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OPIS PetroChem Wire (PCW) by IHS Markit is seeking an enthusiastic, driven and resourceful price reporting manager who will be responsible for market analysis and coverage of styrene, refined products and other petrochemicals for the United States, in support of all IHS Markit and OPIS Market Advisory Services dedicated to these important markets.
In this role, you will need to be innately inquisitive and affable, with an attention to detail. You need a solid awareness of the North America styrene and refined products markets and be the point of contact for OPIS/IHS Markit petrochemical clients on a daily basis.
Key responsibilities
  • Developing and maintaining rapport with key contacts and liaising on a daily basis with industry stakeholders (Producers, Consumers, Traders, Brokers and other participants) to collect bids, offers, and spot deals.
  • Assessing styrene, refined products and other petrochemical prices based on collected data, adhering to rigorous OPIS PCW by IHS Markit methodology and compliance standards.
  • Contributing data and industry intelligence to OPIS PCW by IHS Markit's daily reports.
    • Writing daily market commentary, analysis, and industry news stories adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Develop strong connection to relevant industry associations
    • Give market presentations at client meetings as well as IHS Markit and industry conferences.
    • Developing new contacts and relationships within the petrochemical markets, attending industry events, and reaching out to market participants to further develop OPIS PCW's petrochemical business.
    • Regular travel across North America to visit existing clients and cultivate relationships with potential clients.
  • Support existing clients with a focus on increasing OPIS PCW by IHS Markit's exposure inside client organizations
  • Sales calls to be worked in with client visit programs where possible

Skills and Experience
  • The legal authorization to work in the US for any US employer.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, economics, business, agriculture, geography or relevant field.
  • Demonstrated goal-oriented collaboration skills, with strong diplomatic and problem-solving ability.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in a professional reporting or publishing capacity or in an analyst role.
  • A basic understanding of commodity markets.
  • A commitment to the highest level of accuracy and completing all writing within established deadlines.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite with particular experience in Excel.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of 2 years of prior experience with energy markets.
  • Prior experience covering the natural gas liquids markets.
  • A general understanding of the NGL, feedstocks and petrochemical industry.
  • Experience using data science and data visualization tools. Python and Power BI skills a plus.
  • Written and spoken Spanish.
  • Technical and commercial experience in the petrochemicals industry which could include:
    • A thorough understanding of the styrene market, and the key commercial drivers within the marketplace
    • A robust knowledge of product contract mechanisms, margin drivers and production processes
    • A practical network of established marketplace contacts
    • This experience may have been gained in production, conversion and / or distribution industries
  • Must have excellent written / spoken English.
  • Must be computer literate, conversant with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, analytical and communication skills (written and oral) and strong strategic thinking. Experience of public speaking to small and large groups is an advantage.
  • Must be highly motivated able to work with minimum supervision and be able to work effectively and efficiently within a flexible global team environment.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel within the Americas and as necessary to other regions.

Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.
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An Insider's view of 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?

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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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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 Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Markit Digital Benefits Overview

• Global paid sick leave of a minimum of 10 days*
• Global paid care leave of 10 days* each calendar year, to care for your spouse/domestic partner, child, parent or grandparent who has a serious illness or health condition.
• Global paid parental leave of 26 weeks* for all parents, regardless of gender, to be taken within the first year of welcoming a child through birth, adoption, fostering, or surrogacy. Note: if both parents work for the combined organization, both parents are eligible for this leave.
• Global paid compassion leave: You are entitled to paid compassion leave following the loss of a close relative or loved one.
• Unpaid leave of up to 8 weeks (you do not have to use any other leave before taking this leave).
• Unpaid sabbatical leave of up to 6 months to be used to educate, innovate, gain knowledge and/or pursue individual interests.
• Day off for your birthday**
• Day off for your service anniversary**
• Day off for personal wellbeing on a date that you choose

Culture
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 sync
Open door policy
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Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
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)
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
Parking
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 few...pet 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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