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Shell Trading & Supply Advisor, Process Improvement Specialist- Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Trading & Supply Advisor, Process Improvement Specialist- Houston, TX

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Job Description:

As a Trading & Supply Advisor, Process Improvement Specialist, you will take an important role in partnering with the business in defining opportunities, developing clear commercial focused recommendations, and ultimately delivering fit for purpose process solutions in a timely manner. You will draw on internal and external data & perspectives in providing the North America Crude and Products Leadership Team with solutions and improvements to current business processes in order to ensure the business remains competitive and relevant in the future.

The scope of the work includes all new processes and improvements to existing processes related to Trading & Supply across both Crude and Products business.


  • Lead large and complex projects, leveraging project management, process design, change management and CI toolkit, to deliver sustainable and embedded solutions.

  • Delivery of allocated annual Crude and Products OPEX cost reduction targets and 1.5x Pipeline for following year.

  • Analyze internal (e.g. Yield Metrics, Life of a Deal KPIs) and external (e.g. 3rd Party Consulting Benchmark Report) data, to identify and deliver improvement opportunities.

  • Secure stakeholder support and buy-in through demonstration of commercial value and story-telling.

  • Challenge the validity of given procedures, processes, policies and systems. Focus especially on (part of) processes that could be re-engineered, digitized or automated.

  • Coach and develop CI and Project management capability across the organization.

  • Identifying, scoping, and participating in /facilitating improvement and opportunity framing workshops.

  • Design and document new or improved processes ensuring compliance with local and global requirements.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify technical solutions (e.g. software, robotics, AI) which are in line with the Crude and Products IT Platform Roadmaps.

  • Determine when the 3rd party partners (e.g. consultants, professional groups) are required to introduce new approaches and innovative practices.

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Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.


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

Work Location:

Houston - One Thousand Main


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

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master of Business Administration is strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in Continuous Improvement and/or Project Management.

  • Experience in Trading and/or Supply Chain organization is preferred.

  • Aptitude and training in Lean Six Sigma and/or Lean Master certification preferred.

  • Ability to successfully design and facilitate workshops, Kaizens or Agile scrums and facilitation experience would be beneficial.

  • Experience in deploying new technologies is preferred (i.e. AI, Robotics, etc.).

  • Improvement mindset essential, with proven track record in project management and leading business process design/improvements.

  • Ability to influence a variety of stakeholders at all levels in the organization to deliver results.

  • Problem solving and root cause analysis skills.

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX