Head of Risk & Trading

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Head of Risk & Trading

Job ID: LP-13964
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3 weeks ago
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£50K – £65K
Retail energy

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We are looking for a Head of Risk & Trading with proven risk management experience gained in an energy supply company or energy consultancy. In this role, your primary responsibility is to provide timely production and delivery of Risk Management Strategies which are understood and signed by clients. This will require expertise to establish credibility with well-informed clients / suppliers and a good communication style to engage with less well-informed clients, as a Head of Risk & Trading you will ensure that clients have understood and accepted a risk management and trading strategy; including any adaptations or changes which are required as the energy market or client circumstances change. If you have what we are looking for, apply today!  

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, development, implementation and ownership of best practice energy risk policies, guides,
strategies, controls and plans – strategic and tactical – corporate level, and individual clients and baskets level, taking into account portfolio purchasing optimisation
  • Development and implementation of risk methodology techniques, key performance indicators,
performance reporting and benchmarking guidelines
  • Working closely with UK / EU suppliers and other counterparties (banks) to develop and deliver innovative
energy procurement / risk management product and services to support growth
  • Support Account Management with client queries relating to energy markets and trading
  • Produce client reports on their positions and our trading performance
  • Produce client-ready market intelligence as required (based on research and analysis from Trading)
  • Provide reactive communications / consultation with clients as required, for example if we wish to diverge
from the RMS
  • Support sales to existing and new clients as a subject matter expert in energy risk management, markets
and trading  

Skills and experience required:

  • BSc or MSc in Economics, Finance, Maths, Risk Management, or Business Administration
  • A proven track record of fostering strong long-term client / supplier relationships at a UK and global level
  • Ability to conceptualise and understand the bigger picture in procurement and risk management
  • Deep practical experience and understanding of the UK / EU energy risk management, strategy development and trading of electricity or natural gas gained either within an energy supply company or
in a risk management role within an energy consultancy
  • Exceptional knowledge of the UK / EU electricity, natural gas, LNG, oil, coal and carbon markets -
industrial and commercial sectors, including good understanding of the UK / EU energy regulation and legislation
  • Working experience in client / company risk management, risk minimisation, strategy setting, price and
portfolio optimisation, risk modelling, simulations (Monte Carlo) and position reporting
  • IT skills - advanced level in all MS packages (Word, Excel, PP), REUTERS Eikon / Bloomberg
  • Additional European languages (French, German, Spanish) would be an advantage

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