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Grade: 10 (for internal purposes only) Location: London
The Role: Platts Analytics is looking for an analyst to drive forward its EMEA gas analysis and forecasting services, delivered under their market-leading product line. This exciting role will be pivotal in producing price forecasts, writing forward looking market commentary and developing analytical tools, research, and models. The role will make use of your knowledge of European and Global Gas/LNG markets, and will leverage your quantitative and modelling skills.
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' EMEA gas analysis service and its development as a part of an integrated, cross commodity global analysis offering. In addition, there will be ample opportunity to contribute to an established global brand and to take part in customer-facing activities, including webinars and (in time) conference presentations.
The Team / The Business: You will be part of the EMEA Gas and Power Analytics team which comprises international specialists with outstanding knowledge of European and global gas, power, carbon, and coal markets.
Accountabilities: 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 markets
Spot and identify emerging trends early and, where possible, anticipate market movements
Have and build on understanding of natural gas trading, modeling, and forecasting
Constantly update knowledge of evolving markets, including price movements, trade-flows, trading behavior and regulatory developments that impact gas markets
Harness existing data sets, identify new, valuable data sets for data team collection and support 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
Engage with clients, market experts and prospects, demonstrating expertise and acting as ambassador for Platts' pursuit of analytical excellence. Travel is likely required (restrictions permitting)
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
Create charts and other visually valuable content that illustrates the trends clients need to follow
Articulate expertise through a variety of media including but not limited to podcasts, video webinars, TV, conference and forum speaking engagements
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
Work with Platts technology teams to develop robust databases, products and tools that could become embedded in our customers' work-flows and processes
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 and demonstrable experience in analysing natural gas or closely related markets (incl. power or LNG). This is likely to have come from a trading, commercial, consulting, price forecasting or reporting environment. Experience in other markets such as LNG, power, coal and oil is highly advantageous
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
Applications are welcome from candidates with both a quantitative and qualitative focus
Exhibits a natural curiosity for the energy industry and 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
Ability to provide insightful analysis to the market in compelling and straightforward content
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 is beneficial
Demonstrates personal integrity and a drive and openness to continually learn and develop
Comfortable with and aptitude for public speaking is beneficial
Strong Excel skills are required. Experience with SQL, Python, Matlab, VBA, SAS, or cube data structure would be useful
Verbal and written fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of other languages seen favorably
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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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), ANLYTC202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)
Job ID: 262245 Posted On: 2021-05-27 Location: London, United Kingdom