The Role: Market Reporter, Chemical and Polymer Markets
The Market Reporter Chemical and Polymer Markets is the price reporter and pricing specialist covering Commodity Insights' suite of prices, news, and analysis of the chemical and polymer markets.
The Team: You will be joining a dynamic, people-first team that prizes effective collaboration and strong inter- and intra-team relationships. We value team members who are driven by results, are willing to help out their colleagues, and are keen to learn. We believe strongly in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to making all feel welcome and valued.
The successful candidate will have an eye for detail and the ability to research and develop chemical market coverage.
The Business: S&P Global Commodity Insights is the world's leading price reporting agency (PRA) and a premier source of commodities intelligence. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing, and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. The chemical's pricing team is a dynamic and expanding team responsible for key pricing benchmarks.
What's in it for you:
Excellent career growth potential within the Chemicals team, and an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that works across the polymers, recycled plastics, olefins, aromatics and blending components space as well as with the global chemicals team.
Opportunities to learn more about other aspects of the business, including technology and editing.
Opportunities to travel, including internationally for industry events and conferences, where you may have the chance to represent S&P Global Commodity Insights as a speaker.
You will also have the chance to represent CI in face-to-face meetings, in webinars, podcasts, or other interviews.
You will assist in identifying, developing, and executing assessment opportunities to drive growth in chemical markets.
Responsibilities: The Market Reporter is responsible for reporting on daily physical trading activity to produce prices by gathering information from a range of contacts in the market, writing daily commentaries explaining the trends driving prices, creating real-time news stories, and participating in multi-media coverage such as webinars and presentations, including representing Commodity Insights at industry events.
The reporter is also responsible for engaging with market participants, while building and managing a database of industry contacts. The reporter also identifies opportunities to refine methodology, research new markets, develop contacts within those markets and launch new price assessments with the goal to advance growth in the Chemicals team.
What We're Looking For:
BA degree or higher
Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of role types and personalities, internally and externally
Self-starter mindset with effective problem-solving skills
Ability to perform well to tight deadlines
Excellent English speaking and writing skills
Culturally and socially sensitive
We are looking to hire candidates with two to five years' reporting/writing/analytical/editorial/industry experience . We are happy to consider candidates with less experience as we are looking to hiring for a number of roles.
Experience or knowledge of the chemicals, polymer or refining sectors or a keen interest in commodities and global commodity markets
Knowledge of economic principles
Strong numeracy skills including ability to understand the basic principles of statistics and to apply basic maths functions in Excel
Fluency in other regionally important languages is an advantage
Grade/Level (relevant for internal applicants only): 9-10
The Location: Houston, TX
About Company Statement: S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.
S&P Global Commodity Insights enables organizations to create long-term, sustainable value with data and insights for a complete view on the global energy and commodities markets.
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.
If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
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