S&P Global Commodity Insights 2023 Singapore Commodity Associate Program

S&P Global
Singapore, Singapore
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role: 2023 Singapore Commodity Associate Program

The Location: Singapore

You will be part of a global team in Platts Content and will be considered as a specialist in the market(s) you will be working in. We are looking for high achievers from a diverse pool of undergraduate & postgraduate institutions that are passionate about the commodities market, reporting and want to develop their career in a dynamic, high performing and multicultural team. We are looking for graduates who are able to work well within a team and can demonstrate exceptional learning agility, creativity and problem solving ability.

The Impact:
  • Our real-time news, pricing and analytical services help markets operate with transparency and efficiency.
  • Be part of a global company with a strong history of growth and a globally diverse workforce with 20 offices spanning five continents.
  • Be known as a respected source of essential information and part of a renowned brand.
  • Get the best of both worlds: a nimble, highly specialized company and a business casual culture with the benefits and backing of S&P Global - a company that fosters development and growth, as well as work-life balance.
  • We are looking for world-class thinkers to join our team at S&P Global Platts, the principal provider of commodity price assessment and information to more than 10,000 customers in 150 countries. The content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the markets.
  • Market reporters provide insightful market commentaries that demonstrate Platts' thought leadership in the market, demonstrating our ability to spot key trends that help customers better anticipate market-moving events and phenomenon.
What's in it for you:

You will be involved in gathering data and market intelligence and conducting analysis on the assessment and reporting process. You will also be exposed to a number of market subjects including supply and demand, infrastructure issues, geo-political issues, transportation and regulation, and how these subjects impact respective markets. You will get an opportunity to learn about all aspects of Oil, Power, Natural Gas, LNG, Coal, Petrochemicals, Metals, Agriculture and Shipping markets.

During the program, you will be trained to work in the price reporting function and will generate assessments and content. This includes market commentary and news pieces which powers our pricing benchmarks and analytics. You will receive four weeks of comprehensive training followed by two three month rotations in a different commodity sector - preparing you to move into a permanent price reporting role in one of our commodity teams. Should you meet expectations and perform well, you will be offered full time permanent employment at the end of the program. Rotations and final placements are based on business needs and determined by the business. Additionally, there may be future opportunities for international relocation and assignments.

Our 7-month rotational program commences on 20 June 2023. Commodity Associates receive four weeks of comprehensive training followed by two three-month rotations in a different commodity sector. Should you meet expectations and perform well you will be offered full time permanent employment at the end of the program. Rotations and final placements are based on business needs and determined by program management.

  • Identify drivers moving the daily markets
  • Learn and demonstrate successful interviewing techniques and how to obtain data for commentary
  • Write concise, informative commentary
  • Verify source information through appropriate channels
  • Learn and demonstrate understanding of Platts Market on Close assessment process
  • Complete all assigned news training modules and foundational training to learn about the commodity market.
  • Ability to join a class of new hires on 20 June 2023
  • All degrees welcome: concentration in Journalism, Communications, Business, Marketing, Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, or energy related disciplines preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or completed a Master's degree will also be considered
  • Strong writing skills (preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills (a clear concise writing style is essential together with good verbal skills, listening techniques).
  • Team player with collaborative working style.
  • Able to learn quickly, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and able to readjust priorities throughout the day to meet deadlines.
  • Understand the importance of building strong relationships and partnering with team members.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills, attention to detail.
  • Intellectually curious; the ability to learn quickly and challenge.
  • Strong numeracy skills (including statistics; the ability to conceptualize proportional relationships; and an understanding of economic principles).
  • Proficient with Excel and other Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Some knowledge of social media and web technologies (e.g. HTML)
  • Significant comfort level with suite of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint Excel)
Please indicate on your CV:
  • Current cumulative GPA
  • Expected graduation year and month
  • If you are fully available for the 7-month program starting from 20 June 2023
  • Level of proficiency in Mandarin and English
  • Citizenship and whether you possess/require a visa to be employed in Singapore


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 277784
Posted On: 2022-10-17
Location: Singapore, Singapore