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Energy Supply Merchant

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Job ID 260059 Date posted 02/21/2023 Location : Houston, Texas | Hopkins, Minnesota

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Electricity Merchant will handle a supplier base and fulfill transactions delivering commodities that meet production requirements and specifications in terms of timing, volume, quantity and cost. We seek a professional with good knowledge of industry practices, techniques and standards to manage electricity supply between suppliers and end-user customers. In this role, you will manage transactions and maintain energy supply reliability to customer plants.

Key Accountabilities

  • Originate, procure and sell energy commodities to customers to reach target volumes and gain revenue.

  • Collaborate with suppliers, customers and credit managers to ensure efficient execution.

  • Monitor performance, delivery, and contract terms of energy suppliers and utilities.

  • Respond in a prompt and timely manner to disruptions of supply which will impact plant reliability. 

  • Manage market, position and profit and loss reports based on data and specialty reports gathered by junior team members.

  • Research and analyze various opportunities in the marketplace to maximize margin.

  • Build direct relationships with customers, suppliers, utilities, and business counterparts to develop business solutions.

  • Negotiate and review contracts with select suppliers for energy services and supplies.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Energy experience
  • Understanding of commodities trading
  • Experience developing relationships with customers


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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