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Business Analyst (Gas Ops)

Reports toBusiness Analysis ManagerTypeContractor 
AreaIT & DeliveryLocationLondon
Posted14/03/2017  
 
 

About us

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group - the world’s largest gas producer and one of the world's largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Role objectives

The successful candidate will be responsible for the analysis of Gazprom Marketing and Trading (GM&T) business processes and the specification of software solutions to support those processes.

Based within the London office the key objective of this role is to enable the expansion of the GM&T business in the UK, Europe, US and Asia Pacific by ensuring provision of adequate business analysis of applications in accordance with GM&T business needs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work autonomously and within a team to deliver technology enabled business change
  • Work with the Front Office Operators and other business stakeholder, software development team and BA colleagues to assess, shape and deliver:
  • Tactical and/or strategic developments and business change
  • Small business change and BAU tasks
  • Consult with key business stakeholders to understand processes, develop the business case, document requirements, develop specifications and acceptance criteria
  • Ensure all business change is adequately planned and prioritised. With this plan supported by high level and detailed requirements (stories) and agreed acceptance criteria
  • Work closely with software testing team (unit and QA testing) and the business (UAT) to ensure solutions meet expectations and have only a positive impact at implementation
  • Jointly develop business readiness plans prior to implementation
  • Provide user training and ensure user guides are written and updated
  • Initiate post-implementation reviews to monitor product effectiveness and performance

Skills & Competencies

  • Demonstrable Business Analysis experience in a trading environment ideally an energy (or commodity) trading company or consultancy (ideally European markets or global perspective)
  • Experience of specifying and writing user specifications and business requirements for development teams is essential.
  • Project management
  • Experience of working with iterative development methodologies such as Agile
  • Self-starter/able to work with limited guidance
  • Able to understand business issues and specify IT solutions
  • Team-player with ability to achieve results through shared initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating complex projects/initiatives
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and negotiate in a pressurized environment
  • Strong facilitation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills e.g. written, verbal and presentation
  • Able to cope with rapid business growth
  • Motivated, tenacious and pro-active in achieving results
  • Diligent and dependable with strong integrity
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Experience

  • Exposure to the full deal lifecycle including at least 3 of the following:   
    • Nominations / Industry Interfaces
    • Experience of supporting interfaces between ETRM and Gas Scheduling systems
    • Experienced in either bespoke or Package Gas Operations systems
    • Knowledge of Gas scheduling and operations in European gas market.
    • Knowledge of Power Operations and Trading in European Power Market.
    • Familiarity with ETRM systems – ideally Endur
  • Demonstrable business analyst experience in a trading environment ideally an energy (or commodity) trading company or consultancy (ideally European markets or global perspective)
  • Experience of specifying and writing user specifications and business requirements for development teams is essential.
  • Project management
  • Experience of working with iterative development methodologies such as Agile

Education

  • Degree (or equivalent) ideally in a numerate subject or computing