Head of Trading and Risk

Salary

£50,000 - £60,000

Location

Durham

Job Type

Full Time/Permanent

Sector

Other/Sales

Are you an experienced head of trading and risk looking for a new and exciting opportunity? If so, this could be the role for you!

Gillespie Recruitment are delighted to be working with our client, a leading energy provider in the UK, in their search for a Head of Trading and Risk!

The successful candidate will lead the creation of a market-leading risk management and trade execution function, ensuring adherence with all agreed strategies. Additionally, the role involves supporting sales efforts, managing client portfolios, management reporting, and building a team of trading, pricing analysts, and risk management professionals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy, structure, and design for a market-leading risk management and trade execution function.
  • Establish efficient processes and select and build appropriate software platforms to support the scalability of the trading function.
  • Design and implement basket strategies and structure flexible contracts with energy suppliers to optimise client outcomes.
  • Create client-facing market analysis and reporting mechanisms to provide valuable insights and facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Own all trading activity, ensuring optimal outcomes for clients.
  • Recruit, coach, and manage a high-performing team, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in energy trading, risk managed product delivery. You must possess 3+ years of experience in a hedging, trading or risk role within a commodity trading house, or energy supplier. You must have the ability to influence and lead cross business stakeholders, driving collaboration. Also, embody a strong, clear leadership style or show potential for leadership development.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, apply now for more information!

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