Commercial LNG Operations provides commercial, logistical and administrative support to Shell Trading and is as such responsible on a day to day basis for the timely implementation and execution of freight and commercial transactions to ensure that all obligations arising from the LNG contract and charter party are met and carried out professionally.
They work closely with traders to maximize the value-add through the application of economics and optimization skills for profitable operations and minimize the profit leakage from the flexibility and optionality embedded in the LNG contracts and Supply programs.
Trading operations are also involved in the development of projects and new contracts.
The LNG Operations team is responsible on a day to day basis to be able to implement and execute commercial deals and review standard LNG contracts.
In addition to Cargo operations, this incumbent will be expected to cover freight operations and be able to operate LNG ships under SLMT responsibility working closely with the chartering team.
Key roles and responsibilities :
Ensure that LNG Operations fully complies with Shell’s internal standards incl. compliance and HSSE, paying special attention to HSSE hazards and risks that may have impact on Shell’s license to operate.
Ensure that all obligations arising from the contracts are carried out, and that any necessary requirements are complied with.
Deal with cargo and freight counter-parties and terminals on a regular basis regarding all pre and post-deal activities ensuring all necessary operational information is passed on in good time and documentary requirements are met.
Appoint independent inspectors and expeditors.
Ensure that all operational information is entered into Trading systems.
Provide guidance and perform the necessary cargo invoicing work as well as follow-up with diversion payments and clearances of accruals for both external and internal deals.
Carrying out all term and spot cargo pricing for all LNG contracts and support supply schedules with third parties.
Be fluent and coach team on all cargo pricing issues and accrual clearances.
Review LNG Confirmation Notices (CN) and contracts, influencing the operability of the LNG contracts.
Liaise with counterparts to ensure smooth operations, avoid delays and minimize demurrage costs.
Thinking on your feet to deal with contractual problems ensuring that they are managed professionally and optimally for the trading business.
Specifically seek to add value by exercising embedded commercial and logistical deal options and by pro-active approach to problem solving.
Develop commercial acumen on the workability of proposed contractual arrangements for new projects, new contracts and spot cargoes.
Carry out contractual volume reconciliations ready for the annual delivery program discussions.
Ensure that all financial security is in place.
Manage internal stakeholders e.g. Traders, Optimizer Traders, Finance, Stasco Shipping and Global Operations Commercial Services.
Manage relationships with external stakeholders, counter-parties and service providers e.g. suppliers and customers, regulatory bodies, inspectors and survey companies.
Actively engage with the Freight and Cargo Commercial Operations Team across the other hubs to ensure the Operations process alignment, business continuity and commercial added value to meet current and future business needs.
Pro-actively close out operational related disputes with external and internal counterparts or support and guide less experienced team members where necessary.
Participate and contribute to projects e.g Continuous Improvement projects, Operational Excellence projects
Coach and support team members in Operations and SLMT organizations.
Act with personal integrity, be guided by personal values and beliefs
Curious, eager to learn and express own view with humility
Resilient under pressure
Manage own well being
Seek out information about business direction
Embrace and Adapt to change
Make timely decisions based on sufficient information
Unreservedly commit to acting safely and ethically
Mindful of impact of own behavior on Shell’s reputation
Establish strong trust-based working relationships with individual stakeholders
Listen to and understand customer needs and perspectives
Adapt to different cultural differences
Deploy a range of communication and influencing styles
Take personal accountability to ensure timely delivery of commitments
Understand how Shell generates value and makes money
Identify and implement solutions to achieve continuous improvement
Provide feedback and coaching to peers
Empower the team to act and to speak their mind
Reward success, hold honest performance conversations and intervene quickly to apply consequences of non delivery
Structure work allocation to provide development opportunities
Passionately invest in coaching to enhance others’ performance and capability in future roles
Ruthlessly eliminate complexity and waste
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