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Analyst - Wire and Cable London London, United Kingdom

Posted 08 January 2024

CRU has an opportunity for an individual with experience in the Wire & Cable (W&C) sector to join its Base & Battery Metals Business Unit. The individual will take responsibility for aspects of CRU’s fibre optic (FO) and metallic W&C work across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). The successful candidate will possess a clear understanding of the current W&C market, understand the future trends that will impact the sector and will be able to convey these to customers.


Your role will have a primary focus on:
• Interacting with market participants across EMEA, gaining insight from a wide variety of contacts in the supply chain, and assessing price levels for bare fibres.
• Building CRU’s short and long-term views on the metallic cable and FO sector market outlooks, with a primary focus on EMEA. This will be created using your own primary research, but also working across the business to pull together intelligence developed by colleagues.
• Expanding CRU’s profile and industry network across the EMEA region through direct engagement with clients and other sectoral stakeholders; and by actively promoting content in the public arena by addressing conferences, connecting with industry, media, and governmental organisations, as well as undertaking site visits.
• Contributing to written reports, presentations, market-leading insights, and webinar content, across the full suite of W&C products.
• Working with the global team of analysts to build an effective and capable team that enables thorough and transparent coverage of a market that is key to the global industry.
To achieve this, the successful candidate must be comfortable structuring and executing primary research activities, be highly numerate and have a passion for the metals and mining industry. This role will be ideal for an early-to-mid-career professional who is already working within the W&C sector or a market research business.
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Your work will help major international companies, industry associations and governments make the best judgments for the good of their stakeholders. As CRU works at the heart of commodities markets, you will be providing analysis to some of the most senior decision makers across the W&C sector. Your analysis, insights and views will help shape industry-wide investment and policy making on which the future of the sector will be built.
Key aspects of the role will include being:
• Market-facing and commercially minded, with the ability to comfortably speak to market participants, confidently present ideas and contribute to discussion with senior external stakeholders.
• Capable of researching and providing analysis and insight that is positioned appropriately based on an understanding of clients’ business needs and challenges.
• Fluent in English, with the capacity to construct and express well-reasoned, well-evidenced and logical arguments.
• Able to build, maintain and grow an effective network.
• Highly proficient at managing data, in turn drawing meaning from data and qualitative information in order to provide insight for decision makers.
• Highly collaborative and working to support a diverse and international team across multiple time zones.

About You
• Undergraduate degree. Postgraduate qualifications would be advantageous.
• Experience in data modelling would be advantageous.
• A good understanding about the W&C sector and a passion to learn and become a world-expert in the field.
• Analytical or commercial experience in either the metallic or FO sectors would be a strong advantage.
• Experience in report writing and giving presentations.
• Ability to construct, deliver and defend a compelling sectoral narrative.
• Analytical: Gather and critically analyse “soft” and “hard” data; including quickly identifying key trends and drivers in order to generate perceptive conclusions and unique insight.
• Performance driven: Deliver against personal and team objectives, targets and deadlines.
• Commercially aware: Understand the commercial drivers of the role, always seeking ways to maximise revenue/profit whilst generating the best value for clients.
• Collaborative: Balance the need to take personal initiative but also operate collaboratively as part of a group.
• Mature character: Gain the respect and trust of the clients through confident communication with market participants across all mediums.

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