McGraw Hill Financial Analyst/Senior Analyst, Metals in Singapore, Singapore

Position Description

The Role:

The senior analyst will join the close-knit steel and steel raw materials benchmark team in Asia and participate in the daily assessment process. The job involves gathering pricing information and market intelligence, and then forming that information into price assessments and published market commentaries, news updates and in-depth analysis stories. You will also be in a thought leadership position, helping Platts further cements its leading position through high-quality work. Market engagement is a critical part of the role. Being based either in Shanghai or Singapore the analyst - editor will engage with key market participants and nurture relationships with key stakeholders in the market.

The Impact:

Platts has established itself as a leader in iron ore, coking coal and steel price information, and this is an exciting opportunity to be part of this market-leading team.

The Career Opportunity:

To become a market expert, the go-to person in the industry, and to expand your knowledge of the Asian metals industry by interacting on a daily basis with regional producers, consumers, traders and analysts.

Your Skills:

Proven analytical ability and comfortable handling numbers, exceptional energy, tenacity and ambition to excel in a fast-paced analytical environment, strong written and verbal communication skills, analysis, and presentation skills.

Our Hiring Manager says:

This person will be responsible for producing one of Platts’ most important benchmark assessments as well as a number of regional key price assessments, and for managing key relationships with stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess daily steel raw materials or steel market price

    • Gather commodity price information, produce price assessments - indexes and write commentary
  • Assess the value of benchmark prices fully in line with Platts’ rigorous and published methodologies

  • Regularly engage market participants, helping showcase Platts expertise, and helping to explain our methodology

  • Analyze and explain fundamentals and market developments affecting prices

  • Develop, expand and maintain contacts relevant to the market area of coverage

  • Facilitate close working relationships with key stakeholders

  • Ability to effectively manage and develop price reporting coverage in the region

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or similar level university degree

  • Excellent English writing skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Must be proficient in spoken Mandarin; ability to read and write Mandarin a plus

  • Good organizational planning skills; able to work collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment

  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft excel and large data sets

  • Adept at managing multiple tasks and adhering to regular deadlines. Able to prioritize quickly and to readjust priorities throughout the day.

  • Self-driven, energetic and proactive

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, global, multi-cultural environment

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