Trading Analyst


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

About Houston


ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.

By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.

The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.

The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.


Learn more about what we do in Houston here

What role would you play in our team


The successful candidate will act as a key trading resource, driving opportunity identification / capture, via understanding supply/demand balance, arbitrage analysis, tracking of specific commodity movements, import/exports, trade flow analysis, and blending opportunities. This includes linking with your fellow trading analysts across the globe and across the barrel. The key deliverables include:


  • Developing and presenting ongoing/unique trade strategies, connecting market fundamentals with proprietary insights, utilizing advanced analytics in conjunction with supply and demand models.
  • Providing economic analysis for opportunity evaluation and capture learnings from missed opportunities.
  • Supporting derivatives trading and policy with analysis of new and existing usage of derivative instruments.
  • Developing strong collaborative relationships with key trading partners, both domestically and globally, in order to drive trade execution and value creation  
  • Acting as power-user of strategic tools that support trading activities: Data systems, bespoke analytical tools, Eikon, SAP
  • Contributing to special projects, strategy studies, and market entries.
  • Completing analysis and reporting for trading performance.  Support annual plan development.
  • Supporting Trading Management on ad-hoc business issues.
  • Back-filling for Traders as needed

What you will do


  • Hold a BS, BBA in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, economics, finance, business (or equivalent)
  • Be interested in trading, supply chain optimization, and business strategy
  • Have the ability to forecast and assess impact of business decisions
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with multi-national and cross-functional teams
  • Be able to demonstrated leadership paired with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to make recommendations based on analysis

About You


  • Experience and knowledge of physical and paper crude oil markets
  • Experience and knowledge of derivatives, risk evaluation and management techniques, or financial analyses 
  • Demonstrated experience in effective two-way communication with internal and external customers (oral, written, presentation, listening).
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Strong drive. motivation amd continuous improvement mindset
  • Solid proficiency in the use of computers, inclusive of programming skills across Python, R, SQL, Tableau and SAP programs

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer you: 


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life. 
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match. 
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing. 
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you. 
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at



Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

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EEO statement


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.



Nothing herein is intended to override the corporate separateness of local entities. Working relationships discussed herein do not necessarily represent a reporting connection, but may reflect a functional guidance, stewardship, or service relationship. 


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