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Managing Consultant - Metals & Mining

Wood Mackenzie
Houston, Texas, US
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
Company Description

Wood Mackenzie is the global leader in data, analysis and consulting across the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power and renewables sectors.

Founded in 1973, our success has always been underpinned by the simple principle of providing trusted research and advice that makes a difference to our customers. Today we have over 2,000 customers ranging from the largest global energy companies and financial institutions to governments as well as smaller market specialists.

Our teams are located around the world. This enables us to stay closely connected with customers and the markets and sectors we cover. Collectively this allows us to offer a compelling combination of global commodity analysis with detailed local market knowledge.

We are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. We are committed to creating a workplace that works for you and encourage everyone to get involved in our Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement initiatives. We actively support flexible working and are happy to consider alternative work patterns, taking into account your needs and the needs of the team or division that you are looking to join.

Hear what our team has to say about working with us:

We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It's the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It's why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It's the aim of our "returnship" program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it's what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers' problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fourth consecutive year. We've been recognized by Forbes as a World's Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. Verisk's Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Job Description

Managing Consultant Metals & Mining

The successful candidate will play a key role in our growing Americas Metals & Mining Consulting practice by leading the management and delivery of a variety of strategic/commercial consulting projects. You will be on the leading edge of industry events, working with world-class clients and talent.

As a Managing Consultant, you are a front-line leader. The role requires a high level of creative thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving ability combined with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate will frequently engage with and work alongside senior client teams as they engage with our Americas and global customers.

You will sit within the Americas team leading a broad range of projects which could include raw material sourcing strategy, metals & mining decarbonization strategy, product marketing, project financing and projects related the energy transition and transforming the way we power our planet. You might also regularly be working cross-sector and engaging with colleagues in consulting and research from across the regional and global organization.

Working with clients as they address the energy transition is increasing the need for cross-sector collaboration within our projects and so this is a key feature of the job.

Main Responsibilities

As a Managing Consulting at Wood Mackenzie you will lead the successful delivery of consulting projects:
  • Understanding the global and regional metals & mining and broader raw materials dynamics, being able to effectively discuss recent events and implications with clients and colleagues. This can be with specific focus on battery raw materials, base metals (particularly copper) or bulks (steel and iron ore).
  • Structuring overall engagement objectives in line with the client's issues and needs.
  • Developing an effective work plan and organizing proper resources for the projects.
  • Providing clear, focused support and expertise to your team in structuring and solving problems.
  • Providing subject matter expertise and leading the team's delivery of analytical, modeling, written, or slide presentation outputs.
  • Managing the workload while coaching team members to ensure successful delivery.
  • Communicating recommendations and sensitive messages to senior-level client audiences.
  • Researching the client organization and industry, conducting interviews, and facilitating workshops with client employees, management teams, and other stakeholders.
  • Identifying business development of follow-on work opportunities.
  • Executing new project scoping, leading discussions, and work proposal drafting.
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring junior consultants.
  • Generating innovative ideas and approaches to industry issues and participating in new offering development.

Knowledge & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline such as geology, engineering or business; master's and/or MBA preferred.
  • Some previous experience (5+ years) at a consulting firm, mining company (inc. market intelligence, trading, marketing, strategy, or market, price, competitor analysis), bank, or other such analytical role at a renowned company within the mining industry.
  • Demonstrate broad energy industry knowledge combined with sharp business acumen on downstream and energy transition issues.
  • Experience which could include downstream, refining technical or commercial operations, modeling, market or pricing analysis, market and commercial due diligence, strategy development.
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate your team and drive change in your client's environment.
  • Strong analytical / numerical skills.
  • Distinctive entrepreneurial mind set.
  • Previous international work experience is a plus.
  • Cross sector experience is a plus.
  • Exposure to corporate strategy projects a plus.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, Spanish is a plus.
  • This position can work from our Boston, Houston or NYC office.
Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

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