Senior Energy Strategist
Job Overview/ Purpose:
The senior energy strategist will provide additional research coverage of the energy markets for Rabobank globally and more specifically in Europe. Energy prices are a vital input for many macroeconomic variables and are widely used for forecasting other asset classes. The energy complex is incredibly important for the European economy and an analyst will dramatically improve Rabobank's depth of knowledge for energy markets and in particular, European gas. The current energy crisis means this is top of mind for our client base. The role will also supplement sales and trading in order to better service Rabobank’s clients and increase revenue across CRTM, TCF and R&R.
Context of Job:
RaboResearch (RR) comprises of all of the bank’s global research activities, including research into the Netherlands, Economics and Sustainability (NES), Food & Agribusiness (F&A) and Global Economics & Markets (GEM), and complimented by a Data Science, Digital Content and Global Support team.
RR GEM is the bank’s center of competence for international macroeconomics and financial markets research. The team’s mandate is to ensure key clients have access to meaningful information and analysis to help with their risk management and investment decisions. The team is organized into asset class coverage, including Macro, FX, Rates, Credit & Regulation, Agri Commodities and Energy, and present in the bank’s dealing rooms in Utrecht, London, New York, Singapore and Sao Paolo. Research services are provided internally to Markets, the Executive Board, Treasury, Member Banks, Investor Relations. Externally through Sales, Senior Bankers and Relationship Managers the team primarily services Mid-Size Corporates, Large Corporates and FI Clients. The focus is on value-added activities, i.e. presentations, maintenance/special reports, media profiling, responding to ad hoc client requests.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Maintain research for the European energy market with a focus on natural gas
Produce forecasts for European natural gas and related energy products.
Produce trade ideas across the energy complex.
Contribute/provide support to timely periodical reports: weekly, monthly, as well as regular theme-driven specials. Emphasis on tailor-made, event and theme-driven research, rather than maintenance reports.
Support the provision of tailor-made research solutions to key clients to complement Markets Sales efforts, including conference calls, presentations and client visits.
Swift interpretation of market events/data/developments and communication thereof to internal stakeholders (sales, traders), as well as clients.
Participation in ad hoc working groups and brainstorming with key people in Markets, Rabobank Group, regular morning briefings with Sales & Traders, as well as ad hoc communication.
Contribute positively to the global research program, by actively interacting with and leveraging off other analysts within RR GEM, often in different geographical locations, as well as other research teams within Rabobank.
Professional/ Managerial Autonomy:
Has professional freedom in decision making and in “what needs to be done” regarding all standard financial markets research related tasks. Is able to act and decide independently, whilst seeking guidance or input from senior management.
Research: Colleagues in the GEM team, but also other research teams within Rabobank.
Sales & CM: Predominantly CRTM and R&R.
TCF: Energy team
Key Performance Indicators:
Pro-activity demonstrated towards key clients and stakeholders.
Regular presentations to key clients, which are measured against annual targets.
Maintaining a standard product suite and producing special reports, which are measured against annual targets.
Where required, participation in relevant value chain(s) alongside Energy Transition team, Trading and Sales in order to gather feedback, improve co-operation and meet objectives of client coverage and capturing client spread. Ensuring research is optimally aligned in this process.
Positive and evidential feedback from key stakeholders, internal and external relationships.
Teamwork resulting in positive results for RaboResearch and Markets as a whole.
Evident development of relevant product knowledge and understanding of key business areas including markets, clients and competition.
Business Knowledge/ Technical Skills:
Strong written and presentation communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills
Strong modelling and statistical analysis ability
Scheduling background in LNG or natural gas preferred
Background in power and natural gas preferred
Leadership/ Management Skills:
Identifies with senior management
Communicates clearly and effectively
Systems Knowledge/ Skills:
Proficiency with Office, Bloomberg, and preferably Python coding.
Credibility and maturity in dealing with people across a complex organisation with different cultures and geographies.
Confident, convincing, creative, proactive personality with strong entrepreneurial drive.
Articulate communicator with strong presentation skills, able to generate enthusiasm for the bank, for the clients and for the covered research areas at hand.
Self-motivator, ability to work effectively under pressure and results driven.
Exhibits high levels of integrity, discretion and confidentiality
Able to manage and resolve conflict and other challenging issues
Commercially focused, operationally strong, risk aware and strategically responsive
Strong interpersonal and client relationship/influencing skills
Demonstrates professional acumen, integrity, discretion, credibility and trustworthiness
Values and Behaviours:
Excellent customer focus; we are client driven and action oriented – I go the extra mile for my clients
Meaningful co-operative; we are purposeful and courageous – I dare to make a difference for the world
Rock-solid bank; we are professional and considerate – I am doing the right thing exceptionally well
Empowered employees; we bring out the best in each other and keep learning – I make you better
At Rabobank we embrace differences and strive to create a truly inclusive work culture, based on trust and respect for all individuals. A place where everyone can be themselves and bring their whole selves to work along with their unique experiences, background and expertise.
Bachelors degree equivalent education or experience
Excellent written and spoken English; additional languages are desirable but not essential