Reference Data Analyst (One-year contract with potential for extension)

Glencore International AG


As a Glencore Reference Data Analyst, you will be responsible to maintain, own and develop initiatives related to master and reference data processes core to the Risk function.

Reference Data Analyst (One-year contract with potential for extension)

As a Glencore Reference Data Analyst, you will be responsible to maintain, own and develop initiatives related to master and reference data processes core to the Risk function.

The main tasks and responsibilities include

  • The Reference Data Analyst has responsibility for participating in maintaining processes related to referential data; data set-up, storage, and distribution, as well as system configuration, ensuring governance over the creation, usage, and maintenance of defined business rules
  • Own and deliver enhancements, implementing policies, standards, and controls for referential and master data
  • Contribute to the effective oversight of strategic data used across Glencore systems
  • Support elements of the data lifecycle, from ensuring that data is captured from the best source, to validating and classifying, and operating controls that optimize its quality and maximize coverage
  • Work in close partnership with stakeholders such as Front Office, Middle Office, Audit and Compliance to provide resolution for reference data related queries
  • Supports the overall efforts of the data team to meet road map milestones and key metrics
  • Liaises with internal teams globally to ensure data quality is maintained and issues resolved effectively
  • Proactively raising reference data issues to 3rd party data vendors and internal teams for effective and timely resolution


The ideal candidate is

  • a team player who is collaborative yet able to work independently
  • able to work in a global, as well as entrepreneurial and performance oriented environment
  • analytical and problem-solving skills combined with advanced written and verbal communication

Qualifications and requirements

  • Experience with reference and master data, data quality rule definitions, glossary definitions and lineage
  • Basic knowledge of Financial Products/trading operations (Financial Products and financial instruments including Futures, Options, Swaps)
  • Instruments & Pricing vendor knowledge is desirable, i.e. Refinitv, ICE, etc.
  • Feels comfortable working with SQL-type of queries
  • Fluent in English (corporate language)
  • Holding a Swiss work permit or passport holder of CH / EU



  • We are committed to providing benefits, which promote mental, physical, and financial well-being. From healthy meal options in our restaurants and bistros to free use of the in-house gym including sport classes with professional trainers.
  • We reimburse public transport for commuting to work; alternatively, we offer free parking space.
  • We provide tuition assistance for further education and training courses.
  • We have a competitive parental leave policy. Our childcare benefits also include emergency childcare services and financial assistance towards day care costs.
  • Employees’ Swiss Pension 2nd pillar is fully paid by Glencore.


Who we are

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 commodities that advance everyday life. Through a network of assets, customers and suppliers that spans the globe, we produce, process, recycle, source, market and distribute the commodities that support decarbonisation while meeting the energy needs of today. With around 140,000 employees and contractors and a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, our marketing and industrial activities are supported by a global network of more than 40 offices.

Our Purpose is to responsibly source the commodities that advance everyday life. The products we source, and market play an essential role in modern life. From the copper, cobalt and nickel powering the electric vehicle and renewable energy revolution, to the energy products helping us power this transition and keeping the lights on today– what we do touches every part of life as we know it.

The diversity of our portfolio underpins our strategic ambition to play a leading role in enabling the decarbonisation of global energy usage through providing metals such as copper, cobalt, zinc, and nickel that are essential to the transition to a low-carbon economy. In a first for the mining and trading industry in addressing Climate Change, we launched a net zero total emissions ambition by 2050, which aligns our business strategy with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Come and join us on our journey to a sustainable future.

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