Manager - Market Risk Advisory Brazil

Manager - Market Risk Advisory Brazil
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The Role

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Manager - Market Risk Advisory

What is the role?

The role of the Market Risk Advisory function is to identify, measure and report on the level of risk, to advise the commercial teams on mitigation strategies consistent with defined risk appetite and to provide assessment and insight to senior management.

This role will report to the Head of Market Risk Advisory, Shell Energy Americas and will be in Sao Paulo office serving as the focal point for Market Risk to the Gas and Power portfolio managers and other local enabling functions.  The primary regional focus will be Brazil power and natural gas markets.

As a manager – Market Risk Advisory, your team will have the responsibility to:

  • Understand supply and demand fundamentals, including regional/locational price differences, fundamental drivers of changes in these spreads, historical market direction and trends/underlying fundamental causes

  • Develop and mentor analysts to enable their growth and performance.

  • Ensure adherence to mandated exposure and risk limits and provide guidance on actions to be taken to reduce risk if necessary

  • Work closely with functional stakeholders to ensure trading risks and returns are fully understood, captured, and challenged where necessary including longer term embedded contractual risks.

  • Manage risk identification of model & portfolio assumptions and market inputs, pricing issues, and drive understanding of the design and utilization of VaR, stress testing, and scenario analysis.

  • Partnering with the other Market Risk team managers to align best practices across the Shell Energy Americas platform.

  • Understand, propose, and manage the local adoption of policy and methodology for the evaluation of any new or adapted market risk exposures.

  • Understand and manage the development of mechanisms to value risk inherent from optionality contained in the portfolio and how this can be created and managed within Trading.

  • Ensure that trading activities are properly represented within the relevant quarterly Market Risk committees and provide input into Risk Management committees as needed.

  • Evaluate new business opportunities by providing independent deal assessment including strategic/portfolio fit, limits impact evaluation, analysis of portfolio performance in various scenarios, identification of risks associated with the new deal, and back-testing strategies in collaboration with other Market Risk groups and the Deal Valuation team. Where applicable, provide peer review and challenge to deal proposals for other T&S businesses

  • Analyze performance or hedge effectiveness/back-tests of trading strategies, identify multiple factors driving position and profit and loss changes and provide insight to stakeholders and consumers of risk data for context

  • Provide insightful commentary of key portfolio activity including market intelligence, exposure changes and new deal activity

  • Develop and refine the fair economic valuation approach and provide steer on usage of market risk reserves


What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the Brazil on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • Candidate must have minimum of 10+ years energy and more specifically power experience in the Brazilian market.

  • Advanced grasp of Brazilian supply/demand dynamics, deal structures, demand forecasting, stress testing, scenario analysis, VaR and exposure reporting.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering or IT, Master’s preferable.

  • Understanding of experience modelling long-term energy transactions including contractual flexibilities and non-linear products

  • Advanced knowledge of deal structures and types, interpreting positions, P&L, mark to market concepts

  • Capable of being independent from front office; able to objectively analyze, develop a view and challenge risks and exposures

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, having the self-confidence to challenge traders on deals, valuations, positions, limit mandates

  • Strong business analysis skills, modeling capabilities, research, and problem-solving skills, technologically oriented, proficient in working with computers and software applications, including Microsoft Office and Excel.

  • Experience with Endur or comparable energy trading risk management system and ability to fully leverage its functionality is a plus.

  • Self-starter, highly motivated, results oriented, with strong communication and influencing skills.

  • Learner mindset: innovative and creative, excellent critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities

  • Fluency in English is required

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