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Shell Commercial Operator - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Commercial Operator - Houston, TX

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

What’s the role?

The Commercial Operator is responsible for the execution of a trading contract, primarily the scheduling of land and marine movements via various contractual terms. Physical movements to include, truck, rail, barges and pipeline with refineries, terminals and third party customers. This entails coordinating, mutual scheduling requirements, and ensuring proper documentation is handled amongst our internal/external customers.


  • 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 in regards to 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 amongst 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.

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Trading Operations

Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

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.

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.

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.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Houston - One Thousand Main


What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Products operations, trading, shipping, or logistics strongly required.

  • Ability to multitask effectively, 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.

  • Highly effective planning & organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as sound approach for stakeholder management.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX