Commercial Operator



Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023
Texas, United States of America

Job Family Group:

Trading Jobs

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

Business unit:

Downstream and Renewables

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

What’s the role?

Currently seeking a Commercial Operator, to join our Commercial Operations Sulphur & PetCoke Team. This team is responsible for managing the physical delivery of Shell’s domestic and international movements of Sulphur and PetCoke. The team of commercial operators work within the Fuel Oil North America Trading Team, to optimize overall profitability through its commercial acumen and expertise in blending, scheduling and refinery operations. In delivering its value to the Shell organization, the team engages with the many internal and external customers in the Sulphur and PetCoke supply chain.

The company seeks to attract a Commercial Operator with strong technical, analytical, and commercial skills. Demonstrated teamwork, resilience, and ability to collaborate well with other team members, groups and businesses is key. This is a complex and dynamic part of the trading business and, as such, this is a high profile and demanding role suitable for a highly motivated candidate. Candidates with future interests in commodity trading and commercial negotiations are encouraged to apply.


  • Schedule and optimize the monthly supply plan for incoming refined products by truck, rail, and vessels to meet demands for Sulphur
  • Execute the supply activities by ensuring product quality handling is consistent with local requirements as well as Shell HSSE and Product Quality standards in a cost effective and efficient manner for the assigned region
  • Deliver Operation Excellence and create commercial value through meeting and optimizing logistics/transport operating budgets
  • Focus on optimizing demurrage targets by effectively communicating and interfacing with appropriate teams
  • Meet service levels and minimize runouts & product quality incidents
  • Manage supplier partnerships and relations
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement mindset though challenging norms and always striving for ways to improve existing processes
  • Apply commercial understanding of the business and seek to add value by exercising commercial and logistic options

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Bachelor's degree or MBA in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain or Engineering
  • Minimum three (3) years of work experience preferably within a large Oil and Gas, Midstream or Trading Organization
  • Advanced Excel. (Macros/Solver/Database Management)
  • Possess knowledge in commodity measurement / API standards, HSSE and commodity operations
  • Lead or support the month end process for reporting production volumes and inventories in systems and for group to reconcile gaps
  • Knowledge of Endur and PowerBI is a plus

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents. Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives. For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays. Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at

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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.

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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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