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Strategic Planning Analyst

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Milan, Italy
Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023
Octopus Energy Group has gone from a tiny startup supplier to a global leader. Since just 2016 we've become a global energy tech company launched in the UK and we're now made of 10 businesses, in 13 countries around the world, with over 5 million customers, with 25 million contracted accounts for our entech platform, Kraken. Through that relentless growth we still put customers at the heart of everything we do.
That's how we've got five stars on TrustPilot based on over 100,000 customer reviews and why consumer champions “Which?” have named us a Recommended Provider for the last five years in a row. We've also reached 4.8 on our Italian Trustpilot.
We're fighting to make energy fairer, more affordable, greener and more accessible for all.
We're shaking up the energy market and decarbonising our planet, using technology to unlock the green energy revolution. Our global energy revolution is backed by Generation, the sustainable fund co-chaired by Al Gore.
Octopus Energy Italia is aiming at revolutionising the Italian energy sector.
To do this we need to grow with passionate people to help us do this, we have diverse roles ready to be filled across our Italian teams and need authentic, committed people for a wide range of roles.
We're in a start-up phase which means that you will be able to shape the future of energy in Italy from day one.
If you want to be a part of a collaborative, challenging and forward thinking culture: join us!
We are looking for an analyst to join our team to support the continued exponential growth of our business in Italy. You will bring alive insight around actual and expected performance, support planning & budgeting, and be actively involved in supporting acquisitions of customer books or supply business entities as well as wholesale procurement agreements as opportunities arise. Your role is to drive analysis crucial to the financial performance of the business and inform senior management decision-making.

What you'll do

  • Analyse and present actual performance vs plan including prepare monthly KPIs, board materials and other financial reporting for internal and external stakeholders
  • Build, refine and update real time forecasts for company performance incorporating areas such as new wholesale trading arrangements, high growth acquisition strategies, and weather stress scenarios
  • Work collaboratively with different teams to forecast and refine analysis for potential new campaigns and strategies, especially with the Data team, accounting team and operations team
  • Work closely with the Financial Controller and Services finance resources to project cash and short to medium-term funding requirements and with Strategy and Business Development department in order to work on new opportunities that could arise in the market
  • Develop new features as the industry/business changes, i.e. new smart products, changes to industry regulation, integration with other business units

What you'll need

  • Be excited about tackling the urgent issue of climate change through supporting a high-growth business leading the energy transition; you don’t have to have prior experience in energy, but a strong desire to learn about the sector today and where it’s going tomorrow is a must
  • At least 3-4 years of experience ideally in financial modelling
  • Master’s Degree in Economics/Engineering
  • Good English knowledge is a must
  • Be analytical, but capable of working with stakeholders across the business to understand the operational realities of the numbers
  • Be ready to roll up both sleeves and get stuck into complex modelling but also talk 'big picture' with senior stakeholders and key suppliers that you interact with
  • Be fast-paced in approach but understand that change in organisation requires engaging with people in different ways
  • Be able to present complex information in simple ways
  • Be curious and open-minded

Why else you'll love it here

  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture - An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about!
  • Flexible working environment - genuine work life balance here, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together
  • Relaxation - we don’t count your holidays here, we work hard, and so we know you need to play hard as well (within reason of course)
  • Equity Options Scheme - you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success
  • Office culture - have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner
  • Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you