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Commercial Analyst

Salary Details:
05 Jul 2022
About The Role
We do an awful lot in the Trading team at Ecotricity. As well as purchasing all of the electricity, gas and renewable certificates for all customers, we are the team that is responsible for all of the customer pricing, forecasting, and cost/profitability analysis.

We love numbers, complex systems, and working out amazing ways to analyse data, use it, and share it in insightful ways. It would be fair to say that we are often at the cutting edge of a forward thinking energy company, and are constantly developing, adapting, and finding new ways of doing things.

 For the right candidate, this role represents a unique opportunity to be part of a growing team in a fast paced and highly challenging environment.

Overall Description of Duties

 An exciting role in the Trading team as part of the Pricing & Commercial Function, the role is ultimately here to help ensure we are accurately reflecting and forecasting costs that make up a customer’s bill into a wide array of our systems, used for pricing and profitability purposes. An interesting mix of administration and developmental tasks, as well as projects to improve costs, and improve how we look at and utilise data within the team.  

A core part of this role is to manage all non-wholesale costs which form a part of all customer bills, along with working closely with other team members to aid their reporting through a business intelligence solution.

It’s an incredibly varied job, having to handle some operational work as well as short and long term development functions that cross over into all aspects of the trading teams, and into an array of other departments in the company.

If you like getting into the detail, analytics, and being involved in everything from specific industry costs to visualisation of data, then this is the role for you.

Core Responsibilities

  • Being the lead analyst in managing and forecasting all non-wholesale costs which feed into pricing and profitability systems.
  • Ensuring that commercial invoices are accurately verified and signed off in accordance with Trading Governance Procedures.
  • Assisting the Pricing & Commercial Manager with any ad-hoc queries which may arise.
  • Reporting key commercial information to senior management and directors.
About You

Essential Skill Set Required

Excellent analytical skills
Advanced experience of Excel, Python and SQL.
High attention to detail.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Good prioritisation and organisational skills.
Ability to handle high pressure situations.
Good visualisation and development skills.
Desirable Skill Set Required
  • Degree level education in a relevant subject, or a proven track record of analytical abilities.
  • Experience in the Energy Industry
  • Previous experience of Power BI and use of DAX functionality would be helpful.
  • Analytical visualisation skills, and experience of presenting complex analytics.
About Us

What's in it for you...

  • Healthcare plan, life assurance and generous pension contribution
  • Volunteering day
  • Hybrid working
  • Various company discounts (including shops, days out and events)
  • Holiday of 25 days (plus bank holidays) & ability to buy/sell days 
  • Cycle to work scheme, car pooling and onsite parking available 
As a valued member of the team you will be supporting the Group Environmental policy and its associated targets to make the Green Britain Group net carbon neutral by 2025


Flexibility statement 

The fast moving nature of the company's business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform duties or tasks outside of your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to use it's people in the best possible way at all times and helps the employees to make make their contribution in a changing environment.  

Ecotricity is Britain's greenest energy company. When we started back in 1995, we were the first company in the world to provide a new kind of electricity- the green kind. 

Our mission was, and remains, to change the way energy is made and used in Britain- by replacing fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy. 

We don't just supply green energy, we use the money from our customers' bills to make it ourselves too- we build windmills and sun parks in Britain. We call this 'bills in to mills'. In 2021, we started work on building two new solar parks, and now, in 2022, we're bringing geothermal energy to our customers' fuel mix, a first in the UK. We're also developing green gas mills which will generate 100% green gas from a source that we will never run out of- grass. 

We don't just focus on energy though- we built Electric Highways, Britain's leading network of electric vehicle charging points, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and, in partnership with RSPB, we launched Britain's greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk + RSPB. 


Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.