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Dow Jones Associate Director, North America Chlorine Value Chain Insights in HOUSTON, Texas

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Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides real-time and historical data in Olefins & Derivatives, Aromatics & Fibers, Plastics & Polymers, Inorganics & Syngas. We are the most trusted source of intelligence to guide decisions and manage risk in the global chemical industry and our unique insights help the industries and markets that drive our economies to outpace competition, and secure long-term success as efficiently as possible.


  • Completes primary research and analysis for the North American chlorine and non-vinyls chlorine derivatives markets, including hydrochloric acid. Research includes producer capacities, operating status, production costs, supply/demand balance, trade flows, pricing, new projects, general market dynamics, individual company strategies, and econometric modeling.

  • Establishes and maintains a reputation for chlorine value chain expertise.

  • Builds and nourishes North American chlorine and non-vinyls chlorine derivatives industry contact relationships across producers, consumers, distributors, traders, and the financial community. Leverages contacts to collect market information for regular reporting and industry-leading insights and forecasting that benefit existing and potential clients.

  • Regularly provides neutral and objectively written Global Chlor-Alkali Market Advisory Service content including the monthly report, Focus Reports, and the World Chlor-Alkali Analysis.

  • Develops and maintains an understanding of CMA chemical supply/demand, econometric price forecast, and trade grid models. Maintains the North America chlorine and non-vinyls derivatives production capacity database and supply-demand balances and price forecasts. Utilizes analytical approaches to enhance insight and deliver value to clients.

  • Develops new and unique approaches to leverage CMA data and models for enhanced predictive services.

  • Develops and delivers market presentations at CMA and external events. Pursues opportunities to present information in client meetings and at conferences. Actively markets the CMA services.

  • Supports North America vinyls research and analysis lead with chlorine market intelligence.

  • Contributes to global chlor-alkali team dynamics to ensure consistent global market coverage and analysis.

  • Identifies new business opportunities for sales and assists sales to close new subscriptions. Provides Chlor-alkali market expertise for client development and retention.

The position reports to the Global Chlor-alkali Market Advisory Service Leader. Characteristics of the ideal candidate include:

  • Ten or more years of chemical industry experience, including commercial chlorine market experience.

  • University degreed. Chemical engineering or chemistry degree preferred, economics will be considered; MBA or other graduate degree is desirable

  • Understands the Chemical Market Analytics business model

  • Established relationships with market participants in the chlorine and chlorine derivative markets.

  • Outgoing personality. Ability and willingness to establish and maintain personal relationships and develop high degree of trust at multiple levels within a client’s organization

  • Demonstrated “team player”; ability to internalize organizational strategy and objectives and provide peer leadership for collaborative success. Drives for action and results.

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills; ability to identify and articulate core/essential issues within complex problems and deliver insights and solutions. Deals well with ambiguity and contradiction.

  • Demonstrated skills with respect to multi-tasking, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines in high pressure environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluent English speaker.

  • Organized and persuasive speaker at all client levels to small and large audiences – effectively distills complex information into key points

  • Strong computer modelling and excel spreadsheet management skills.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

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Business Area: OPIS-CMA

Job Category: Data/Content Group

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Req ID: 33563