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Commercial Operator

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Company: Shell
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-11-19
Job specializations:
  • Logistics
    Distribution, Logistics Manager, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation
Job Description & How to Apply Below

The Role

This role is part of T&S Crude & Product Commercial Freight Operations reporting to Team Lead Freight Operations – East. Commercial Freight Operator is part of a Global Products & Crude Freight Operations team responsible for providing professional freight operations to the team of Freight Traders. Commercial Freight Operators work closely with Freight Traders to ensure the smooth and efficient conduct of all commodities for charters both in and out are essential in order to optimize the commercial benefits to the oil trading business and P&L of the Global Freight Trading team.


The role involves a fast-moving and changing environment and Operators will work alongside a diverse, multi-cultured group of people. The work is varied and requires that individuals develop a thorough understanding of many aspects of the shipping and oil trading business which forms a good foundation for a career in operations, chartering, supply or oil trading.


Key elements of Commercial Freight Operations include:*

Conduct all freight operational activities promptly and professionally ensuring that all obligations and requirements under the charter party contract terms are met. This refers both to charters internally and with third parties. Operators are expected to have a commercial mindset while scheduling and operating vessels to load and deliver cargoes along the value chain, as well as lookout for opportunities to capitalize on opportunities and/or add value to supply chain. Ensure the efficient operation of the time chartered vessel including the issuance of voyage orders, the correct preparation of cargo tanks and the issuance of LOIs in accordance with charter party terms and conditions. Deal with cargo and freight counter-parties, terminals and vessels on a regular basis regarding all post-deal activities ensuring all necessary operational information is passed on in good time and documentary requirements are met. Ensure that we comply with regulatory and governmental requirements as well as adhere to HSSE/Safety guidelines. Identify and maximize the embedded optionality within charter party agreements (i.e. laycans, demurrage rates, ship space parcelling, ship swaps, backhaul opportunities)


Liaise with inter oil operators to ensure smooth operations to avoid supply disruption and to optimize vessel returns and usage. Ensure that bunker procurement is optimized in terms of location and cost in close liaison with the freight trader and in line with STASCO policy and guidelines. Daily updates of RADAR tools for ship operations and records management to track P&L. Make cargo and vessel nominations, prepare and send voyage orders and monitor the progress of vessels. Required to preempt issues and avoid any delays which could hit our bottom line. The successful Operator should ideally have a solid understanding of Products & Crude Freight Operations and have a proven track record in this area. Alongside this they should be able to evidence:
  • Established experience, or the capacity to optimize the commercial aspects of the trade
  • Ability to troubleshoot existing process issues / proactive in continuous improvement
  • Ability to demonstrate key negotiating skills for accurate determination of liabilities.
  • Cross functional knowledge of Shipping Contracts & Operations and Freight & Trading Businesses.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence to communicate and influence others.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, quickly and accurately.
  • Demonstrated ability to priorities with strong time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively integrate into new teams, managing complex multi-stakeholder needs.
  • Ability to analyze and simplify complex problems
  • Experience in cross-function, cross-business, multinational and cross-cultural teams
  • 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. 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.


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    Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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