Policy Affairs Analyst – DACH Market

Public entities and companies operating across all economic sectors are urged or compelled to reduce or offset their carbon footprint. STX helps these entities achieve such goals by trading a wide variety of sustainable energy products and certificates. Consequently, we contribute to a more transparent, liquid, and cost-efficient environmental commodities market and, therefore, a greener world. We’re looking for a Policy Affairs Analyst – Low Carbon Transport and Industry to join our business and embark on a journey with us towards a better tomorrow.

ABOUT THE TEAM

“In the STX Policy Analysis Team, we visualize various low carbon voluntary opportunities and compliance obligations through the lens of market-based solutions. We inform policymakers of the most targeted and scalable solutions so that emission reductions are achieved via the most cost-efficient options. We also quickly analyze policy changes to sharpen and broaden our offering” – Wojciech Winkler VP of Political Affairs

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Tracking, analyzing, and piecing together various policies, legislation, and early political signals and translating them into the direct and indirect market or product effects across economic sectors
  • Assisting STX consultants and traders with executing transactions by advising on respective policies
  • Proactively proposing new deal/position structures and transactions
  • Thought leadership: synthesizing intel into strategic market positioning
  • Promoting and demonstrating STX thought leadership internally to senior managers, at national and international conferences, debates, industry association policy negotiations, and client meetings
  • Assisting Managers in developing and executing strategic market plays
  • Conducting cursory regulatory due diligence on trading/position strategies

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 5 years of working experience in consulting on low carbon transport or policy affairs
  • Basic understanding of macroeconomic drivers affecting input costs and prices of commodities related to low carbon transport
  • Demonstrated exposure to environmental commodities, renewable energy, or electricity in the context of any transport mode is a must, road transport is desired
  • Experience in liaising with NGOs, and trade associations is a must. Similar experience interacting with the relevant governmental institutions is desired
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking, culminating in thought-leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate legislative developments and the consequent business impacts to senior-level management
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to develop and execute new ideas
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Fluent in English and German at a business level
  • Based near Amsterdam or Hamburg or willing to relocate there
  • Knowledge of DE legislation such as 37 of BImSchG, UERV, 38 of BImSchV, BEHG, and ENERGIESTG is a must; knowledge of EEG network charges and green H2 is desired

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Pension scheme contributions
  • Strong focus on personal and professional development
  • Sport and training opportunities

GET IN TOUCH

Are you ready to embark on a journey with us? Please submit your application for this job by clicking on the “apply” button. For further questions, please contact the Recruitment department at recruitment@stxgroup.com.

STX Group offers equal employment opportunity. Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated. 

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About STX

A lot has changed since 2005, when STX Group was founded as a small-scale intermediary company in the heart of Amsterdam. Starting out modestly, but ambitiously as one of the first European players in the Carbon Emission (EUA) market, the firm has grown over the years into a reputable international intermediary and trading company that employs over 150 staff members and covers a wide range of products on the global market. Working from offices in Amsterdam, New York and Gothenburg, our various teams draw on their entrepreneurial mindset to serve our clients optimally in their own languages. Our goal? To consolidate growth in dynamic existing markets while further exploring new products and emerging markets. Ultimately, our mission is to become a leading trader and market access provider in illiquid environmental commodities and debt capital markets.

Growth through new products and markets

These days, STX Group serves as a intermediary, principle and proprietary trader in the international renewables market and financial markets. On the environmental commodities side, we intermediate and trade a wide variety of different renewable energy certificates and physical renewables, such as biofuels and biodiesel. Over the years, we have expanded to trade in a diverse range of new products and have moved into numerous new markets. Such developments account for the rapid growth the company has enjoyed since its inception.

Entrepreneurialism and diversity as key success factors

The only thing that hasn’t changed since 2005 is the location of our headquarters: we’re still based alongside Amsterdam’s canals in the vibrant heart of the city. To date, we remain one of the few intermediaries in the Dutch capital and one of the only trading firms to have such an international employee base serving the global market. A key driver behind the company’s growth and success is the great diversity within our teams: not only does our in-house staff base comprise an impressive 20 different nationalities, but the (academic) backgrounds of our team members vary widely too. This diversity guarantees that, as a group, we can tap into the creativity and versatility required to continuously develop only the best and most innovative ideas and solutions to problems we encounter. Great performance is rewarded with great growth within the company. We don’t believe in silos; we operate as teams. Cross-country, cross-disciplinary and cross-position collaboration is key. We don’t place much emphasis on hierarchical structures. What we do value? Entrepreneurial spirits who have great ideas and are keen to join the STX family to work on building the future together.


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