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Commercial Analyst- Natural Gas

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77019

Req ID: 326501 

 

BASIC PURPOSE: As a member of the Client Solutions team, the Commercial Analyst will be a multi-function position responsible for a variety of analytical activities associated with retail operations, business projections, customer education, and strategic partnership tasks related to the retail operations.  This will include analysis of existing customer usage and station performance statistics, development of monthly customer reports, assisting with customer’s contract administration and compliance, and evaluation of a customer’s fleet to assess new project opportunities. In addition, the Commercial Analyst will support other business lines and capabilities such as Operations and Maintenance, Renewable Natural Gas, and others. This person will have a demonstrated ability to simultaneously coordinate a host of complex tasks, to effectively communicate across P&L teams in a matrix organization, with senior management, and to customers.  This person must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have strong analytical skills and attention to detail, and possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.         

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the natural gas commodity price risk management portfolio through commodity procurement
  • Create, distribute, and continuously improve monthly volume and station performance reports
  • Perform analysis of customer and station performance statistics while proactively looking to identify and capture new business opportunities
  • Communicate RNG Operations to Fuel Compliance Team for credit generation & ensure compliance (allocations, prorate, storage)
  • Generate and Distribute RNG customer rebate invoices
  • Work with the Account Management team, assisting in the development of new sales channels or products, along with the systems and processes needed to be successful
  • Lead efforts in working with in-house legal to create and review contracts and ensure all commercial terms and risks have been captured appropriately
  • Perform analysis for other capabilities and business lines
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and lead efforts to implement them across multiple functional areas
  • Assist Deal Structuring and Analytics team analyze station revenues and costs to help determine pricing for public and discounted customers

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required
  • Experience:
    • 2-3 years’ experience in price risk management
    • 2-3 years’ experience analyzing data and creating reports
    • 2-3 years’ experience managing relationships with internal and/or external customers or accounts
    • 1-2 years’ experience conducting project and/or process management/improvement activities
    • 1-2 years’ experience working with contracts

 

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Skills:
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products suite, and ability to learn new software applications and computer programs.
    • Ability to become proficient with customer relationship management (CRM) software; Sales Force experience preferred
    • Build & sustain relationships using the appropriate interpersonal skills and communication methods to build constructive relationships with customers, business units, service organizations and other stakeholders to meet shared goals and objectives.
    • Contribute to the team’s success by demonstrating cooperation and collaboration while participating in a group or team environment.
    • Facilitate & manage change by making effective decisions which achieve the desired results in the midst of changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture or work environment.
    • Actively supports and promotes corporate and/or business unit changes.
    • Effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously by developing a task oriented course of action for self and others to accomplish goals, utilizing appropriate resources; follows up by monitoring results and evaluating their effectiveness.
    • Results driven focus with the goal and ability to harnesses others’ energy to drive toward goal alignment which meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
    • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
    • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
    • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

 

Job Function(s): Corporate 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


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