Commercial Trading Operator - Houston, TX

ShellHouston, TX2M ago


Job Description

The successful candidate for the Commercial Operator role will be responsible for the execution of a trading contract, primarily the scheduling of marine movements via various contractual terms. Physical movements to include, tankers, barges and pipeline with refineries, terminals and third-party customers. This entails coordinating, mutual scheduling requirements, and ensuring proper documentation is handled among our internal/external customers.

Other accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for daily updating/ monthly reconciling of inventory at our terminals and adhering to end of month processes.
  • Ensure all contractual obligations, agreements, and requirements are complied with.
  • Interact with oil and freight counter-parties regarding post-deal activities and ensure documentary requirements are met.
  • Apply commercial aptitude to gain stronger understanding of the business dynamics and provide logistical value.
  • Ensure all data pertaining to scheduling, customs, claims/demurrage are accurately recorded in Trading systems in a timely manner to enable efficient handling by the relevant service departments.
  • Keep adequate records to meet the company’s legal and fiscal obligations.
  • Effectively communicate with traders, schedulers, and other team members to develop logistical solutions to meet commercial excellence.
  • Manage a solid networking foundation among key internal and external contacts, including but not limited to suppliers, customers, and logistical service providers.
  • Provide back-up coverage to other team schedulers as outlined by line manager for coverage planning.

Country of Work Location

United States

City, State (if applicable)

Houston, TX

Work Location

Houston - One Thousand Main


Trading Operations

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


  • Legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 2 years of related industry experience in products operations, trading, shipping, and logistics. Familiarity with traded products and logistical networks utilized by the Shell Trading US Company (STUSCO) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as ability to effectively multitask and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to make risk-based and well-reasoned decisions with uncertain information and in the face of material financial risk and operational stress.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as sound approach for stakeholder management.

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