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Aarhus, Denmark

Market Risk Analyst for Leading Energy Trading Company

Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your risk expertise into sustainable business growth? And would you like to work closely with highly skilled energy professionals, who are eager to share their knowledge and learn new things? As our new experienced market risk analyst at Danske Commodities, you will act as a trusted partner to the business, ensuring an optimised risk profile in line with our defined risk guidelines and policies.

Danske Commodities – one of Europe’s leading energy trading companies

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 8500 trades across 39 countries, constantly moving energy from where there is more than needed to where it is needed most. Backed by an energy major, we are a wholly-owned subsidiary to Norwegian energy company Equinor, operating under our own name and brand.

Join a team of dedicated risk specialists 

Right now, we are looking for a market risk analyst for our Market Risk Management team. In the team, our primary responsibility is to monitor the daily trading positions and mandates given for our trading activities and perform daily reporting of profit and loss. We serve as partners to the business teams, ensuring risk control on positions and products through profound discussions on models and risk appetite. As this role is a vital link in the communications towards the trading teams and other stakeholders, the ideal candidate is curious, willing to challenge stakeholders and to be challenged.

As our new colleague, you will experience a culture with diverse backgrounds and nationalities, working closely with experts within the energy sector. The way we work is characterised by close collaboration across the entire Risk Management unit, meaning direct access to colleagues with both quantitative modelling skills and colleagues with a dedicated focus on credit risk. This means you will get to take on complex issues with colleagues who are all passionate about their field of expertise.

Your responsibilities and professional journey to become risk professional expert

No matter your level of experience, we will ensure a solid introduction to DC and the energy trading industry. Starting out, you will get a thorough introduction to the team, your tasks, your primary stakeholders and our risk management framework. Your first task will be to get familiar with your assigned portfolio and the responsibilities within that particular business area. Shortly after your introduction period, and when you have acquired the necessary knowledge, you will be the designated market risk analyst for a specific portfolio. In this position, you will play a significant role in developing our business partnering setup through various analyses – always ensuring that we offer best-in-class risk management.

You will join an international workplace, where you will turn your competencies into tangible value for our business, as you take the lead on your own commercial area

John Pettersson, Head of Market Risk Management

We Offer

  • 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


  • perform daily monitoring of positions and mandates for your assigned portfolio
  • handle daily reporting of PnL and risks for the portfolio
  • be on top of positions and underlying risks for the portfolio
  • run ad hoc risk analyses and risk assessments
  • support the organisation on new business cases through various risk assessments


We expect that you:

  • hold a relevant master’s degree within areas like Finance, Mathematics or Economics
  • preferably, have knowledge of energy trading and related products, with focus on either gas or power trading
  • preferably, have 1-3 years of experience in trading or risk management, but not a requirement
  • have strong IT skills (SQL and PowerBI skills are a big advantage)
  • fluent in English, verbal and written

Personal Skills

We expect that you:

  • thrive with great responsibility – you will be responsible for your own portfolio, ensuring that we are on top of the risks and performance
  • see opportunities where other see problems. We are often met with new business opportunities and therefore we need to approach problems proactively
  • are reliable and quality conscious as our reporting needs to be best-in-class
  • want to and are able to make a difference – you will contribute to various assessment matters used for management-level decision making
  • prosper in an informal yet professional environment. We aim to deliver high-quality results, but we always make sure to have fun as we go along

JobStart & Type

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

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John Erik Pettersson Manager, Head of Market Risk Management, Gas

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John Erik Pettersson

T: +4527776236

E: jpe@danskecommodities.com

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