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Principal Operations Analyst (f/m/d)

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Date: 25-Sep-2022

Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Company: Uniper



For our Exchanges, Clearing & Margining Team in Düsseldorf we are looking for you!



What we offer
At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer competitive salaries, company pensions and performance related benefits. Our people can also take advantage of our extensive flexible benefits package with discounts on high street vouchers, health and dental care, holidays and more.



How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.



What we are looking for

  • Daily lead of a team of ca. 5 operational analyst as business subject expert on derivatives related topics 
  • Processing, monitoring and safeguarding the correctness of all types of European and US wide Exchange-traded Derivatives and Spot products incl. related collateral/margin payments
  • Daily reconciliation between Trading systems, Exchanges and Clearing/Settlement banks incl. documentation of the controls
  • Resolving discrepancies with Front Office, Exchanges and Clearing Banks 
  • Operational alignment with service partners on processes and performance, setting and monitoring KPI’s 
  • Steering internal policies with respect to trading administration
  • Managing the actualization and reviews on required documentation within the team related to working instructions, control registrations and descriptions, BCM arrangements and internal team procedures  
  • OTC Margining and Exchange Margining 
  • Participating in implementation projects for new products and markets
  • Working with international teams like Front Office, Risk, Accounting, Treasury and other stakeholders to resolve commercial issues over different Exchanges, markets and commodities for derivatives
  • Be part of Digital Transformation program with focus on business process optimization and automation, development of digital capabilities and driving the various automation initiatives within the team



Who we are seeking

  • Working experience in Bank environment or Back Office for Exchange traded products (financial or energy sector) 
  • Ability to make data-driven decisions and to derive Business relevant interpretations
  • Entrepreneurial attitude that constantly challenges status quo of the effectiveness / efficiency of the operational process landscape and initiates but also drive improvements considering available digital tools and technologies 
  • Flexibility to cope effectively with unexpected events, able to overview and steer the process and find practical solutions in a structured approach
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel (experienced-expert level VBA, macro's) and and practical experience with Digital Collaboration tools (e.g. Office 365, MS Teams, MS Flow, PBI), experienced-expert level VBA, macro's would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of clearing (related) business/processes and margin requirements  and practical experience with trade lifecycle systems
  • Knowledge of key principles, processes and general concepts of Operational Excellence
  • Strong communication, analytical and numerate skills with ability to work to a high standard of accuracy, dependability and thoroughness
  • Very good knowledge of English; knowledge of additional languages would be advantageous






If you have any questions about this role, please contact:

Karolina Klucska

Please note that applications by e-mail cannot be considered for data protection reasons.



Job information

Contract type: Fixed-term  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
Start Date:




Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.