Commercial Operator - Houston, TX

Shell - One Thousand Main, Houston

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Job ID 132991BR_EN

What’s the role?
Supply & Trading Operations for the mogas / Avgas team is accountable for execution of all movements on the mogas / Avgas tradebooks in Shell. In terms of product slate, this includes both domestic and international finished grades of gasoline, gasoline blending components, and Avgas. Source points for product include refineries (equity and 3rd party) and biofuels plants, traded hub locations, and product already in transit. Modes of transport managed include marine (both Jones Act as well as foreign flag vessels, with multiple charter agreement structures), pipeline, rail, and road transport.

  • Responsible for safe, compliant, and efficient execution of movements in support of trade book contractual agreements.
  • Responsible to optimize deal execution within deal limits, in terms of both cost minimization and margin maximization.
  • Effectively communicate with traders, schedulers, and other team members to develop logistical solutions to ensure optimal deal execution.
  • Responsible for finished gasoline, gasoline component, and Avgas cargo operations, both domestic and international.
  • Responsible for managing product quality parameters/specifications to both ensure compliance with contractual terms as well as maximize profitability.
  • Responsible for ensuring all data pertaining to scheduling, customs, claims/demurrage, and loss/gains are accurately recorded in Trading systems in a timely manner to enable efficient handling by the relevant service departments.
  • Responsible for keeping adequate records to meet the company’s legal and fiscal obligations, as well as making any required regulatory filings (Customs, etc).
  • Responsible for daily updating/ monthly reconciling of inventory at terminals and adhering to end of month processes.
  • Interact with oil and freight counter-parties in regards to post-deal activities and ensure documentary requirements are met.
  • Manage a solid networking foundation amongst key internal and external contacts, including but not limited to suppliers, customers, and logistical service providers.
  • Provide back-up coverage to other team schedulers as outlined by line manager for coverage planning.

Required Qualifications

What we need from you
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of industry experience in Products operations, trading, shipping, or logistics.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and meet critical deadlines.
  • material financial risk and operational stress.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as sound approach for stakeholder management.
  • Knowledge of gasoline blending fundamentals a differentiator.

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business. Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…
  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Additional Information

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  • Post Date
    Feb 10, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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