Portfolio manager

Would you like to develop European trading strategies for a global energy trading company? Are you motivated by carrying out complex analyses? And are you curious about the commercial drivers of the European power markets? If so, keep reading – it could be one of the best career decisions you ever make!

Here’s what the job entails

As our new portfolio manager, your primary areas of responsibilities will be to carry out fundamental and statistical analyses of the European power markets as well as model the impact of the energy transition on the future power markets. This work is of high importance as the success of the team is dependent on solid analyses and precise modelling. You will also be trading on various exchanges and interact with our customers (such as owners of wind turbines or photovoltaic parks).

Further, your areas of responsibility will include the following:

  • price and hedge power exposure
  • monitor risk scenarios 
  • develop power models (fundamental and statistical)
  • collaborate with customers and internal stakeholders

Meet the team

You will join our European Renewables and Nordic Trading team in which we manage a portfolio of European renewables products such as solar and wind assets. Our field covers all parts of the energy value chain, including both physical and financial trading. Our role is to support our customers in the power markets with bankable products that can support the energy transition.

We are a team of specialists within power pricing and hedging. We analyse and develop our tools in a flat hierarchy culture where models and assumptions are openly discussed in the team and together with relevant stakeholders. We do our own programming and modelling and are key stakeholders in the development of fundamental modelling of the energy markets. We know that successful trading strategies depend on teamwork, and this means that we have a high degree of trust in one another.

"In this job, you will get great insights into long-term power trading, working side-by-side with various energy market participants." - Jacob Staub Olsen, Head of European Renewables & Nordic Trading.

But enough about us… over to you!

As you will be working with complex analyses in a volatile market, we imagine that you take a positive view when approaching tasks and enjoy taking on new challenges. We are also looking for someone who thrives on sharing knowledge and seeks to develop their individual skills and contribute to team growth as this is key to our way of working in the team.

Furthermore, we expect that you:

  • have a relevant educational background within Finance, Economics, Statistics, Physics or similar (or is about to graduate this summer)
  • have experience with data analysis
  • take a structured approach to solving problems
  • possess great stakeholder management skills
  • are proficient in English – both written and verbal 

Please note that it is not a requirement to have prior knowledge of the energy industry to enter this role.

We’ll take good care of you

At Danske Commodities, we take great care of our people. Joining us means you’ll get a lot of great perks – including social events, cultural experiences, tasty food and benefits to better your health, your life and your future.

Here are some of the benefits we offer our employees:

  • Flexible working hours
    including the option to work from home up to two days per week
  • Vast development opportunities
    with the help of your own individual development plan, access to our DC University with 50+ courses as well as remote courses through Harvard Learning
  • Global career prospects
    as part of the Equinor group with +20,000 colleagues across the world
  • 10 % paid pension
    as well as a beneficial health care and insurance package
  • Great parental leave conditions
    including 26 weeks of paid maternity leave and 16 weeks of paid paternity leave as well as the opportunity to join the network Inspired Beyond Babies
  • Paid children’s sick days
    10 annual paid absence days in relation to child sickness, to be used whenever needed
  • Extra days off
    five, to be exact, as well as a Yay Day (an additional day off dedicated to ‘me time’) every year – adding to the standard five weeks off each year
  • Senior days
    if you’re over 55 years old
  • Bonus scheme
  • Share savings
    meaning you have the opportunity to participate in our parent company Equinor’s attractive share savings programme
  • Paid at home internet and equipment
    including a mobile phone with paid subscription and IT equipment for when working from home
  • 100+ yearly social and professional events
    including DC Sports and DC Talks events, gatherings in our book club, bicycle club, student network, wine club, CS:GO team and more
  • Free Spotify Premium subscription
  • Various free tickets
    to family-friendly and cultural attractions
  • Discounts
    at hotels, restaurants, sports clubs and more
  • Organic food
    including a light breakfast, lunch buffet and snacks throughout the day
  • An office in the heart of Aarhus
    right next to the central train station

Recruitment process and relocation

You can read more about our recruitment process here. Please note that if you are an international candidate, we will reimburse travel expenses in connection with potential interviews and support you with the relocation process.

What we’re about

We're a tech-driven energy trading company present in 40 markets across five continents. Our +450 people are driven by a need to constantly better things. If you are too, we could very well be the right place for you. You'll join a collective of thinkers and doers. Aspiring chefs, runners, parents, beekeepers, gamers – the list goes on. We're highly specialised experts within our fields. But it’s actually our diversity of ideas we’re most proud of, which is why we continuously work on strengthening an inclusive culture where diverse teams thrive.

Our organisation is flat with an open-door policy. We expect you to care. About your work. About your own and your colleagues’ collective successes. And about the difference we make at Danske Commodities. Together with our parent company Equinor, we have the vision and strength to accelerate the energy transition and make an impact. Like no other.


11.04.2023. We will be screening candidates on an ongoing basis.

Get in touch

Jacob Staub Olsen
Head of European Renewables & Nordic Trading
+45 2834 8237

Gem job

Danske Commodities A/S
Publiceret: 21. marts 2023


Location Aarhus

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