The Role: Platts Analytics is looking for an 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 market-leading gas services. The role will make use of your knowledge of European and global energy markets and will leverage your strong quantitative skills.
The Impact: Platts Analytics is a global team responsible for analyzing, interpreting and forecasting global commodity/energy market fundamentals 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' highly rated 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 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.
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 and power markets.
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
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 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 customers, market experts and potential customers, demonstrating expertise and acting as ambassador for Platts' pursuit of analytical excellence. Travel is likely 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 expertise
Create charts, graphs and other visually valuable content that illustrates the trends Platts' customers need to follow
Articulate expertise through a variety of media including but not limited to podcasts, webinars, video, 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
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
Challenge processes and status quo, be prepared to place own footprint on organisation
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 energy markets or strong and relevant academic background
Some knowledge of key Financial metrics/concepts (NPV, IRR) or Technical Analysis
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 which include ability to listen; concise written style; and good verbal skills. Has the ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities
Willingness and ability to anticipate and respond to customer needs and market changes to leverage the business capabilities. Ability to provide insightful analysis to the market in compelling and straightforward content adding value to our products
Proficient in identifying, gathering, and analyzing information to solve problems effectively
Ability to recognize trends and provide recommendations and develop logical conclusions
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
Verbal and written fluency in English is essential
Knowledge of mathematical, statistical and modelling concepts and research methods would be beneficial
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
Take pride in a job well done, learn from mistakes and celebrate successes
Strong Excel skills are required. Experience with SQL, Tableau, Matlab, VBA, SAS, or cube data structure would be useful but not essential
Knowledge of other languages seen favourably but not required
About Platts and S&P Global
S&P Global Platts Analytics is the leading energy analysis and forecasting company for global commodity markets covering day ahead to 2040. Our customers include at least 80% of the market including most major banks, producers and utilities across North-West Europe.
S&P Global Platts Analytics provides the following services:
Price forecasts and scenarios
Analysis and market commentary
Analytics and fundamental market data
Platts is a premier source of benchmark price assessments and commodities intelligence. At Platts, the content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the energy, petrochemicals, metals and agricultural markets. Learn more at https://www.platts.com/
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, colour, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.
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