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Steel Prices AnalystPittsburgh, United States

Posted 16 July 2019

CRU seeks a talented, degree educated and motivated individual, to undertake price discovery in steel and other commodity markets.  Key elements of the role include price discovery, management and expansion of price assessment contacts and writing market updates.

The role demands the ability to maintain and grow a strong network of contacts, accurately assess prices to defined specifications and contribute to the understanding and response to current and evolving market requirements for price benchmarks.  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. Key parts of the role involve the maintenance and growth of a network of price assessment contacts; price discovery and assessment; collection, ordering and sharing market intelligence; writing market updates; collecting information on market requirements for price benchmarks.

 Knowledge & Experience

  • Price discovery and assessment
  • Network building and maintenance
  • Steel/raw materials or other commodity pricing mechanisms
  • Market requirements for pricing benchmarks
  • Structure and operation of steel/raw materials supply chain, industry and competitive landscape
  • Creation of written market analysis
  • Customer value drivers and motivations

Skills & Competencies

  • The ability to build, maintain and grow an effective market intelligence network
  • Price discovery
  • Market intelligence gathering
  • Critical analysis of data trends and key drivers
  • The ability to work effectively in a multi-site international team and communicate with team members
  • Unrelenting attention to detail and the ability to deploy this in error-free outputs
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and within the necessary compliance framework
  • First class communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Resilience, persistence and the determination to succeed
  • To be a team and company player and work with colleagues towards common goals

 Technical & Other Skills

  • Steel/steelmaking raw materials or other commodity pricing mechanisms and systems
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of MS Office (Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Primary and secondary research


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