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JobDescription : Location: London, Canary Wharf Grade: 11 ( for internal purposes only )
The Role: Platts Analytics is looking for a senior analyst to drive forward its European gas fundamental and price forecasting and analysis services delivered under their market-leading product line. This exciting role will be pivotal in producing price forecasts, writing market commentary and developing analytical tools, research and models that underpin our gas and power services. The role will make use of your detailed knowledge of European and Global gas/LNG markets and will leverage your strong quantitative and modelling skills. In time, the role could provide line management opportunities.
The Impact: Platts Analytics is a global team responsible for analyzing, interpreting and forecasting all global energy commodities markets and prices. Our customers represent a wide range of activities across the energy industry and, as a result, our analysis is reviewed and challenged from many different perspectives. You will play a key role in supporting Platts Analytics' services and could also play a role in developing these services into major new growth areas.
The Career Opportunity: This is a role with significant potential for development within a short timeframe. You will be a key input into Platts Analytics' European gas analysis service under and also its development in the coming months and years as a part of an integrated, cross commodity global analysis offering. In addition there will be ample opportunity to contribute to an emerging global brand and to take part in customer-facing activities, including webinars and conference presentations.
The Team / The Business: You will be part of the European Gas and Power Analytics team which comprises international specialists with outstanding knowledge of European and global gas, power, carbon and coal markets.
Be an expert
Study all factors that contribute context to the current and future value of natural gas in European markets, and their interaction with global gas markets
Spot trends, identify emerging trends early and, where possible, anticipate market movements
Have and build on own understanding of natural gas trading, modeling and forecasting
Constantly update own knowledge of evolving markets, including price movements, trade-flows, trading behavior and regulatory developments that impact on the gas markets
Harness existing data sets, identify new, valuable data sets for collection and analysis and conduct rigorous reviews of the quality of that information
Research, collect, organize, standardize, process, and analyze gas market data
Develop and rigorously adhere to independent, transparent methodology for all analytical processes
Demonstrate a dynamic approach to learning and a passion for the natural gas industry and Platts Analytics' leading place in it
Coaching and mentoring: Work towards becoming an expert and the go-to person in gas analysis Communicate expertise
Engage with customers, market experts and potential customers, demonstrating expertise and acting as ambassador for Platts' pursuit of analytical excellence. Travel is likely to be required
Communicate expertise through the creation of compelling, "must-have" content that leverages all the knowledge listed above and helps Platts' core readership make better-informed trading, risk management and investment decisions
Deliver succinct, high-quality and accurate written content that demonstrates the expertise outlined above
Create charts, graphs and other visually valuable content that illustrates the trends Platts' customers need to follow
Articulate expertise and thought-leadership through a variety of media including but not limited to podcasts, webinars, video, TV, conference and forum speaking engagements
Carry out internal and external training and education, explaining the dominant trends in the natural gas markets, the analytical processes employed to arrive at a particular decision and the systems in use to carry them out
Build internal relationships at Platts that will help generate ideas for the integration of pricing content with fundamental data to offer greater value to customers. Take action when opportunities arise for collaboration that will provide a better experience to users of Platts' information services
Use competitive intelligence to stay ahead and innovate
Be commercially astute through listening to customers' needs and being able to identify viable opportunities for revenue generation
Work with Platts technology teams to develop robust databases, products and tools that could become embedded in our customers' work-flows and processes Lead
Utilise industry knowledge and soft skills to coach and mentor other analysts with potential line management opportunities
Challenge processes and status quo, be prepared to place own footprint on organisation and lead product development
Independently identify commercial opportunities to enhance product offering and drive execution
Exhibit best practice behaviors in all business activities to uphold ethical and business standards to build on and maintain high levels of staff engagement
Knowledge & Skills:
Proven experience in natural gas markets. Upstream understanding also valuable. Additional experience in other markets, e.g. power, coal and oil as well as knowledge of developing markets (i.e. Central and Eastern Europe or Turkey) is advantageous
Knowledge of key Financial metrics/concepts (NPV, IRR) or Technical Analysis experience encouraged
Ability to tackle problems and take independent action. Ability to seek out new assignments and act on opportunities. Track record for delivering against demanding targets and deliverables. Comfortable with high levels of responsibility and accountability
Exhibits a natural curiosity for the energy industry and has a problem-solving/solutions-oriented attitude
Excellent communication skills, including listening; concise written style; and good verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally
Willingness and ability to anticipate and respond to customer needs and market changes to leverage the business capabilities to continually position Platts Analytics as the go-to provider. Ability to provide insightful analysis to the market in compelling and straightforward content
Leads by example to create a positive and collaborative work environment. Strong relationship building skills and ability to influence others within the organization to gain buy-in and drive initiatives to completion
Proficient in identifying, gathering, and analyzing information to solve problems effectively. Ability to recognize trends and provide recommendations and develop logical conclusions. Knowledge of mathematical, statistical and modelling concepts and research methods would be beneficial
Shows a desire to do the right thing for the team, segment and business. Demonstrates personal integrity and an openness to continually learn and develop
Familiarity with latest content delivery methods, such as web-based platforms, would be helpful. Ability to shape/influence/test the development of new system applications and knowledge of relational databases is also an asset
Ability to build and maintain best-practice procedures and documentation of models and processes
Promoting a positive and team oriented work environment. Take pride in a job well done, learn from mistakes and celebrate successes
Comfortable with and aptitude for public speaking
Strong Excel skills are required. Experience with SQL, Python, Matlab, VBA, SAS, or cube data structure would be useful but not essential
Verbal and written fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of other languages seen favourably but not required.
About S&P Global Platts At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with conviction. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.
S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.For more information, visit www.platts.com
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