The Role: S&P Global Platts Commodity Associate Program is seeking candidates who will gather and analyze pricing information for various commodities.
TheLocation: Houston, TX
TheTeam:Our team is global and you are considered a specialist in the market(s) you will be working in.
TheImpact: Do you want to be known as a respected source of essential information and part of a renowned brand? Join a global company with a strong history of growth and a globally diverse workforce with 20 offices spanning five continents. Our real-time news, pricing and analytical services help markets operate with transparency and efficiency.
Get the best of both worlds: a nimble, highly specialized division and a business casual culture operating within the larger S&P Global – a company that cultivates development and growth, as well as work-life balance.
We are looking for world-class thinkers to join us at S&P Global Platts, the principal provider of commodity price assessments and information to more than 10,000 customers in 150 countries. The content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the markets.
Associates will write insightful market commentaries that demonstrate Platts' thought leadership across global commodity markets, demonstrating our ability to spot key trends that help customers better anticipate market-moving events.
What’s in it for you: Our 7-month rotational program commences in January & June 2021. Interviews will be held in the Fall. Commodity Associates receive four weeks of comprehensive training followed by two three-month rotations in a different commodity sector. Rotations and final placements are based on business needs and determined by business management.
You will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of Oil, Power, Natural Gas, LNG, Coal, Petrochemicals, Metals, Agriculture and Shipping markets. You will also receive exposure to a number of market subjects including supply and demand, infrastructure issues, geo-political issues, transportation and regulation, and how these subjects impact respective markets.
You will receive training in the price reporting function and will generate price assessments and content (content includes market commentary and news pieces, which power our pricing benchmarks). In addition, you'll be involved in gathering data and market intelligence and conducting analysis on the assessment and reporting process.
Capture commodity price information and produce price assessments
Develop and expand coverage of aligned commodities
Report and write market commentaries, news analysis and features stories
Develop, expand and maintain sources and contacts relevant to the market area of coverage
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree by December 2020 or May 2021
All majors welcome: concentration in Economics, Business, Journalism, International Relations, Engineering, Finance, Communications or energy related disciplines preferred
Strong writing skills (preferred)
Excellent communication skills (a clear concise writing style is essential together with good verbal skills and listening techniques); Spanish or Portuguese language skills a plus
Able to learn quickly, multi-task and work in a dynamic environment
Able to prioritize throughout the day to meet deadlines
Problem-solving and critical thinking skills, attention to detail
Intellectually curious and fast-learning
Strong numeracy skills (including statistics; the ability to conceptualize proportional relationships; and an understanding of economic principles)
Proficient with Excel and other Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. 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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