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Requisition Number 19-0052
Title Pricing Analyst II - ERCOT
City Houston
State TX
Job Family Retail
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Relocation Provided No
Location Champion Houston
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

The Pricing Analyst II is primarily responsible for data analysis, collection, validation and pricing retail power transactions in competitive markets. In addition, the Commodity Product & Market Specialist is also responsible for assisting sales personnel in negotiating power transactions and providing product recommendations for retail customers within the commercial, industrial and municipality segments.

Job Responsibilities:

Product Knowledge
• Regional desk contact for data collection, validation and pricing & analysis.
• Collaborate with Sales to provide, design, and promote product structures and support retail sales initiatives.
• Drive Sales to attain and review price feedback; succinctly communicate and implement findings back to business.
• Responsible for building Excel models to develop and provide analytical studies on forward curves and or cash Natural Gas prices (time series price history, volatility, and or correlation).
• Independently prepare advanced ad-hoc analysis and reporting as needed to meet the needs of the regional business (e.g., regression, trend analysis)

• Analyze large data sets and synthesize new solutions based on customer historical and forecasted load usage for customers with highly volatile operational energy consumption patterns given the highly technical nature of their primary business operations.
• Responsible for building and maintaining simple/complex Excel models to support pricing and structuring.
• Responsible for an in-depth understanding of all pricing models and their applications.
• Accountable for preparing and communicating executable and indicative pricing for Sales timely and accurately.
• Accountable for preparing and communicating executable and indicative pricing to Third Party Sales Channel representatives, timely and accurately.

Regulatory, ISO, and Market Knowledge
• Maintain a current commercial understanding of regional/local tariffs and tariff rule structures and provide savings and impact analysis for Desk(s) and Sales.
• Communicate with regional Regulatory Lead to regularly maintain dialogue and develop an expert understanding of regional regulatory framework at the State and Federal level to determine how these variables will impact retail product pricing and contractual risk to organization.
• Maintain a working knowledge of wholesale market fundamentals and possess the ability to explain historical trends to sales and/or customers if needed.

Direct Sales Support and Third Party Account Management
• Support Sales by providing market intelligence, tariff guidelines and other analysis through self-initiative and or as directed.
• Work with Enrollment Group to insure timely and accurate meter account information, meter processing needs, and customer fulfillment objectives.
• Assist in managing Third Party Sales Channels, i.e., Relationship development with Broker and Consultants representing current or potential Customers; Facilitation of RFP’s as initiated through the Third Party Sales Channel.
• Prepare customer specific presentations and general market presentations for Direct Sales force and Third Party Sales Channels as requested.
Requirements • Bachelor degree in Math, Economics, Accounting, Business, Finance, Engineering or like degree required.
• ERCOT pricing or marketing experience preferred
• Candidate must demonstrate strong quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills with an emphasis on attention to detail.
• Working knowledge of financial and physical energy trading markets, particularly Power is required. Experience in NE/MW Power Markets is preferred.
• Ability to manage multiple highly complex deal assignments and meet deadlines on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy and accountability.
• Ability to perform advanced ad-hoc analysis to support commercial sales processes.
• Possess strong commercial aptitude and possess a well-developed contract interpretation and advanced spreadsheet design skills in order to assess deal structure risks and opportunities inherent in contracts in order to support contract restructuring, extensions, and support the negotiation of the costs/benefits of such said contract.
• Effective communication skills both written and oral.
• Excellent computer skills with an emphasis on Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, VBA, C++, Matlab, and other internal systems.
• Demonstrated understanding of derivatives and advanced deal structures in the electric and gas commodity business segment.
• Demonstrated experience closing transactions on a deal team in Electric and Natural Gas commodities.
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