Futures Risk Analyst

Who We Are

Olympic Industries ULC is a leading international forest products trading company with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Our expertise includes importing/exporting, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution of lumber. Established in 1972, we have a strong record of success and a clear vision for our industry's sustainable future. Our office is located in the heart of the vibrant and breathtaking Lonsdale Quay.


Olympic Industries is currently searching for a highly motivated and passionate Futures Risk Analyst to join our growth-oriented team.

Reporting to Senior Management, the Futures Risk Analyst will work closely with Management and Traders to provide seamless support such as analyzing financial risks, identifying opportunities, creating high-level reports, and educating employees on futures.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Identifying opportunities relating to pricing, hedging, and trade strategies.
  • Analyzing and determining financial risks to help Traders make sound investment decisions.
  • Brainstorming with Traders to employ more efficient trading strategies.
  • Communicating with Traders about opportunities for future investments.
  • Acting as the in-house expert on derivative risk management, regulation, documentation and implementation.
  • Liaising with Traders and Management on market movements.
  • Training New Hires on futures.
  • Providing ongoing education to experienced Traders on future strategies and insights.
  • Executing trades on behalf of the Traders electronically or by phone.
  • Create and update various reports and tools to support the business
  • Tracking and analyzing trade profitability.
  • Completing daily and monthly reconciliation including mark-to-market reports.
  • Developing and testing trading strategies.
  • Preparing market forecasts and risk analysis regularly.
  • Recognizing and addressing unexpected market behaviour, dislocations, and other events that affect trade strategies.
  • Analyzing the fluctuations of buying and selling commodity futures contracts.
  • Building and maintaining analytical models to provide a dynamic analysis of the business.

Education and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in a related program such as Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Actuarial Science.
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience with financial markets.
  • CFA, FRM, PRM designations considered an asset.
  • Experience in data and time series analysis is strongly preferred.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to perform technical analysis on future contracts.
  • Excellent understanding of various derivatives such as swaps, options, and futures.
  • Expertise in physical commodity products and risk management
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills prepared to optimize reward/risk ratios.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to act with good judgement and discretion; keeping sensitive business data secure
  • A high degree of initiative, work ethic, integrity, and honesty.
  • High-energy with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Why Join Us?

  • Work hard, play hard company culture
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • On-site gym and showers
  • On-site kitchen
  • Extended health benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance and scholarship programs
  • Easy access to the mountains and oceans

Apply Now!

For more information on Olympic Industries, please visit our website at www.olympicind.com. To apply, please submit a resume in confidence to careers@olympicind.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest! However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Olympic Industries, we embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.