Trader / Portfolio Manager – GoO

Today, companies are constantly urged to drastically reduce their carbon footprint. By trading in a wide variety of renewable energy products, STX enables businesses to achieve this goal. In doing so, we contribute to a more transparent environmental commodities market and, therefore, a greener world. We’re looking for a Trader/Portfolio manager – Guarantees of Origin to join our business and the extremely dynamic market we operate in, and to embark on a journey with us towards a better tomorrow.

ABOUT THE FRONT OFFICE

Turning opportunities into solutions – that’s the specialty of STX’s Front Office. Our team works across various domains, including electricity, renewable gas, carbon offsets, biofuels, and energy efficiency. We engage with clients in different markets and countries on a daily basis, and it’s our job to understand their needs and translate them into effective, efficient solutions. To maintain STX’s position as market leader in the fast-changing environmental commodities field, we are continuously capitalizing on new opportunities and optimizing our offering.

ABOUT THE TEAM

“The Guarantee of Origin Desk is one of the larger in the company. As the GoO product is a key tool for both suppliers and corporates to reach their renewable targets – Adding liquidity to this market and thinking in solutions remain our top priority. We need to constantly reinvent ourselves and develop in line with an ever-changing market. As markets are becoming more efficient and competitive, a solid trading team becomes increasingly important. Since I started the trading desk 5 years ago a lot has changed. I am proud of what we have achieved with our young, versatile and ambitious team. Because of our team members with a variety of skills and backgrounds we have managed to achieve the best results. Now, we are looking to add more bright minds to our team” – Daan van der Meer, Head of Trading Guarantees of Origin”

ROLE OF A TRADER/PORTFOLIO MANAGER

As a Trader/Portfolio manager at STX, you will manage your own portfolio leveraging our balance sheet to explore and profit from trading opportunities within the renewable energy spectrum by combining quantitative analysis with qualitative market insights. You will act as the main contact for our sales-traders who, in turn, are in direct contact with our counterparties. We are currently looking to expand with a Trader/Portfolio manager to strengthen our team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Generating revenue by managing and optimizing positions in a portfolio of products
  • Pricing of Guarantees of Origin
  • Manage trading books and portfolio’s yourself
  • Managing trade, counterparty and contract risk in line with broader strategy
  • Continuously improve our systems and processes together with IT
  • Doing research and analyzing data to make better trading decisions
  • Manage a portfolio of full offtakes where STX has volume risk

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-6 years of experience in a trading company as a trader/portfolio manager
  • Finished Bachelor or Master in preferably an economical, econometrical, mathematical or any quantitative study
  • Highly skilled in using Excel and VBA. Python and SQL are a plus
  • Previous experience in structuring PPAs or complex offtake agreements are a plus
  • Strong analytical skills combined with strong social skills
  • A proactive problem-solving nature
  • Team player
  • Living in or able to move to Amsterdam
  • Fluent in English, additional languages are welcome

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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