Senior Research Analyst – Oil & Chemical

Wood Mackenzie

  • Gurugram, Mumbai
Senior Research Analyst – Oil & Chemical
Job Posted : May 2nd, 2024

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Analyst to join our Oils & Chemicals Assets research team. Wood Mackenzie provides integrated commercial and strategic subscription research and consultancy services for the chemicals, fibres, plastics and sustainability sectors. We provide insight combined with proprietary data, helping companies identify trends and take advantage of opportunities. Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve. The Oils & Chemicals Research team is expanding rapidly and is a key vector of growth for Wood Mackenzie.

  • You will be a key member of the Assets research team, supporting our Asian coverage of the aromatics group of chemicals with a particular focus on Paraxylene, PTA and related markets.
  • You will lead, develop and execute the commercial strategies set with the team for the Paraxylene and PTA Asset Benchmarking Tools. There could also be opportunities to drive growth in new product areas such as asset monitoring and GHG emissions benchmarking.
  • You will produce high-quality research in the form of thought-provoking reports, presentations and articles and will contribute to bespoke consulting projects. You will research and validate markets, assets, ownerships and strategies and will assist in producing cost, price and margin forecasts at the regional and global levels.
  • Through your research and responding to client queries, you will strengthen your network of contacts at key companies and industry associations. Your contribution to our industry-leading written reports, supply-demand models and presentations will be valued.

Qualification And Experience:-

  • The successful candidate will have substantive experience in an analytical role.
  • Relevant industry knowledge of the petrochemical and refining sectors as well as in-depth understanding of base chemical markets would be advantageous. Technical experience in a refinery or petrochemicals plant would be considered a plus.
  • We are happy to consider candidates with extensive expertise in any one aspect of petrochemical industry – refinery/chemical integration, benzene/styrene, paraxylene, PTA or other related derivatives.
  • You will have good knowledge of commodity product behaviors, and capability to identify key drivers (such as macroeconomic indicators, industrial/consumer activities, domestic prices, etc.) so that their effects on production, demand, price and trade are quantified in models by product and sector.
  • You are comfortable collecting and interpreting data, articulating your findings in a clear and insightful manner.
  • You have a flair for written communications and confidence when presenting your insights to small and large groups.
  • You are looking for a role where you can build on your existing knowledge and learn from others in a collaborative, commercial and customer-centric environment. You also enjoy sharing what you have learnt with others.
  • You can work independently and as part of a team, generating ideas you want to share. The way in which you work is productive and driven.
  • If you are looking for a new opportunity in chemicals, or to expand your existing network of customers and contacts in the industry, then this role will enable you to use your effective client engagement skills.


  • Gurugram, Mumbai.

Company Overview:-

Wood Mackenzie are the global research, analytics, and consultancy business powering the natural resources industry. For 50 years, we have been providing the quality data, analytics, and insights our customers rely on to inspire their decision making.

Our dedicated oil, gas & LNG, power & renewables, chemicals, metals & mining sector teams are located around the world and deliver a variety of projects based on our assessment and valuation of thousands of individual assets, companies, and economic indicators such as market supply, demand, and price trends.

We have over 1,900 employees in 30 locations, serving customers in nearly 80 countries. Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve – providing invaluable intelligence to help our customers overcome the toughest challenges, and make strategic decisions that will, ultimately, accelerate the world’s transition to a more sustainable future.