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BP Americas, Inc. Trading Assistant / Deal Entry Analyst in Chicago, Illinois


Job title:

Trading Assistant / Deal Entry Analyst

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Relocation available:


Travel required:


About BP:


Our purpose is to bring together people, energy and markets to power and navigate a changing world.

In a time of constant change and possibility we need new talent to pursue commercial opportunities, fuelled by world-class insight and expertise. We’re always striving for more innovative digital solutions, sustainable outcomes and closer collaboration across our company and beyond, and you could be part of that too. Together we continue to grow as the world’s leading energy trader.

Join us and help us achieve these goals by:

• developing and continuously evolving a globally diversified portfolio that accesses new markets, commodities and commercial opportunities

• collaborating with our business groups to provide innovative commercial and marine solutions that add value to bp’s assets and flows

• delivering high-quality earnings and creating an organisation that is swift to identify and optimise market insights

• navigating a new era of energy for our planet, by sea

• acting with respect and integrity at all times, with the people we work with and the markets we operate in

• maintaining a comprehensive, rigorous and holistic risk control framework that ensures we operate in a safe, compliant and efficient way at all times

• empowering the deep expertise and leadership of our people

Job Family Group:

Supply & Trading Group

Legal disclaimer:

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test(and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at ; or by telephone at 281.366.1999.

Read the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster ( and the poster supplement ( - for more information about Equal Employment Opportunities. (Spanish version ( )

BP is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. View our policy statement (

Job Profile Summary:

Responsible for supporting the team with market analysis and research, interpreting the deals transacted to ensure accuracy and compliance to regulatory requirement and providing the effective and timely communication of results to team members.

Time Type:

Full time


United States of America


United States - Illinois - Chicago

Job Advert:

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure system of record and trader sheets are promptly updated with new deals including the reconciliation of any discrepancies and follow through to resolution.

  • Perform end of day reconciliation between system of record and trader sheets. Also ensure trader marks are properly loaded at end of day.

  • Continuously explore and implement ways to improve current processes and ways of working on the trade desk.

  • Ability to thoroughly understand and interpret the various deals transacted by the trading team and to question any details that do not look accurate, ensuring BP complies with regulatory deal entry requirements, e.g. timely deal entry and resolution of issues preventing data flow for reporting requirements.

  • Ensure deal entry metrics remain in line with KPI expectations, and record explanations as to any deal entry errors.

  • Maintain an up-to-date procedures and capture these in the desk manual.

  • Act as point of contact for any issues or questions that arise from middle or back office related to deals on the bench.

Essential Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Essential Experience:

  • Knowledge of trading deals and commercial terms

  • Ability to work under pressure with specified timelines and due dates

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Ability to manage competing priorities

  • Self-motivated and strong attention to detail

  • Proven interpersonal and communications skills

  • Ability to improve efficiency and reduce complexity through process improvements

  • Bias towards open thinking and learning

  • Strong documentation and organizational skills

  • Willingness to foster a safe and compliant work environment

  • Strong negotiations skills


Experience Level:



Trading & Shipping