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Principal Market Analyst


Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead, zinc and copper from our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.

The Opportunity – 9 months Fixed Term Position

This exciting opportunity to join a high performing and passionate team where you as Principal Market Analyst will lead the development of timely commodity insights to inform, influence and optimise commercial and strategic outcomes. In addition, you will formulate South32’s long-term market view on specific commodities through in depth analysis of demand and supply drivers. You will have the opportunity to gain exposure to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)focussed priorities and contribute to the thinking on South32’s decarbonisation strategy.

Reporting to the Group Economist and Manager Commodity Analysis, key role accountabilities include:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including front office and other Principal market analysts to form an aligned commodity market view and drive value in our commercial activities
  • Conduct deep dive market analysis on demand and supply drivers where necessary to develop long-term price forecasts, risk outlook and identify growth opportunities
  • Influence stakeholders through both written work and verbal presentations
  • Drive innovation and improvement in data analysis and forecasting methodologies
  • Lead and manage select cross-team projects, such as consultancy studies
  • Coach and support other team members to ensure delivery against performance targets
  • Engage with external stakeholders including industry analysts to deepen market intelligence network and represent South32’s view

About You

You will be required to have the following

  • Previous proven experience in commodity sector or analysis
  • Good understanding of key geographical markets including China, India, Europe and the US
  • Strong collaborative skills and inclusive mindset to value and integrate different perspectives
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to distil key insights and messages.
  • Highly developed quantitative analysis ability
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office suite, with experience in data science or analytics will be an advantage


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Business

Our benefits

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Flexible working arrangements

This role has the potential to be based at our South32 offices in Singapore or based at our head office in the heart of Perth CBD

Our culture
At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive and flexible workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.
We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.
South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Applications close 1st February 2023.