S&P Global Platts
Responsible for analyzing individual and interlinked physical and financial commodities markets, performing trend analysis, synthesizing a variety of proprietary and third party data sets and models. Analysts provide research to support metals analytics, editorial content and other investment professionals and/or clients. Conducts technical analysis on the iron ore, coking coal and steel markets and formulates anticipated changes in commodities markets, as well as industry and commodity price trends, on the basis of technical aspects of market and price behavior.
Works closely with internal and external stakeholders to provide thought leadership, analysis and editorial content to Platts products. Maintains strong relationships with industry participants both for primary research and as a thought leader.
The Career Opportunity:
Focus on growth and development of Platts analytical capabilities provides excellent career growth potential in an expanding team specializing in metals, particularly steel and raw materials.
S&P Global Platts, Metals Analytics.
Data collection teams
Research Analysts (across various geographies)
Editorial, Product, Sales, Marketing and MI
High level of client interaction is expected in this role
Market participants such as Steel mill procurement officers, Iron Ore mining technical marketing personnel, traders etc.
1. Data collection, maintenance and validation
Collects fundamental, technical, economic, financial, and/or market sector information, conducts market sector or statistical analysis
Primary iron ore and steel industry research including regular communications with industry participants
Identify and pursue opportunities to collect proprietary data sets
Keeping abreast of current industry news, trends and sentiment through industry news channels
Further implementing innovative ways provide high quality data and analysis to the industry
Seeks new sources of industry knowledge
2. Product innovation & development
Key responsibilities are to develop insights, tools and content which:
Enable market players to save time through innovative Platts analytical insights
Enable market players to make quick, informed decisions to maximize their productivity and take advantage of opportunities
3. Research & Analytics
Interpret key market data elements into useful business information.
Work closely with Platts editors to identify market trends, insights and identify opportunity for in-depth analysis
Generate useful analytical insight and infographics that answer industry related questions. Test relevant hypothesis.
Collate and prepare insight for use in conferences presentations, publication of thought leadership research notes, webinars, one-on-one client meetings and other innovative delivery means.
Continually seek professional development opportunities through attending industry conferences, relevant reading, and regular contact with market participants.
Deliver quality data and expertly present our analysis in written form, graphically and verbally in both formal and informal settings.
BA/BSc or equivalent ideally in economics, business or relevant science
Knowledge of the metals industry and enthusiasm for understanding and investigating global commodities markets
Excellent analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail
5+ years industry experience
Proactive and innovative, highly confident communicator both written and verbal
Ability to interact with internal and external customers including public speaking experience
High level of fluency with MS Excel is essential, and other relevant statistical or analytical packages desirable (e.g., Microsoft office suite). Computer literate and eager to try innovative software platforms
Fluency in English with Mandarin Chinese desirable, additional language skills would be a bonus
Prior steel/iron ore/coal industry experience and contacts would be highly regarded. Other metals experience considered
S&P Global Platts
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