Gazprom

Lead Pricing Analyst

Recruiter
Gazprom
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Jul 2019
Closes
05 Aug 2019
Ref
13393325
Sector
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About us

From origins as a small, independent gas supplier in the North West of England, we have grown to become a major business energy supplier. After just ten years, Gazprom Energy has become the second largest business gas supplier in the UK and we currently supply 34,000 business customers at over 80,000 sites across Europe.

Manchester is home to our European headquarters, a base from which we have expanded into France and the Netherlands. Our teams across Europe are united by the shared ethos of being helpful and making life easier for our customers. In 2015 we won the coveted Energy Supplier of the Year award at the Energy Awards 15, as well as achieving Gold standard in people management by Investors in People for the second time running.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other's needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we're committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Role objectives

Price, and ease of service are important considerations when customers buy gas or power. The Lead Pricing Analyst will lead the delivery of commodity & risk prices to our European Sales teams, and lead the project improvements to the team's processes, systems, and models.

You will demonstrate an entrepreneurial attitude, and help lead improvements in the wider commercial area. Working alongside other teams, you will propose/scope/deliver projects such as:
  • Margin reporting & optimization
  • Building and adapting models to measure and price risk


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Update the commodity price curves based on the latest market prices & volatility
  • Update the demand profiles in our pricing systems, using inputs from Forecasting
  • Provide bespoke risk premiums, and update the tables of 'standard' risk premiums in our systems
  • Provide transparency to management about the level of margin in the commodity & risk premiums, and work with Sales to optimize margin for competitive tenders
  • Support the locking of new business and swaps
  • Support process & systems improvement for the tasks above

You will support management in identifying, prioritising, and planning for pricing projects. You will then take a lead role in the delivery. The scope of the projects includes:
  • Pricing risk identification & quantification
  • Updating assumptions & calibration data for the risk models
  • Support hedging and forecasting strategies


Skills & Competencies

Technical skills:
  • numerically competent
  • able to apply maths to calculate commodity/risk prices
  • able to work with IT to update pricing parameters/code in our IT systems
  • able to analyse how existing pricing models in Python/Excel work

Soft skills:
  • able to work independently, and as part of a team
  • able to manage stakeholder relationships, including setting expectations and delivering
  • attention to detail
  • project leadership. Can be relied upon for initiating and delivering improvements
  • professionalism: demonstrates a positive example of behaviour & attitudes


Experience

  • Qualifications in A-level maths (or equivalent) are essential.
  • Experience of statistical modelling, and working in a commercial environment is desirable.
  • Track record of leading project delivery is desirable.

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