S&P Global Manager, Petrochemical Analytics in Houston, Texas


Manager, Petrochemical Analytics

The Location:

Houston, TX; London, UK; or Singapore

The Team:

S&P Global Platts Analytics is looking for a proven manager for our Petrochemical Analytics team who understands the dynamics surrounding chemical feedstocks, specifically olefins, aromatics and their derivatives. In particular, this manager must have a thorough understanding of cracker yields, marginal prices and secondary margins. This person will lead a team that forecasts fundamentals of the olefins and polyolefins markets. Additionally, the manager will be responsible for driving new product development focused on expanding our coverage beyond the current commodities. The team will provide this new and innovative research to clients engaged in various aspects of the petrochemical markets to enable them to make informed trading, risk management and investment decisions.

The Impact:

Petrochemical Analytics Manager, you will be a critical member of the Analytics Team, responsible for conducting market or statistical analysis and interpreting key supply, demand and trade flow data into actionable information for our clients. You will build out detailed, new analytical reports and models that will empower our clients to make business decisions based on strong fundamental analyses.

Your role will focus on strengthening the coverage within our current product portfolio, as well as broadening our reach into related commodities. Speed to market will be critical along with making the reports and analysis crisp, impactful and tradable. You will also be part of a cross commodity team that ensures consistency in outlook across petrochemicals, refined products and NGLs.

As the leader of the petrochemical analytics team, your knowledge of the economics between cracker feedstocks and flat price and the impact of derivatives will be instrumental in forecasting future feedslates. Your knowledge of regional margins and competition will be essential including arbs and derivatives integrated margins.

Working with our News and Pricing team will be key to leveraging the unique capabilities we have in Platts to service our customers with a comprehensive offering and to enable analytics to be first to comment on emerging stories or price movements. In addition this role will work closely with sales and be responsible for client engagement, retention and growth. They will need to conduct regular client briefings and speak at seminars focusing on our petrochemical market outlook.

What s in it for you:

  • You will manage a global team of analysts responsible for petrochemical fundamentals forecasting.

  • You will ensure all market analysis is relevant and delivered in a timely and impactful way to our customers.

  • You will be responsible for growing the business through new product development, client attraction and retention.

  • You will provide the vision and leadership for development of new analytics coverage in areas such as aromatics, feedstock optimization and more.

  • You will represent the S&P Global Platts Analytics view on petrochemical markets to customers and the media, working closely with our news teams.

  • You will be expected to present at external conferences to promote our petrochemical analysis and build the Platts Analytics brand in the petrochemical industry.

  • You will be a key member of the Platts Analytics Team


Olefins, Polyolefins, Polymers, Aromatics, Feedstock Switching, Feedstock Preferences, Petrochemicals, CTO - MTO (coal to olefins - methanol to olefins), Natural Gas Liquids, Condensate, Crude Oil, Chemical Engineering, Refining, Financial and - or Financial Modeling, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Research


Core responsibilities include:

  • Manage, develop and lead a global, market-leading team of petrochemical analysts.

  • Act as an intellectual leader at the forefront of petrochemical analytics industry who ensures that future content development aligns with market needs.

  • Provide direction on data and analysis related to global petrochemical supply and demand outlooks and resulting price forecasts.

    • Serve as a subject matter expert in areas such as feedstock optimization, alternative sources of olefin supply, e.g., crude to chemicals and CTO - MTO.
  • Develop robust demand forecasts that incorporate new trends, such as recycling and quantify the risk of these market shifts on global supply and demand balances.

  • Incorporate refinery and non-refinery feeds into global supply and demand balances.

  • Guide new product development to broaden Platts Analytics petrochemical coverage.

  • Engage with clients and prospects to share our outlook.

  • Showcase thought leadership externally by representing the petrochemical analytics team at industry conferences and media engagements.

  • Collaborate with the broader Platts petrochemical organization ensuring cohesiveness with strategic direction and ensure alignment of approach

What We re Looking For:


  • A strong leader with a global mindset who establishes and drives culture, collaboration, innovation, personal accountability and direction that delivers business success.

  • Ability to set analytical strategy and translate ideas and targets into clear action plans and goals.

  • Experience building and leading global teams.

  • Demonstrated client-facing experience and ability to establish credibility with clients and team members.

  • Strong decision making ability and ability to gain buy in on decisions and drive issues to completion.

  • Innovative and strong problem-solving skills to streamline modeling processes and identify and implement improvements. Seen as a source of new and developing ideas on analytical best practices and methods.

  • Ability guide product development to ensure flexibility to meet evolving customer needs while continuing to adhere to the model governance requirements of the organization.

  • 10 years of analytical experience in the petrochemicals industry.

    • Advanced degree in Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Engineering, and - or related field of study preferred. Equivalent experience within their discipline also considered.

    • Software:*

    MATLAB, SQL, Excel (with VBA).

  • Excellent analysis, writing, and presentation abilities.