Head of Energy, Trading, Risk & Markets

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Head of Energy, Trading, Risk & Markets

  • Location

    Wirral, Merseyside

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Carew

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  • Published:

    12 days ago

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We are currently recruiting for the role of Head of Energy, Trading, Risk & Markets. Ideally, you will be in an energy trading role for an established energy consultancy and looking to progress your career to the next level within a fast-growing company that offers integrated energy and utility services, including procurement, bureau, compliance, energy management and metering.

You will be responsible for managing and developing the Company's procurement services, with specific responsibility for key client account management and helping to create new business opportunities using your existing network and contacts. As a member of the Company's senior management team, you will have input into maximising commercial activities and advise the Company regarding the markets and continual improvement in line with its business plan.

This is an exciting role for an individual who can show empathy with clients and a passion for wanting to develop long-term relationships ethically and transparently.

You can be based anywhere in the UK as this position will be remote working however, have the ability to travel to head office regularly.


  • Responsible for managing and developing the Company's procurement services in line with the Company's overall business objectives
  • Fulfil the end-to-end energy tender process, fixed and flexible energy procurement, elec HH/NHH and gas: tender preparation, tender launch, tender follow-up (pretender queries), calculation of offers, presenting results, energy buy strategy where required, lock-in contracts, energy bid recommendation reports/SLAs etc
  • You will assist directors and other senior managers in developing new business opportunities by providing technical support and advice on the procurement business development process. Produce compelling and visually appealing PowerPoint presentations as required
  • Where the client requirement is for a flexible or risk-led energy offering, produce risk management policy including processes for energy trades and pricing tactics, provide weekly and month ahead forecasts, execute flexible energy trades and develop/maintain the business' branded flexible position reporting
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive energy wholesale pricing database in excel power, gas, Oil, Carbon, Coal, and Forex (Euro Vs Sterling). This will produce market trends, the business' branded price charts and energy market reports
  • Interpret and present energy market intelligence, charted trends, drivers and forecasts for internal and external
  • Collate non-commodity information (site-specific) and present this in a customer-friendly format so that the energy cost stack can be understood (HH only at a site or at the group level)
  • Ensure all activities, fees and positions are accounted for in accordance with the Company's financial budget, forecasts and reporting
  • Review and keep up to date with new energy products available in the marketplace and make recommendations to the board as appropriate
  • Manage and build positive relationships with utility suppliers
  • Represent the Company at industry/government groups/client meetings/supplier meetings /Webinars as required by the Company
  • Responsible for keeping up to date on legislative changes and best practices
  • Preparation and issue of procurement reports/market bulletins to clients as required
  • Contribute to the identification and improvement of business processes and be responsible for developing tools and techniques to ensure continued improvement and competitiveness
  • Manage and train current support staff, including monthly performance reviews

Skills and Experience

  • Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent communication skills in terms of negotiation, influencing and managing external parties
  • Proven ability to think laterally to create value and solve problems
  • Ability to effectively to build relationships with clients
  • Able to navigate standard Office packages quickly and efficiently, with essential working knowledge of Excel Must be able to grasp new IT packages quickly
  • Demonstrate a caring and understanding nature to colleagues and clients
  • Identifies options, alternatives and solutions. Optimistic, cheerful, enthusiastic and helpful
  • Open and honest about the reality of situations, providing information and explanation. Has concern for the quality of work
  • Takes time to understand the implications and impact of work requests on others' workload and agree on priorities. Consistently displays good manners and courtesy
  • Open and responsive to new ideas and not constrained by how things have been done in the past
  • Recognises the value in working cross-functionally/team and involving others. Believes that more can be achieved by working effectively together

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