Biofuels Trading Analyst

Exxon Mobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.


ExxonMobil’s Global Trading (EMGT) brings together our trading expertise from across the Corporation into single, Centralized Organization to deliver industry-leading results by more fully leveraging our competitive advantages, our understanding of global energy markets, and our advantaged global assest portfolio. The EMGT organization includes global crudes, products and feedstocks, gas and power and freight trading activities. Harmonized business development, origination, analytics, and enablement activities allow EMGT to leverage scale and best practices. Our objective is to deliver on our corporate strategy by more effectively responding to market volatility, creating incremental earnings for our Businesses and, ultimately, growing  value for all our stakeholders.


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


What you will do


Currently we have an opportunity for an experienced Biofuels Trading Analyst in ExxonMobil Global Trading. The successful candidate will be based in London and work closely with the biofuel’s traders. They will be responsible for recommending profitable trading opportunities, arbitrage analysis and flows tracking.


The key deliverables for this position:


  • Research / monitor regulations & market disruptions to find and communicate tradeable insights.
  • Develop models to quantify fundamentals with linkages to price.
  • Provide economic analysis for opportunity evaluation and capture learnings from missed opportunities.
  • Support derivatives trading and policy with analysis of new and existing usage of derivative instruments.
  • Formulate proposals for profitable optimization, trading, and origination strategies.
  • Advance analytical tools using the latest methods and techniques leveraging on the full range of applicable internal and external data.
  • Contribute to special projects, strategy studies, and new market entries.
  • Support ad hoc strategy development studies.
  • Liaise with our global trading hubs.


About you


To be eligible for this role, you should: 


  • Be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in an analytical discipline e.g. Engineering, Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or Statistics (or hold other relevant industry experience)
  • Have at least 2 years prior working experience in the Biofuels (Fame) and/or Vegetable Oils commercial markets, working directly with Traders 
  • Have a high commercial drive to apply analysis to create market insights 
  • Be able to demonstrate strong numerical, analytical and modelling skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a clear, concise and engaging manner, enabling questioning of analysis and encouraging debate 
  • Be able to showcase initiative, tenacity and drive for continuous improvement  
  • Have a sound knowledge of the derivatives, forecast methodologies and arbitrage calculations
  • Have solid IT skills with ability to develop complex models in Excel and / or the use main programming languages
  • Enjoy working collaboratively within both the analytical and trading community, regionally and across the globe



Preferred Qualifications / Experience


  • Expert proficiency in programming skills such as Python, R, SQL, Tableau and Dataiku
  • In depth knowledge of derivatives


Your Benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designated to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance and life.


We offer you:


  • Competitive starting salary
  • Defined Benefit Pension scheme
  • Share incentive plan
  • Private healthcare for employees and their families         


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


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Conditions of Employment


Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company’s safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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