Iron Ore and Steel Principal Consultant

  • Beijing, China
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Wood Mackenzie
  • Is this an Analytics Req?: No

Company Description

Wood Mackenzie is the global leader in data, analysis and consulting across the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power and renewables sectors.

Founded in 1973, our success has always been underpinned by the simple principle of providing trusted research and advice that makes a difference to our customers. Today we have over 2,000 customers ranging from the largest global energy companies and financial institutions to governments as well as smaller market specialists.

Our teams are located around the world. This enables us to stay closely connected with customers and the markets and sectors we cover. Collectively this allows us to offer a compelling combination of global commodity analysis with detailed local market knowledge.

We are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. We are committed to creating a workplace that works for you and encourage everyone to get involved in our Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement initiatives. We actively support flexible working and are happy to consider alternative work patterns, taking into account your needs and the needs of the team or division that you are looking to join. 

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At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.   

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.  

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.  

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.   

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do. 

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fourth consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce.  Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.  

Job Description

We are looking for an Iron Ore and Steel Principal Consultant to join our Global Bulks Research team.  This role will be based in our Beijing or Shanghai office. As part of a global team, the bulks team provides clients with high-quality commercial analysis of the steel, iron ore, and coal sectors, to help clients to make better decision to secure their business success.


About the role

Reporting to Head of Steel Research, this is a senior position within Wood Mackenzie. The role sits within the Wood Mackenzie’s Bulks Research Team with colleagues based in China, Australia, Singapore, UK, India and, United States.

The primary responsibility is to be Woodmac’s steel and iron ore technical expert. The role involves developing and maintaining models to forecast steel plant operating costs, revenue, carbon emissions, raw material requirements, capital expenditure and production volumes.

You will apply solid analytical capabilities and knowledge of the steel and iron ore industries to produce analysis of the market to include: supply, demand and price forecasts. The role also involves developing and maintaining models to forecast steel plant operating costs, revenue, carbon emissions, raw material requirements, production volumes, and raw material value-in-use adjustments.

As a senior member of the bulks team, a willingness to train and develop junior team members is a must.

You will be establishing and maintaining contacts with industry stakeholders to acquire proprietary data and knowledge.

You will apply communication of the iron ore and steel team’s research to clients via written reports and through presentations (including webcalls, podcasts, presentations) and face-to-face meetings.





About you and how you can excel in this role

You are degree-qualified in a relevant discipline (e.g. Metallurgical Engineering / Mining / Geology or Economics / Business), and you have experience of steel and iron ore markets through employment at a resource, steel manufacturing, consulting company or in the financial sector.  Previous experience in technical marketing within the steel and iron ore industry will be a distinct advantage.

You have strong knowledge of the technical aspects of steelmaking and a track record in analysing steel and raw materials (iron ore, met coal, scrap) markets.  An ability to interact with industry participants at a variety of levels to both obtain information and to communicate insight is a key requirement.

You have participated in supporting sales and marketing activities and have assisted in the on-going development of client relationships. You have co-operated with Consulting, Sales and Marketing teams in the Business Development process.

You have visited and engaged with clients and prospects to foster the exchange of information.

Most importantly, you have computer literate with in depth knowledge of MS Office products.

The role will suit you if you are looking to develop your career as a metals and mining consultant and will allow for opportunities in new areas of consulting, new product developments and in consulting assignments.

Additional Information

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