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Reference ID R74810 Updated 13/05/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Early Careers
Country Brazil

The Role

Company description 

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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.

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.

Contracts Analyst

What is the role

The Contracts Analyst is responsible for coordinating activities and tasks related to the administrative execution of a variety of types of contracts for the purchase and sale of products in the Brazil Gas and Power Sectors. These activities include drafting standard contracts templates, drafting transaction confirmations, sending draft contracts and transaction confirmations to customers, collaboration with Commercial Advisors in contract negotiation, follow-up with customers, setting up applicable trading systems, and maintaining a data base of contract activities and contract records.  Partner with Shell Energy Brazil (Gas and Power) to drive projects and improvements that support T&S imperatives of HSSE, Compliance, and Value Generation in all business functions.

And the role supports the gas and power trading and business development activities of Shell Energy Americas in Brazil and is part of the Global Contracts organization within the Shell Trading & Supply Commercial Operations organization. 

As a Contracts Analyst, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Generate standard contract templates and transaction confirmations that accurately reflect the terms of natural gas and/or power purchase and sale transactions.

  • Respond to customer inquiries (both internal and external) related to contracts and transaction confirmations, as well as maintain contract related data in systems.

  • Ensure the contracts database(s) are updated to reflect to accurate status of a contract and/or transaction confirmation.

  • Prepare contracts approval forms and process documents for execution (manually or digitally).

  • Complete set up of fully executed contracts in all applicable trading systems and contract database.

  • Collaborate with Commercial, Trading, Credit, Legal, Commercial Advisors and other internal Stakeholder throughout the contracts and confirmations process.

  • Maintain knowledge of Shell’s contract terms and apply this knowledge when reviewing and drafting contracts and transaction confirmation.

  • Process requests for assignments, mergers, and name changes. Ensure all applicable systems are updated and communicate updates internally.

  • Run and analyze various system reports to ensure compliance with Shell policies and other financial control measures.

  • Maintain up to date contract/confirmation written processes and procedure documents and identify and suggest updates/improvements, as necessary.

  • Assist in special projects and tasks as requested by Team Lead.

  • Participate in regular meetings, in Portuguese and in English, with Commercial Advisors, Commercial, Trading, Credit, Legal and other various functions, and the Contracts team.

Requirements

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the Brazil on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • Candidate must have minimum of 3 (three) years of working experience in the energy industry, preferred, along with a desire to learn more about the business

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Legal, Engineering, or equivalent practical working experience.

  • Advanced English written and oral communication skills. Fluent in Portuguese (speaking, reading, and writing)

  • Must possess a high degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work under pressure, under tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities

  • Previous exposure to contracts and/or deal confirmation processes and records management

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with a professional attitude and ability to work well within a team environment

  • Ability to recognize issues and involve the appropriate internal stakeholders to overcome obstacles

  • An openness to learning, actively looking for new ways to improve own capabilities and performance

  • Continuous Improvement mindset

  • Proven ability to manage a heavy workload and change priorities, as needed

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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