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Principal Consultant, Agribusiness Consulting

S&P Global Hong Kong
Posted 3 months ago Permanent Competitive
Principal Consultant, Agribusiness Consulting
About the Role:
Grade Level (for internal use):
10 The Role: Principal Consultant, Agribusiness Consulting

The Team: You will be part of the APAC agribusiness consulting team, working from the Hong Kong office that covers both the commercial and public sectors. This newly created and diverse team works collaboratively with agribusiness consulting colleagues throughout the world as well as closely with other S&P Global teams in areas such as energy transition, bioenergy (feedstocks, biofuels, biomethane), chemicals, economics & country risks. We provide project-based economic and business consultancy work to companies and organizations working across the entire agribusiness and bioenergy value chains. Our team specializes in every aspect of food and agriculture across the whole value chain from agricultural inputs (fertilizer, crop protection, seed, machinery) to agricultural commodities (crops and livestock) and bioenergy, including policy and trade.

The Impact: This position will provide you with an opportunity to be at the forefront of our consulting research and analysis, working with our consulting experts from all over the world to consult on economic, business and policy issues in agribusiness, decarbonization and energy transition. Your contribution will help clients contribute to improvements in food production and security, to contribute to the sustainability and decarbonization agenda, and to develop new sources of clean energy supplies, as well as support our company-wide effort to develop new and unique intellectual property in this area.

What's in it for you: In this position you will have full access to data, insights and research that will give you unique insights and personal growth opportunities in an area of critical need to companies, governments and NGOs. It is our expectation that you will:
  • Work with key industry thought leaders and researchers in agribusiness
  • Be exposed to APAC and global companies and institutions in agribusiness
  • Be part of and work within a diverse team of researchers and consultants in Hong Kong, APAC and around the world
Responsibilities: You will be a key member of the SPGCI Agribusiness Consulting team. You will play a significant role in all areas of our agribusiness, decarbonization and bioenergy consulting as well as having the opportunity to work and develop specific areas of interest.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Apply your specific knowledge base to client projects
  • Work as part of a team of consultants on very large, highly complex projects; on smaller projects, work independently to execute and deliver the work
  • Work collaboratively across geographies within agribusiness consulting as well as other consulting groups within SPGCI
  • Be flexible in working on projects in other areas of agribusiness
What We're Looking For: From a research and/or consulting capacity you will also have:
  • Substantial agribusiness and/or bioenergy experience (acquired by working for industry, consulting, technology firms and/or government) in areas such as agricultural inputs (fertilizer, crop protection, seed, machinery), agricultural commodities (crops and livestock), bioenergy (feedstocks, biofuels, biomethane), decarbonization and sustainability, agricultural and bioenergy policy
  • Post-graduate degree (likely to be in agriculture, business or economics)
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills; English language required. Mandarin Chinese (intermediate or higher) an advantage.
  • Highly organized and creative skills, with accomplished time and project management
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment and to navigate and excel in a complex, matrix organization
  • Ability to work within and on occasion lead and manage team
  • Ability to be front-facing with clients and create and develop leads and sales
  • Solid leadership skills and the ability to work independently without day-to-day direct authority
About S&P Global Commodity Insights
At S&P Global Commodity Insights, our complete view of global energy and commodities markets enables our customers to make decisions with conviction and create long-term, sustainable value.
We're a trusted connector that brings together thought leaders, market participants, governments, and regulators to co-create solutions that lead to progress. Vital to navigating Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights' coverage includes oil and gas, power, chemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.
S&P Global Commodity Insights is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

For more information, visit .

What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:
Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:
We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
For more information on benefits by country visit:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by 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: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), BSMGMT202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 295641
Posted On: 2024-01-26
Location: Central, Hong Kong
Job ID  295641
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We accelerate progress: Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of...
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