LNG Structured Trader



LNG


London


Permanent

Help deliver our mandate to grow and optimise a global LNG portfolio by originating, structuring, pricing, negotiating and closing value-adding structured LNG transactions around which the LNG Trading team will trade and further optimise.

About us

SEFE LNG Limited (SEFE LNG) and its parent company SEFE Marketing & Trading Limited (SM&T) are wholly owned subsidiaries of SEFE Securing Energy For Europe GmBH (SEFE GmBH). SEFE GmbH is a major European energy company focused on maintaining the security of energy supplies in Europe in a manner which creates commercial value. Its main business areas include supplying energy to customers, energy trading, gas transportation and the operation of gas storage facilities. SEFE GmbH owns a group of around 50 operating companies in 16 countries across Europe, Asia and North America (SEFE Group). The SEFE Group employs approximately 1,500 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters.

 

SEFE LNG is an integral part of the SEFE Group. Headquartered in London, SEFE LNG is an agile LNG trader and trading partner, tasked with the key mandate to grow and optimise a global LNG supply portfolio to meet the group’s overarching strategy to secure competitive, long-term LNG supplies into Europe. To facilitate this objective, SEFE LNG works closely with SM&T, who has secured long-term regasification capacity in Europe and has deep experience in derivatives, analytics and multi-commodity trading across all of the key European markets.  The SEFE Group is well positioned for the opportunities arising from the energy transition and 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, other parts of the SEFE Group 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 SEFE LNG 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

Help deliver our mandate to grow and optimise a global LNG portfolio by originating, structuring, pricing, negotiating and closing value-adding structured LNG transactions around which the LNG Trading team will trade and further optimise.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish new and maintain existing relationships with global LNG suppliers and customers, develop leads, gather market intelligence and find deal-space;
  • Lead deal negotiations and manage the full physical deal life-cycle from inception to execution through the first ADP planning cycle, in close coordination with the wider LNG team and key support functions;
  • Close value-adding physical LNG transactions in full compliance with internal policies and procedures while ensuring robust contractual terms and conditions;
  • Accurately assess deal fair value pricing in close collaboration with the wider LNG team, considering the sources of intrinsic and extrinsic value, the associated deal risks and exposures and develop contractual / financial risk management strategies to mitigate same;
  • Develop deal documentation and present deal recommendations to senior management for approval;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the team’s global LNG strategy in coordination with the wider LNG team;

 

Skills & Competencies

Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of the natural gas and LNG industry, value-chain and markets. Having European LNG and gas experience would be an advantage (e.g. established European counterparty network and knowledge of EU regas contracts/operations and the associated gas hub dynamics);
  • Expert understanding of LNG commercial contracts;
  • Excellent financial, analytical and economic modelling skills;
  • Excellent negotiator, able to adapt negotiating styles to achieve commercial aims;
  • Established track record of closing bespoke SPAs and MSPA/CNs;
  • Strong business acumen coupled with energy and the ability thrive in a dynamic and changing environment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong professional relationships;
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills;
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Fluent in English. Additional language skills would be an advantage.

Competencies:

  • Pro-active in achieving results;
  • Strong team player who is able to work well within a flexible team environment;
  • Able to adapt focus in line with changing business priorities;
  • Tenacious and results orientated, takes initiative and drives for closure;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, confident and articulate;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and make decisions under pressure.

Experience

  • Demonstrable commercial experience in the LNG industry;
  • Track record of success in the origination, negotiation and execution of bespoke SPAs and/or MSPA/CNs with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrable experience of accurately evaluating the economic value of LNG transactions;
  • An established network of counterparty relationships across the LNG industry

Education

  • Educated to degree level (2.1 or above) or equivalent, with MBA preference

 

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