Lead / Senior Market Analyst, Polymers - China Market

Editorial Shanghai, China


 

Lead / Senior Market Analyst, Polymers

Based in Shanghai

 

 

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 1,300 staff, Argus is an independent media organisation with 29 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.

 

Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.  Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Inclusivity.

 

 

What will you be doing?

 

We are looking for a driven, passionate, and resourceful lead/senior market analyst to join our team covering the polymers (polyethene and polypropylene) markets.  The ideal candidate is innately curious and personable, able to quickly become a subject matter expert and lead coverage within a designated product portfolio.  In addition, you must be interested in energy, policy and economics, enjoy people and build relationships. 

 

You will be writing engaging market intelligence and analysing spot prices that are timely, accurate, objective, and meaningful for our clients.  This includes maintaining a strong network of contacts within the industries to source original, relevant and exclusive content.  You will be personable and be able to quickly become a subject matter expert and lead coverage within the designated product portfolio.  You will enjoy collaborative work with colleagues from various backgrounds, many of whom are located in Argus’ other offices around the globe.  In addition, there are opportunities to travel, attend industry events, present at industry conferences and lead webinar sessions.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for market analysts, consultants, or brokers to transfer their skills and knowledge to advance their careers by joining a growing, global, independently owned organisation. 

 

  • Monitor and assess fast-moving markets to produce daily price assessments, market commentaries, analyses, and reports.
  • Establish strong relationships with key members of the industry and business leaders through meetings and daily communications to gain an in-depth understanding of your market.
  • Proactively generate pitch stories, contribute copy to the relevant publication and the online publication service, and contribute to unique content (blog posts, white papers, webinars, podcasts, etc.).
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the desk and other teams to enhance and drive coverage.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and industry events to build contacts and represent Argus.
  • Build your industry expertise and writing skills to provide readers with first-class market insights and analysis.

 

To learn more about the report this role covers, please click on the below link

https://www.argusmedia.com/en/markets/polymers

 

What we’re looking for in you

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, economics, business, or a relevant field.
  • Prior experience in the financial, energy, commodities or journalism sector is beneficial but not essential.
  • Excellent writing, grammar, and numeracy skills.
  • Demonstrable interest in global energy markets.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite with experience in Excel.
  • A commitment to the highest level of accuracy and completing all writing within established deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to network and build contacts with industry executives.

 

What’s in it for you

 

  • Work within a highly motivated team with an industry leader and rapidly growing global company
  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Hybrid working model - Work from Home options available
  • Career development and progression opportunities.
  • 15 days annual leave
  • Group healthcare scheme
  • Career development and promotion from within culture
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities
  • Employee Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme

 

Travel

  • Business meetings, cover conferences and events (10-15% of domestic/overseas travel is expected).

 

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Earlier or later hours, or weekend hours, may be expected on occasion.  

 

 

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.

 

Please send in your application via our official careers website at https://www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions. 

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