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Application deadline

22/01

Aarhus, Denmark

Executive Assistant with a strategic mindset

Are you passionate about developing and implementing strategic initiatives at an executive level? And are you ready to put your skills to the test in an ambitious trading house, backed by one of the world’s largest energy companies? We are looking for a new executive assistant for our VP, Head of Global Trading & Market Development as the current EA is stepping up to head our global business development efforts.

Become part of something big

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 15,000 trades across 39 countries, constantly moving energy from where there is more than needed to where it is needed most. DC is a wholly-owned subsidiary to Norwegian energy company Equinor, operating under our own name and brand.

Our Global Trading & Market Development unit is spearheading DC’s global expansion and commercial growth with Equinor, which is one of the world’s largest energy companies. We have teams located in the US, Brazil, Singapore and Denmark, all at different maturity levels. On our teams, you will find traders with a razor-sharp eye for profit, business developers with a knack for innovation, originators with a fierce hunger to do business and analysts with an unparalleled understanding of energy markets. All of whom share an innate drive to break the mould and develop new business. We enjoy an open culture with a high degree of empowerment and mutual trust – so, if you are ambitious and want become part of something big, you’ve come to the right place.
 

Strategic thinker with strong communications skills

We imagine that you have 2-3 years of relevant experience either from a similar position, from consulting or from the financial sector. From this experience, you have developed a well-founded strategy toolbox, a solid understanding of stakeholder management and strong communications skills. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is familiar with key strategic processes and can take part in building and defining a strong culture in a young unit. What we do is a team sport, and we want to foster a culture where we support each other and win together.
 

Your journey to becoming an integral part of our strategy execution

Starting out, you will get an introduction to the Global Trading & Market Development unit, DC in general, your tasks and our strategy. Your first assignment will be to follow up on the unit strategy and support the VP on daily tasks. On the longer term, you will act as a strategic sparring partner and play a significant role in developing the unit, driving the strategy execution process and supporting corporate-level decision-making. And you should expect to have fun along the way – celebrating our successes is an important part of our culture.

This is a unique opportunity to be close to executive-level decision-making and strategy execution in an ambitious company on a global expansion journey

Jesper Tronborg, VP, Head of Global Trading & Market Development

We Offer

  • professional and skilled colleagues, who set the bar high
  • great opportunities for individual development
  • flexible working hours, including the opportunity to work from home up to two days a week as per agreement with your direct leader
  • numerous social and professional events, incl. sporting events and parties
  • an office in the heart of Aarhus, next to the central train station

Responsibilities

  • support the development and execution of strategy for Global Trading & Market Development, including team strategies within the unit
  • plan and facilitate leadership offsites and team events
  • advise and support on strategic, tactical and operational opportunities and challenges
  • proactively contribute to leadership communication, including preparation of an annual framework for regular meetings and communication points
  • use your stakeholder management skills to further strengthen the culture and team spirit in the unit
  • share our successes internally and externally in close collaboration with the Strategy & Communications team

Qualifications

We expect that you:

  • hold a relevant master’s degree in International Business, Finance, Economics, Strategy & Leadership or similar
  • have 2-3 years of experience from a similar position, alternatively from management consulting or the financial sector
  • are an experienced user of MS Office (Power Point, Excel, etc.)
  • have great communications skills as we work with many different stakeholders across DC and Equinor
  • are fluent in English – both written and verbal

Personal Skills

We expect that you:

  • act with professionalism as you will be trusted with a high level of confidentiality
  • are proactive by nature and have the ability to drive things forward – you will have the responsibility for a wide range of tasks that require you to take initiative and follow up
  • are detail-oriented and have a structured approach to solving problems – you will work with tasks that require factual analyses used for executive-level decision-making
  • are outgoing and have strong interpersonal skills – even though you will work independently, you will also collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation

JobStart & Type

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

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Jesper Tronborg VP, Head of Global Trading & Market Development

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Jesper Tronborg

T: +45 8833 8071

E: jtj@danskecommodities.com

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