Economist

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Region

Asia Pacific

Location

India - Gurgaon, India - New Delhi, Singapore

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Marketing

Date published

04 July 2019

Date closing

14 July 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

The Market Analysis & Economics (MAE) team is BHP’s in-house research and analysis unit. We help to influence and shape value creating decisions through rigorous, independent and innovative research, analysis and forecasting of macroeconomic and commodity market developments.

Purpose:  

We are looking to hire an Economist to join our team. You will be responsible for producing global forecasts of macroeconomic variables (such as GDP and industrial production) and end-use sectoral demand to inform BHP strategy. We provide research support and critical advice to the Commodity and Procurement Analysis and Research teams, as well as Commodity Marketing units. This position will be influential in forming BHP’s view of the global economic outlook.


·       Demonstrates and instils an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
·       Demonstrates commitments to the BHP Billiton Charter and Code of Business Conduct.
·       Positions himself/herself in a key support role on macroeconomic developments.
·       Works closely with the rest of the MAE team to provide short, medium and long term assumptions and guidance on the direction of the global economies.
·       Establishes and maintains a very strong network and contacts with other country observers, economic and industry think tanks and government economics & policies authorities and the resources/energy industry.
·       Develops and delivers a clear macro-economic view on emerging and developed economies.
·       Maintains and enhance in-house macro-economic models
·       Works closely with the MAE team to be able to predict future opportunities and changes.
·       Performs in-depth analysis on the underlying macro issues and industry sectors in order to come up with a comprehensive view on prospects for the resources/energy industry.
·       Provides credible and articulate presentations on macroeconomic material to appropriate audiences.
·       Assists the Vice President Market Analysis and Economics with projects as required.
·       Assists the leadership of the Commercial function with projects as required.

About You

1st class Honours degree in economics, plus a postgraduate qualification preferred. Experience gained in a government economic organisation an advantage.


Experience & Technical Competencies

·       A minimum of 5 years of experience in macroeconomic forecasting and analysis, in the context of a major economy or region with emerging markets preferred.
·       Econometric modelling skills and the ability to teach others
·       Strong written and spoken communication skills in English.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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