Head of Market Risk Management, Gas Head of Market Risk Management, Gas …

Danske Commodities A/S
in Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark
Permanent, Full time
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To be negotiated
Danske Commodities A/S
in Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
To be negotiated
Are you looking for a new development opportunity, where you can use your knowledge from the energy industry and analytical approach to make a difference? And can you imagine yourself in a position where you get to work with both operational and strategic decision making in one of the leading energy trading companies in Europe? Then you might be just the right fit as our new Head of Market Risk Management, Gas.

Risk Management at Danske Commodities
Danske Commodities (DC) is an energy trading company that specialises in short-term power and gas trading and offers balancing, optimisation and hedging services to energy producers and suppliers. Every day, we complete more than 5750 trades across 39 countries, constantly moving energy from where there is more than needed to where it is needed most. The Risk Management unit at DC covers three overall areas; Market Risk Management, Risk Analysis and Treasury & Credit Risk – all working closely together, benefitting from all areas of expertise. The responsibility of Market Risk Management is divided into two closely knit areas, namely Market Risk Management, Gas and Market Risk Management, Power & Certificates. Right now, we are looking for a new colleague to head up the Market Risk Management, Gas team, which covers all our Gas Trading activities across 23 markets.

Join us as our new Head of Market Risk Management, Gas
Our Market Risk Management teams are the focal point for allocation of market risk capital to the various business teams, covering the tasks of monitoring, reporting and advising on the market risk exposures. We have the dual function of both guarding the company against undesirable exposures and partnering with our business to create value. Joining us as the Head of Market Risk Management, Gas you will be responsible for a small team with great experience from the industry, which works to ensure controlled and deliberate risk-taking with the aim of optimising the risk-adjusted returns for the company.

Starting out, you will get a thorough introduction to the team, your tasks and our Risk Management Framework. On the longer term, you will play a significant role in ensuring that the capabilities of the team match the developing requirements towards the function. And we will make sure to equip you with the right training and support – no matter your level of leadership experience.

Proactive industry professional with a knack for analysis and stakeholder management   
We imagine you have great experience from the energy industry, either as a risk professional or from a front office position. You have profound knowledge about the Gas area and related products, enabling you to act as a trusted advisor to our Gas business. In addition, you have a well-founded analytical toolbox and can manage the balance of being strategically responsible for the team’s direction as well as working operationally ensuring the daily deliverables of the team.

You will get to work at the core of our company with responsibility for both operational and strategic decision-making - supported by a team of highly skilled energy professionals - Jakob Sørensen, VP, Head of Risk Managment


  • professional and skilled colleagues, who set the bar high
  • great opportunities for individual development
  • flexible working hours
  • numerous social and professional events, incl. sporting events and parties
  • an office in the heart of Aarhus, next to the central train station


  • be responsible for maintaining and developing DC’s market risk management in alignment with the overall risk framework and DC’s risk appetite
  • manage the Market Risk Management, Gas team – including everything from recruitment, motivation and development of employees to defining and following up on project deliveries, etc.
  • manage the balance between delivering on the daily operations and driving and motivating the team
  • ensure development of Risk Management Systems
  • ensure daily reporting and monitoring of Market Risk related areas, including PnL
  • ensure mandate framework and issuance of mandates
  • ensure integration of Risk Management policies, procedures and compliance requests within the whole company
  • support the Head of Risk Management with reviewing, updating and implementing the Market Risk management framework
  • be responsible for producing consolidated risk assessments of new business cases


We expect that you:

  • hold a relevant master’s degree within Finance, Economics, Mathematics or similar
  • have a minimum of five years of experience from a position in either risk management or front office in the energy sector, preferably within Gas, thus having great knowledge of energy trading and related products
  • preferably, have great IT skills that allow for you to contribute operationally to the team’s deliveries


We expect that you:

  • take an analytical and structured approach to your job. We conduct analyses that are used for decision-making and therefore it is important to be methodical 
  • are pragmatic and solution-oriented and at the same time making sure that decisions are deliberate and well-documented
  • have the ability and willingness to work as both a strategic influencer and as an operational problem solver, ensuring the overall success of the team
  • are proactive and outgoing – you will collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders across the organisation and strong stakeholder management skills are key


  • As soon as possible. We will be screening candidates on an ongoing basis.
  • Full-time
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