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Reference ID R93256 Updated 30/11/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom Work Location (City) Rotterdam, Wesseling, Hamburg, London

The Role

What’s the role?

Within Shells Construction and Road sector (C&R), Shell Bitumen is a global leader in selling Bitumen and a major player in Europe, with a 100+ years legacy. We run a highly integrated business with the full end-to-end value chain in house. The bitumen supply planner is a key factor in this value chain, which includes the manufacturing and purchasing of bitumen, the different modes of primary transport (barges, ships, trains, trucks), storage, make buy blend decisions and delivery to clients.

Bitumen is an oil product that is not combusted and is recognized as a key enabler for Shell to meet its energy transition targets.

Our European network includes equity production at the energy & chemical parks Rotterdam (Pernis, NL) and Rhineland (GER), our stakes in bitumen JV refinery in Eastham (UK) and in JV refineries PCK (GER), MiRO (GER).


  • Drive and own the Scheduling/Planning/optimization of the short term Monthly(M)/M+1 integrated bitumen supply chain in the EU region. You take the long-term M+1/2/3 supply plan and turns it into action!
  • You like the daily actions and challenges that come within a dynamic supply chain environment, and you adapt/ re-optimize the plan where necessary.
  • You take pride in aligning and optimizing our refineries, depots, ships, barges with stakeholders like refinery schedulers, bitumen schedulers, operations, commercial.
  • You connect frequently with key stakeholders like business managers, key account managers, , bitumen traders, technology.
  • You are a key stakeholder in the regional supply/demand execution, driving corrective actions, optimization decisions across the interfaces, making E2E economic trade-offs visible and bring escalation items forward on an asset and regional basis. You have a keen eye to identify potential improvements across the region.
  • You understand the end-to-end value chain drivers and economics, and this allows you to do the right thing for Shell in a prompt and agile manner while showing leadership and resilience in case things do not run to plan.

Your curious and learner mindset is always on the lookout for improvements and new challenges. Your collaboration skills enable you to follow up on your ideas.  You have a genuine interest in the wider value chain with curiosity of external market drivers and what makes people tick. You are structured, organized, self-motivated. You drive end-to-end value chain optimization and make-buy-blend decisions across Shells Constructions and Road business.

To achieve your tasks, you are helped and supported by your colleagues of the supply optimization team and the wider supply team.

Special Challenges / Opportunities:

The Sectors & Decarbonization design presents a unique environment to be a thought-leader in deriving and delivering a Decarbonization Roadmap for our customer ecosystem, and in doing so, power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions to Society.

  • Incorporation of carbon economics into our decision making processes is an area of focus in the near to medium-term, incumbent will play a pivotal role in this
  • Integrated offers and working with business & logistics partners across the  value chain will be pivotal for being successful in decarbonizing the sector, incumbent will have the opportunity to support and drive initiatives in this key priority area for C&R

What we need from you?

  • Experience in supply chain scheduling and understanding of supply & refinery economics
  • Knowledge of operationalizing a supply chain plan through different modes of primary and secondary transport is essential
  • Excellent engagement skills and commercial acumen to drive End-to-End decision-making process at the interfaces with Manufacturing, T&S and the rest of the Bitumen business
  • Ability to prioritize and troubleshoot, highly flexible. Experience in change management situations and/or conflict resolution highly desirable
  • Understanding of market pricing mechanisms, exposures and risk management
  • Demonstrated evidence of Enterprise first values and behaviors + sound compliance track record will be taken into account during the selection process.

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.

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