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Job function:  Finance / Accounting / Controlling
Working hours:  Full time
Contract type:  Unlimited
Department:  Margin Risk & Credit Risk Appl.
Date:  10 Nov 2023

Düsseldorf, DE

Company:  Uniper

Margining Risk Portfolio Manager (f/m/d)

Our Risk Management team in Düsseldorf is looking for YOU!   


We are Uniper


At Uniper, we are pro-actively transforming the world of energy whilst at the same time ensuring security of energy supply. As an internationally operating company, we work in very diverse teams with the greatest possible working time flexibility for our employees. Our corporate culture is characterized by equal opportunities, mutual appreciation, and respect. With us, you will be able to develop new business models, work on technological solutions for a modern, sustainable, and future-oriented energy supply as well as pro-actively help to shape changes. Interested? Then we will look forward to meeting you!


Your responsibilities


  • Manage margining risk arising from a cross-commodities portfolio: Analyse exposures, synergies, diversification and concentration risk
  • Good knowledge of Initial and Variation margining calculation methodology and clearing house requirements
  • Provide insight best practice to steer margining risk as well risk evaluation models like Initial Margin model, Margin at Risk model
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of margining portfolio movements, develop forecasts and identify key drivers
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with commodity trading desks and provide recommendations to optimize the current portfolio and steer business initiatives
  • Conduct scenario analysis and simulation by actively collaborating with the quantitative team to further develop methods for risk assessment
  • Manage margining requirements per value pool, optimization recommendation and present the status of the risk portfolios to senior management and trading functions across the organisation
  • Understand front to end processes and work effectively across all levels of the organization to challenge, promote dialogue and drive cooperation


Your profile

  • Academic background (Finance / Business / Quantitative / Mathematics), with strong analytical skills
  • Several years of experience, ideally in an energy trading firm / bank, as margining risk analyst or portfolio analyst
  • Experience in working with Variation Margin, Initial Margin, Spot Margining and Delivery Margin, VaR, as well quantifying and pricing margining risk and clearing requirements
  • Cross commodity market knowledge and exchange clearing: power, gas, oil, CO2, coal
  • Strong technical skills: proficiency in Excel,  analytical tools. Experience in VBA or SQL programming is a plus
  • Self-starter, well organised, with the ability to think independently and proactively to drive work streams through to completion
  • Strong team player with the ability to establish solid inter-departmental relationships
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with Senior Management


Your benefits

At Uniper, we not only reward our employees with attractive salaries, an excellent company pension and health related benefits for their hard work and dedication to shaping the future energy transition. You can also expect a supportive working culture that offers a wide range of creative and innovative ideas. We enable various flexible working arrangements, whilst also supporting with home office equipment.
Through regular training and workshops, together we work towards visualising yourself in our company as if it were your own. We support you in highlighting your individual potential, achieving your personal goals, and reaching your ambitions. We invite you to become part of our diverse company with international colleagues from more than 80 countries. As an employer, Uniper has committed itself to providing special support to certain areas:
Work-Life-Balance / New Normal:
  • Choosing how, where, and when to work in accordance with your team and the requirements of your job
  • Modern and ergonomic equipment for your workplace (home & office)
  • Support to balance private life and work: Sabbaticals, part-time possibilities, family service
  • Car and bike leasing offer (deferred compensation) 
  • E-car charging stations at almost all Uniper locations

Health offers:

  • Flu vaccination
  • Preventive health services
  • Employee assistance program

Company pension:

  • Employer-funded contributions to a modern pension system
  • Possibility of self-funded contributions with employer-funded matching


  • Lifelong training
  • Coaching


Our employees are the reason for our success. Therefore, you will find many other benefits at the local level to help you reach your potential. Energy evolutionary wanted!


Your contact


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:


Attention! Please apply via the button in this portal. Application documents that reach us by post will not be returned and, like those we receive by e-mail, can unfortunately not be considered!


Job information 


Contract type: Unlimited   
Working Hours:     Full time   


As an employer, Uniper is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals whose capabilities match the role requirements regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, ideology, sexual identity or marital status. We live inclusion and support flexible working.






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