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Trade Analyst

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Halifax, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels. The Halifax Port Authority welcomes applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada. If you are a member of one of the above groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your cover letter, or resumé. If you would like to receive this job posting in French, please reach out to us directly for a translated copy.

Notre objectif est d’avoir une main-d’œuvre diverse et variée qui soit représentative des communautés que nous servons, et ce, peu importe le type d’emploi. L’Administration portuaire d’Halifax accepte les candidatures des autochtones, des personnes handicapées, des anciens combattants et des personnes de tous les groupes raciaux et de toutes les ethnicités, religions, capacités, orientations sexuelles et identités et expressions de genre. Nous acceptons également les candidatures de personnes qui ne sont pas canadiennes, mais qui ont le droit de travailler au Canada. Si vous faites partie d’un des groupes mentionnés ci-dessus, nous vous encourageons à vous autodéclarer dans votre lettre d’accompagnement ou dans votre CV. Si vous souhaitez recevoir cette offre d’emploi en français, veuillez communiquer directement avec nous pour obtenir un exemplaire traduit.

The Port of Halifax is about making connections between people, commerce and opportunity. We take a leadership role in developing business for the Port of Halifax in collaboration with our partners and we responsibly manage Port of Halifax assets.

In 2022, the total impact of the Port of Halifax including Nova Scotia exporters on the Province of Nova Scotia was $4.87 billion in economic output with the direct portion being $3 billion. This level of activity generated direct and spin-off positive impacts of $2.5 billion in GDP, $1.6 billion in labour income and over 25,300 jobs. Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo, and project cargo. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.

HPA Guiding Principles

Everyone at Halifax Port Authority is expected to carry out their work in a manner consistent with our guiding principles:

  • Be One Port City
  • Collaborative & Engaged
  • Future Focused
  • Sustainable
  • Trusted Partner

We believe that when everyone works in this way, we can achieve our mission and vision and can deliver value to our customers, our community and our team.

At this time, the Halifax Port Authority (“HPA”) requires:

Trade Analyst

Reporting to the the Director, Trade & Trade Analytics, The Trade Analyst uses expertise in data analysis to help the Trade Department drive trade growth at the Port of Halifax. Duties include using data to analyze historical performance and industry trends, generating statistical reports, and responding to customer data inquiries. This position requires an individual who is proficient in data analysis and communication (internal & external) to help the organization identify and seek for business opportunities.


  • Uses expertise, analytical insights, and visualization to dive analysis and reports for decision making.
  • Responsible to maintain a comprehensive database of the port’s commercial activities.
  • Presents project analysis and recommendations.
  • Analyses internal and external commercial data, operational practices, process mapping, develop tools, benchmark best practice research.
  • Utilizes existing data to perform flow forecast, identify operational bottlenecks and improve intermodal fluidity.
  • Responsible for data integrity, consistency, functionality and the evolution of the BI dashboard, Fluidity Balanced Scorecard, SharePoint trade reports and Carrier stakeholder reports.
  • Maintains and updates Port Operations Centre data on the HPA website, Trade e-book and visual aids-charts, tables, trend analysis, etc.
  • Provides support and analysis to the Trade Department and its Operating, BCO, VOCC and NVOCC stakeholders.
  • Works collaboratively with all HPA departments.

NOTE: These are only the basic and primary duties; related and allied duties may be assigned from time to time as may become necessary to the operation of the Authority.

Qualifications (Education / Experience / Skills)

  • University degree in Business, Engineering, Economics or related field with a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ related practical experience.
  • Advanced user of Excel and other MS Office applications, SQL (or DAX), and data management visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau.
  • Experience in supply chain management and project management considered as an asset.
  • Data Analytics certification or any professional designation considered as an asset.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills in business contest.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with both internal and external customers and a capability to identify opportunities to create value for the business.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with management and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and resourcefully, as well as creatively research and implement new solutions is required.
  • Solid organizational, project coordination skills, multitasking and time-management.
  • Ability and knowledge to both advise on and perform responsible duties with speed and accuracy.
  • Capability and readiness to work under pressure, either imposed by deadlines for document preparation or emergency situations and must be flexible as this position is responsible for all source to contract activities for the entire department.

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment and remote in a productive environment when required.

For applicants with concerns about the recruitment process or to request another accommodation, please contact

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity or additional information, please apply here!

For any questions, please contact:

Human Resources

Halifax Port Authority

Applications should be received no later than Wednesday, February 14, 2024. We thank all applicants and ensure that all inquiries will be treated confidentially; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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