Business Analyst - Chemicals

Chemicals Shanghai, China




Business Analyst - Chemicals   

Based in Shanghai, China  




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 will you be doing?   


As part of our expansion in Asia, we are looking for a passionate, driven and energetic analyst to join the growing Petrochemicals team.     


The ideal candidate will be an excellent analyst and will thrive in a fast-paced environment.  They will also be process-oriented and have a keen eye for detail. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to build their expertise in Petrochemicals and/or develop their data analysis skills and knowledge of the energy industry.   


  • Support and develop petrochemical analytics products using data management, industry analysis, and preparation of written content.
  • Maintain and publish models each month to forecast industry prices.
  • Provide input on economic and statistical modelling methodology.
  • Consolidate regional information from internal teams and incorporate into your analysis.
  • Develop expertise within a particular area of petrochemicals such as olefins, polymers or aromatics.
  • Support business development and marketing initiatives.


What we’re looking for in you    


  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s preferably in Engineering, Economics, Finance or industry-related fields from a reputable university.
  • 1-2 years of prior experience within Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs), consulting firms or within the energy/commodity/petrochemical industries will be advantageous to the role.
  • Highly numerate with ability to analyse data quickly and meticulously with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for commodities, energy markets, global business, politics and economics.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient in Excel - advanced data manipulation commands, pivot tables and VBA macros.
  • Experience with or eager to learn SQL databases and R or Python programming languages
  • Able to work independently as a self-starter and also collaborate with our teams located in other locations.
  • 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 with an industry leader and rapidly growing global company
  • Competitive salary and bonus in line with education, experience, and skills
  • Hybrid working model - Work from Home options available
  • Group healthcare scheme
  • 15 days annual leave
  • Career development and a promote from within culture
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities
  • 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.   


Please send in your application via our official careers website at    

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