Research Analyst - Polyester (Singapore)

  • Singapore
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Wood Mackenzie

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. 

Hear what our team has to say about working with us:

We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies! 

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 fifth 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

Role: Polyester Research Analyst

Location: Singapore

We are looking for a Research Analyst to join our Global Polyester team. Wood Mackenzie Chemicals provides integrated commercial and strategic subscription research and consultancy services for the chemicals, fibres, films, and plastics sectors. We provide insight combined with proprietary data, helping companies identify trends and take advantage of opportunities. Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve. The Chemicals business is expanding rapidly and is a key vector of growth for Wood Mackenzie.

About the role

You will be an important member of the Chemicals Research business, leading our South and Southeast Asian coverage of the polyester (both virgin and recycled) and related markets. You will focus on analysing market fundamentals: supply, demand, price and profitability trends. You will produce and contribute to high-quality analyses in the form of thought-provoking reports, presentations and articles, and will also contribute to bespoke consulting projects. You will also participate and speak at major industry events and conferences (virtually and in-person).

Through your research and insight, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of the polyester industry. You will identify and diagnose the key themes impacting our customers, understand the market dynamics that separate winners from losers, provide advice to senior executives and lead the development of our sustainability-focused offerings.




About you and how you can excel in this role

You are passionate about commodities and/or chemicals and you want to develop further your understanding of the energy sector. You have an analytical mindset and an eye for detail, which has been proven in your academic and work experience to date. You are comfortable collecting and interpreting data, articulating your findings in a clear and insightful manner. You have a flair for writing and communication and confidence in presenting to an audience.

You are looking for a role where you can build on your existing knowledge and learn from others in a collaborative, commercial and customer-centric environment. You enjoy sharing with others what you have learnt.

You can work independently and as part of a team, generating ideas you want to share internally and with clients. The way in which you work is productive and driven, striving to be best in class.

If you are looking for a new opportunity in chemicals, or to expand your existing network of customers and contacts in the industry, then this role will enable you to use your effective client engagement skills.

You have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Excel in particular). In addition to fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of at least one Asian language would be an advantage.

Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

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