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Mining Analyst London, United Kingdom

Posted 12 January 2024

Over the last 50 years, CRU has established itself as one of the world’s leading providers of data intelligence to the metals, mining and fertilizer sectors. With a team of over 350 people working across the world, we have a truly global presence that reaches from Santiago to Johannesburg to Shanghai to Sydney. Our teams focus on supporting customers to make essential business decisions by providing micro-to-macro analysis and insight that is derived from through our unique market outlooks, price assessments and operational data.
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join CRU’s Base Metals Asset Services team, taking ownership of regional analysis coverage and representing the team’s work to clients. This international team provides industry-leading operational and emissions data and analysis covering the world’s mines, smelters & refineries across the copper, gold, lead, lithium, nickel and zinc commodities.

This new role will involve:
• Collecting, analysing and forecasting production, costs and emissions data for base metals (copper, nickel, lead, zinc) mines, with a central focus on lead/zinc.
• Maintaining and growing the capabilities of CRU’s base metals costs & emissions services.
• Engaging the mining sector on the current and future impact of mineral economics and emissions themes to promote CRU’s analysis and shape the industry’s thinking about its future.
• Creating in-depth analysis on the global competitiveness of lead/zinc mines; the current and future cost structure of the base metals industry; and the impact of and opportunities from industry decarbonisation.

To achieve this, the successful candidate must be comfortable structuring and executing primary research activities, be highly numerate and have a passion for metals and mining industry. This role will be ideal for a mid-career individual who is already working within or supporting the mining industry.

About You:
• A high degree from a top university or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline
• Master’s degree with merit or above is advantageous.
• Experience working within the mining industry is essential, with operation experience seen as highly advantageous.
• Well-honed ability to quickly grasp the key technical and financial aspects is expected.
• Strong quantitative background and a creative thinker.
• Ability to construct, deliver and defend a compelling sectoral narrative.
• Analytical skills: 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.
• Commercial awareness: Understand the commercial drivers of the role, always seeking ways to maximise revenue/profit whilst generating the best value for clients.
• Team working: 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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