VP Business Development - Liquid Fuels

Business Development Houston, Texas



VP Business Development - 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 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.  

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?

Argus' liquid fuel subscription services encompass a variety of fuels and commodities, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, renewable fuels, asphalt, marine fuel oil, and environmental credits. 

Argus' business development managers are responsible for raising stakeholders' usage of Argus indexes, both internally within their organizations, and externally in contracts with counterparties. 



Skills and Experience


  • Operate within Argus' matrix organization, occupying a central role between leadership, editorial, and sales.
  • Act as main liaison to pricing staff, junior oil product traders, and analysts at major oil companies.
  • Maintain a direct line of communication to Argus editorial staff, represent external stakeholders to this group, and promoting the launch of new indexes as required
  • Identify challenges, changes, and opportunities in East of Rockies petroleum products 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.
  • This is a high-profile position within the Argus organization, offering exposure to regional and global leadership. 



What we’re looking for in you:


  • Full time Houston resident
  • 7-12 years’ experience in petroleum product markets, ideally within pricing, risk, or analysis
  • a broad network of contacts within the Houston refined products trading community
  • Keen interest in commodity markets, the ambition to be great at what they do, and a desire to grow within the organization.
  • Good mental arithmetic and mathematical instincts
  • A listener, capable of hearing and understanding the positions of the various parties to a given discussion, both internal and external.
  • Maturity and organizational skills to manage internal stakeholders in a productive & efficient manner.
  • Comfortable with a varied workload, and the likely need to pivot within an agreed role & strategy as market conditions evolve.
  • A clear communicator over email, over video chat, and in person.
  • The ability to stick to a plan that has been agreed with company leadership, ignoring the attraction of your comfort zone or the demands of other departments within Argus.


What’s in it for you:


  • Competitive salary with bonus
  • Hybrid work model
  • Group medical, dental and vision plans
  • Company paid short term and long term disability and life insurance plan
  • Group 401(k) safe harbor retirement plan with a 6% company match
  • 20 vacation days your first year, which increases up to 30 days
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Extensive internal and external training




For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you send your CV and cover letter via our website: www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions 


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