Feb 13, 2020

Senior Commercial Analyst - Houston, TX

  • Shell Oil Company
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full Time Contractor Analyst Commercial Commercial Analyst

Job Description

What's the role?

This role is responsible for advancing and transforming the current ways of working within Shell Lubricants Supply Chain (LSC) Logistics to embrace digitalization and support data-driven decision making for integrated value delivery. This role will be key in working with the Penske (4PL) implementation team to ensure current and future requirements will meet the business needs and ensure stability during the transition.

The Senior Commercial Analyst will be responsible ownership and management of logistics cost and accrual management. This is ownership includes working with Contract Holders, Sales, and various other teams to ensure cost accuracy, transparency, and proper tariff management. Costs should be passed to the business in a timely manner via accurate tariffs for each lane primary, secondary, storage & handling, export and inbound freight. Proper tariff management ensures accurate profitability and deal structuring. The Senior Commercial Analyst will be responsible for planning and conducting the Governance Forum (LSC and Sales Leadership) to communicate any changes to the business in addition to working with Finance on Over/Under recovery reporting. This role will also include operational excellence element and will need to look for opportunities to reduce costs in the system.

Additionally, the Senior Commercial Analyst will spearhead the financial Quarterly LE process and annual planning processes w/ Finance organization. They will need to work with Contract Holders and Leadership to plan and forecast based on all the commercial and network activity for the LSC organization.

Finally, the Senior Commercial Analyst will additionally oversee all import and export commercial and contract management. This includes working with rail vendors and export 3P vendors. They will own and manage 3PL service contracts for Export Warehousing, Rail and Export Transportation while delivering full value for these contracts.

The Senior Commercial Analyst needs to have a strong analytical and commercial mindset with a robust focus on our customers. The position is an individual contributor role, but will have direct support from commercial analysts on 3P Contracts team.

  • Identify and work directly with 3P Contracts Leadership Team to identify and support financial and performance opportunities.
  • End to End transportation and warehouse tariff management owner.
  • End to End transportation and warehouse cost accrual management owner.
  • Spearhead financial Quarterly LE and annual planning processes w/ Finance organization.
  • Support Reporting and Performance Management across 3P Contracts Team.
  • Holds 3PL transportation and warehousing contracts (Import/Export) and ensures that service providers perform as per contractual agreement through recurring business reviews covering HSSE/spend/performance, etc.
  • Works closely with Contracting & Procurement on strategic negotiation and analysis of the various markets in order to negotiate and obtain competitive rates for logistics services (rail and warehouse).
  • Supports C&P and Operations teams with the development and implementation of Contract Management Plans (Import/Export).
  • Develops and maintains routing guides for sea and airfreight carriers.
  • Operationally coordinates airfreights from the Americas to other regions and ensures correct cross-charging.
  • Work with Penske, Agile Hub, IT, etc to develop automation to improve and enhance processes.


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 required, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in Performance Management, Finance, and Supply Chain experience is valued.
  • Strong ability to navigate and understand GSAP is required.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills (ability to turn numbers into useful information and relevant business recommendations).
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning and improving own personal leadership and effectiveness, and a passion and competency in coaching and mentoring.
  • Must be able to build effective business relationships with 3P Contracts Team, LSC, Finance, Sales, C&P, our Shared Service Centers, and other stakeholders.
  • High-energy level individual with the ability and courage to initiate improvement initiatives that can work in an unstructured and disruptive environment without losing sight of the overall objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills - ability to influence, persevere, and implement change.
  • Has a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving with demonstrable verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills with an ability to explain data/business/financial insights to non-financial professionals.
  • Expertise in Business Intelligence technologies (GSAP, Power BI, AO, Spotfire) and their relevant functions (reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, process mining, complex event processing, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics.).
  • Strong Problem solver - ability to investigate, solve, communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the org.
  • Delivery oriented. Continuous improvement and simplification mindset. Passionate about developing new areas of opportunity.

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.

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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