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Coal Research Analyst - ChinaBeijing, China

Posted 23 September 2022

This role will work with the Coal & Coke, Steel Raw Materials and Steel Costs team to provide analysis of the Chinese coal market, with particular focus on Chinese thermal coal demand, Chinese coal mine production and costs, the impact of Chinese policy on the coal industry, as well as some involvement in the analysis of the global coal market more generally. The role also requires regular interactions with clients and market participants both within and outside of China.

Knowledge, Data Analysis and Modelling

  • Overall responsibility for CRU’s analysis of Chinese thermal coal demand, coal mine production and costs
  • Understanding of how Chinese policy will impact the coal industry
  • Collect, maintain and incorporate key data relating to the thermal coal market and Chinese coal mines, including site visits to obtain primary data

Report Writing and Presentations

  • Written or PowerPoint contributions to the regular publications of the Coal & Coke and wider Steel team with a particular focus on China
  • Conduct client presentations and respond to questions arising from any deliverables (e.g. data, models, reports etc.) in a prompt and highly professional manner

Customer Intimacy and Market Awareness

  • Build a network of industry contacts within China and further afield where appropriate
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of our services, for example, by expanding coverage

About you:

  • A top degree (first or 2:1) from a top university or equivalent level qualification in a relevant subject (such as mining, metallurgical engineering, economics or mathematics)
  • Experience in mining and metals and/or energy and agriculture
  • Ability to construct a compelling narrative and have the confidence to express and defend position clearly
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrable experience in statistical and data analysis
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