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Trading Operator

Posted 10 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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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 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-paced environment and we’re looking for people that know they can thrive in such business. For this, we don’t just need you to be commercially driven but also effectively use your previous experience preferably in a very similar role.

Other accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assuring the optimized operational plan gets executed. Where required work closely with logistics (marine and land) and manufacturing sites to understand and resolve any deviations from plan.

  • For unexpected events like an unplanned prompt shutdown, develop scenarios to assess feasibility and economic outcomes of various supply options to mitigate supply disruptions and its financial impact.

  • Analyze performance data (inventory levels, customer lifting, data quality) using available platforms such as salesforce, Power BI or transport management systems TMS, and identify and drive corrective actions and continuous improvement initiatives to drive performance and value.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement of ways of working with subject matter experts (SME), as well as collaborate with SME to implement improvements in own area of responsibility.

  • Drive and promote disciplined execution among stakeholders, ensuring focus on the end-to-end mindset and value delivery in the planning process.

  • Act in accordance with Shell's Health Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) guidelines and understand impact of HSSE requirements on own business. Proactively monitor customer's HSSE needs and practices.

The scope of this position may vary depending on the operational activity assigned per desk.

What we need from you

Strong interpersonal skills along with negotiations and stakeholder management skills are proven assets that you bring to the table. We’d also like it if you hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the field of Maritime Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics or Shipping. Preferably you have proven experiences in Commodity operations or a similar operational role. Ideally you have some experience with Petroleum and/or renewable products. Lastly, you are fluent in Dutch and English combined with another language like German, French or Spanish.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply.

Company Description

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.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are 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.

At Shell, we believe everyone has a part to play in the global transition to cleaner energy. We’re looking for students and graduates, whose energy and passion for change can help us achieve our goals of providing more and cleaner energy solutions.
We have a range of opportunities, assessed internships and graduate programmes for you to explore. Discover your potential and join us on our journey to develop tomorrow’s energy solutions today.

Den Haag
Active in 30 countries
90,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 38 years