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Product Analyst

Job Description

Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with over 5 million residential and commercial relationships. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates across North America.

We continually seek talented people dedicated to providing fresh thinking in an exciting, evolving industry that's never been more relevant than in today's global marketplace.

Direct Energy was honored with an award for Best Multinational Company in North America, at the 2007 International Business Awards (IBA) in Germany.

Direct Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO/AA-M/F/disability/protected veteran status/Genetic Data
Primary Focus:
The Product Analyst will be responsible for owning the responsibilities associated with the development, implementation & maintenance of the Direct Energy Business’ retail electric product suite.
Accountabilities:
•Analyze utility & RTO tariffs, settlement statements, costing methodology and algorithms for all market components associated with retail pricing & billing.
•Draft product specific language for retail power supply coordination agreements and participate in contract negotiations with large, end use customers.
•Collaborate cross-functionally and serve as a liaison between Operations and Sales, Government and Regulatory Affairs, and Direct Energy Upstream, to ensure that all requirements of a product are met, maintained, and accurately reflect the intent of the product.
•Perform product analytics, including product profitability and continuous review of the active product suite to ensure competitiveness.
•Demonstrate strategic thinking, the ability to work on multiple projects with aggressive deadlines, and provide recommendations that will assist in the development of competitively advantageous retail products.
•Stay abreast of emerging energy industry trends and assess their potential impact on Direct Energy Business’ customer and product suite. This includes managing all “Change In Law” efforts, including the creation of new products and contracts to accommodate the market change, as well mitigating financial risk on the current portfolio of customers impacted by the change.

Job Requirements

Skills & Qualifications:

•Understanding of wholesale energy markets –how the market works, market drivers, intricacies of regional markets, and knowledge of how to transact in the energy markets
•BA degree preferred in business, economics, finance, or similar field
•An effective communicator with excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
•Demonstrates expertise of market analytics, with extensive energy industry experience
•Highly motivated, driven, and independent, including the ability to make effective decisions which directly impact the DEB Operating Plan and Financial Risk.
•Demonstrates expertise in utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint, Visio, Word, Excel - MS Access and SQL preferred
•Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

Company Overview

At Direct Energy, our family of brands works together to save you time, effort and money. Their unique capabilities make it possible for us to provide electricity, natural gas and other energy services to more than 13 million residential homes and businesses across North America. Together, these organizations work hand-in-hand, creating a complete energy package that spans from the actual energy resource to the on-switch in your home. We find the energy, generate it, process it, hold it, trade it and make sure it’s available for you. It goes further than that, too. Our commitment to your energy includes servicing and maintaining the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning as well as your plumbing and electric lines. It’s all part of our promise to make the energy you use both simple and direct. We are Direct Energy.

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