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Robert Half Risk Manager in Houston, Texas


We have an exciting opportunity for a Risk Analyst to join a trading environment with a leading Commodities company located in Houston! Hybrid schedule, 1 day remote each week. Must have at least 1 year of experience in an analyst position, and be advanced in Excel. You will support P& L Analysis for commodity sales activities in a complex hedging environment. The ideal candidate will have some exposure/understanding around P& L, hedging, risk, commodity trading, financial instruments, options/futures. Competitive salary + bonus and 100% paid medical for entire family. Please email your resume to Alyssa.white@roberthalf for immediate consideration!


  • Accountable for providing deep understanding of risk controls through the delivery of value-added analysis and reporting.

  • Work with traders/ops/finance to book trades and estimate the risks associated with the transactions before and after deal execution based on market and internal information

  • Coordinate the creation of valuation methodologies for physical exposures for use in daily mark-to-market (MTM) valuation in daily PL leveraging experience in physical market and communication with traders. For options book utilize options theory for valuation/position/P& L reporting.

  • Economics and valuation of products based on the technical specifications and blending operations by understanding chemical compositions

  • Coordinate month end reported profit/loss process with accounting group to ensure valuation methodologies conform to international accounting standards (IAS).

  • Generate P& L ensuring the relevance of MTM methodology, report relevant issues to the trading team, investigate unexplained PL resulting from system entry issues, incorrect MTM, physical logistics occurrences requiring strong quantitative and problem solving skills

  • Management of P& L, position and daily hedging requirements

  • Recognition and reconciliation of blending P& L with trading, operations and traffic functions

  • Production of daily P& L commentary around key drivers

  • Maintain an organized book structure and execute hedges for the physical and derivative trades in a high-pressure environment where small mistakes can lead to large losses

  • Manage physical and paper trading positions and develop enhanced reports when necessary. Create and develop processes to support trading activity and identify position gaps.

  • Work closely with finance, front office, and compliance department to ensure the desk is following internal/external regulations

  • Assist risk management department in project initiatives using technical expertise in excel and other internal systems. Must innovate to create/improve processes that add value to the business

  • Daily review of VaR and performing analyses of product/price correlations using statistical methods


  • Spreadsheet and ERP system experience preferred

  • Risk analysis experience desired

  • BA/BS degree in finance or a related field

  • Excellent verbal, written, and social skills

  • Practical knowledge in problem solving through statistical analysis or with large data sets highly preferable (such as in derivatives, structured finance, or business analytics or in a similarly demanding and analytical role)

  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools required

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