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Executive assistant to Head of Power Trading

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Are you great at managing multiple stakeholders? Do you have a strategic mindset? And does it motivate you to take on responsibility for leadership projects and tasks? Then you might be who we are looking for to become our new executive assistant to our VP, Head of European Power Trading.

The job

Here’s what the job entails

In the role, you will act as a strategic and tactical sparring partner for the Head of European Power Trading (EPT) as well as the EPT leadership team. As such, you will gain valuable experience with setting the strategic direction in the dynamic world of European energy trading, as well as stakeholder and project management. More concretely, your areas of responsibility will include:

  • contribute to strategy development and execution, including facilitation of strategy processes
  • manage and drive strategic projects within European Power Trading as well as across the organisation
  • provide and gather information to develop presentations for a wide group of stakeholders, including our Board of Directors and Senior Leadership group
The team

Meet the team

As our new executive assistant, you will join the EPT business unit which is responsible for Danske Commodities’ trading activities in European power markets. We cover all market time horizons across all European markets. We are dedicated towards automation and algorithmic trading, and we work closely with highly skilled quantitative analysts and software developers within the organisation.

The unit consists of almost 170 motivated people and is divided into six teams. The teams work closely together to ensure competitive edge in trading and strong value creation for our stakeholders.

As a strategic sparring partner for the European Power Trading leadership team, you will get a unique opportunity to proactively contribute to setting the overall strategic direction for the power business unit
Your qualifications

But enough about us… over to you!

As you will be driving strategic processes forward, we are looking for someone who is eager to take on responsibility. We also picture you as a great team player who has solid stakeholder management skills and is a trusted advisor to the leadership team.

We also imagine that you:

  • are motivated to contribute to positioning European Power Trading as market leaders in all markets we operate  
  • have a relevant educational background within for example Strategy, Business Administration, Management and/or have relevant work experience (for instance within project management or business partnering)
  • have great communication and project management skills – on both an executive and operational level
  • are an experienced user of all Microsoft Office tools
  • are proficient in English – both written and verbal

Please note that it is not a requirement to have prior knowledge of the energy industry to enter this role.

We offer

We’ll take good care of you

At Danske Commodities, we take great care of our people. Joining us means you’ll get a lot of great perks – including social events, cultural experiences, tasty food and benefits to better your health, your life and your future.

Here are some of the benefits we offer our employees:

  • Flexible working hours
    including the opportunity to work part-time as well as the option to work from home up to two days per week
  • Vast development opportunities
    with the help of your own individual development plan, access to our DC University with 50+ courses as well as remote courses through Harvard Learning
  • Global career prospects
    as part of the Equinor group with +20,000 colleagues across the world
  • 10% paid pension
    as well as a beneficial health care and insurance package
  • Great parental leave conditions from day one
    including 26 weeks of paid maternity leave and 16 weeks of paid paternity/co-parent leave as well as the opportunity to join the network Inspired Beyond Babies
  • Unlimited paid children’s sick days
    no limit on paid absence days in relation to child sickness
  • Extra days off
    five, to be exact, as well as a Yay Day (an additional day off dedicated to ‘me time’) every year – adding to the standard five weeks off each year
  • Senior days
    if you’re over 55 years old
  • Bonus scheme
  • Share savings
    meaning you have the opportunity to participate in our parent company Equinor’s attractive share savings programme
  • Paid at home internet and equipment
    including a mobile phone with paid subscription and IT equipment for when working from home
  • 100+ yearly social and professional events
    including DC Sports and DC Talks events, gatherings in our book club, bicycle club, student network, wine club, CS:GO team and more
  • An office in the heart of Aarhus
    right next to the central train station
The process

Recruitment process and relocation

You can read more about our recruitment process here. Please note that if you are an international candidate, we will reimburse travel expenses in connection with potential interviews and support you with the relocation process.

About us

What we’re about

We're a tech-driven energy trading company present in 42 markets across five continents. Our +600 people are driven by a need to constantly better things. If you are too, we could very well be the right place for you. You'll join a collective of thinkers and doers. Aspiring chefs, runners, parents, beekeepers, gamers – the list goes on. We're highly specialised experts within our fields. But it’s actually our diversity of ideas we’re most proud of, which is why we continuously work on strengthening an inclusive culture where diverse teams thrive.

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Our organisation is flat with an open-door policy. We expect you to care. About your work. About your own and your colleagues’ collective successes. And about the difference we make at Danske Commodities. Together with our parent company Equinor, we have the vision and strength to accelerate the energy transition and make an impact. Like no other.

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