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Trading and Shipping Finance

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Commodity Risk Lead – Lights (Product Control)

Location – London, Canary Wharf

Our purpose is to bring together people, energy and markets to power and navigate a changing world.
In a time of constant change and possibility we need new talent to pursue commercial opportunities, fuelled by world-class insight and expertise. We’re always targeting for more innovative digital solutions, sustainable outcomes and closer collaboration across our company and beyond, and you could be part of that too. Together we continue to grow as the world’s leading energy trader.

Commodity Risk is a key control position within the Trading & Shipping organization. As Commodity Risk Lead you will be accountable for providing deep business understanding and control through the delivery of reporting and analysis. This role holds the primary interface into the trading front office for a specific set of trading activity, balancing independence with a business enabling partnership.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently analyse and report trading book exposures and performance drivers.
  • Validate integrity of management information provided to Financial Accounts.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the business, exposures, strategies and market fundamentals and use to identify and mitigate potential risks
  • Support the forecasting, allocation and optimization of working capital.
  • Support new business and product development via effective due diligence, challenge and business partnering.
  • Champion innovation and help deliver continuous improvement initiatives.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree (any subject), or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in Product control and/or Market Risk within a trading environment.
  • Understanding of energy trading markets and instruments.
  • Experience in Energy Market, physical and ticket trading.
  • You should be a standout colleague, with attention to detail and ability to work within a very delivery-oriented environment.
  • Ability to understand and communicate sophisticated analysis and ability to deploy a variety of communication styles with influence according to the situation.
  • Knowledge of the front to back Deal Life cycle, the role of Product Control\Risk through this cycle and the applications employed.
  • Bring a new way to problem solving, technology and analytics.

Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of self-development through professional study.
  • Technical ability in programming languages, preferably Python, Excel VBA & Matlab.
  • Experience in process reengineering and use of new technologies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



Job Family Group

Finance Group

Relocation available


Travel required

Negligible travel


United Kingdom

About BP


Join us in a crucial time of transition. We are bringing all of our finance and procurement activities for the group into one place, enabling better work.

For you this means working with us on:

Compliance – efficiently delivering external reporting requirements to ensure we continue to meet our regulatory ‎obligations in all jurisdictions, supported by robust control environment across all three lines of ‎defence.‎

Stewardship – laying out a robust finance framework and providing ongoing management of the balance sheet and ‎portfolio execution, supported by effective advocacy to the market.‎

Performance – facilitating the effective allocation of capital, development of business plans and coordination of ‎business performance interventions to ensure a consistent delivery between strategic aspirations, ‎operational forecasts and delivered outcomes. Furthermore, you will be responsible for value creation through mergers and acquisition-led ‎deals, commercial negotiations and integration of business opportunities.‎

Transformation – driving digital transformation (centralising, digitising, optimising) across all elements of the finance entity to ‎achieve sector-leading cost-performance.‎

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