Client Flow Trader

Portfolio Management



The Client Flow Trader will drive this high-performance desk’s best-in-class execution and substantially grow its client volume, product offering, and EBITDA across the United Kingdom, Netherlands and France

About us

Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (SEFE GmbH) is a major European energy company focused on maintaining the security of supply and generating commercial value in Europe. Its main business areas include supplying energy to customers, energy trading, gas transportation and the operation of gas storage facilities. SEFE GmbH is an internationally operating group consisting of around 50 companies in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and North America. The SEFE Group employs approximately 1,500 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters.

SEFE Marketing & Trading Limited (SM&T) is an integral part of the SEFE  Group. Headquartered in London, SM&T is an agile multi-commodity trader and trading partner. With deep experience in derivatives, digital and analytics and ready for the opportunities arising from the energy transition, we seek to create value, both on a proprietary basis and for its partners, in all key European gas, LNG, power and environmental products markets.

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 SM&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.

Since 2012 we have been accredited with the Investors in People Gold standard and Ecovardis Silver accreditation this year. We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive home for a diverse group of highly talented individuals.

Role objectives

Own SEFE Energy’s Retail) Natural Gas & Fuels/Clean Energy Client Flow split across the United Kingdom, Netherlands and France together with other potential European locations. Retails Portfolio Management department is the key custodian of a complex book of indexed and fixed priced energy deals including significant contract optionality; QED is the primary OTC & exchange route to market and responsible for all forward, future, swaps & stand option execution with Retails clients, shareholders, financiers, DMA providers and associated platforms including exchanges.

The Flow Trader will drive this high-performance desk’s best-in-class execution and substantially grow its client volume, product offering, and EBITDA. Ensuring best-in-class STP automated trade flows together with driving its digitization and automation which are key focus areas. Algo + ML/AI systematic execution are critical to the desk & business aims.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Expand the product suite for our European natural gas, electricity and clean energy clients
  • Work with portfolio managers to deliver consistent & improve EBITDA by executing trades with clients while maintaining a high level of data accuracy
  • Develop Retail’s Natural Gas & Clean Energy strategies for the Client portfolios to deliver profit while minimising risk
  • Partner with Sales to improve revenues and increasing SEFE Energy’s market share across all relevant products and locations
  • Manage outright/basis( trading positions using algorithmic trading and various trading products (e.g. time/location/quality/cross-commodity) to increase profit
  • Support the design and development of a best-in-class deal capture system for all European markets
  • Provide market intelligence to sales teams and external customers
  • Additional duties maybe required within the scope and purpose of this role as requested by line manager &/or executive representation and in line with business requirements.

Skills & Competencies

  • Coding: Python expertise to a proficient level. Other languages desirable: R, C++. Matlab
  • Language: Fluent Business English + one of French, German, Spanish, Italian
  • Proven track record of securing a commodity portfolios ‘beta’ and delivering additional ‘alpha’
  • Demonstrable​ ability to perform in a top tier commodity trading / portfolio mgmt. business
  • Entrepreneurial in nature with a strong international orientation
  • A dedication to quantitative rigour & adherence to a consistent cogitative framework


  • Experience with managing customer positions with excellent knowledge of commodity OTC & Futures hedging and flow trading.
  • Experience in pricing and structuring derivatives such as Futures, forwards, swaps, options
  • Experience in European Natural Gas, Power & Emissions markets
    • Biofuels, LNG, Oil & industrial market knowledge a plus.
  • Experience in Price + S&D (sales-and-distribution) quant analysis


  • Master’s Degree from strong global university: Mathematical Finance / Econometrics / Physics / Data Science / Atmospherically & Environmental Science / Aeronautical Engineering
  • CFA or international financial services license accreditation equivalent preferred
  • ICE, EEX & alternative international exchange accreditation will be required.

Our offer to you

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive benefits package which includes bonus earning potential, non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, buy / sell holidays, life assurance, allowance for medical and dental insurance together with a range of optional flexible benefits.

This role may be based in our office in Manchester City Centre, or London with a hybrid working approach offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home.

The 350 people working in our business are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome. We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, Have courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations so you can expect to experience empathy and support throughout your journey with us. We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

In the UK, our people practices have been awarded Gold status by Investors in People and we have a silver EcoVadis rating demonstrating our commitment to sustainability.

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