Market and Model Risk Manager

Retail (SEFE Energy)



This is an exciting opportunity to develop controls and reporting in a dynamic Retail energy business. The job holder will establish a new team who will be responsible for identifying, measuring, and reporting market and model risks.

About us

We began our journey as an ambitious, independent gas supplier in the North West of England, built on great relationships and a passion for growth and excellent customer service.  We continuously developed our products to reach more customers and in less than ten years, we grew from employing a handful of people and supplying less than a hundred customers to become one of Britain’s leading non-domestic energy suppliers.  We now supply thousands of businesses and organisations with the energy they need to provide their products and services used by millions of people across Britain, France and the Netherlands.  We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees and together, our mission is clear.

As a business we have to be agile, constantly adapting to the ever-changing energy world, driven by forces of decarbonisation, competition, digitalisation and shifting customer expectations. Our Always Reaching for Better strategy equips us to expertly respond to changes and advancements, and quickly seize opportunities to grow and develop.  Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

Role objectives

This is an exciting opportunity to develop controls and reporting in a dynamic Retail energy business. The job holder will establish a new team who will be responsible for identifying, measuring, and reporting market and model risks.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting & Control

  • Production of daily exposures and metrics like VaR, Earning-at-Risk, Economic Capital requirement.
  • Manage those exposure and metric positions against the limits and escalate any breach or incident event to the relevant management committee and risk owners
  • Explain/explore any risk profile change across the portfolio responsible for noticeable VaR moves or unexpected accumulative losses
  • Create and prepare periodic and ad-hoc Market Risk reports for senior management committees
  • Conduct any ad-hoc/one-off portfolio analysis and risk impact of new and existing strategies
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the market risk control framework, policy and procedures
  • Work in collaboration with the portfolio modelling and strategy desks to develop and monitor adequate controls and model validation processes.
  • Own the development of model risk governance and monitoring

Systems Development

  • Contribute to the Operational Readiness process for new product and/or the execution of bespoke complex structured transactions
  • Design, specify and UAT any functionality delivered through systems development and enhancement. Regularly review the existing Reporting & Control system in the light of the ever-changing nature of the portfolio and external market conditions
  • To be aware of and comply with all company policies and procedures, including but not limited to the SEFE Energy Data Protection policy, Equal Opportunities policy, and the Email and Internet Acceptable Usage Policy, in addition to Fire and Health and Safety Regulations.

The role holder may also be required to carry out any other duties within the scope and purpose of this role as requested by their line manager and in line with business needs.

Skills & Competencies

  • Essential: Python expertise to a proficient level. Other languages desirable: R, C++, SQL, Matlab
  • Desirable: PowerBI / Tableau visual tool proficiency
  • Desirable: Team lead experience, supporting development of junior team members
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate with the business in a clear, concise, and insightful manner
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining risk reporting / predictive models
  • Experience in developing reports and MI with clear recommendation for the business to act on
  • Confident in delivering insights driven from data and market behaviour


  • Experience in a Risk Management and Quantitative Modelling environment, dealing with reporting, control and systems development
  • Good knowledge of Market Risk management practise. This entails in-depth knowledge of, Value-at-Risk and Earnings-at-Risk calculation techniques.
  • Good understanding of the energy commodity market across all physical asset classes ideally with expertise in one or more; Natural Gas, LNG, Clean Energy, Oil or Power


  • Degree level qualification or above preferably in a subject with strong quantitative/mathematical components

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.

Based from our office in Manchester City Centre you can benefit from hybrid working 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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