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Consultant Petrochemicals (Aromatics)

Company: Argus Media
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title:Consultant, Aromatics

Job Type:Permanent

Reporting Relationship: SVP, Petrochemicals

Location:Houston, Texas

Argus is a fast-growing global B2B media company providing essential information on commodity markets. As a business, we continue to grow and evolve, adding new markets, new services, new delivery options and improved analytical tools.


  • Devise new ways of building market penetration through analysis and indexation and keep management informed of competitors' initiatives on market coverage.
  • Ensure complete and deep understanding of the relevant petrochemical business, specifically benzene, toluene, mixed xylenes and para-xylene.
  • Oversee data integrity, global data flow, and production of the petrochemical annuals and monthly outlooks.
  • Complete research as needed and write studies, develop models and fundamental market data relationships.
  • Continuously look for ways to improve the product deliverable and make the process and coordination more efficient.
  • Present concise and informative presentations at global conferences and client meetings.
  • Establish himself/herself as a thought leader in the industry.

Education and Experience

  • 7+ years of recent experience focused on analysis of pricing, market conditions & trends, capacity and supply & demand for benzene or related markets.
  • Education: Technical and/or economics degree - Chemical Engineering or Chemistry preferred. MBA a plus.
  • High level of understanding of petrochemicals and feedstocks including naphtha, NGLs, gasoline, and polyester.
  • Highly accomplished collecting, monitoring, analyzing and communicating pricing data.
  • Experienced conducting domestic (Americas) and/or global market analyses that identify and interpret economic drivers, supply/demand fundamentals, trade flows and capacity data.
  • Comfortable with preparing and delivering presentations to industry professionals.
  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial desire to build and expand a business while developing subject matter expertise.
  • Highly skilled Communicator - effective interfacing, networking and building relationships at all levels and functions both internally and with industry decision makers, e.g. Producers, Consumers, Traders, Marketers, Shippers, Logistic Service providers, Refiners, Financial Institutions/Investors, Government Agencies and Technology Providers.
  • Proven effective as both a team leader and major contributor to the team, especially in a cross-cultural working environment. Research and analysis experience from planning departments and/or consulting positions is a plus.
  • Ideal candidate will be someone that is positive, ambitious, high energy and with a track record of building business.
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office Suite of products to include Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel, Microsoft Project; other technology related software and internet search capabilities.

About Argus Media

Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women's network.

Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 1,000 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 25 offices in the world's principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences.

Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.

Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.


Our rapidly growing, award winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognizes and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.

  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme
  • Group medical, dental and vision plans
  • Company paid long term disability and life insurance plan
  • Group 401(k) safe harbor retirement plan with a 6% company match
  • 15 vacation days your first year, which increases up to 25 days
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Extensive internal and external training


If this aligns with your next career move, we'd love to hear from you.

Apply via our website www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions

Argus Media is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact us. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please contact us. This email is provided exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages sent for this purpose will be returned. Messages sent for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response."

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