Managing Consultant, Zinc
- Beijing, China
- Verisk Business: Wood Mackenzie
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We are looking for a Managing Consultant to join our Zinc Markets Team. This role would be based in China working in a global team of experts located across the UK, China and Peru. As part of the Metals and Mining Research division, the Zinc Markets Team are responsible for delivering industry-leading research coverage of the global zinc market including the outlook for supply and demand as well as the major trends that will shape the sector over the next 30 years.
About the role
As part of a world-class team of industry experts, you will quickly become adept at contributing to Wood Mackenzie’s research and market intelligence on the zinc market dynamics. You will closely monitor and assess key developments in the zinc industry with a focus on the drivers of both first and end-use demand. You will collaborate across a small team, taking advantage of the collective knowledge to maintain the group’s reputation as the world’s leading authority on the commodity. You will need to be efficient and self-motivated as well as being able to work well within the team and with other commodity groups.
Your responsibilities will include:
- conducting desk-based analysis on actual and forecast consumption of zinc
- contributing towards the enhancement of existing research and to the development of the drivers impacting metals and zinc specifically
- compiling, manipulating and evaluating data
- reconciling data on both first and end-use demand from a variety of sources and incorporating this into Wood Mackenzie’s proprietary systems
- establishing and maintaining contacts with zinc industry stakeholders to exchange views
- explaining and communicating our analysis to clients via written reports and through presentations as well as fielding ad hoc requests from both external clients and our internal consultancy in this business area
You will work effectively with and have the opportunity to learn from senior experts and the wider metals and mining team to deliver content and commercial agendas in line with product strategy. This will be used to produce high-quality research in the form of industry-defining data, thought-provoking written analysis and presentations.
Through your research and responding to client queries, you will strengthen your network of contacts at key companies and bodies. Your contribution to our industry-leading written reports, economic models and presentations will be valued. You will get the opportunity to travel.
You will be expected to work collaboratively across the other Woodmac regions within the metals and mining research team on a regular basis to create a holistic view of the sector. You will also be expected to support our Consulting team on a variety of projects.
About you and how you can excel in this role
You are passionate about metals and mining and have demonstrated an ongoing desire to develop an in-depth understanding of the sector. You have an analytical mindset and an eye for detail, which has been proven in your academic and work experience to date. Your experience may include working in a commercial research team, ideally in a metals and/or mining discipline although this is not essential.
You are comfortable identifying, collecting and interpreting data; articulating your findings in a clear and insightful manner. You also have a flair for writing and communication with strong presentation skills.
You can work both independently and as part of a team, with a work ethic that strives to be best in class. Your long-term aspiration is to be a globally influential subject matter expert, setting the industry agenda. You are looking for a role where you can build on your existing knowledge and learn from others in a collaborative, commercial and client-centric environment. You also enjoy sharing what you have learnt with others. If you are looking to further build your network of clients and contacts in the industry, then this role will enable you to use your effective client engagement skills.
If you are looking for a role where you can make a positive impact on business results, your own team and those around you, apply now.
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