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CRU Consulting is the consultancy arm of the CRU Group and delivers approximately 300 projects per year across a wide variety of clients in the mining, metals and fertiliser industries. Our reports may cover broad market forecasts, such as demand and prices, or else delve into a detailed region or sector of a commodity market; and many of our projects respond to valuation and strategy decisions faced by our clients. We provide value to our clients through accurate data, insightful analysis and timely delivery. Through continued growth in our client base and expansion of our services, an RA position is available. For an example of the typical work conducted by CRU Consulting, as well as a description of life at the company, please see the following link: https://www.crugroup.com/careers/   

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Project Work

  • Carry out primary research across a range of product areas, taking functional leadership from the lead consultant of those products.
  • Discover and develop own insights and model the implications for supply, demand, costs and prices.
  • Work with senior consultants/analysts on developing and improving CRU models or investigating a particular project. 
  • Find, use, maintain and develop data, models and methodologies that CRU use to produce transparent results for customers, identifying key trends and insights that are clear and meaningful.
  • Maintain and develop a structured approach to data collection, storage and analysis.
  • Understand and contribute to CRU’s research and forecast models and methodologies from complex commodity market data.

Report Writing & Presentations

  • Explain CRU’s views clearly and engagingly in written reports and presentations.
  • Make recommendations / suggestions about style, formatting and content.

Team Work

  • Work in highly collaborative international teams; sharing information, presenting and testing ideas.
  • Interact with CRU key persons in London and overseas offices.

Customer Interaction, Market Awareness & Marketing

  • Contribute to commercial proposals, marketing insights and presentations.
  • Keep informed on market developments.
  • Understand customer requirements and work with colleagues to meet those needs.
  • Take part in and contribute to customer/site visits and conference meetings as required, working with other team members and CRU Sales and Marketing team.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  •  Undergraduate degree in Economics, Engineering, Business or in a similar field. 

Additional Qualifications

  • Masters in any of the above disciplines is preferable.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong quantitative background and a creative thinker based on a robust approach to data/modelling.
  • Previous working experience in the mining and metals industry is a plus. 

Skills & Competencies

  •  An interest in working with commodities. 
  • Strong quantitative background and a creative thinker based on a robust approach to data/modelling.
  • Goal-oriented, with a high level of energy and enthusiasm; able to operate efficiently, effectively and professionally within a fast paced, dynamic and results driven business environment.
  • Customer focus. A strong commercial awareness and an analytical mind-set with the ability to quicky understand the intricacies and complexities of the economics and data that drive CRU’s business.
  • Ability to construct a compelling narrative and have the confidence to express and defend position clearly.

Technical & Other Skills

  • Advanced use of MS Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Aptitude to learn new systems; experience with statistical software (such as R, eviews or matlab) will be an advantage.
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English. 

Special Working Conditions

  •  Candidates MUST have a right to work in Australia and be willing to work full-time     

Closed 10 months ago
Closed 10 months ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Economics, Engineering, Mining Oil and Gas

  • Work rights:

    Australian Working Visa, Australian Skilled

  • Locations:


  • Closing Date:1st Dec 2020, 12:59 pm


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