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Primary Responsibilities 
  • Focus on any specific objective and tasks assigned by the Valuation Center (VC)Area Manager.
  • Provide accurate, complete, substantiated and directly usable research information for GIS Clients and/or for future verifications by VC. 
Specific Responsibilities
  • Propose to the VC Area manager priorities for Research work, taking into account the potential for generating new valuation results and the volume of transactions concerned.
  • Develop and use sources of information relevant to the research work, such as desk research (contacts with sellers, quotations, price lists, specialized professional publications/subscriptions, reliable internet sources of information) and field research (trade fairs, visits and meetings with actors in market, i.e. sellers, forwarders, etc.).
  • Gather updated information and documented evidence on the price levels in a specific market / product group and on freight, as well as on all factors that may be influencing such price levels.
  • Prepare Research Reports:

o   Describe and analyze the background and methodology for the Research work, the main market drivers, the market situation and the current price levels observed, the market/prices outlook, the valid references to be used in future valuation opinions, and the recommended follow-up for the Research.

o   Include all relevant evidence collected during the Research.  


  • Research on specific transaction as directed by the VC Area Manager for transactions of particular significance (e.g. plant project, high value goods, specific request from contract managers….) 
  • Identify, develop and maintain Valuation Methodologies based on the findings of Research work for product categories where such methodologies are relevant. 
  • Submit  research reports to VC Area Manager for review and approval.
  • Maintain Tradeworks Market Research database with updated Research reports, as per work schedule approved by the VC Global Manager and VC Area Manager.
  • Register in the Profiler database the new price risk records related to new research reports approved by the VC Area Manager.
  • Update regularly the Profiler and E-Valuator databases with relevant research findings, particularly the applicable price ranges.

Education requirements

  • University degree or minimum 5 years commercial experience (sales/purchasing) in the import or export sector.

Professional experience

  • Minimum 1 year experience in international trade / commerce   
  • Minimum 1 year experience in valuation activities

Other technical requirements

  • Knowledge on commercial business terms and practices (Incoterms, discounts, commercial levels, payment terms, etc.)
  • Knowledge on valuation systems (ACV, BDV, EMP)
  • Before taking the position, min 1 month in-house training and coaching program to be given for the clear understanding of valuation methodologies and type of product research allowed
  • Knowledge on general origin rules desired
  • Technical product expertise based on previous professional experiences desired    


  • Fluent in English

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