Director of Commodities

Washington DC, DC United States

About Eurasia Group

Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, we help clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they invest or do business. Our expertise includes developed and developing countries in every region of the world, specific economic sectors, and the business and investment playing fields of the future. With our best-in-class advisory and consulting offerings and GZERO Media, the Eurasia Group umbrella provides the marketplace with a complete political risk solution. Headquartered in New York, we have offices in Washington, London, San Francisco, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as on-the-ground experts and resources in more than a hundred countries. "Politics first” grounds our work: Politics is the lens through which we view the world, and we are committed to analysis that is free of political bias and the influence of private interests. 

 

Position Overview: Director of Commodities 

We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated individual to join our Energy, Climate & Natural Resources (ECR) Practice as a Director or Senior Analyst of Commodities. In this pivotal role, the successful candidate will play a key role in driving the practice's efforts in research, advisory, and client work across North America, with occasional business travel involved. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly experienced professional with a deep understanding of the mining sector, critical minerals, and energy markets to make a significant impact as part of a renowned political risk research and consulting firm.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis to produce regular and timely analyst notes on developments in the mining sector, with a particular emphasis on global critical mineral policy and market trends.
  • Support similar work in the energy sector, especially by representing Eurasia Group in meetings with senior business leaders from North American energy companies.
  • Engage with individual clients to discuss and provide insights on mining sector developments, tailoring the analysis to meet their specific needs.
  • Independently interact with clients and prospects at a senior level, establishing and maintaining strong relationships to facilitate the growth of the ECR practice's client portfolio.
  • Collaborate with the Energy, Climate, and Resources team to leverage their expertise and insights, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of energy markets, particularly in the oil and gas sector.
  • Drive the growth and expansion of the ECR practice by identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, including pitching and presenting to potential clients.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulatory changes, and geopolitical developments related to energy, climate, and natural resources to inform analysis and advisory work.
  • Provide thought leadership and contribute to the development of intellectual property within the ECR practice.
  • Engage with individual clients to discuss and provide insights on mining sector developments, tailoring the analysis to meet their specific needs.

 

Requirements:

  • At least eight years of relevant professional experience in the energy, climate, or natural resources sectors, with a focus on mining and critical minerals.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to produce concise and timely analyst notes.
  • Proven track record of independently interacting with clients and prospects at a senior level, demonstrating excellent relationship management abilities.
  • In-depth understanding of global critical mineral policy and market trends is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with energy markets, especially in oil and gas, will be beneficial to support the ECR practice's work in related fields.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex information to diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Strong business acumen and the aptitude to identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • A bachelor's degree is required, while a relevant advanced degree (e.g., master's or Ph.D.) is preferred.

This position will be based in either New York or Washington DC. 

The applicable base salary range for this role is $110,000 to $180,000

The base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, and education. Decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


We strive to put politics first for our clients. This requires us to maintain a company culture that puts people first. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive, empowering, and globally-minded. We firmly believe that diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural background, religion, disability, and age brings ideas and perspectives to the table that make our analysis stronger for our clients and make our company a better place to work for our people. Our leadership team is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into everything we do and how we lead. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.