Senior Chemicals Research Analyst

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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. 

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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’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. 

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Research Analyst to join our Global Chemicals 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 team is expanding rapidly and is a key sector of growth for Wood Mackenzie. In addition to our UK office locations of Edinburgh and London, we are also open to considering applications from outside of the UK in the EMEARC Region. 

About the Role

You will be a key member of the Petrochemicals Research team, leading our coverage of the aromatics chain of products (benzene, styrene and related chemistries), including acting as a critical interface with analysis of refining and other feedstock supply as well as end-use derivative demand. You will produce high-quality research in the form of thought-provoking reports, presentations and articles and will contribute to bespoke consulting projects. You will also participate in major industry events and conferences.

You will research and validate markets, assets, ownerships and strategies and will assist in producing cost, price and margin forecasts at the regional and global levels.

Through your research and responding to client queries, you will strengthen your network of contacts at key companies and industry associations. Your contribution to our industry-leading written reports, supply-demand models and presentations will be valued.


The successful candidate will have substantive experience in an analytical role. Relevant industry knowledge of the chemical sector and in-depth understanding of aromatics markets would be advantageous. You will have good knowledge of commodity product behaviors, and capability to identify key drivers (such as macroeconomic indicators, industrial/consumer activities, domestic prices, etc.) so that their effects on production, demand, price and trade are quantified in models by product and sector.

You are comfortable collecting and interpreting data, articulating your findings in a clear and insightful manner. You also have a flair for written communications and confidence when presenting your insights to small and large groups.

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 also enjoy sharing what you have learnt with others.

You are able to work independently and as part of a team, generating ideas you want to share. 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.


Additional Information

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