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The Roles: Principal Analyst, Critical Minerals Team Lead 

The Location: APAC

The Grade: 12 (Internal Use Only) 

The Role: S&P Global Commodity Insights, a premier sector-focused news and information provider, is looking for a Team Lead focused on Critical Minerals as it seeks to expand the coverage of our Commodity Briefing Service team. In this dynamic role, you will help build a team of analysts and launch new products focused on supply and demand fundamentals and policy initiatives pertinent to critical minerals that are key to global energy transition efforts. 

The Impact: S&P Global Commodity Insights and S&P Global Market Intelligence have solid reputations as premier sector-focused price- news-, and information providers. Our clients include a cross section of the broader Metals, Minerals and Mining sector from mining companies, traders, vendors, consultants, regulators/governments and all those that operate within the financial and commodities markets such as Investment Banks, Investment Managers, Hedge Funds, Brokers, etc. We are a multinational organization that has built a robust franchise on data collection and standardization, layering on proprietary news and research, employing analysts, economists and geologists that are well regarded within the sector. 


The Career Opportunity: In this high impact role, you will be responsible for expanding our footprint in the critical minerals space through the development of new datasets and reports.  As a thought leader, you will raise your presence as an authority on critical minerals, supporting marketing and commercial initiatives focused on business objectives. You will get exposure to product development across teams, mentor and work with experienced analysts on all aspects of the critical minerals value chain, as well as contribute to research across a wide range of other mined commodities and relevant downstream sectors.  This will be a great platform for you to continue to grow and broaden your value professionally as the go-to contact among international media and our client base. 


The Team / The Business: Our Commodity Briefing Service team provides in-depth expert insight into the metals and mining sector. Able to leverage off an unsurpassed level of experience and data, from worldwide exploration, development and production to strategic planning and acquisitions activity - this group delivers reliable, unbiased research and analysis drawn directly from extensive industry contacts, global news and other information sources. Our high-quality products and services help clients identify, benchmark and value new business opportunities, monitor competitors and market trends, and act on strategies more confidently and efficiently. 


Our Hiring Manager says: "I'm looking for a thought leader at the intersection of critical minerals and the global energy transition effort, who is inquisitive, client-focused, and excited to develop a team and roll-out new research products.  Able to work with a wide array of teams across S&P Global, the successful candidate would build upon the existing world-class content to provide clients with articulate and thought-provoking analytical reports that highlight challenges and opportunities in the critical minerals sector. You will enjoy leading a team of analysts, while expanding existing services and building out new areas of research". 


Requirements: The ideal candidate will have experience in a critical minerals role, be educated to degree level or above, and have an enthusiastic and keen approach to learning and developing on their existing knowledge of commodity markets.   

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to: 

  • Development and mentorship of critical minerals-focused team of analysts 

  • Assessing impacts of energy transition efforts on future demand for commodities such as lithium, cobalt, graphite, and rare earth elements 

  • Researching, analyzing and publishing commentary on topical events pertinent to critical minerals  

  • Ensuring regular publishing and production of price forecasts, quarterly reports, and topical analysis 

  • Participation in business development activities and external representations as required, such as at conferences or client roadshows 

  • Communication on and defence of your work to clients 

  • Some business travel as required 



  • Expert-level experience as a commodity analyst in the critical minerals space, preferably with direct exposure to a broader suite of commodities as well 

  • Understanding of environmental, social and governance concerns pertinent to the mining industry 

  • Degree educated, for example including mining finance, engineering, chemical disciplines, economics or business 

  • Advanced MS Excel Skills 

  • Solid numeric analytical and problem solving capabilities 

  • Familiarity with VBA, and SQL and/or Python programming language 



Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  


If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  
US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law. 


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RESECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority – Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 295884
Posted On: 2023-12-27
Location: Singapore, Singapore
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Principal Analyst - Metals and Mining Research
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