Analyst – Trade and Government Affairs




Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

The Company

For over a century Algoma has a proud history and strong traditions of being an industry leading manufacturer of hot and cold rolled sheet steels in carbon and high strength low-alloy grades and we are Canada’s only plate producer.  We are integral to the making of many of our modern day buildings, products and appliances.  Our steel is used in construction, mining, manufacturing, automotive, shipbuilding, energy resources including renewable energy and military applications throughout North America.  Today’s steel industry is rapidly evolving and so are we, bringing new products to market that our customers need for their success.  We are inviting everyone who has a talent and drive for superior performance, a desire to be part of a team of steel industry professionals focused on transforming our company to continue our century long tradition of delivering high quality steel products to our customers, improving the quality of life for our community, demonstrating industry-leading environmental stewardship and providing rich and rewarding careers for our employees.

This role participates in assessing and analyzing market conditions and trade affairs to support strategic decisions to grow and restructure the business, and to examine asset and business opportunities for the company through actions that leverage the value of the company’s business.  Reports to the Strategy Group.

  • Data Collection
    • Source economic and industry data relevant to our steel business, including specific market sector analyses to forecast demand, supply, and sector specific economic indicators.
    • Source internal data to support the company’s responses to domestic and foreign trade files.
  • Analysis
    • Analyze economic data to forecast demand, supply, pricing and sector specific economic indicators.
    • Analyze import/export economic data of target countries to project demand, supply and general economic indicators.
    • Analyze economic impact of political actions and design quantitative models of potential outcomes and recommend legislative changes to all industry groups.
    • Provide analytical support to commercial, development, and strategy activities for various product, political, and economic issues.
  • Support
    • Provide data input into the company’s trade policy formulation, negotiations and agreements by executing general analysis, research and technical work to assist the company achieve the Strategic Plan and annual KPIs.
  • Reporting
    • Develop business specific content and perform quantitative analysis of trade performance issues in support of commercial activities. 
    • Interface with internal and external personnel.
    • Monitor market and regulatory environments and provide support to all business units and evaluate policies to prepare appropriate proposals.
    • Provide support in implementation of all business plans and prepare regular and periodic reports. 


  • General degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or equivalent
  • Strong in mathematics, spreadsheet modelling.
  • Knowledgeable about international trade fundamentals.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, eloquent presentation skills and the ability to effectively engage with a broad range of stakeholders including business and industry partners. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of research methods, economic analysis techniques and data interpretation.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong developed conceptual and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in Microsoft office, especially MS word, MS excel, and MS PowerPoint. 

Algoma offers a competitive salary including performance bonuses,  a comprehensive benefit package and a defined contribution pension plan.

If you meet the qualifications for this position and are committed to a challenging career with a dynamic company, in a community that offers superior quality of life, we encourage you to apply today.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace.  Accommodation is available for applicants with a disability.  We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.