Senior Commodity Risk Analyst

Date: May 21, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: Spire Inc.


Spire is dedicated to building a diverse community of talent, a place where employees feel valued for their contributions. If you are looking for a company that has great benefits and has great people that care about collaboration, diverse perspectives, and making things happen, Spire maybe the place for you!

Spire is looking for a Senior Commodity Risk Analyst to work in the Houston, TX office location.  Highlights of the ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economic, Finance, Math or Business-related field 
  • 5-8 years' experience working in Commodity Trading, Risk Analysis and/or Statistical Data
  • Proficient working in SQL, Tableau or VBA
  • Proficient using MSO - particularly Excel


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver timely, rigorous, and accurate reporting and analysis of exposures, risks, costs, gross margin.
  • Execute projects to build analytics tools, models, and reports to create and distribute market risk information to various users within Spire. 
  • Oversee daily marking, upload, and maintenance of price and volatility curves.
  • Develop an understand of the commodities trading risk infrastructure and the design, implementation, and execution of risk control processes.
  • Provide constructive challenge to trading team to ensure it is compliant and aligned to company approved risk metrics and policies.
  • Develop robust risk and scenario modeling and other analytic tools required to understand and analyze market and portfolio risk.
  • Ensure that the representation of transactions in the systems of record provides a fair picture of the associated risks.
  • Utilize effective communication skills to build strong relationships with the front office while maintaining independence.
  • Provide ad-hoc risk analysis around complex transactions put forward by the business.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Front Office on the risk analysis related to its current portfolio and proposed transactions.
  • Assist the Director of Commodity Risk with developing and documenting risk policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Finance, Accounting, Economic or Business-related field.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Excellent analytical skills, self-motivated, and capable of independent achievement.
  • Strong business analysis, modeling, and problem-solving skills with a technical propensity and strong follow-through.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple activities and programs in a timely manner and with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong proficiency with Endur risk management software required.
  • Proficient SQL and VBA with Tableau or comparable reporting tool preferred.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs particularly Excel.
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience required.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Shared office environment
  • Hybrid Work Schedule (3 days in the office/2 days remote)

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. That's why we're always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.

Posting Requirements

•    We accept online applications through our career site at


Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

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