Vice President, Consulting (Energy & Chemicals Markets)
Location: Dubai, UAE
Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,200 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 28 offices in the worlds principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.
Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor. Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a womens network.
Argus Consulting builds on our key strengths commodity markets expertise, international networks, and trusted data. This spans future energy such as hydrogen, along with all its potential carriers such as ammonia, biomass, biofuels, conventional energy sources such as coal, LNG, fuel oil, marine fuels, and petroleum coke, plus comprehensive coverage of non-fuel commodities such as petrochemicals, fertilizers, and metals. Our global team works with energy companies, trading firms, lenders and investors, governments, regulatory bodies, and professional service firms, offering tailor-made research to those seeking the highest quality market and technical insight, analysis, and commentary. In addition, we are responsible for global fundamentals data and analytical tools, strategy reports and price outlooks and leverage these in bespoke projects for the clients.
Strategic planning Services offered
Policy and regulatory analysis
Market entry studies
Market supply strategy
Price and fundamentals forecast
What will you be doing?
Accountable for performance of the Argus Consulting business in Asia. Will translate the global Consulting strategy into effective plans for the Asia/Middle East Consulting team that will result in achievement of defined financial and commercial objectives
Develop relationships with existing and target clients in the region, engaging them in content-led business development that showcases Argus capabilities and builds trust
Provide oversight to, and take an active role, as necessary, in the generation and management of workflow for Consulting opportunities within the region. Maintain oversight of the proposal process, working closely with Commercial and other stakeholders to deliver winning proposals
Accountable for ensuring that all projects undertaken by the Consulting team, or for clients within the region, meet and exceed expected quality standards and financial metrics
Manage the Consulting team, responsible for all aspects of the growth and development of individuals working within it
Work closely with Marketing and other teams to ensure Argus increases its brand presence in the region
Represent the broader Argus product set, including both Consulting and non-Consulting products, across all industry sectors covered by Argus
Represent Argus at industry conferences and functions, including making presentations to senior energy industry executives up to CEO/ministerial level.
What were looking for in you
Educated to degree level. Highly numerate
15+ years of experience in energy/chemicals consulting required.
Excellent analytical skills
Expert project management skills; able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Intellectually curious and able to demonstrate structured problem solving and analytical skills
Exceptional communication and relationship building skills. Capable of operating at the highest levels within target clients and other relevant organisations
Likely to have existing contacts and relationships within typical Argus target clients
Excellent political and stakeholder management skills. Highly proficient at working within a matrix organisation
Demonstrable track record of selling professional services
Very strong knowledge of industry trends that are relevant to Oil & Gas and Petrochemical companies within the region. Some understanding of other sectors covered by Argus (e.g. Fertilizer, Metals) beneficial
Flexible in approach, highly motivated and determined to contribute to the growth of Argus Consulting Services.
Able to work independently whilst also engaging and collaborating in line with the Argus values: Excellence, Integrity, Partnership, and Inclusivity.
Whats in it for you:
Work within a highly motivated team with an industry leader and rapidly growing global company
Opportunity to have a direct impact and be a vital part of the growth and development of the business and the team
Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects in Asia and the Middle East
Competitive salary and bonus in line with education, experience, and skills
Hybrid working model – Work from Home options available
Group Healthcare Scheme in the UAE
22 days holiday plus public holidays
Employee Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme
Cover client meetings, conferences, and events
We’re not engaging any recruitment agencies for this role, so if you’re interested. Please apply directly.
We will conduct interviews continuously and reserve the right to take down the advertisement when we find the right candidate.
Please send in your application via our official careers website at https://www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions.
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