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Commercial Operator - Low Carbon Fuels

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Reference ID R132199 Updated 06/03/2024
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Where you fit in

Shell aspires to be a global leader in providing cleaner energy solutions to consumers. Trading & Supply is integral to this aspiration and is working with partners in the Downstream to grow its position as a market leader in BioFuels by securing a sizeable and sustainable portfolio of active feedstock positions through our established Global Trading Network, the development of new supply infrastructure while ensuring the business continues to evolve with biofuels legislation, international trade policies and market developments. Shell announced its decision to invest in a brand new and world-scale HEFA facility at the Energy & Chemicals park Rotterdam (Shell Pernis) to process biogenic waste oils and fats into bio-naphtha, renewable diesel and bio-jet. It’s Shell first major step into bio-manufacturing.

What’s the role?
As a Commercial Operator on the Low Carbon Fuel desk you are carrying out the tasks required to meet the contractual obligations of deals agreed by your traders or refinery optimizers. You will liaise with internal departments, customers and other external parties such as third-party operations, brokers and independent surveyors as part of implementing each contract supporting the trading team.

The Commercial Operator will need to have a solid commercial mindset, you will have the freedom and opportunity to significantly contribute to the profitability of the product trading team. Next to this you need to demonstrate solid team working skills and have self-starter qualities. Be able to work accurately and focused under pressure and will exhibit strong communication skills. The willingness to assume responsibility for and ownership and accountability of his/her tasks is essential.

Modes of transport that you will be operating are very diverse. Contracts can be executed via waterways on barge and vessels. But you will also be operating contracts via truck, train, container and flexibags.

What we need from you?

We’re keen to hear from professionals who have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Beyond that, we’d hope to see as many of the following as possible on your CV:

  • Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving mentality and quick decision making;

  • Substantial experience with storage, handling and transport on a wide array of BioFuels;

  • Complete understanding of all factors that influence profit and loss and exposure. And ability to translate traders strategy to operational plan. Part of this role might entail blending activities on different terminals. 

  • End-to-end understanding on how value is created in the biofuels business such as supply chain network design and cost optimization;

  • Knowledge of international import/export trade practices;

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and stakeholder management skills.

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. 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.