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Chrome Prices Analyst London, United Kingdom

Posted 08 March 2022

Our market-leading Steel team is seeking a talented, motivated and degree educated Chrome Prices Analyst. You will be responsible for undertaking price discovery, which will be focussed on the European chrome market. Key elements of the role include price discovery and expansion of price assessment contacts, writing market updates and market analysis. 

Key to the role is the ability to maintain and grow a strong network of contacts, accurately assess prices to defined specifications, and contribute to the understanding and response to current and evolving market requirements for price benchmarks. You must be able to work effectively and collaboratively in an international team of price and market analysis specialists, to tight deadlines and within the necessary compliance framework.

You should be able to establish market prices and form definitive market views by well-informed, high-frequency and extensive contact with a wide range of relevant price contacts and other market participants. You would ideally therefore have a deep understanding of chrome and related supply chains, industry and competitive landscape, be an excellent networker and communicator.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance and growth of network of price assessment contacts
  • Price discovery and assessment
  • Collection, ordering and sharing market intelligence
  • Writing market updates
  • Collecting information on market requirements for price benchmarks

About you – What experience are we looking for

Knowledge & Experience

  • Price discovery and assessment
  • Network building and maintenance
  • Commodity pricing mechanisms, ideally in the European chrome market
  • Market requirements for pricing benchmarks
  • Structure and operation of commodity supply chains, industry and competitive landscape
  • Creation of written market analysis
  • Customer value drivers and motivations

    Skills & Competencies
  • The ability to build, maintain and grow an effective market intelligence network
  • Price discovery
  • Market intelligence gathering
  • Critical analysis of data trends and key drivers
  • The ability to work effectively in a multi-site international team and communicate with team members
  • Unrelenting attention to detail and the ability to deploy this in error-free outputs
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and within the necessary compliance framework
  • First class communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Resilience, persistence and the determination to succeed
  • To be a team and company player and work with colleagues towards common goals

    Technical & Other Skills

  • Commodity pricing mechanisms and systems - Ideally in in the European chrome market
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of MS Office (Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Primary and secondary research
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