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Analyst- Planning and Strategy


TX, Houston

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Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, as well as selling commodities and servicing the energy needs of homes and businesses in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our customers save on their energy bills through energy efficiency. Located in over 50 locations, our team of 6,000+ employees serve over 6 million residential and commercial customer relationships.

Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide. We are committed to being the most recommended energy and services provider and leading the transition to a low carbon society.


  • Bachelor degree in business or finance
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience with direct experience in the deregulated energy markets a plus
    • Minimum 2 years of work experience in sales/load forecasting/modeling
  • Project coordination/management experience
  • Problem-solving skills - proactively recommend solutions to various stakeholders; make decisions with limited information
  • Must be a proven self-starter, highly motivated, demonstrating a strong attention to detail
  • Collaborative approach to issues and problems
  • Strong analytical skills - ability to analyze and understand quantitative data
  • Ability to deliver real and measurable results
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Excel


  • Develop and maintain sales forecast and planning models for residential segments
  • Coordinate with pricing and sales teams to obtain required inputs for forecasting models
  • Accountable for the accuracy of the load forecasting models
  • Understand the factors that influence the sales across different customer segments
  • Make recommendations to improve overall forecasting capabilities
  • Provide ad hoc analytical support to the sales organization
  • Performing assigned special projects and analysis as needed by the Management
  • Coordinate all project management activities for Sales & Marketing projects
  • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate
  • Facilitate project meetings and ensure all project stakeholders understand project objectives

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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