Deals Desk Risk Analyst - Oil

Uruguay (UY)
03 Sep 2021
03 Oct 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Main Purpose:

Risk analysis of trading profit and loss/ exposure that is used as a key management control for all international/domestic oil trading strategies. Production/management of all daily reports to support this function including delta changes, deal economics, price exposure, hedge requirements and ad hoc management reporting.

Knowledge and Skills:
· Excellent communication skills
· Strong numerical skills
· Teamwork
· Intermediate or Advanced excel knowledge
· Ability to work under pressure
· Report writing skills
· Ability to use multiple systems at once
· Strong work ethic and organizational skills
· Knowledge of physical, derivatives, and underlying transactional instruments. (preferred but not a must)
· Experience in position, exposure and commercial PnL reporting (preferred but not a must)

Key Responsibilities:
Various platforms provide the core structure of our data capture for reporting purposes. Management of the data integrity in our system is essential as it provides all the base information in our PnL and exposure analysis. A strong understanding of physical deal economics and the key components are essential (Freight, Demurrage, Finance, hedging, pricing) as one core responsibility is to correctly set up inception profit and loss (PnL ). Once inception PnL has been established and agreed with the commercial team. From this point onwards the daily changes in PnL and exposure due to underlying market conditions, economics, basis risk and mark to market values are then assessed and a daily commentary of variances produced. Other key duties include ensuring all basis risk and volumetric positions are correct and appropriate hedge and pricing actions are taken to mitigate the company’s risk, and then ensuring all executions are correctly allocated within trading system.
Reconciliation of all estimates used in PnL to the final invoice value ensures our trading PnL is deemed to be finalized and correctly in line with our statutory requirements. This information is then used to drive the trade ledgers in the statutory accounts. The role also carries a large emphasis on the continual review and upgrade to processes and system to increase the accuracy and timeliness of our reporting.
Although a wide variety of skills are required to be able to complete the full role to the highest level, various elements of the core activities can be molded into a role that will ensure that a candidate will be exposed to every facet of oil trading and gain the required knowledge to successfully advance to higher levels of responsibility. The role actively encourages candidates to gain experience of the various business functions and departments and based on this knowledge intuitively assess circumstantial changes and the effect this will have to the trading PnL and therefore develop a deep knowledge of the industry.




Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world and has recently established a power and renewables trading division.


The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including a majority ownership of global zinc and lead producer Nyrstar which has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, Americas and Australia; a significant shareholding in global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura's Mining Group; and Galena Asset Management.


With circa 850 shareholders, Trafigura is owned by its employees.  Over 8,500 employees work in 48 countries around the world.  Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, growing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD147 billion in 2020.  The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade.


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