The Role: S&P Global Platts' Commodity Associate Program is seeking candidates who will be trained on how to gather and analyze pricing information for selected commodities in preparation for placement on a team as a commodity price reporter.
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 has two intakes, one starting in January 2022 and one in June 2022. Interviews will be held in the Fall of 2021. Commodity Associates receive four weeks of comprehensive training followed by two three-month rotations in different commodity sectors. Final placements on a commodity team are made following successful completion of the training and two rotations. Decisions regarding commodity rotations and final placements are based on business needs and determined by management. During the seven-month program, you will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of Oil, Power, Natural Gas, LNG, Coal, Petrochemicals, Metals, Agriculture, Shipping and renewable energy 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.
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,200 to $95,900. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
Assess Markets: Evaluate the value of a commodity or set commodities in line with Platts methodology. Communicate with market participants throughout the day. Be rigorous when using mathematics and excel spreadsheets.
Write high-quality market commentaries associated with the market assessment. Provide our subscribers with detailed and well-written market commentaries daily with a rationale behind price movements.
Report news and analysis about the market to help our subscribers understand issues in the marketplace. Relevant stories include news about supply and demand, government data, regulations, trader movement, price trends, geo-politics and other relevant topics blended with creative reporting that generates original news.
Engage with the industry. Find and nurture new market sources and maintain existing sources to ensure first-hand knowledge of market developments, the need for methodology changes and to ensure the channels of communication are established and open.
Completion of a degree by December 2021 or May 2022
All majors welcome
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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