Business Analyst (Front Office Support)

#Job number :SEFEGR00315


Trading IT


London


Contractor

We are looking for an experienced Business Analyst with detailed knowledge of European Gas and Power Markets and the associated trade life cycle.

IN SHORT

We are seeking a business analyst to join the London Front Office Support team in a hybrid capacity working alongside another business analysts within the D&A Delivery Vertical for Trading-IT. Your role will involve supporting front office traders / risk managers and other business users with their tools and applications. Along side the support aspect you will be driving tactical and strategic improvements across the functional areas related to the front and middle office aspects of the trade lifecycle.

We are looking for someone with detailed knowledge of European Gas and Power Markets and the associated trade life cycle.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Technical Support: Assisting front office traders, risk managers, and other business users with their IT systems and applications, resolving technical issues, and providing user support.
  • Requirement Gathering: Collaborating with business stakeholders to understand their needs, documenting requirements, and translating them into actionable technical specifications for software development or system enhancements.
  • Data Analysis: This may involve working with large datasets, developing analytical models, and creating reports or dashboards using SQL / Excel / PowerBI / Tableau
  • Process Improvement: Identifying areas for process improvement and efficiency gains within the front office operations, proposing and implementing solutions that enhance productivity, reduce operational risks, or optimise trading strategies.
  • Stakeholder Management: Collaborating with various stakeholders, including traders, risk managers, operations teams, IT developers, to gather feedback, address concerns, and ensure smooth communication and alignment across different teams.
  • Delivery Management: Working with the business stakeholders and Delivery Vertical leads to ensure the book for work is maintained and prioritised in accordance with stakeholder agreement across all impacted functions. Backlog of work delivered and maintained following Kanban methodology.

WHAT YOU WILL BRING

  • Strong knowledge of the European Gas and Power Markets.
  • Familiarity with the Gas Storage and/or LNG Deal Lifecycle is advantageous.
  • Proficient in effectively articulating and eliciting requirements from business and development teams.
  • Demonstrat ability to make timely decisions to ensure efficient change mobilisation.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including formulas, charting, pivoting, and data imports (SQL, .CSV).
  • Strong SQL skills, encompassing understanding of relational databases, right and left joins, where conditions, and aggregate functions (e.g., having statement).
  • Self-motivated and capable of working with minimal guidance.
  • Capable of comprehending business issues and specifying appropriate IT solutions.
  • Collaborative team player with a track record of achieving goals and actively engaging with peers on team initiatives.
  • Able to thrive under tight deadlines and negotiate effectively in high-pressure environments.
  • Skilled in facilitation and influencing others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Adaptability to rapid business growth and demanding environments.
  • Highly motivated, persistent, and proactive in driving results.
  • Diligent, reliable, and known for strong integrity.
  • Degree (or equivalent ideally in a numerate subject or computing related subject)

ABOUT US

Securing Energy for Europe – it’s a simple statement, with a bold ambition. SEFE is not just our name, but also encompasses everything that drives us. To accomplish this, we’re taking immediate action to secure gas supply – but also looking forward, to explore our role in the European energy transformation and how we can contribute to a stable and sustainable future.

As a fully-integrated energy company, we serve our customers with an end-to-end energy value chain – from sourcing and trading to transport, storage and sales. Together, we ensure the security of gas supply in Germany and Europe and drive the green energy transformation. Our international teams work across locations in Europe, Asia, and North America. We’re passionate about energy and the important role it can play in shaping a better future.

Join SEFE and help us secure gas supply across Europe and shape a better, more sustainable tomorrow.

OUR OFFER TO YOU

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience. Whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, and recognises your contribution.

This is a contract role, initially for 6 months with the potential to extend. Join SEFE and help us secure gas supply across Europe and shape a better, more sustainable tomorrow.

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