We are looking for someone who has the following core skill sets:
Knowledge of the steel and minerals industry : The global markets; supply chain and manufacturing; the players; the critical metrics for evaluating company performance; cost drivers; the way companies work behind the scenes (back office functions and processes, technologies). You must be comfortable with industry-speak and be able to make a favorable impression with peers and executives in the industry. The positions primary research focus will be on steel, with a strong secondary focus on mining.
Leadership: As the global lead for our natural resources research you'll need excellent leadership and people management skills, including the ability to develop and motivate researchers in a team that is truly global and virtual
Research skills: Able to take an issue and turn it into a researchable question; able to scope the research effort and cost it accurately; able to use most (but not necessarily all) research techniques such as secondary database searching, company analysis, market analysis, strategic analysis frameworks, interview-based research and financial analysis. You must have a sound knowledge of industry sources and be able to critique them.
Analytical ability: We want researchers who can draw out the implications of the research they do and tell a compelling, business-focused story about the data that is relevant to business and clients.
Personal credibility: To be successful in this role you need to be able to build a strong working relationship with senior executives and industry leaders in organization and hold your own with them in discussions about the industry. So you will be confident, outgoing, able to talk knowledgeably about your subject; but never arrogant. You also need to be able to build relationships within our team and work with others in person and remotely on projects.
A bachelor degree (preferably in metallurgy, minerals-related, engineering or a natural science). A post-graduate degree/qualification in business, such as business (MBA), economics or equivalent.
10+ years business research experience, preferably in a consulting environment, investment banking (equity brokerage), third party research organization, steel industry or demonstrated equivalent skill.
Understanding of business and economics issues at large.
Awareness in broad minerals/metals industry, with a preference to the steel industry.
Working experience in a team of research professionals.