Centrica • United Kingdom

Product Controller

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Product Controller

Centrica Energy is the trading arm of Centrica. We trade gas, power and LNG and provide the route to market for our upstream and power generation operations.

We provide our clients with the best route-to-market services available to the market today, integrating sophisticated software, trading and structuring and optimizing exposures all the way from long term risk management down to physical trading seconds before delivery. In Centrica Energy we have a diversified portfolio of energy assets under management, and we represent the new generation of energy traders, leading our customers to value on low-carbon, digital energy markets across the World. Around 700 people work for Centrica Energy in our offices in London, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Singapore.

As a Product Controller, you will be the subject matter expert with regards to complex, exotic / structured / Asset trades and business activities for Product Control. You will have daily interaction with trading as well as other control and support functions across the business.

We are looking for someone with an interest in Product Control/Finance who is a dynamic, engaging self-starter with an eagerness to learn more about the energy trading industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to the different parts of our business so that you can develop and progress your career in the direction you want to take it.

Product Control is at the heart of the business, hence knowledge of a trading business and excellent people skills are essential.

This is a London based (close to Marble Arch) role and we encourage hybrid working with circa 3 days in the office and circa 2 days from home.

The Job role:

  • Ownership of daily P&L production, investigation, substantiation, commentary and reporting of P&L & Reserves for assigned trading desks (in CE we produce 46 P&Ls), including comparison to trader flash.

  • Joining rota to produce Centrica Energy EOD T+1 P&L reporting.

  • Active role in driving change as part of the digitisation workstream.

  • Identify opportunities to industrialise processes.

  • Produce weekly P&L Commentary, aligning to market moves.

  • With other L7 team members, research, and present weekly market commentary in team meeting & produce video for wider Finance team.

  • Month-End price testing (IPV, Bid-Offer etc.) at a trading desk level.

  • Month-End production and reporting of both Economic & Financials P&Ls.

  • Pro-active problem solving (escalation where applicable)

  • Cross training across the Gas & Power, Renewables & LNG desks.

  • Ad-hoc analysis and query investigation.

  • Regular exposure to senior Finance & Business stakeholders.

The Person:

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills

  • Effective communication and sense of accountability and ownership of deliverables

  • Excel, VBA, Power BI experience

  • Product Knowledge specific to role – Gas, Power, and LNG

  • Team Player with an ability to form strong relationships with stakeholders.

  • Self-starter with the willingness to drive change.

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Curiosity

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world, for everyone.

#LI-CET

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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