Flexible Energy Buyer

Location details: Gateshead

Job Overview

Change your life with NGP!

We are one of the fastest growing companies in the North of England and the UK’s number one energy consultancy. We’ve won many awards, including:  ‘The best place to work in the UK’* beating the likes of Google, Facebook and every other company! This all started in a bedroom 7 years ago by our award winner founder!

We are now looking for a Flexible Energy Buyer to join us on this life changing, extraordinary journey. 

We are a group of fun loving, hardworking people looking for like-minded individuals to join us on our quest to be the very best at what we do.

What do we offer that makes us different from the rest? (Often imitated, never bettered)

  • The opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing companies in the UK.
  • To become part of the global NGP family with over 450 employees in the UK, USA, France, Malta and India.
  • To be part of the promotion of our ground breaking energy monitoring software
  • Fantastic holiday package
  • December off, yes December off!
  • Quarterly parties with free bar
  • International travel opportunities
  • Annual boat party in Magaluf
  • Malta Festival tickets
  • Communal area with games (PS4’s, Foosball etc.)
  • And many more

The Flexible Energy Buyer will be responsible for managing our client’s electricity and gas trading strategies.  Responsible for developing our client’s risk strategy and building a suitable trading function including a trading desk and identify and appoint the resources to manage trading activities. They will be accountable for the development and operation of comprehensive risk models for market, credit, operational and liquidity risk covering electricity and gas purchasing. They will manage a portfolio of power and gas trades in order to maximize gross margins within pre-defined risk limits.

This is a brand new and very exciting opportunity to join an organisation that is on an incredibly exciting journey.

Your Role

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the client’s commodity trading position. Deliver traded energy to meet the client’s risk requirements. Coordinate trading activities with the risk management team, financial reporting, asset management and settlements functions.
  • Stay up to date with market trends and provide insight and market analysis to help shape company product and tariff pricing.
  • Deliver the client’s internal and external reporting requirements and manage the client’s trading compliance requirements. Manage the client’s understanding and exposure to pass through charges and trading obligations.
  • Actively seek opportunities to minimise credit exposure and reduce transaction costs. Minimise the client’s settlements exposure.
  • Develop long term hedging strategies that amongst other things incorporate low carbon generation and power purchase agreements (PPAs).
  • Create forecasting models and systems for power and gas purchases. Integrate models with the client’s financial systems.
  • Develop trading systems to benefit from the advantages of smart metering.
  • Advise on energy trading to inform the client’s strategic direction, products and services.
  • Develop relationships with third party providers and generators for the supply of electricity and gas.
  • Deliver trading arrangements, systems and products for third parties that trade through the client, such as providing white label services.

Personal and professional attributes:

  • Detailed knowledge of the energy industry and issues relating to the delivery of software, technical support and energy brokerage
  • Proven ability to manage long term contract operation and evolution in conjunction with the internal business, customers and suppliers.
  • Proven experience of managing large scale contracts that directly impact on a company’s operations, trading and performance
  • Negotiating and drafting contractual / commercial terms and conditions.
  • Wide overall knowledge of industry metering arrangements, with a focus on contracts and SLAs with 3rd parties.
  • A sales and/or marketing background would be advantageous
  • Experience of managing a team would be advantageous
  • Experience working for a large Global company in a similar capacity
  • Stakeholder management experience.
  • Experience of managing complex commercial arrangements across multiple businesses.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of public sector frameworks and consortia purchasing mechanisms
  • Confident at presenting and explaining complex subjects to a variety of audiences
  • Analytical and well organised.

For more information on how to change YOUR life call our dedicated recruitment hotline on 0191 478 9504 or email your CV to changeyourlife@ngpltd.co.uk

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