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Research Analyst/ConsultantBeijing, China

Posted 08 June 2017

CRU Consulting is the consultancy arm of the CRU Group and delivers approximately 150 projects per year across a wide section of clients in the mining, metals, fertilisers and chemicals industry.

Many of our projects are related to valuation and strategy decisions faced by our clients. We provide value to our clients through accurate data, insightful analysis and timely delivery. Working alongside industry experts, you will play a key role within our consulting division, providing in-depth and insightful knowledge on a wide range of exciting and confidential global projects. For the right person, this position will provide the opportunity to become part of a dynamic, supportive and truly international team and provide unrivalled commodity exposure and experience.

Key Responsibilities

As a Research Analyst or Consultant within CRU Consulting you will typically work on a wide range of projects across our five commodity desks (Base metals, Fertilizers, Ferrous, High Value and Multi-commodity) in order to become familiar both with a range of commodity markets and the way CRU Consulting execute and manage projects. You will work within a team, reporting to and receiving guidance and feedback from the Project Manager and/or Project Director.

Skills developed include report writing, data analysis and advanced Excel skills. All of our work is project-based, and project deadlines tend to be for the short-to-medium term delivery.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Under supervision, you will write and update reports using data from within CRU and other sources.
  • You will be responsible for finding data, undertaking confident and accurate manipulation, consolidation and analysis of this information.
  • You will recognize and understand trends identified in data, converting your analysis into a written section of our reports.
  • Initiate and develop client exposure when working on a given project within the project team.

Desirable Criteria

  • Degree educated with at least a high quality, relevant first degree, e.g. Economics.
  • It is essential that you're fluent in Mandarin
  • Excellent writing skills, numerate and analytical able to critically analyse data and identify trends and key drivers.
  • Excellent attention to detail but with a proven track record of working to tight deadlines.
  • Inquisitive mind to obtain information that helps CRU Consulting provide a unique understanding to these markets.
  • Confident communication skills including comfort in talking with industry participants at all levels.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word (further training provided if necessary).
  • Willingness to embrace change and be a team player.
  • Willingness to travel
  • Proficient in English

Additional Information
You must have the right to work in China to apply for this role

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