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St Louis MO Full Time Posted by: Spire Inc. Posted: Wednesday, 25 March 2020
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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 our business. We're dedicated to understanding our customers' needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. 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.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire's business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire's success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire Marketing (SM) is seeking an End-User Marketing Representative for the Midwest to join its gas marketing organization. This position will work closely with Origination and Trading groups at SM. Job will focus on building a strong presence throughout the Midwest with direct markets. The geographic focus will include, but not be limited to Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kansas, Indiana and Oklahoma.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with SMI Leadership team to develop and maintain a strategy for SM to grow its Midwest business expanding into new markets, grow and maintain relationships with top customers and counterparties.
  • Aggressively and effectively pursuing core business opportunities with all customers (ie, targeted end-users) in the Midwest.
  • Ensure SM remains focused on key long-term relationships and providing top notch customer service in whatever form necessary to ensure the longevity and growth of these valuable relationships.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to facilitate accurate scheduling and accounting for all gas transactions.
  • Work effectively with Spire's shared services organization, including legal, treasury, accounting, etc.
  • Work with trading to evaluate future commercial transactions within the wholesale gas market.
  • Monitor all developments in the Midwest Region related to physical gas markets, including supply and demand trends, gas prices, gas flows, locational basis, seasonal spreads, volatility, etc.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all SM s physical and financial positions in the Midwest.
  • Adhere to Spire's risk management policies and procedures.
  • Other duties that may be requested by SMI Leadership Team.
  • Accurately account for all scheduled and allocated volumes so that the Gas Accountant can verify all purchase, sales, and transportation charges prior to month end closing
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to identify market opportunities and make critical decisions, and willingness to support those decisions if challenged later.
  • Ability to lead by example consistent with SM's values and culture: strong ethics and integrity; dedication to a safe work environment; and commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual's unique skills and perspectives.
  • Ability to handle stress and adapt in a fast-moving, dynamic work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to build rapport with a diverse array of people.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude in a dynamic environment. Good analytical skills
  • Good computer skills, especially in presentation, spreadsheet, and word processing software
  • Ability to communicate effectively, through both oral and written means
  • Ability to recognize market opportunities and take quick and decisive actions with little guidance from others
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to cope with being away from home and family on a frequent (though short term) basis

Required Education (certifications, licenses)
  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical or accounting/finance-related discipline or have experience that can provide the knowledge necessary to fulfill the duties.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in energy commodities markets, including, marketing, deal origination, and buying/selling gas and pipeline transportation and/or storage capacity and scheduling.
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of the physical gas value chain (ie, Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream).
  • Knowledge of the Midwest interstate pipeline grid, including how pipelines, supply basins, and market areas fit together to supply the region is helpful.
  • Knowledge of how gas usage varies based on weather and other factors and the resulting constraints and impacts on pipeline capacity and value in the market is helpful.
  • Knowledge of how to structure and negotiating long-term transactions with endues customers
  • Knowledge of pipeline scheduling, allocation and capacity release processes helpful.
  • Solid understanding of risk management techniques to hedge a gas trading/marketing portfolio is helpful.
  • Broad understanding of energy markets (ie, oil, power, NGL s) and their fundamental drivers is helpful.
  • Ability to read and interpret pipeline and LDC tariffs.
  • Knowledge of gas industry regulatory process at both state and federal levels.

Physical demands, environment and schedule
  • Work is normally performed on or near a trade floor. At times, the work is performed in a moderately noisy business office.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods; use hands; speak; hear; use close vision; use a telephone; and use a keyboard or computer. The employee is occasionally required to use a calculator. At times, the employee is required to use color vision
  • Typical hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Additional hours will be needed from time to time to meet deadlines and manage off-hour customer needs.
  • An additional eight hours per month may be required to attend meetings outside of normal work hours.

We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

The above posting description is 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 Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

St Louis MO, United States of America
Spire Inc.
Spire Inc.
3/25/2020 11:13:56 PM

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