Olefins Lead / Principal Consultant – Asia Markets

Chemicals Singapore, Singapore


Olefins Lead / Principal Consultant Asia Markets

Based in Singapore



About Argus


Argus is the leading independent provider of market intelligence to the global energy and commodity markets. We offer essential price assessments, news, analytics, consulting services, data science tools and industry conferences to illuminate complex and opaque commodity markets.


Headquartered in London with over 1,400 staff, Argus is an independent media organisation with 30 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading hubs.


Companies, trading firms and governments in 160 countries around the world trust Argus data to make decisions, analyse situations, manage risk, facilitate trading and for long-term planning. Argus prices are used as trusted benchmarks around the world for pricing transportation, commodities and energy.


Founded in 1970, Argus remains a privately held UK-registered company owned by employee shareholders and global growth equity firm General Atlantic.


What will you be doing?


Argus is seeking a Lead Consultant (Principal Consultant) to provide subject matter expertise for our olefins subscription services, including market reports, price forecasts/monthly outlooks, and biannually released fundamentals analytics with forecasts (capacities, supply, demand and trade flows).   This senior position is pivotal to Argus' global success.   You will support the Vice President and work closely with other consultants and analysts across the sector in various regional offices to deliver high-quality products, engage with clients and develop product innovation and industry insights.


  • Cultivate deep understanding of Asian olefins-related markets, deep understanding of capacity development, the cost to produce from the various routes, the dynamics of the PP/PE chain and understanding of the dynamics of the other derivatives - EO/PO/ACN etc. and their downstream chains.
  • Forge strong business relationships with petrochemical industry executives, industry and client relationships.
  • Share key, actionable business insights from industry meetings with the sector.
  • Establish themself as a thought leader underpinned by consistent marketing and business development output, including industry presentations and client meetings.
  • Verify data integrity and global data flow and contribute to olefins fundamental analytics and monthly price outlooks.
  • Continuously look for ways to improve the product deliverables and make the process and coordination more efficient.
  • Support the sector’s annual AAV growth targets by prioritizing client needs with product development and innovation.
  • Work closely with Data, Data Science and Technology teams, as required, to improve efficiency and speed of deliverables and support the Chemical Analytics vision for the development of dashboards and scenario analysis tools.



What we’re looking for in you


  • 5-10 years of recent experience focused on pricing, market conditions and trends, capacity and supply & demand for ethylene and olefins
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Economics or industry-related fields.
  • High level of understanding of petrochemicals, oil and gas.
  • Research and analysis experience from planning departments and/or consulting positions is a plus.
  • Highly accomplished collecting, monitoring, analysing and communicating market data.
  • Experienced conducting regional and/or global market analyses that identify and interpret economic drivers, supply/demand fundamentals, trade flows and capacity data.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to network and build contacts with industry executives.
  • Comfortable with preparing and delivering presentations to industry professionals.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project.
  • Experience with R, Python or SQL is preferred, but strong willingness to learn and technical aptitude is a requisite.
  • Able to work independently while engaging and collaborating in line with the Argus values: Excellence, Integrity, Partnership, and Inclusivity.


What’s in it for you


  • Work within a highly motivated team at an industry-leading and rapidly growing global company
  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme 
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
  • Excellent location at Raffles Place in central Singapore – close to public transport and amenities
  • Hybrid working model - Work from Home options available
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical (GP and specialist), dental and hospitalisation.
  • 20 vacation days your first year, up to a maximum of 25 days
  • Extensive internal and external training
  • Employee Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme



We're not engaging any recruitment agencies for this role, so if you're interested, please apply directly.

We will conduct interviews continuously and reserve the right to take down the advertisement when we find the right candidate.


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