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Business Manager


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About Trailstone

Trailstone is a global energy and technology company, operating at the intersection of renewable and conventional power. We trade energy in global markets, and we provide a best-in-class service to manage the inherent intermittency of renewable power generation across the short, medium and long term.

As an energy trader, we buy and sell electricity and gas which is physically delivered on the grids, and we leverage our physical market knowledge to trade financial commodities.

As a provider of renewable energy management services, we take on the complexity of managing renewable power across different countries so that our customers can focus on their core mission of investment and growth. Trailstone offers an efficient, fully automated front-to-back renewable power management platform underpinned by our long-standing market experience, proprietary technology, data analytics and meteorology.


Role profile

Trailstone is searching for a highly skilled and experienced business manager to join us onsite in our Austin, Texas office as a Business Manager. This role will partner closely with commercial and support teams to drive day-to-day execution across the trading and renewables services businesses in the region.

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in a mid to senior-level business management / COO role for a trading business, with knowledge and experience of US physical power and gas markets and financial trading.

This role provides broad exposure within an international company engaged in energy trading, renewable energy management and technology, and includes an attractive compensation package and bonus scheme.


What will you do?

You will partner closely with the North American businesses and global support functions including Technology, Finance, Operations, Legal, Compliance, Risk, Credit and HR to execute Trailstone’s business plans successfully.

You will ensure that all aspects of the business are working well, take the lead in resolving day-to-day issues, and coordinate and drive the execution of business development plans. 


What do you need?

  • A degree in business, engineering, science, mathematics, or similar discipline.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of managing an energy trading operation – both its day-to-day running as well as front-to-back delivery of technology and process change. Your experience must include having worked as a COO / business manager for a trading business.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial commodity markets, futures clearing, and physical power and gas markets.
  • Good working knowledge of the US financial and energy regulatory frameworks, and the procedures required to comply with them.
  • Strong project management skill and experience: able to manage multiple projects and coordinate effectively across functions, with a track record of driving complex change implementations across large teams and organizations.
  • Skilled in communicating clearly, concisely, and effectively in a structured way - verbally and in writing - to convey complex information simply, clearly and accurately.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy is a plus.


Personal qualities

  • Have strong commercial acumen and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Have a strong affinity and interest in energy, renewables, trading, and technology.
  • Be a self-starter with a high energy level and strong personal motivation.
  • Excel at collaborating and coordinating across all functions, and at all levels of seniority.
  • Exhibit competence and credibility as a leader.
  • Have a highly analytical and logical mindset.
  • Be as comfortable with strategic thinking as working through the fine detail of a technical problem.
  • Have a practical mindset and hands-on approach to getting things done.
  • Tolerant of ambiguity; able to remain effective despite uncertainty.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced trading environment; resilient under pressure.


We’re different, and we like it that way!

Here at Trailstone, we value our differences. In fact, our success depends upon them.

Differences in backgrounds, identities and experiences lead to differing views of the world.  Different world views lead to healthy differences in opinions. Different opinions are essential to creating a robust marketplace of ideas. And it is our ideas that will make Trailstone a market leader in energy innovation and disruption!

By our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Trailstone is creating value for our employees, our investors, and our communities.

So regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, physical limitations, how you identify, how you pray, who you love, where you went to school, who you consider family, or how old you are… you can belong here!