to develop forward global market view predictive models.

  • Working with third party consultants and brokers to understand and evaluate their views on oil movements and factor those into development of P66 market view.

  • Communicating external study results and market views to assist traders with successful implementation of trading tactics.

  • Understanding and communicating geopolitical and regulatory events/factors which impact price movements.

  • Leading information gathering process and development of presentation packages as needed.

  • Sharing knowledge freely and improve peer group understanding of own niche markets. Serving as a mentor to junior market analysts. Driving improvement of existing forecast models.

  • Leading ad-hoc projects and analysis around market fundamentals (including infrastructure changes) to support trade ideas.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 4 or more years of commercial/trading or related experience in the energy industry

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, or economics

  • Ability to code in Visual Basic

  • Proficient in SQL, Tableau, Python, and/or R

  • Experience in Machine Learning

  • Knowledge of Commercial trading businesses

  • An understanding of broader commodity markets (Crude, Distillates, NGLs) strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of global commodity trading

  • Refining/petrochemical knowledge

  • High degree of collaborative skills. Ability to develop, lead and actively participate on cross functional teams.

  • Strong willingness and ability to support internal customers in business requirements.

  • High degree of initiative, works proactively to anticipate needs.

  • Excellent written, oral communication, inter-personal and presentation skills

  • High degree of collaborative skills; ability to develop, lead and actively participate on teams

  • Ability to manage conflict, influence others and persuade/facilitate resolution

  • Proficiency with statistical modeling software, Access or other database software, and economic model development

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written to ensure clarity and common understanding

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills

  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Capable of gaining consensus and trust across multiple functional areas within and external to Commercial to build a common vision and direction

  • Ability to adapt to quickly evolving requirements

  • Ability to synthesize data into useful information, and articulate it in an easy-to-understand format

  • Proactive in problem identification and resolution, can provide creative solutions to complex issues

  • High degree of ethics, personal drive and dedication to achieve team goals and general interest objectives

Company Overview

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company’s master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $58 billion of assets as of March 31, 2019. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of February 26, 2020 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 52283

Location: Texas - Houston

Job Field: Strategy

Division : Commercial

Technical Req : No