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Chemicals Research Analyst

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 3, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Locations : London

The Team: You are part of a growing global team. Fast paced, with ever expanding new ways of delivering important content and analytics to our readers.

The Impact: The chemical analyst will cover the regional and global chemicals and plastics markets, supporting the global chemicals team. They will perform high level analytic work and modeling in order to form conclusions on chemical supply & demand balances, plant operating rates and product trade flows. They will generate price and margin forecasts and write market reports summarizing their assumptions and outlook.

What's in it for you
: This person will play a key role in providing thought leadership on the global olefins, aromatics and polymers markets within a highly focused global team. They will have the opportunity to work alongside other skilled analysts, helping to form a consistent and comprehensive view of the global chemical and plastics markets. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to improve their analytical skills and knowledge by interacting with other commodities teams, and groups within the wider S&P Global organization.

  • Performs high level analysis and modeling. Will develop and improve existing quantitative/analytic models.
  • Works closely with other individuals and teams to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information and publications to clients.
  • Conducts research including technology, energy transition and plastics recycling, identifying new data sources and statistical analysis of results.
  • Support subject matter expert, explaining the relationship between feedstocks, supply, demand, trade flows, and margins.
  • Prepares presentations and engages with clients to present analysis.
  • Responds to client requests/inquiries for data and analysis.
What We're Looking For:
  • BA/BS or MS in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, Finance, Business or other numerate discipline preferred. Equivalent experience within the chemical industry also considered.
  • 3-8 years' experience in commodity markets, with 2+ years' experience in data analytics. Previous experience analyzing petrochemical and plastics markets is a plus.
  • Expert status in Microsoft office and advanced excel. Working knowledge of Power BI/Tableau, SQL and/or Python is a plus.
  • Persistent, with a natural curiosity about chemical market fundamentals and technical details.
  • Strong understanding of value chain pricing dynamics, including outright prices, spreads, margins and grade differentials.
  • Displays well-rounded communication skills that implement good listening techniques, clear, concise writing style; and good verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally. Public speaking experience is a plus.
  • Works well in a global team environment, focusing on collaboration and adapting to the needs of a diverse team.
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks and adhering to regular deadlines. Able to adjust priorities throughout the day.
About S&P Global Commodity Insights

At S&P Global Commodity Insights, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Commodity Insights coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Commodity Insights is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

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Job ID: 283409
Posted On: 2023-03-10
Location: London, London, United Kingdom

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