Market Specialist- Liquid Fuels

Business Development Houston, Texas


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Market Specialist- Liquid Fuels  

Location: Houston, Texas.  

   

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 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, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.   

  

 

   

What we’re looking for  

Argus is seeking an experienced Market Specialist to be responsible for raising stakeholders' usage of Argus indexes, both internally within their organizations, and externally in contracts with counterparties.   

   

What will you be doing?
This is a high-profile position within the Argus organization, offering exposure to regional and global leadership.   

Argus is seeking an energetic, analytical market development manager who will:  

  • operate within Argus' matrix organization, occupying a central role between leadership, editorial, & sales.
  • act as a liaison to pricing staff, junior oil product traders, and analysts at major oil companies.
  • maintain a direct line of communication to Argus editorial staff, representing the interests of external stakeholders and promoting product enhancements (new/amended indexes) as necessary.
  • identify challenges, changes, & opportunities in East of Rockies petroleum product markets, escalating these within the Argus organization as appropriate.
  • develop and execute annual strategic plan to maintain and grow usage of Argus' petroleum product indexes.
  • collaborate with editorial staff to develop new indexes and change existing indexes, in consultation with traders and index users.
  • collaborate with marketing staff and other bd managers to develop and enhance messaging around Argus' petroleum product indexes.

   

What we're looking for in you?  

The ideal candidate will:  

   

  • live in Houston, full-time.
  • have at least 3 years’ experience in petroleum product markets, ideally within pricing, risk, or analysis.
  • have a keen interest in commodity markets, the ambition to be great at what they do, and a desire to grow within the organization.
  • have good mental arithmetic and mathematical instincts.
  • be a listener, capable of hearing and understanding the positions of the various parties to a given discussion, both internal and external.
  • have the maturity and organizational skills to manage internal stakeholders in a productive & efficient manner.
  • be comfortable with a varied workload, and the likely need to pivot within an agreed role & strategy as market conditions evolve.
  • communicate very, very clearly over email, over video chat, and in person.
  • stick to a plan that has been agreed with company leadership, ignoring the attraction of their comfort zone or the demands of other departments within Argus.

   

What’s in it for you  

Our rapidly growing, award-winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognises and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.   

   

  • Competitive salary with bonus 
  • Hybrid work model
  • Flexible working environment
  • Group medical, dental and vision plans
  • Company paid short term and long-term disability and life insurance plan
  • Retirement plan
  • 20 vacation days your first year, up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Extensive internal and external training

   

   

For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV with a Cover Letter via our website: www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions   

   

Argus Media is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact us.   

   

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