Sign in

Global Market Intelligence Consultant - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
November 14, 2018


Global Market Intelligence Consultant - RT

Job Description

About the Market Intelligence Group

GMI – The Global Market Intelligence Team is a fast-paced group of global consultants who are accountable for providing in-depth market assessments for all industrial markets that impact our supply chain, directly or indirectly. These assessments are used to develop our Procurement’s sourcing strategies and help guide critical business decisions. To effectively complete its mission, GMI:

Creates insights into our businesses, supply chain markets, competitors, and suppliers through fact-based analysis;

Develops actionable solutions to key strategic questions by working closely with our procurement leadership and business units;

Aggressively drives continuous improvement initiatives within the market intelligence community to enhance the sophistication of our research tools and communication processes in order to maximize stakeholder value.

About the Role

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic team member to join our successful GMI organization as Aluminum Smelting Commodities and Transportation Consultant.

Career Path

The GMI consultant role is the start of a rewarding, challenging, and highly flexible career. The GMI team is a natural starting point because of its unique exposure to our critical supply chain, business units, and the vast number of economic, political, environmental, and legal factors that impact the commodity markets in which we transact. Our expectation is that after a 2-3 year experience as a Consultant, team members will be well-positioned to pursue expanded positions within our procurement sourcing organization, or branch out into other exciting groups focused on business strategy, marketing, or finance.

Reporting relationship

The Market Intelligence Consultant will report to the Global Market Intelligence Manager, who is responsible for managing all aspects of our Market Intelligence for Strategic Raw Materials, Indirect Materials, Services, and Transportation.

Market Intelligence Consultant Responsibilities:

Support smelting and refining transportation procurement group by providing in-depth market assessments for both maritime and ground/rail transportation markets in key regions globally

Lead primary and secondary research with consultants, market research firms, and industry participants to extract critical market data used to provide fact-based insight to global business stakeholders.

Manage database and repository for market data, including commodity prices, supply and demand fundamentals, producer cost models, and all other relevant pieces of information.

Track key fundamentals in downstream derivative markets and upstream feedstock markets to understand both direct and indirect impact on our strategic supply chain.

Conduct financial analysis such as ROI and discounted cash flow to determine feasibility of capital investments and/or vertical integration strategies. These should include modeling capabilities of our own anode producing plants.

Perform scenario-based analysis to help predict future market conditions and commodity prices based on a complex set of dynamic variables, and robust price forecasting models.

Be comfortable and confident to deliver market intelligence briefings to all levels of the organization, including executive leadership.

Participate in Procurement and Business lead team meetings to deliver market intelligence assessments and commodity market updates on a regular basis

Work closely with internal strategy and market research groups to understand the key aluminum market fundamentals that will impact the global aluminum supply chain.

Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for ideal candidate



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. Candidates must have intelligence, market research, consulting, or strategy experience.

2. Minimum overall work experience of 5 years.

3. Fluent English.

4. Familiarity working with large data sets and direct experience with manipulating, interpreting, and drawing actionable insights from these data sets.

5. Microsoft Excel and data management skills to an advanced level, as well as direct experience developing executive level presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint

6. Strong networking skills and aggressiveness to continuously expand network.

7. Economics, market research, chemical engineering, or related subject, to degree level

8. Good understanding of the global aluminum industry and/or Energy industry would be a strong advantage.

9. MBA or Master's Degree from an accredited institution is desirable12. Salary Expectation?

10. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

11. Complete Current Address