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Shell Business Development Manager - Trading in London, United Kingdom


Job Title:

Business Development Manager - Trading

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Job Description:

Where you fit in

The Business Development Manager - Trading role under the Commodity Trading team is expected to provide leadership in identifying and implementing third-party trading opportunities in the African region, sitting within the trading desk. Third party includes both government and private sector opportunities, with engagements at senior level (up to CEO’s and Minister’s level).

What's the role?

To sustain and grow Crude Trading business in the region, by originating, structuring and closing out crude oil Business Development projects you are expected to have proven high capacity, commercial mind set, sound understanding of trading, related upstream O&G and structured financing apart from excellent interpersonal skills. Responsibilities include the following

  • Identify and support execution of third-party value-added trading opportunities, both with upstream producers, refineries and logistics/midstream companies

  • Project manage identified development opportunities and lead project teams driving for efficient and successful delivery, from the identification stage up to post-completion

  • Manage and 'develop-new' sustainable relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including credit institutions, private equity firms, and hedge funds

  • Create innovative solutions to meet customer requirements whilst maximising the value of tradable options and taking due account of all risks including credit, price risk, health, safety, and security environment

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United Kingdom

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

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.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

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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What we need from you

  • Proven high capacity individuals (including educational background/university) looking to enter the core trading arena are invited to apply for this role. Knowledge of upstream commercial drivers, refinery economics and structured financing along with a sound understanding of the trading business is desirable

  • Experience in trading and/or structured financing is essential. Strong interpersonal skills are required to forge and maintain relations with internal business units, government entities and private producing and marketing companies alike

  • High level of intelligence, commercial acumen, consistent delivery, able to grasp new concepts very quickly and highly numerate

  • Ability to challenge the status quo hunger for getting deals done and generating value

  • High sense of ownership and accountability for the deal process

  • Fluent in Arabic and/or French is desirable

  • Frequent traveling is required, especially to Africa

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