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Steel Analyst - Fixed Term Contract - 3-6 MonthsLondon, United Kingdom

Posted 12 May 2021

The opportunity

Our market-leading Steel Team is seeking a talented and motivated  Analyst to join the team for a short-term assignment of 3-6 months. The Analyst will be contributing to our market research, analysis, and price discovery.

Reporting into a Principal Analyst - This role demands the highest level of analytical capability, attention to detail, the ability to accurately assess prices to defined specifications, forge a strong network of contacts, and understand and deliver client value.

The Analyst must be able to work effectively and collaboratively in an international team of price and market analysis specialists, to tight deadlines and within the necessary compliance framework.

Candidates should be degree educated (Undergraduate and Masters) – The undergraduate degree (first or 2:1), should be from a top British university, or equivalent level qualification from a leading university outside of the UK. We will also consider candidates who only hold an Undergraduate degree.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities will include:

  • Create and communicate data driven analysis of market developments and issues that are compelling, logical and cohesive
  • Price discovery and assessment
  • Maintain key datasets for area of specialism to a high standard, ensuring these are integrated with wider supply chain data
  • Understand, maintain, and use existing models and processes to deliver robust analytical content
  • Proactively gather and appropriately share relevant knowledge and intelligence across the Steel team and wider CRU business, using the extensive tools CRU has available for this

About you – What are we looking for?


Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong background in economics, maths, and/or engineering
  • Strong quantitative background and a creative thinker based on a robust approach to data/modelling
  • Ability to conduct primary and secondary research
  • Appreciation of importance, and ability to maintain and develop, robust, governed, datasets
  • Ability to understand and maintain existing models and processes
  • Strong understanding of supply/demand fundamentals analysis
  • Ability to conduct robust price discovery and assessment
  • Ability to build and maintain a network of market participants
  • Ability to develop data driven analysis, and create cohesive and compelling written market analysis content for external audiences
  • Ability to develop direct relationships with customers, handle customer queries and proactively provide support
  • Appreciation of international working across different sites and cultures
  • Ideally an understanding of steel or metals production processes and supply chains

Skills & Competencies

  • Proven analytical skills (ability to critically analyse data and identify trends and key drivers)
  • Quantitative analysis skills would be a distinct advantage
  • The ability to construct and express a well-reasoned and logical argument, evidenced by supporting data and with clearly articulated assumptions
  • The ability to build, maintain and grow an effective market intelligence network
  • Price discovery (networking with market participants to gather market intelligence and price data).
  • First class communication skills, both written and verbal - With the ability to convincingly deliver and defend CRU’s view to external audiences in any setting
  • The ability to work effectively in a multi-site international team - effectively communicating with team members
  • Unrelenting attention to detail and the ability to deploy this in error-free outputs
  • An ability to individually work and deliver products to strict deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of MS Office (Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Fluent in English – Both written and verbal
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