S&P Global Platts Commercial Graduate Program - Houston - March 2019

Houston, TX, United States
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The Role: The Commercial Graduate Program has an approximate duration of 18 months starting in March 2019. It begins with an intensive 4 - 5 week training schedule in London, followed by further training in the Houston office focusing on building a foundational knowledge of the commodity markets and developing essential business-related skills while learning about various Platts data, research and analytical products. Combined with on-the-job learning, participants will complete and pass certification milestones along with a rigorous evaluation process that will test and stretch their skills and capabilities.

In this position, you will assist S&P; Global Platts in achieving its mission of being one of the leading providers of the highest quality price assessments and analytical information to the world’s financial and commodity markets. Our real-time news, pricing and analytical services help markets operate with transparency and efficiency worldwide. As the principal provider of commodity price assessment and information to more than 10,000 customers in 150 countries and with 20 offices spanning five continents, you will form part of a truly globally diverse workforce.

The Location: Houston, Texas

The Team/The Business: Join a rapidly growing organization with a dynamic corporate culture. Our data, analytics, and research help our customers make informed, smarter business decisions and investments. We are looking for high achievers from a diverse pool of current undergraduates or recent graduates who are passionate about the energy and commodities markets and want to develop their career in a dynamic, high performing and multicultural commercial team. We're looking for someone who can quickly work out how to make things happen through intellectual curiosity, creativity, exceptional learning agility and analytical skills as well as effective networking and teamwork skills.

The Impact: Initially starting in Client Services, you will serve as a primary contact for clients, providing solutions to their requests in a timely, professional and courteous manner and providing training on Platts products through WebEx and onsite visits. As you progress though the program, you will support the sales team and ultimately generate additional revenue that helps to grow our business.

What’s In It For You

You will join as a member of a cohort of commercial associates. Initial training will commence in London (expenses paid by S&P; Global Platts). Here, you will meet world-class authorities in various commodities including former chief economists, traders and risk managers. They will give presentations about how commodity markets work and provide insightful perspectives on global economic, political, technological and legal issues linked to their specializations. You will also be enrolled in an e-learning curriculum, providing foundational knowledge about the technical aspects of various commodities and markets.

Within weeks you will have the opportunity to present topics to senior management and to get constructive feedback on your progress. Throughout the program you will learn how to use tools including Platts products, Excel add-ins and CRM systems.

You will be challenged daily with a steep learning curve. You will get an opportunity to work with a broad range of clients including governments, investment banks, commodity trading houses, major oil and gas companies, hedge funds and industry. Do you want to join a large high-energy and international team with excellent opportunities for growth? Then this might be the role for you.

Career paths after the 18-month initial phase of the program include:

  • Sales
  • Analytical Sales
  • Client Services
  • Marketing
  • Product Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Help clients to navigate and extract data from the S&P; Global Platts product range.
  • Liaise with the content, commercial and technical teams to address any client queries and ensure our data is maintained to the highest standards.
  • Actively work closely with clients for face-to-face/WebEx training (this will apply towards the later stages of development once fully fluent and certified on the product range).
  • Conduct research about important issues at the forefront of energy and commodity markets and present this to colleagues.
  • Support sales teams with research and proposals.
  • Build account plans to support strategic sales teams.
  • Design data-driven models and templates for clients.
  • Build marketing materials for commercial culture initiatives and future graduate cohorts.
  • Get involved in special project initiatives as necessary.

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in a BSc or BA degree, or equivalent.
  • Fluent command of English is a prerequisite. Additional languages are highly desirable.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills; good telephone manners and strong comfort with presenting to large groups both in person and remotely.
  • Familiarity with or strong interest in learning about financial markets.
  • Good PC skills including the Microsoft Office product range.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and work independently.
  • Ability to learn and tackle a wide variety of tasks.
  • This program is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

About S&P; Global Platts

At S&P; Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with conviction. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P; Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, nuclear, agriculture and shipping.

S&P; Global Platts is a division of S&P; Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.platts.com

S&P; Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local 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. 

The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.

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