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Reference ID R39844 Updated 07/09/2021 Employment Type null Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Singapore City/State Singapore Work Location Singapore

The Role

What's the role

  • Ops are the key executors of the’ life of the deal’, managing oil movements on bulk crude or product tankers from supply to delivery point in an operationally excellent and optimal manner, preventing profit leakage and looking for value add opportunities.
  • Some Ops roles will be more involved with running Time charter vessels, operating Shell-leased terminals and or possibly involved in some blending activities. In these instances, Ops are expected to defend the P&L and look out for opportunities to maximize margins through effective asset utilization, preventing unnecessary downtime/demurrage or improving blend margins.
  • Ensure that all obligations arising from the oil contract and charter party are executed flawlessly, in compliance with governmental and industrial regulations as well as HSSE guidelines.
  • Daily external interface with contractual counterparties, terminal operators, vessel owners/brokers, national oil companies and competitors.
  • Daily internal interface with traders, charterers, shipping, manufacturing (E&S, movements), Product Optimizers, deal makers, claims, contracts, demurrage and legal.
  • Expected to manage supply and delivery schedules with internal and external counterparties. Ops will need to appreciate the challenges and constraints of the end-to-end supply chain, and operationalize a plan to meet those objectives, while remaining profitable and compliant.
  • Timely and accurate ship, cargo and date range nominations to ensure supply integrity and successful implementation of commercial business/supply intent.
  • Manage vessel operations, such as scheduling, routing, bunkering, stow planning & optimization, issuing voyage orders and monitoring fleet of vessels under your charge.
  • Manage cargo operations, such as managing off-spec issues, cargo readiness, scheduling, blending (where applicable for more senior or specialized ops roles), avoiding tank-top/stock-out situations and volume/date-range optimization.
  • Support post-deal activities like customs clearance, demurrage and claims for example; ensuring that all necessary operational information is passed on in good time and documentary requirements are met.
  • Appoint independent inspectors, expeditors, ship-to-ship service providers and ships agents.
  • Ensure that all operational data is updated into trading systems in timely and accurate manner, facilitating up-to-date and accurate information flow.
  • Ensure that adequate records are kept to meet the company’s legal and fiscal obligations.
  • Ensure that any necessary financial security is in place prior to transfer of title to customers.
  • Be available to manage critical out of regular office hour issues.
  • Proactively liaise with charterers to ensure smooth operations, avoid supply disruption and minimize demurrage costs.

What we need from you

  • Clear understanding of and/or experience in Trading & Supply-related operations. It will be advantageous to have at least 3-4 years’ of experience in a Trading and Supply (or similar) operations-type environment, with proven track record of successfully collaborating with channel partners, suppliers, 3P service providers and customers.
  • Clear evidence of commerciality and ability to maximize end-to-end margins or add-value to the bottom line. For example: ability to assess trade-offs, provide optimization alternatives, proven ability to actively lead make-buy-blend-type conversations, delivering results through innovation and expertise.
  • Ability to expertly manage the end-to-end supply chain: accurately collating requirements, working across different stakeholders, creating effective supply plans and utilizing right tools to monitor as well as successfully execute supply strategy and plans.
  • Some blending experience or demonstrable capacity/ability to do so will be advantageous. 
  • Display a clear understanding of and ability to clearly articulate the demands and nature of the business. 
  • Clear evidence of effective teamwork, strong networking and influencing skills. Prospective candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver results through strong stakeholder and relationship management skills.
  • Proven record and evidence of being able to manage multiple and conflicting priorities to achieve business intent and objectives independently. 
  • Proven record and evidence of ability to problem solve in uncertain circumstances or working with incomplete information.
  • Proven record and evidence of ability to function well in a fast-paced dynamic environment where changes are the norm. 
  • Proven record of demonstrating resilience in adversity, determination and a strong drive to deliver results. 
  • Demonstrate a clear passion for operations excellence and evidence of successfully leading or championing optimization initiatives. 
  • Candidates need to be proactive self-starters who demonstrate strong personal leadership, as well as the ability to informally lead or influence teams through experience and competence.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Shell is one the largest foreign investors in Singapore and began operations in 1891. Today, we have more than 3,200 employees in Singapore alone. The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site today is the largest Shell refinery in the world in terms of crude distillation capacity, which makes Singapore a key regional supply and trading centre for Shell in the East. Singapore is the largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region. We also have one of the largest single-branded retail networks in Singapore, providing customers with a wide range of quality products and services. When you join Shell in Singapore, you can count on our commitment to help you thrive and propel your career by means of our industry-leading development programme and our available and unrivalled pool of local and global experts. Our numerous global and local skill pools as well as our diversity are key to our success and continuing innovation.

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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