Tuesday, February 17, 2009

NA Senior Natural Gas Analyst

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North American Natural Gas is a dynamic commodity trading business with operations in Minneapolis and Calgary, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. North American Natural Gas works closely with other Cargill energy businesses; North American Power, Global Emissions & European Power and Gas, Global Petroleum and Global Coal.

The Energy, Transportation & Industrial Analysis (ETIA) Group is seeking to fill a North American Senior Natural Gas Analyst position within the Minneapolis office.

ETIA acts as the focus for fundamental analysis for Cargill Ocean Transportation, Petroleum, Coal, Power & Gas and Steel. The analysts are responsible for maintaining and building economic models to support trading decisions and help identify trading opportunities. This position is based in Minneapolis and reports jointly to Management of North American Natural Gas and to Management of ETIA. This role will provide an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic world class Energy Analysis team, and to work in a fast-paced and motivated team within a large global company.

Principal Accountabilities:

Key responsibilities will include providing decision support to energy traders:

* Provide analysis of specific aspects of the US and Canadian natural gas markets
* Play a key role in developing Cargill's growth in both this market and connectivity with other energy markets
* Sourcing and management of critical data
* Management and development of existing supply/demand models
* Creating analysis and executing knowledge flow
* Clear and timely delivery of focused information
* Giving clear guidance to the traders on ongoing changes
* Coordinate with ETIA team and bring connected global macro outlook to the analysis
* Establish/influence fundamental trade view and position risk reward understanding
* Work with regional traders to follow micro/regional fundamental view

Requirements Required

* Masters degree required in a numerate subject (finance / economics / mathematics or science) or minimum 5 years of nat gas and North American energy exposure (including experience in SNDs, publishing analytical reports, working with traders).
* Must have significant/demonstrated track record in analytics Able to manage data flow and process to produce quality documents for internal distribution.
* Must have established network of external contacts and demonstrated internal networking capability.
* IT skills: Advanced Excel skills, VBA a plus.
* Highly numerate skillset
* Must have strong communication skills (fluent spoken English, good presentation skills, effective written communication skills).
* Strong business acumen in order to support traders in making risk decisions.
* Must have good interpersonal skills, ability to work in team, communicate with senior management traders and other analysts.
* Must be open to travel to Europe once a year - and to Calgary as required.

Cargill, founded in 1865, is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With customers spanning the globe, we provide expert advice in crops and livestock; food; health and pharmaceuticals; industrial; and financial and risk management. Cargill now employs over 160,000 people in 67 countries around the world.

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer

Relocation assistance will be determined.

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