A day in the life of… Dylan Simpson, Freight Analyst

A day in the life of… Dylan Simpson, Freight Analyst

Ever wondered what a day in life looks like at Vortexa for a Freight Analyst? We sat down with Dylan to find out what his day-to-day life looks like, what is the most interesting aspect of his role, and what he really thinks of our company culture…

14 April, 2023
Jessica Irvin
Jessica Irvin, Head of Operations & People

Dylan is a Freight Analyst, responsible for our weekly Freight Newsletter as well as the freight content in our weekly market briefings. Alongside his market analysis, Dylan also explores the freight API/SDK and creates new use cases for our analysts and clients.

Prior to joining the company, Dylan worked as a Maths teacher.

Fun fact: Dylan appears in a music video from his favourite band, Seether.

What does day-to-day life in your role look like?

Each day varies, and the reason for that is the nature of the market we analyse. Nothing ever stays the same, and so, we can’t stay the same. To summarise, I get to solve a diverse set of client queries, as well as track the changes in the market and convert those changes into pieces of freight analysis.

What would you say is the most interesting aspect of your role?

The most interesting aspect for me would have to be the sheer amount of data available to work with. With so much data in our hands, we get to explore and experiment constantly as market analysts. This allows us to solve complex problems and come up with valuable, unique insight into the secretive oil and freight markets.

What was your path to joining Vortexa? 

I was lucky enough to find Vortexa shortly after graduating from university in 2021. I was looking for an analyst role where I could work with interesting data every day, so naturally, Vortexa came onto my radar pretty quickly!

I love the collaborative nature of work at Vortexa.
What kind of qualities does a person need to have to succeed at Vortexa?

Above all else, a willingness to learn, not just from others but from your own exploration as well.

What do you like about the culture? 

I love the collaborative nature of work at Vortexa. We share a lot of the work we do internally, which means that what gets published is high in quality, and portrays the perspectives of multiple Vortexa analysts across the globe.

Who do you collaborate with?

Everyone, but so far most of my collaboration has been with the Commercial and Research & Development teams.

What are the first three things you do on a Monday morning?

Breakfast, news updates, emails/Slack.

What energises you most about working as a Freight Analyst at Vortexa?

I really enjoy seeing our analysis play out in the real world. It often feels like I have had a ‘behind-the-scenes’ peek whenever I see a news story in the media.

Jessica Irvin
Head of Operations & People
Jessica Irvin
Jessica is Head of People & Operations at Vortexa and is responsible for hiring, learning & development, culture, engagement, performance management and leading expansion plans.