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Shell Head of IT, Trading Compliance in London, UK, United Kingdom


Job Title:

Head of IT, Trading Compliance

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

A new position has been created within Shell Trading, the world’s largest energy trading organisation, which will lead the IT function for compliance.

Trading and Supply (T&S) operates one of the largest energy trading operations in the world. Through our main trading offices in London, Houston Singapore, Dubai and Rotterdam we trade crude oil, natural gas, LNG, electricity, refined products, chemical feedstocks and environmental products. With more than 125 distribution terminals and hundreds of outside supply points in around 25 countries, our supply and distribution infrastructure is well positioned to make deliveries around the world.

The role

As Head of IT, Trading Compliance you will be responsible for identifying and delivering value to the business through the implementation of innovative new IT solutions and harvesting of existing IT assets to enable the achievement of the business Trading Compliance strategy, value drivers and KPIs. The key focus areas of the role are:

Relationship Management: Drives a one-tOne Team mindset; works closely with business commercial teams to influence how IT, functions and the business commercial teams can align strategic success goals., challenging the business to deliver value

Leads the natural IT team in IT and aligns internal and external IT partners to ensure all are operating with a collective commercial mindset and driving measurable value.

Business Intelligence: Have a deep understanding of the Business and Industry landscape, delivers thought leadership and contributes to business decisions through strong relationships in Trading Compliance

Integrated IT and Business Strategy: Shapes the business and IT Trading Compliance IT strategy to ensure a contribution to the business top and bottom line through operational improvements, exploiting the existing IT landscape and identifying opportunities to grow and transform the capability of the Compliance function.

IT Portfolio Management: Leads the demand side of IT governance in partnership with the business and communicates high-level business requirements to IT functional groups in order to deliver agreed business outcomes.

Value Generation: Ensures the delivery of value outcomes by: Applying investment discipline to IT expenditures; ensuring business changes are embedded and the business case benefits are realized.

Location and travel

The role will be based in our UK HQ, Shell Centre, Waterloo. Occasional travel may be required to Houston, Bangalore or Singapore (2-4 times per year).


We are open to applicants who require reduced hours (no less that 80% or 4 days per week). The role does require you to be office based.

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IT Business Interface Management

Country of Work Location:

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.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Experience required

  • Significant experience in an IT trading Compliance role, supporting trading (banking, energy trading or commodity trading)

  • Background in corporate IT with prior IT management experience

  • Ability to shape and translate a technology enabled vison into delivery of successful business outcomes

  • Gravitas and eExcellent communication skills coupled with the ability to engage and influence up to senior executive level in a complex organization

  • Ability to build strong collaborative partnerships with senior business stakeholders

  • Ability to build and lead high performing IT natural teams aligned around driving greater business value

  • Resilience, courage and the willingness to challenge and manage business expectations

  • Experience in developing business cases and in managing IT budgets through the IT demand management and planning process

Please note: The job title used in this posting is to more accurately reflect the content and seniority of the role to the external market. Internally the contractual job title will be ‘IT Manager, Compliance’

City, State (if applicable):

London, UK