Pricing Specialist - Ferrous Metals Pricing Specialist - Ferrous Metals …

S&P Global
in Houston, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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S&P Global
in Houston, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Pricing Specialist - Ferrous Metals
Pricing Specialist - Ferrous Metals

Grade (relevant for internal applicants only): 9

The Location: Pittsburgh, PA or Houston, TX

The Role: S&P Global Platts is looking for a Pricing Specialist to cover ferrous finished products and raw material markets in North America. Based in Pittsburgh or Houston, the responsibilities of this position include assessing steel markets, engaging with market participants who trade, consume, sell or are otherwise impacted by US steel markets and producing pricing content and analysis.

The Impact: The successful candidate will be part of a global team and possess knowledge of market intelligence-gathering and assessing commodities prices. This individual must be comfortable writing about pricing information and interpreting data. The finalist will be considered a subject matter expert in the industry; be able to master the challenges of covering metals markets on a frequent basis and be a team player. Furthermore, the successful candidate will understand the relationship between the physical and derivatives markets for metals.

The Career Opportunity: The successful candidate will have opportunities to grow within the US metals team and the global company. These opportunities can include, but are not limited to, international travel to learn about global markets. Metals benchmark protection and seeking new opportunities for growth are areas of focus for our company, so success in this role will be noted by key corporate decision-makers.

The Team: The successful candidate will be part of a global team, based either virtually in the Pittsburgh area or the S&P Global office in Houston.
What we're looking for: Knowledge of the Platts approach to pricing commodities and prior exposure to international financial and commodities markets are preferred qualities. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Powerpoint, Outlook and Excel is a must, as is the ability to speak and write in English.

Our Hiring Manager says: This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career, gaining valuable experience covering markets. The successful candidate will help define and execute Platts' content vision and work with a talented team. The culture of our team is fun and collegial, and each member contributes on a daily basis.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibility will be reporting on North American finished steel markets and raw materials. This will include sharing pricing information in real time, producing analysis of market pricing and trends during the course of coverage and assessing markets based on physical bids, offers and traded information in line with our published methodologies. Writing market analysis, producing graphics and publishing data explaining the trends driving prices and the reasons why we have assessed the price where we have is a part of the daily process. Communication with our metals teams in Asia and Europe is expected throughout each business day, as the regional markets are influenced and impacted by buying habits and price levels in other regions.

The individual will also manage and build our database of contacts and identify opportunities to improve our methodology or launch new assessments. The candidate will also have opportunities to conduct webinars and podcasts and generate in-depth analysis. The candidate may be called on to assist with creating or editing content for other Platts metals publications, as well.

Accountability includes:
  • Gathering, verifying and publishing commodity price information, producing price assessments and interacting with global metals markets
  • Writing daily analysis/feature stories
  • Developing and expanding coverage of the global metals sector
  • Serving as point of contact for internal and external audiences in providing context around the copy, graphics and data we publish
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required
  • Proven reporting/writing/editing/analytical experience assessing commodities pricing and markets
  • Excellent spoken English and writing skills
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to converse articulately across a wide range of groups and personalities, internally and externally
  • Clear, concise writing style, strong editing skills
  • Possess energy, tenacity and ambition to excel in a fast-paced environment and foster that culture throughout our team
  • Proven analytical ability and comfortable handling numbers
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,200 to $95,900. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit .

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.

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:
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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 268054
Posted On: 2021-11-15
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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