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Location: Rest of the World
Job Title:Trading Desk Manager, LNG
Position No.:-
Reports to:Executive VP, Marketing
Directorate / Dept.: Marketing

Primary Purpose of the Job
Responsible for trading LNG, directing and managing the activities of the LNG trading desk. Responsible for leading LNG trading strategy in. Responsible for setting-up the trading entity and launching the trading activity.

Job Dimensions
Number of Staff Supervised:Direct Reports: 5 - 15Financial Data:Capex / Opex / Contracts / VaR
Principal Accountabilities
Trading strategy: Develops and implements trading strategies at desk level. Develops the company ability to trade LNG and builds a trading function including a trading desk.
Trading unit build-up: Set-up trading capability, recruit and on-board critical volume of traders.
Trading Plan: Manage processes for Trading LNG in accordance with Annual Corporate Plan approved by Trading Board. Identifies, justifies and obtains approval for the resources to manage trading activities.
Counterparty interaction: Ensure relationships with commercial counterparties are executed professionally and with integrity, and at arm's length where required.
New Business: Develop new business opportunities in line with the agreed trading strategy.
Risk and controls: Prevent breaches of authority, excess of limit exposure, including any disciplinary actions for repeated integrity violations, and mitigate in case of any breaches occurring.
Manage the trading desk: Direct and manage the trading unit, providing leadership, encouraging teamwork and facilitating related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards, and staff performance and contribution, whilst managing staff continuity and talent retention.
Performance assessment: Provide input to HR department on traders' performance, in line with trading KPIs.

Decision Making Authority
·Decisions and recommendations made by this position have a significant financial/commercial impact on Trading revenue streams from the sale of LNG and company reputation in international markets.
·High degree of autonomy and freedom (within guidelines set by the Trading Board) in trading LNG, and executing the sales and purchase administration functions.

Context / Special Features / Challenges
·Position will have an active role in the setup of the trading entity, which entails building a new business line fand requires a high degree of ownership and ability to highlight the opportunities and risks of trading.
·Efficient and effective coordination across Departments, and within Marketing Department in order to maintain smooth work execution and flow of products to customers.
·There are strict deadlines to be met in terms of statutory reporting requirements.

Qualifications / Knowledge / Skills / Experience
•Bachelor degree in Economics, Law, Business Administration or equivalent from an internationally recognized university. Postgraduate Qualification (MSc. or MBA) preferred.
•Minimum 15 years work experience in energy commodities trading,
•Multi-disciplinary knowledge and broad competence is required in areas such as trading, sales operations, commercial, financial, contract administration, legal, economic analysis and projects.
•Proven leadership and managerial skills with big picture thinking, an ability to develop and execute a robust business plan and management presentations, and to lead and motivate the trading team.
•Excellent negotiation skills, communication and interpersonal skills.
•Top level written and verbal communication skills.
•Excellent client and internal stakeholder management skills.
•Ability to take fast risk-based decisions, sometimes based on limited amount of information.
•Sound computer literacy skills, including user knowledge of CTRM systems.
•Proven experience in developing and executing planning activities, required to oversee a company's operations including principles, policies, procedures and controls.
•Detailed knowledge of international competition and anti-trust laws required in the context of LNG trading, and working with a high standard of personal integrity.

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