Principal Analyst, Americas Inorganics at IHS Markit Digital

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This position reports to the Inorganics Business Global Business Leader.  Description of the ideal candidate includes:

  • Ten or more years of chemical industry experience, including experience related to the chlor-alkali, other electrolytic chemicals, alumina/aluminum, or pulp & paper industries; Commercial experience is desirable
  • University degree required.  Chemical engineering or chemistry degree preferred; MBA or other graduate degree is desirable
  • Understands the IHS business model
  • Outgoing personality; Ability and willingness to establish and maintain personal relationships and develop high degree of trust at multiple levels within a client’s organization
  • Demonstrated organized ability to research through established contacts with diverse market participant channels in telephone, email and face-to-face interfaces; ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including fluent in English; Portuguese and/or Spanish language fluency preferred; writing sample submissions required
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills; ability to identify and articulate core/essential issues within complex problems and deliver insights and solutions.  Deals well with ambiguity and contradiction.
  • Strong computer modelling and excel spreadsheet management skills.  Advanced excel skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional suite
  • Persuasive speaker at all client levels to small and large audiences
  • Demonstrated “team player”; ability to internalize organizational strategy and objectives and provide peer leadership for collaborative success.  Drives for action and results.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (after travel is safe)
  • Willing to consider remote candidates willing to travel to Houston Enclave office periodically



  • Provides primary research and ongoing analysis for markets in North and South America.  Products covered may include, caustic soda, chlorine, chlor-alkali derivatives including but not limited to alumina, vinyls, and pulp, sodium chlorate and hydrogen peroxide.  Research includes, but is not limited to producer capacities, supply/demand balance information, trade balances, pricing, production costs, individual company analysis, market analysis and consumption analysis and associated econometric modeling. 
  • Converts previous chemical industry experience, knowledge and expertise, analysis and insights into sustainable, profitable market advisory services.
  • Builds and nourishes personal relationships with key industry contacts in the geographic coverage region that manufacture, consume or otherwise have financial interest in the chemicals assigned for analysis.  Utilizes contacts to regularly collect market information; provides insightful reporting and analysis that benefits existing and potential clients of IHS Chemical services.
  • Promptly responds to internal and external client questions and serve as a resource for client brainstorming/discussions.  Contributes market expertise to proprietary projects, as needed.
  • Independently interfaces with clients on areas of market expertise.  Develops market presentations and pursues opportunities to present information in face-to-face client industry contact meetings, and at conferences.  Actively markets the IHS Chemical capabilities in direct interface meetings.
  • Provides regular neutral and objective price inputs and written analysis for Market Advisory Service reports.  Continuously improves writing quality and effectiveness. 
  • Develops and maintains a fundamental working understanding of IHS Chemical basic model templates of supply/demand, econometric price forecasts, and trade grids.  Updates the production capacity database and supply-demand balances.
  • Actively pursues and develops unique analytical approaches that provide value to IHS Chemical clients and potential clients.  Challenges existing analytical framework and conventional wisdom for continuous improvement.
  • Regularly interfaces with global Market Advisory Services team members to ensure analysis consistency.
  • Identifies new business opportunities for sales and consulting follow-up.  Supports sales and consulting as needed to secure new client subscriptions and renewals.
  • Proactively expands knowledge in other chemical areas to identify and advance new product opportunities for the Inorganics group.
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An Insider's view of IHS Markit Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Uniqueness and creativity can be seen in all areas here! We have a digital community bulletin board where you can buy, sell, or post just about anything (seriously, anything!), a company sponsored picnic that includes spirited cornhole competitions, and regular group outings like running or cycling, before, during, or after work.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My teammates and I come from a diverse set of backgrounds and combine our unique perspectives to provide innovative solutions to problems. As a result, our products push new boundaries and delight our clients.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned to appreciate and be intentional. My teammates are always ready to help each other find a better workflow, learn new tools, and support each other emotionally. This culture of support and collaboration inspires me to contribute by creating amazing work for our clients and being creative in connecting with colleagues intentionally.


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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our culture promotes hard work while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. We all love spending time working together on challenging projects, and when the time comes to get away, the support is felt throughout the company. Whether it's an extended vacation or volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!


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What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We each get 3 days a year to volunteer and will help match you with existing opportinities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have ample opportunities to join committees! We've got guilds, a Pride committee, a crafting club, a book club, a green team, a parenting community and several more.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Restricted share unites (RSU's) may be grated recognizing performance.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life happens and we trust our colleagues to get the work they committed to done.
Remote Work Program
COVID-19 has provided us the opportunity to quickly acclimate to working remotely and we are establishing new guidelines as we continue to learn.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
We all want the opportunity to learn and grow. You and your manager can talk about what makes sense for you and your team.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

To name a insurance, ECO pass, loaner bikes and secure bike storage, showers + locker room onsite, food trucks every day and regular visits from Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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