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Analyst, Base MetalsSydney, Australia

An opportunity has arisen in CRU’s Base Metals team for a talented, highly-motivated individual to take on the role of Base Metals Analyst, located in Sydney. This key position requires a person who can develop CRU’s presence in Australia in the base metals field and build relationships with customers in this region in order to support and manage their information needs.

To be successful for this role, you will need to possess, or develop, a clear understanding of base metal markets and be able to provide detailed answers to customer enquiries on a range of subject areas including concentrate markets, refined metal markets and mine costs. You will also be expected to play a key role in primary research across the base metal suite, as well as present major findings to clients/prospects and generally promote CRU’s research in this important region.

CRU has a strong ethos around continuous learning and respecting good work-life balance, with many opportunities to grow your knowledge and network. This is an opportunity to work in a truly international company with offices in Beijing, London, Mumbai, Pittsburgh, Santiago, Singapore and Sydney. This role will provide the opportunity to become part of a dynamic, supportive and truly international team.

Main Responsibilities

Develop relationships with existing and potential base metal clients in the region

Respond to client and internal requests for data and opinions on base metal markets in a timely fashion

Deliver presentations on base metal markets to existing and potential clients

Represent CRU’s view on base metals at a variety of conferences in the region

Conduct primary research on base metal markets

Assist in designing and executing primary research programmes across the base metal suite

Contribute to the collection and entering of relevant data on base metal markets in the local region

Produce timely analysis on base metal markets in the form of Special Features and Insights

Contribute to CRU’s various base metal monthly monitors and build a strong network of contacts

Participate in forecasting different aspects of the base metal markets including production, consumption prices and cost

Contribute to CRU’s various base metal quarterly market outlooks, annual base metal cost reports and annual long-term outlooks

Essential Criteria

The ability of building relationships of trust with existing and potential clients, thereby gaining insight into their information needs

The ability to communicate CRU’s views externally through client meetings and conference presentations

Capable of devising and executing research on topics relevant to base metals

Commercial awareness, conscious of the commercial aspects of the role and always seeking ways to maximise revenue/profit whilst generating the best value for clients

The ability to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, that he/she can meet team objectives, targets and deadlines

Team working, confidence in taking the initiative but also perform successfully as part of a group

Confidence in talking to market participants by telephone and presenting at client meetings. Someone who will quickly gain the respect of the clients

Good understanding of the metals industry and ability to quickly grasp the key technical drivers

Familiarity with handling large data sets and understanding mathematical concepts and processes. Someone who can interpret, manipulate and manage data

Excellent Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and data management skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Complete fluency (written and spoken) in English

Degree in a relevant discipline

Desirable Criteria

Knowledge of other languages an asset but not a requirement



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