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Reference ID R1575 Updated 05/11/2020 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Netherlands City/State Rotterdam Work Location Rotterdam

The Role

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.

What’s the role?

As a Strategic Sourcing Development Manager to Shell’s Biofuels division, you will develop and lead the long-term strategic partnerships with key feedstock suppliers in order to create a solid supply to Shell’s growing HVO manufacturing footprint globally, with reliable and competitively priced HVO feedstock. This role will also identify select and develop the strategic partners across the full spectrum of feedstock opportunities. The solution space may range from negotiating long term offtake agreements with suppliers while considering price/risk elements, structured finance arrangements to support growth through strategic partners, supporting M&A activities to vertically integrate into HVO feedstock, and selectively funding R&D developments,.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Works closely with feedstock traders and business development managers to carefully identify, develop and manage supplier relationships;
  • Closely liaises with the HVO feedstock optimization manager on sourcing requirements and alignment with the overarching feedstock strategy;
  • Maintains a wide network of personal contacts externally to monitor feedstock market developments and innovations towards 2nd generation feedstocks.

What we need from you?

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

  • Substantial experience in strategic sourcing and building professional relationships across both European  and international markets.
  • Commercial expertise particularly in deal making and contract negotiations;
  • Generic experience in feedstock markets for biodiesel and/or HVO
  • Knowledge of trends and innovations in product quality, R&D/technology, supply chain;
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and stakeholder management skills.

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.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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