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Senior Derivatives Trader

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Senior Derivatives Trader - Mercury NZ Limited

Mercury – dual listed on the NZX and ASX, and known by their retail brands Mercury and GLOBUG, is a New Zealand electricity generation and retailing company. With a commitment to sustainability, Mercury generates 100% of its electricity from renewable sources – hydro, geothermal, and wind.

With a long-term outlook and focus on sustainable generation, Mercury has delivered consistent performance and value for its shareholders. Following significant acquisitions in the prior financial year that will materially grow the businesses turnover, Mercury is surging ahead and has a positive and exciting future.
The opportunity
The position of Senior Derivatives Trader forms part of a close-knit and exceptional trading team. This team is primarily responsible for:

  • Ensuring the company’s obligations to market make NZ Electricity Futures contracts (which are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) are met
  • Developing and implementing trading strategies and tactics as part of Mercury’s proprietary trading of NZ electricity futures, Financial Transmission Rights and NZ Carbon units
  • Contributing to Mercury’s annual profit targets
  • Hedge operational and portfolio risk through financial instruments

Your profile
This opportunity demands a high achiever, which will be evident in both tertiary study and employment. With qualifications in Finance, Economics, Commerce, Science, or Engineering, you will have experience in proprietary derivative trading ideally within electricity markets.

Structured, disciplined, and calculated in your approach, you will have experience in implementing trading strategies with a track record of success. Critical to your success in this position is a calm demeanour; you will operate and react well under pressure, and be able to communicate across a diverse stakeholder base. Finally, you will possess an advanced analytical skill set, including advanced Excel skills. Programming capabilities will be viewed as advantageous.
What’s on Offer?
The Trading team are noted as a high performing team comprised of exceptional individuals. Their track record of performance is evident, with this position presenting an opportunity to join this team on a permanent basis. Reporting through to a Manager who will take a real interest in your professional development, this opportunity will develop your skill set whilst offering opportunities to showcase your brilliance. In addition, a competitive remuneration structure, an employer committed to sustainability, and a household-named company await.

For a confidential conversation please contact Daniel Turner – Manager Financial Services – danielt@huntercampbell.co.nz / 021 193 0369 or apply online here.

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