Feb 13, 2020

Bio Feedstock Trader

  • Shell Oil Company
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Full Time Contractor

Job Description

Where you fit

Shell Trading & Supply integrates a worldwide trading network with an unsurpassed global portfolio in crude oil, refined products, natural gas, electrical power, and chemicals and has office locations in London, Houston, Calgary, Singapore, Dubai, Rotterdam, and The Bahamas. Shell Trading is one of the world's largest energy traders and is a key segment of the Royal Dutch Shell portfolio.

The global Trading & Supply Products business generates sustained value in the oil products market for Shell, through maximizing trading value around Shell's global asset base, and through the effective delivery and management of the supply of oil products and biofuels to Shell marketing businesses and 3rd parties.

What's the role?

The Global Biodiesel Trading Book is embedded within Shell's Global Middle Distillates trading business and sits within T&S Products. It is responsible for buying, selling, and actively trading biodiesel, renewable diesel, biofuels derivatives, and related emission reduction credits on behalf of RDS. Having been an early mover in trading biofuels on a global scale it has become an instrumental part of Shell's Product Trading strategy and is key in ensuring that the Shell Group is able to meet its biofuels related obligations throughout its global Downstream businesses and the CO2 emission reduction targets in transport.

Within this context, the role will primarily focus on developing and managing Shell's bio feedstock trading business and generating incremental value across the waste and bio feedstocks supply chain feeding the needs of the biofuel production assets.

More specific duties will include:
  • Maximize opportunities presented by the Shell's bio feedstock requirements to deliver trading value and ensuring competitive positioning of the production assets
  • Develop and manage the day-to-day feedstock trading business
  • Fully accountable for the P&L and exposure management of the feedstock trading business
  • Work closely with production assets to identify current and future feedstock requirements as well as feedstock optimization opportunities
  • Develop global feedstock supply & demand balances and market analysis to inform short- and long-term price formation and trading strategies
  • Establish and maintain a professional network of traders, suppliers and end users relevant for the global feedstock market and beyond
  • Become an integral part of Shell's biofuels trading business by identifying feedstock value drivers and incorporating those in the overall trading strategy
  • Support the development of feedstocks supply chain and pre-treatment options to ensure feasibility of the physical delivery and constantly review and propose new ideas to further extract cash out of the existing value chain


What we need from you
  • Extensive and proven track record in biofuels and bio feedstock trading
  • Significant experience in commodity shipping, storage, and blending operations
  • Exceptional knowledge of waste bio feedstock markets particularly UCO, tallow, and waste fatty acids
  • Deep understanding of pricing mechanisms, risk management, and profit drivers of the underlying biofuels markets
  • Broad and robust knowledge of the global regulatory environment for feedstocks and biofuels
  • Understanding of product quality constraints within production assets and pre-treatment options for waste and veg oil feedstocks
  • Strong background in commercial contract negotiations
  • Strong commercial acumen and delivery focus with deep interest in the trading business and biofuelsHighly motivated with self-starter mentality, strong team player
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

The role offers the unique opportunity to build and shape Shell's bio feedstock trading platform which has been identified as a key strategic growth area and integrate it into Shell's overall biofuels trading business.

This position gives you the opportunity to interact with Regional and Global Trading Managers, Biodiesel and Ethanol Traders, Production Managers, Trading Analysts and Oil Market Economists, New Energies and Downstream businesses. You will be based in Rotterdam and report to the Global Biodiesel Trading Manager.

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.

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  • 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.

Company Description

Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.


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