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Research and Analysis Director - Coal, Metals and Mining Research Team in Centurion - Heuwel Ave

Research and Analysis Director - Coal, Metals and Mining Research Team

About Us

Coal, Metals and Mining at IHS Markit has an opening in its research team for a Metals & Mining Director. The focus of the role will be those base metals (and other materials) that play a key role in the energy transition owing to their use as battery and renewables raw materials (eg. lithium, nickel, cobalt, vanadium, aluminum, copper, manganese, graphite, etc). We are looking for a candidate with strong experience covering or working in these markets. Knowledge of base metal usage in the steelmaking process would be an advantage.

Your Role

This is a senior position within the global research team, reporting to the global head of research. The successful candidate will work within the global Coal, Metals & Mining research team, and will also work alongside our industry leading journalists and price reporters.


  • Maintain monthly deliverables covering select metals markets.

  • Monthly supply and demand balance sheets with associated commentary on metals markets.

  • Periodic research pieces on topical industry issues (eg. regulatory/policy developments, geopolitical issues, investment, project pipeline, ESG etc).

  • Maintain strong client and industry relationships – ideally bringing these relationships from prior roles. Continually share and source market intelligence.

  • Leading and participation in bespoke consulting engagements.

  • Engage actively in business development, assisting IHS Markit account managers in the sales process through maintaining sales pipelines and assisting in the sales process.

  • Be a public face of IHS Markit in the base metals space, via client/stakeholder engagements, industry presentations, media interviews, content marketing.

About You

Required Skills

  • At least 5 years of experience in base metals industry and/or markets.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills, demonstrable impact and influence skills.

  • Strong quantitative skills (strong MS Excel is obligatory, knowledge of Python, SQL, PowerBI advantageous)

  • Exemplary written communication skills.

  • Solid organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Ability to work within a team while likely operating alone (the research team is spread across the globe)

  • Knowledge of thermal and metallurgical coal, iron ore and ferrous scrap markets an advantage

  • Bachelor degree (in in a quantitative discipline preferred)

Some travel is required, likely around 4-5 trips per year.


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  • Req ID: R22230
  • Date Posted: 07/22/2021
  • Job Category: Research, Analysis, Data and Technical Design
  • Location: Centurion - Heuwel Ave
  • City, State: Centurion, Gauteng
  • Country: South Africa

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