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Trading Manager (f/m/d) 

Join a team that will be the control center for all our electricity trading activities at Next Kraftwerke. The 24/7 Trading & Operations team is currently built up and will both operate and monitor a complex trading infrastructure around the clock. The trading covers electricity from renewables, flexible plants and proprietary trading portfolios in ten European countries. Initially, the focus will be on the Dutch market and specifically offshore wind, but the scope gradually expands in the future.
In this new team with a challenging area of responsibility, you will enjoy a lot of creative freedom. You will help contribute to a sustainable and renewable tomorrow and will have the opportunity to learn about how exactly the energy transition works in the market and in practice. 
Renewable energies do not take a break - we trade continuously 24/7 and 365 days a year. Therefore, we are looking for independent and curious team players who are willing to work in three shifts. The shifts are distributed evenly by the team and of course compensated accordingly. Whether full-time or part-time – let us know how we match up on this point.
We want to expand our team by several people and would like to consider different profiles. Applications from young professionals and career changers are welcome as well.  

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Next Kraftwerke Trader

This is what you like

  • You like the challenge of finding your way around complex systems.
  • You trade on the European intraday exchanges and monitor markets, trading algorithms, forecasts and portfolios.
  • You ensure the trading by monitoring relevant IT Systems.
  • You are responsible for dispatching our growing asset base and control/manage them in the most economical way.
  • You will work closely together with the teams of Trading, Portfolio Management and Data Analytics.

Meaning of working at Next Kraftwerke

These are your qualifications and skills

  • You have completed a university degree, or apprenticeship, or have comparative work experience.
  • You enjoy improve processes continuously and contributing your own ideas with your enthusiastic kind of way.
  • You are intrinsically motivated, want to understand things in detail, and hold on to this approach.
  • You are interested in the energy transition and market mechanisms.
  • You like to win, preferably in a team and you have a great sense of responsibility for your own tasks.

This is what we offer in addition to an exciting job

Electricity allowance

We offer you green electricity worth 1.080,00€ every year.

Company bike

Lease a bike of your choice as a company bike.

Sports offers

Stay in shape with our company’s own sports offers and use the possibilities of the urban sports club membership at a reduced price.


We encourage our employees to invest four working days per year in training and cover the costs. In addition, we offer in-house English courses and access to Udemy's online courses.

Part-time in any shape or form

Flexible working hours are normal for us. With our flextime working model, you can save up additional holidays and use them flexibly. This leaves enough time for hobbies and family.


We offer 28 days of paid holidays, plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve in addition. As a Cologne-based company, the infamous "Rosenmontag" is a day off too.


Organic fruit, "kölscher" coffee and collective cooking sessions are part of Next.


Join us at the next summerparty, winterparty and the hackathon!

Central location

Our premises are located on a site that used to be a lamp factory in the lively Cologne Ehrenfeld.

Flat hierarchies

We communicate on the same level and embrace open mindedness.

Employee assistance program

We care about You. Thats why we offer extra support with our employee assistance program.

Hybrid work

You want to mix it up? Work remotely and meet your colleagues in office. We supply you with the equipment you need.

Julia Schleper arbeitet als Traderin bei Next Kraftwerke

This is what your colleagues say

"As an Energy Trader at Next, you will work as part of a team to understand the international electricity markets and make trading decisions. It is not only important to understand the data, but also to develop the right feeling for the markets. Every day I'm excited to see what kind of market constellation will await me." 

Julia, Trader at Next Kraftwerke

Julia Pfingsten ist Talent Managerin bei Next Kraftwerke

Have we aroused your interest?

"We offer you a friendly team in which you have much room to contribute your ideas, as well as a challenging and varied job with a high level of personal responsibility. Join us in shaping the energy transition in Europe. If this job description suits you, please send us a detailed application via the button below."

Julia, Talent Managerin at Next Kraftwerke

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