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Dow Jones Director - Chemical Scenario Research & Analytics in United States

Job Description: About Our Organization:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world’s largest news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron’s, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Investor’s Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Team:

Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS, a Dow Jones company, enables stakeholders in the global chemical industry to improve operational efficiency with deep insights, future outlooks, price discovery and consultation from a celebrated team of subject matter experts. We offer short- and long-term market coverage for more than 200 core building-block chemicals with a full suite of advisory services and top-tier events held around the globe. The worldwide chemical industry looks to Chemical Market Analytics to guide decisions and help manage risk across the entire value chain.

About the Role:

As Director - Chemical Scenario Research & Analytics, you will be responsible for liaising between the energy markets team and various research groups to develop consistent, long-range planning scenarios on supply/demand/price for a variety of basic, intermediate, and finished chemicals. You will be the primary contact and subject matter expert on the impact of energy to the chemical value chains. You will also meaningfully contribute to service creation for these scenarios. You will report to CMA’s VP of Energy Markets and work with the Executive Director for long-term energy market research.

You Will:

  • Establish and maintain a reputation for scenario planning for varied chemical value chains

  • Lead development of new market research products focused on long-range effects of distinct energy pathways on the petrochemical fundamentals for markets such as olefins, aromatics, and plastics

  • Direct primary research and create analysis for new service launches such as evolution of feedstock advantages, new capacity trends, refining landscape changes, end-use demand modeling, supply/demand balancing, trade flows, pricing, general market dynamics, individual company analysis, and econometric modeling

  • Oversee the chemical scenario process and communicate important messages internally and externally

  • Ensure consistent global market coverage and analysis

  • Provide neutral and objectively written content to support new services and strategic analyses

  • Provide scenario planning expertise for consulting projects and client development

  • Liaise between CMA & external research partners

  • Develop market presentations and present information in client meetings and at conferences

  • Build and maintain industry contact relationships across producers, consumers, traders, and the financial community

  • Collaborate with sales personnel to identify new business opportunities for sales and consulting engagements

You Have:

  • At least 12 years’ energy or chemical industry experience, including market intelligence and/or strategic planning

  • Experience identifying and explaining core/essential issues within complex problems and delivering insights and solutions

  • Degree in chemical engineering (preferred), chemistry (preferred), economics, or related discipline

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

  • Advanced skills in Excel manipulation techniques such as VBA scripting (preferred)

  • Advanced MS Office, PowerBI, Spotfire and/or Tableau experience (preferred)

  • Python experience (preferred)

  • Post-graduate academic work in a technical field (i.e. Master’s Degree or PhD or master’s in Chemical Data Science or Petroleum Engineering; this will be considered in lieu of experience)

Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Retirement Plans

  • Comprehensive Insurance Plans

  • Lifestyle programs & Wellness Resources

  • Education Benefits

  • Family Care Benefits & Caregiving Support

  • Commuter Transit Program

  • Subscription Discounts

  • Employee Referral Program

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Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - OPIS - CMA

Job Category: Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence

Union Status:

Non-Union / A clear and likely internal candidate

Pay Range: $100,000 - $250,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 42207