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Cargo Operator

Company Name: Shell
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 2-5 years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Where you fit In
Commercial Operations consists of Trading Operations (Products including product quality, Crude including freight and Energy), combined with two new areas, Data & Digital and Business Integration & Assurance.
Trading Operations’ purpose is to partner with frontline Trading and ensure end-to-end Life of a Deal runs seamlessly, profitably, and in a safe and compliant manner.

What’s the role?
Operators 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 operation 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, Product Optimizers, deal makers, claims, finance, 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 cleaning, 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 a timely and accurate manner, facilitating up-to-date and accurate information flow.
Ensure that adequate records are kept meeting the company’s legal and fiscal obligations.
Ensure that any necessary financial security is in place prior to the transfer of title to customers.
Be available to manage critical out of regular office hours issues or during weekends.
Proactively liaise with charterers to ensure smooth operations, avoid supply disruption and minimize demurrage costs.

What we need from You
Display relevant knowledge and or experience in Trading & Supply-related operations. It will be advantageous to have some prior working experience in a Trading and Supply (or similar) operations-type environment with proven track record of successfully collaborating with channel partners, suppliers, 3rd party service providers and customers
Display some evidence of commerciality and ability to maximize margins or adding 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 contribute to successful implementation of an operations plan, identifying and managing supply/operational constraints independently
Display some understanding of and ability to articulate the demands and nature of the T&S business
Display evidence of effective teamwork, strong networking and influencing skills
Prospective candidates should be able to give evidence of effective stakeholder and relationship management.
Evidence of being able to manage multiple and conflicting priorities to achieve business intent and objectives with minimal supervision
Evidence of ability to problem solve in uncertain circumstances or working with incomplete information
Evidence of ability to function well in a fast-paced dynamic environment where changes are the norm.
Candidates are expected to be proactive self-starters, as well as demonstrable evidence of resilience in adversity, determination, and drive to get things done.
Demonstrate a clear passion for operations excellence and evidence of successfully leading or championing optimization initiatives
Some blending experience or demonstrable capacity/ability to do so will be advantageous.

Additional Info:
The job may require after office hours or weekend attention from time to time.
Attention to details, meticulousness and numeracy skills are a prerequisite. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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