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3 - 5 Years
January 17, 2020
Commercial Freight Operator
Where you fit in
First things first, a little background: Shell Trading and Supply (T&S) is one of the largest energy trading operations in the world. T&S combines a global network of trading companies, industry leading shipping and maritime capabilities, and an integrated network of supply and distribution activities for Royal Dutch Shell. Through our main trading offices in London, Houston, Singapore, Dubai and Rotterdam we trade crude oil, natural gas, LNG, electricity, refined products, chemical feedstocks and environmental products. Within Trading and Supply sits the Operations team providing a seamless alignment between all trading and supply commercial and operational activities, enabling the best commercial decisions to be made and executed on a daily basis. The team is fully focused on Operational Excellence and works closely with the supply teams and help optimize the supply of refined petroleum products in bulk between the upstream refining and downstream marketing organisations within BeNeLux and Germany.
This is a fast paste environment not for the faint of heart and were looking for people that know they can thrive in such business. For this, we dont just need you to be commercially driven but also effectively use your previous experience preferably in a very similar role.
Whats the role?
As a Commercial Freight Operator, youll work in a team of four and in close collaboration with our Freight Traders. It is under their responsibility youll be working on the optimization of the freight transport (Barges) within the boundaries of freight trading contracts. Making sure you achieve the best freight service in terms of price, flexibility, timeliness and completeness. Part of the challenge for you will be to optimize the fleet via a mix of time charters and spot deals. Needless to say, youd have to rely heavily on your stakeholder management skills while staying flexible. With that said, we also like you to take responsibility over the (among others) following tasks;
Ensure the efficient operation of the time-chartered barges and proactively respond to changes in the freight market;
Develop new freight margin opportunities in close liaison and steer of internal customer and freight traders;
Ensure that we comply with regulatory and governmental requirements as well as adhere to Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE/Safety guidelines;
Liaise with oil operators to ensure smooth operations to avoid supply disruption and to optimize vessel returns and usage;
Liaise with finance, providing them with accurate date and documentation to facilitate smooth invoicing and payments.
What we need from you
Strong interpersonal skills along with negotiations and stakeholder management skills are proven assets that you bring to the table. Wed also like it if you hold a minimum of a bachelors degree in and/or that you are a knowledgeable professional in a comparable business, you have a solid understanding of the Barge market, freight contracts and economics. Ideally you understand how trading and supply organisations work and know barge demurrage, claims and procedures. For this role it is essential that you can work successfully in a fast-moving commercial environment and have the ability to deliver. Besides being fluent in Dutch and English it would help enormously if you speak German, however this is not a must.
Whats in it for you?
Besides a competitive salary and additional benefits, we offer you a job on international scale. A professional career and all the support youll need for both your professional and personal development.
Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.
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