Emil’s career journey
My career path in Danske Commodities
I joined Danske Commodities in 2013 as a Relationship Manager, covering Danske Commodities' wholesale customer business activities. Some time later, I shifted my focus solely to Danish assets as I became Senior Key Account Manager.
A year later, I moved from a customer perspective to the actual trading of the production when I joined Intraday as a prop trader. Building on this experience, I had the opportunity to join a new IT-project as Senior Business Analyst and bring my front office insights to the IT unit.
Some three years later, I was able to try myself as a leader when I became interim Manager, Head of Business Controlling in Finance & Accounting. That was a great experience which confirmed my interest in leadership and strategy. After my interim responsibilities were completed, I took the lead on the overall strategy for IT and then landed in my current position as Manager, Head of ETRM Center of Excellence.
Benefits from cross-organisational experience in my current role
The new ETRM sub-team was created to strengthen our ability to generate sustainable value from core business activities. Success in my current role thus require an ability to work closely with a vast network of stakeholders within and outside IT to decide how our solutions stay fit for purpose. Without an understanding of the DC value chain, I would not be able to deliver the necessary speed and quality when operating the system or implementing new enhancements.
My advice to those contemplating an alternative career journey
I would encourage you to consider an internal transfer as an opportunity to move out of your comfort zone and add some rocket fuel to your learning curve. Personally, I have found that you gain new skills and improve cross-organisational collaboration by breaking down silos, a win-win situation. What can you lose?