Portfolio Strategy & Analytics Lead

Company: AES United States
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 15.SEP.2018
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At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, glo...

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At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

**Portfolio Strategy & Analytics Lead**

**Company Information:**

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company whose mission is to improve lives by accelerating a safer and greener energy future. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world?s changing power needs. Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit

**Location** :

Indianapolis, Indiana USA

**Responsibilities** :

The Portfolio Strategy & Analytics Lead will be primarily responsible for directing and managing key commercial functions which support data-driven decision making, discovery of insights, growth and enhancement of margin and the refinement of strategy across the AES portfolio. As a key leader in the commercial team, the Lead will be expected to contribute strategic thought leadership and problem solving, demonstrate effective leadership of a geographically dispersed team, and leverage his/her strong stakeholder management and influencing skills to promote positive business outcomes.

Specific responsibilities include:

+ **Portfolio Analysis** ? Manage the relevant data and analytics associated with the portfolio of generation, fuel, load, hedges, and related commodities to understand and maintain underlying positions, volatilities, cross-commodity & asset correlations, risk exposures, and opportunities. Identify and assess alternative commercial strategies and portfolio positions and assess impact on the portfolio in order to optimize variable margin and manage risk exposures.

+ **Pricing & Structuring** ? Provide independent pricing and structuring of transactions. Support the front office functions by identifying and assessing alternative product structures for optimizing portfolio variable margin and managing risk exposures.

+ **Valuation & Analytics** ? value and monitor overall asset and contract positions using AES? global valuation methodologies if specified; and developing custom analytics if needed. Advance the development, implementation, and use of best practice analytical tools and approaches across AES through knowledge sharing and collaboration with other SBU commercial teams.

+ **Market Fundamentals** ? Provide fundamental markets analysis to support SBU commercial activities. This includes evaluating and summarizing third party/vendor provided supply, demand, and market structure analyses; facilitating the development of AES fundamental market views (e.g., price formation; scenarios; weather); and looking around the corner to where value is migrating.

+ **Advanced Analytics ?** Lead the advancement of commercial advanced analytics including machine learning applications, predictive analytics and potential blockchain applications.

The Portfolio Strategy & Analytics Lead will deliver management presentations and interact with other functional areas such as generation operations, business development, risk management, finance, and regulatory, as needed, with respect to the aforementioned accountabilities.

**Experience and Qualifications:**

+ 10+ years combined experience in aforementioned areas, for a commercial organization involved in power generation and trading.

+ 2+ years experience in a leadership role, preferably with experience leading change and introducing new ways of working in an organization

+ Strong cross-functional skill sets: valuation & quantitative analysis; commercial mindset; understands markets, instruments, & market rules; understands correlation of risks and opportunities across the value chain; familiarity with market data & sources, analytical tools and systems.

+ Ability to define a vision of success and drive towards it; can organize and promote agile and efficient workflows; global mindset; can work collaboratively across functions and across cultures; appetite to learn and innovate.

In addition, it is expected that the qualified candidate will have:

+ Ability to connect people and resolve conflicts with a focus on objectives rather than positions

+ Ability to influence and effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.

+ Knowledge and experience with various commercial tools and systems, preferably including ETRM and stochastic tools.

+ Exceptional ability to aggregate data in a way that enables insights and decision making

+ Global experience preferred.

**Education:**

Bachelors or Masters in a quantitative field (e.g., Economics; Engineering; Business)

**Compensation:**

Compensation for the successful candidate will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Components may include a base salary, an incentive bonus, or/and long term incentive plan.

The AES Corporation is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world?s changing power needs. AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

**Create an extraordinary future.**

AES people raise the quality of life in communities around the world ? from bringing electricity to rural communities in El Salvador for the first time, to engineering battery storage that makes a clean energy future possible. That?s a 24/7 responsibility, so we work like a 10,500-person start-up ? all in, full-on, in small, hyper-connected teams of people from different divisions, specialties and cultures.

We recognize and reward contribution from anyone, anywhere. The only limit to our influence and impact is our own commitment. We measure our careers by the difference we make to our communities, colleagues and families. So we care as much about how we act as what we do, at work and in life. We don?t just work at AES. We work for AES. We are AES.

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