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Shell IT Advisor (Trading) - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

IT Advisor (Trading) - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

What’s the role?

The IT Advisor role provides support to the IT Manager (ITM) in delivering bottom line value to the Trading & Supply business through implementation of innovative, new IT solutions and harvesting existing IT assets to enable the achievement of the business strategy, value drivers and KPIs.

The key focus areas of the role are:

Relationship Management: Supports the ITM to drive a One Team mindset across natural teams; works closely with business stakeholders (below VP/GM level) to understand and influence how IT and the business can align strategic success goals, challenging the business to deliver value for IT dollars invested. Works with the natural team in IT and supports the ITM to ensure all are operating with a commercial mindset and driving measurable value.

Business Intelligence: Understands the Business and Industry landscape, including strategic priorities, challenges and how this relates to the wider enterprise strategy and competitive landscape. Supports the ITM in contributing to business decisions through strong relationships, business and IT understanding and external market perspectives.

Integrated IT and Business Strategy: Understands the business and IT strategy, recognizes how IT is contributing to the business top and bottom line while utilizing the existing landscape and identifies opportunities to grow and transform the business through the deployment of processes, data and technology solutions. Works with business and IT to shape opportunities and align solutions with business strategies. Supports the ITM to capture and maintain the IT strategic response in the IT Strategic Plan.

Innovation: Supports the ITM to improve organizational performance through the application of original thinking to existing and emerging methods, processes, data, products and services. Supports of transition of IT organization to more agile methodologies to deliver value faster.

IT Portfolio Management: Supports the ITM with managing demand, capturing detailed business requirements for review and agreed business outcomes. Supports the ITM with the IT Strategic Plan for their business area, ensuring decisions consider the full lifecycle of the portfolio optimizing investments, operational costs, health and risks to drive business value. Scope will include Trading & Supply’s existing operating countries and emerging markets.

Value Generation: Provides support to the ITM to develop robust business cases in partnership with business stakeholders and other IT areas, capturing IT expenditures, business changes and business benefits incorporating IT performance metrics, measurements and benefits.

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IT Service Management & Delivery

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 related to Information Technology preferred.

  • Minimum of six (6) years of IT experience. Preferably with IT Project or CC experience as a Business Analyst or in IT Service Operations.

  • Experience with US commodity markets in a trading organization preferred.

  • Experience supporting Endur ETRM preferred.

  • Good understanding of technology deployments in the market and their relevance to driving business value for their business area.

  • Strong influencing skills to drive aligned business outcomes across the natural team.

  • Previous experience in identifying and maturing business IT opportunities.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX