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Metals and Mining Analyst − Battery Materials

About the role

Dive into the electrifying energy future with SFA (Oxford)'s dynamic Battery Metals team! A great opportunity has emerged for a pioneering and determined individual, ready to become a titan in their field and shape tomorrow's transport and energy storage landscape. SFA is a world-leading consultancy specialising in critical commodities required for clean technologies for tomorrow. Electric cars are becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly in Europe and China. The raw materials required for the batteries that power them are a challenge to supply, perhaps because of the location, form, or just the ability of the supply to react to rapidly changing demand. Our team thrives on working for players in the industry, at times bolting onto their teams to research and answer difficult questions, whether in strategy, investment decision-making, due diligence or forecasting.

Position overview

SFA (Oxford) Ltd is a world-leading consultancy in the metals that are critical to tomorrow's clean transport and energy storage requirements. An exciting role for an entry-level analyst has opened at SFA within the expanding battery metals team.

This opportunity will encourage you to become an authority in your field as you advance your career to presenting as an expert at conferences and to clients.

Preferably from a geological, metallurgical or mining engineering background with higher education, you will ideally be based in Oxford working on discovery research and consulting projects for a broad range of clients.

What's in it for you? SFA is a flat organisation, so your input will make a real difference. As part of a small, dynamic and expanding team working on industry solutions, you will often be embedded into client projects, gaining real-world experience. The variety of clients and assignments will enrich your experience as a developing analyst.

Examples of the types of consulting projects undertaken

  • Evaluating risks to commodity supply by mines, companies and countries.

  • Strategic appraisals of junior and major mine projects worldwide.

  • Consulting to a range of industry players.

  • Peer-group analysis and strategic benchmarking.

  • Supply-chain risks on behalf of automotive end-users.

  • Presenting developments in the sector to fund managers, end-users and mining companies.

Skills required

  • Bachelor’s Degree at grade 2:1 or above in geology or mining or metallurgy or similar.

  • MSc in a mining/mining finance/mining geology-related discipline a major advantage.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential.

  • Client facing and confident presenting own analysis.

  • The candidate should have excellent MS Office skills, particularly Excel.

  • Previous experience with cost studies and company financials/accounting is an advantage.

  • Excellent writing skills are essential.

  • The ability to graphically represent analysis is key.

  • Adobe Illustrator/InDesign would be nice to have, but training will be given.

  • On many occasions, the ability to adapt to meet client deadlines.

  • The ability to work well with others and work independently.

  • Fluent in English.

How can we help you?

SFA (Oxford) provides bespoke, independent intelligence on the strategic metal markets, specifically tailored to your needs. To find out more about what we can offer you, please contact us.

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