Petrochemical Analyst

  • RELX Group
  • London, UK
  • 28/07/2021
Full time Data Science Machine Learning Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

We connect data, markets and customers to create a comprehensive, trusted view of the global commodities markets. For our customers, the intelligence we provide is empowering, which as a result influences thousands of decisions across supply chains every single day. We believe the right culture has the same effect. Our culture empowers our people, giving them the confidence and inspiration, they need to achieve their aspirations, thrive on innovation and explore more.

Petrochemicals Analyst

We have an outstanding opportunity for an analyst to join our team focused on the petrochemicals industry. This role will be central to existing services and the development of an exciting new suite of products. It provides an excellent opportunity to help deliver our company’s strategy and vision. This role will enable someone with the skills and capacity to develop expertise in a dynamic and evolving sector.

There will be a strong research element to the role, with data gathering and relationship building within the industry expected. A high level of internal collaboration will be required with colleagues around the world and across different functions.

Strong data handling, analytical and communication skills will be required. Attention to detail, creativity and initiative will be highly valued.

This role would suit an individual with a relevant academic background and ideally meaningful experience in petrochemicals or a related commodity market. The role will involve exposure to and collaboration with, our global team of industry experts and quantitative analysts.

Main accountabilities/responsibilities

  • Maintain and deliver analytical insight on commodity petrochemical and polymer markets
  • Play a proactive role in identifying and executing opportunities for improving existing content, data-sets, industry models and processes
  • Develop tools and in-house capability on forecasting industry fundamentals
  • Mentor our global team as a reference point for new techniques and best practice
  • Effective maintenance and regular updating of key data sets
  • Publish key findings, forecasts and analysis dependent on relevant schedules
  • Engage with the industry and clients through event/conference attendance, client visits and other marketing activities
  • Integrate and add further detail to our coverage of our plastic recycling data sets


This is an outstanding career opportunity within a market-leading global business. We have a supportive culture with a keen focus on innovation, technical excellence, career development and mutual support

Key skills required

  • Data analysis experience
  • Degree or equivalent experience, in a quantitative field (Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred)
  • Working knowledge of SQL and Python and experience applying these to solving analytical problems would be advantageous
  • Analytical, pro-active critical thinker
  • Eye for detail, well-organised and able to meet deadlines and work to a high standard on multiple assignments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English and an aptitude for building contacts and networks
  • Knowledge of the polyester industry would be advantageous

We offer

  • A vibrant working environment in a dynamic, inclusive, ambitious and committed team
  • Exposure to key market players in the global plastics markets
  • Personal development opportunities working for the global provider of petrochemical analytics
  • Flexibility, loyalty, empowerment and trust are part of our corporate culture

We are an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact accommodations@relx.com or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120