Principal Consultant - Americas Metals and Mining
- New York, NY, USA
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Job Description Role Purpose
As a key member of our Americas Metals & Mining Consulting team, you will be responsible for managing commercial and strategy consultancy projects across metals & mining space in the North America and Latin America markets, including a growing component of energy transition-related engagements. The position requires the ability to apply detailed knowledge and experience of the metals & mining industry to a broad range of consulting projects and client situations.
The ideal candidate has an analytical mind-set with the ability to apply detailed knowledge and experience of the commodity markets to a broad range of consulting projects, commodity types and client situations. These analytical capabilities must be accompanied by a strong command of oral and written communication skills in both internal as well as external and client-facing environments. Additionally, the role demands outstanding team management capabilities, in a consulting context, with an understanding of coaching and other team development techniques. Finally, sound delivery planning and managing skills in a client-facing environment are required for the purpose of this role.
The principal focus of the role is on the the Latin America market, however, the job holder may be involved in a range of consulting projects spanning other regions of the world, especially North America, but also potential experiences in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or the Asia-Pacific regions. The successful candidate can thus expect a reasonable degree of national and international travel. Main Responsibilities
As a Principal Consultant at Wood Mackenzie you will lead our consulting assignments and business development efforts. Your main responsibilities will be:
- Understand the global and regional metals & mining market dynamics within the context of the energy transition, being able to effectively discuss recent event and implications with clients and colleagues (Consulting and Research)
- Engage clients to identify potential business opportunities, translating open-ended business inquiries into formal project proposals: effectively identify the ideal project methodology, properly scoping the associated work (identifying relevant work-streams and type of resources required to complete) and put forward a high-level work-plan and appropriate pricing
- Execute and manage complex consulting projects and specific workstreams within larger projects, effectively setting up a detailed project plan and executing work towards key milestones. You will be ultimately responsible to execute such work on time and within budget.
- Become the main point of contact with key client stakeholders during project delivery (status calls, presentations) and to channel specific market inquiries
- Train, coach and mentor junior consultants
- Engage consulting colleagues across other sector groups and with Wood Mackenzie research staff to deliver the best value to our clients
- Generate innovative ideas and approaches to industry issues, both within particular assignments and to the consulting practice as a whole
Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline such as business, economics, finance, statistics, or engineering; master's and/or MBA preferred
- Previous experience (7+ years) in project execution and as project manager in a commodity / metals & mining focused consulting role or a strategic project management/advisor role within the natural resource space
- Strong understanding of the metals value chain (exploration, mining, smelting, refining, transformation and commercialization), including the implications of the energy transition
- Strong understanding of the bulks and/or base metals commodities, with ideally experience working on issues related to copper, steel, iron ore or aluminium
- Strong understanding of commercial operations, business models and strategies
- Experience managing and executing consulting engagements, or alternatively experience in a commercial or project management role within a metals & mining company
- Some experience in business development (transform open-ended business questions into actionable work proposals): developing a consulting scope of work and associated work-plans
- Experience building and maintaining relationships with clients
- Fluency in English and Spanish will be critical as this role will be specifically focused on expanding our Latin America coverage, with Portuguese considered an asset (key clients will be located in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia)
- Track record of quickly becoming knowledgeable and speaking credibly about a wide-range of subjects and themes
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Principal Consultant - Americas Metals and Mining