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Director, Market Analytics

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

At Algonquin-Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 

Purpose


The energy industry is rapidly transforming. Data and data analysis are playing a larger role in a companies’ ability to stay competitive in this changing landscape.  

Reporting to the Senior Director – Energy Services, this role (Director – Market Analytics) will lead a team focused on building a data analytics and business intelligence strategy and executing the strategy to provide analytics, insights and predictive analytics to the leadership team, with a focus on growth and operational efficiencies.  Through the analysis and insights, this leader will make recommendations for improvements to reduce exposure (costs), improve information flow between departments and improve revenues.

The Market Analytics group within Energy Services forms the back bone of providing quality data driven analytics to inform strategic trading decisions in the management of the renewable portfolio. The role will involve close collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups including: the trading team within Energy Services, the IT team, the renewable Operations department, the Business Development department, Middle Office, Finance & Accounting as well as interaction with the corporate executive team.

The Director will be a detail-oriented and data-driven leader with strategic insight, strong business acumen and progressive thought process that boasts a successful track record of building relationships & leading complex projects. This leader has to enjoy getting into the weeds and getting stuff done.  They must also possess the ability to properly and efficiently articulate a message and preserve the organization’s core values while maintaining accountability and integrity. Furthermore, this role will be charged with measuring success by gathering data and reporting on key performance indicators that valuate project results and trading strategies in the form of risk reduction, revenue generation and improved efficiencies in communication, measurement, and reporting.
 

This position is responsible for leading the Market Analytics team within Energy Services to build a data environment, obtain data and draw insights from the data. 

 

Accountabilities

 

  • Partner with operations leaders and functional leaders to define the company’s multi-year data analytics strategy and execution roadmap to drive operational efficiencies and develop data-based trade strategies that reduce risk and increase revenue. 
  • Lead a team to collaborate with internal stakeholders (with the priority of the trade team within Energy Services) to identify needs and define requirements; prioritize requests; and to develop, test and implement data analytics and predictive modeling. Build partnerships with other departments. 
  • Responsible for identifying critical analysis required in conjunction with business partners to perform analysis to drive objectives. Prioritization of ideas will be critical. This will involve understanding all areas of the business and a critical eye to ensure the data and methodology employed is correct. 
  • Responsible for providing senior management team written and oral presentations with necessary information and supporting analysis to make appropriate business decisions. 
  • Share knowledge, approaches and expertise across departments within the Liberty renewables umbrella. 
  • Maintain and improve critical database (Snowflake) infrastructure and data. 
  • Maintain and enhance critical BI reporting dashboards. 
  • Introduce new analytical methods to the company including machine learning and predictive modeling. Build and implement new models and tools for the energy services team and other stakeholder groups that share/rely on database data. As with anything that is new, this will require change management skills. 
  • Maintain existing Energy Services software solutions and introduce new software with the goal of improving efficiency, reducing risk (cost) and improving revenue. Act as the SME (System Management Expert) on any new critical software implementations for the Energy Services team.  
  • Measure success with improved reporting on all key performance indicators. 
  • Develop, mentor, and lead staff to foster an environment of teamwork and accountability. Drive an engaged and collaborative culture, and a culture of getting things done and obtaining exceptional results where team members love to work. 
  • Support and lead staff in the implementation of new tools, methods and software. 
  • Develop a 5-year resource road map for the Market Analytics team in conjunction with the Senior Director of Energy Services taking into account the growth of the ES department and overall growth of Liberty Renewable Business. Be pro-active with hiring filling immediate needs but also planning for future needs. 
  • Build and develop a network of New Grads and Co-Op students to build a pipeline of experienced candidates for future permanent roles of analysts and traders.  
     

Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar field. 
  • 10-15 years of experience in designing, deploying and maintaining data analytics and infrastructures. With a minimum of 10 years of experience in power markets. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in or with a power trading group. 
  • Expertise in enterprise data warehouse, big data, BI & advanced analytics infrastructures. 
  • Proven hands-on experience in leading organization wide analytical projects. 
  • Strong knowledge of Python, R, SQL. 
  • Strong knowledge of the platforms available including Azure, AWS, Power BI, etc. 
  • Excellent presentation skills with proven ability to communicate complex technical information in a way that is easily understood by others at senior leadership levels. 


On August 10th, our company announced its intent to pursue a sale of our Renewables Energy Group and position ourselves as a pure-play regulated utility company. For more on this announcement, you can read the press release.

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business and as an employee team.

 

Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.

 

Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make an impact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Teamwork
  • Owner mindset
  • Outcome focused
  • Continuous learning

What we offer 

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

A defined contribution savings plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Group Benefit Plan

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program

 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents.

Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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