Freight Trader

Shell - London - Strand

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Job ID 71459BR

The Shell Trading position offers you the opportunity to join the Global Crude Freight Trading Team with its challenging, dynamic and fast paced Physical and Paper Freight Trading business environment.    The Team is required to charter vessels for crude and refinery feedstocks in cargo sizes of 25kt up to and 350kt. This will include spot, CVC, COA, TCT and Time Charter activities, as well as Freight Trading both in the physical and paper markets.  Analytics are an important component of the Freight Trading role, and development/utilization of the information is key to our success.  The role offers the ability to develop cutting edge, innovative analysis models to gain the most accurate forward view of the crude freight markets.  

The role is expected to work closely with Crude Global Trading Network (GTN) in support of their business objectives by providing a first class and competitive freight service and interface with the Products Trading Network in areas of mutual benefit.
Manage physical and paper freight trading positions in support of the freight team goals/targets, while also utilising paper trading tools for exposure management.
Support financial and other targets set for the Freight Trading Group, therefore maximise profitability on Group controlled vessels.
Work with oil trading desks to seek optimal logistics solutions in wet and paper freight trading. Be proactive in looking for opportunities that might give traders an "edge".
Accounting systems must at all times be kept fully updated; input concluded by close of business on the day a deal is completed or as required by a particular location. Close contact must be maintained with the finance / compliance teams to ensure trading practices are correct and compliance.
Liaise with counterparties (owners/brokers/charterers) around the world and therefore with varying time differences. Gathering market information, assessing the accuracy of such and dispensing this around the GTN. It is important that relationships are built with other Charterer’s and Owners as a customer base.
Deal generation is very high and the ability to work under pressure is an extremely important attribute to have. It must be understood that working hours are not standard. It is important that the incumbent is above all a team player.


Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications


Company Description


Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Mar 12, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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