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Shell Benchmarking and Appraisal Manager- Convent, LA in Convent, Louisiana


Job Title:

Benchmarking and Appraisal Manager- Convent, LA

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Job Description:

The Benchmarking and Appraisal Manager is a member of the extended leadership team that supports the refinery by increasing the overall competitiveness through continuous improvement, particularly in the areas of energy, cost competitiveness, and margin delivery. The Benchmarking and Appraisal Manager will also:

  • Provide overall leadership and direction for the Cost Competitiveness work at the site with the ultimate goal of finding sustainable improvements to enable the site to reach the benchmark target.

  • Maintain a consistent approach on competitive benchmarking submission for Solomon Study, the interpretation and communication of results to the site, and executing improvements.

  • Develop continuous improvements in manufacturing excellence and provide key information and data to help drive further business development.

  • Produce relevant reports and information packs for different business reviews (i.e. Cost Competitiveness, Margin Improvements, etc..) and staff engagements/training regarding key operational levers (NECC, Maintenance Index, Operational Availability, etc..)

  • Understand key aspects of the manufacturing results: HSSE, product quality, margin, reliability, maintenance, fixed and variable costs, and energy.

  • Analyze actual business results to provide meaningful fit-for-purpose management information to sites and senior management.

  • Working with multiple stakeholders who provide information that needs to be developed into a concise consolidated picture

  • Understand how top quartile performance is defined for each of the key results areas and what drives the gap between current performance and top quartile performance.

  • Pursue actionable improvements and strategic insights from a comparative analysis of both internal and external benchmarking data.

  • Drive the data from insight to action, supporting results delivery across the M Business.

  • Influence the organization through clear and persuasive analysis, drawing on internal and external perspectives.

  • Challenge and support the delivery by the sites of their three-year business plan and ten-year Strategic Asset Management Plan.

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Optimisation & Planning

Country of Work Location:

United States

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.


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Work Location:

Louisiana - Convent Ref


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Finance

  • 8+ years of work experience in benchmarking for refineries

  • Aptitude with numbers and ability to see interrelationships between discrete pieces of information and connect them into a coherent story

  • Strong analytical and logical skills

  • Ability to establish good working relationships with stakeholders

  • Proven leadership capability to lead a team with varying backgrounds and strengths.

  • Strong team working ability and able to build and sustain working relationships to operate effectively and without hierarchy across various interfaces, often virtually.

  • Sound knowledge of refinery key optimization levers, gained through previous roles.

  • Key competencies:

  • Performance; setting stretched targets for others and delivery against

  • Collaboration; strong working relationships, working in partnership, building trust

  • Authenticity; resilient under pressure, constructive tension, open to other views

  • Growth; capture opportunities, drive change.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

City, State (if applicable):

Convent, LA