Manager, Energy Supply & Business Development


Houston, Texas, US, 77002

Job ID#:  644
Job Category:  Commercial / Risk
Position Type:  Regular FT

JERA Americas Inc. is part of a global energy company, supporting the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable world while fulfilling our responsibility to provide a safe and stable supply of reliable and affordable energy. The Company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based JERA, which stands for Japan's Energy for a New Era. JERA has committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions from its businesses by 2050 and is contributing to the development of a sustainable society.

JERA Americas seeks to continue its rapid expansion into renewable energy markets focusing on wind, solar, and cutting-edge technologies for hydrogen production and transportation. To meet the challenges of a fast-growing company, we are searching for talented individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to be part of the equation to provide energy for a new era.


The Manager of Energy Supply and Business Development is responsible for assisting the Vice President of Energy Supply and the broader asset management and commercial teams in the short, medium, and long-term management of the Freeport LNG asset. The position is also responsible for daily interaction with all relevant internal and external counterparties to ensure that a stable and low-cost supply of energy is delivered to the LNG facility according to its operational profile.


This role will also serve as a consultant to other internal managers within the organization, providing them with accurate and timely information regarding all aspects of the asset performance and energy supply activities. The focus of this role will be centered around the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast natural gas supply portfolio but will also include interactions with those responsible for managing company exposure to Power, NGL and LNG.         

Position Description

  • Assisting the VP of Energy Supply with the execution of commercial transactions, entering trades into ETRM, and monitoring the overall risk position.
  • Analyzing short/medium/long term North American energy commodity market fundamentals to influence commodity procurement strategy and identify possible opportunities in cooperation with commercial teams.
  • Communication of accurate real time asset operational information to team members.
  • Ensure that physical natural gas trading and scheduled flow volumes are properly reflected in the company’s ETRM system and supporting the monthly actualization, reconciliation, and settlement processes (as requested by Accounting Department).
  • Proficiently collects, queries, organizes, and manipulates large amounts of data in Excel and accurately present analytical results which will drive operational and risk management decision.
  • Creating, maintaining and updating trading and market analysis tools.
  • Supporting the commercial team by performing ad hoc analysis/research as necessary to ensure traded risk is properly reflected in position and scenario analyses tools.
  • Interface directly with Risk Control team to ensure accurate reporting of PNL, positions, and revenue forecasts.
  • Prioritize deliverables and manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Economics, Engineering, or a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant commodities experience in gas or LNG.
  • 5 years of marketing, trading, or scheduling on pipelines in Texas and the greater Gulf Coast.
  • Experience working with large quantities of data in Excel and utilizing ETRM systems.


Preferred Education and Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Strong mathematics and analytical skills
  • Excellent Excel skills and programming experience (VBA, Python, SQL etc)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required to provide updates to others including commercial team, external counterparties, and international business units
  • Energy ETRM system experience
  • Time management skills

AP/EEO Statement

JERA Americas Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Houston