Sunday, April 22, 2012

Senior Trader - Ethanol, Houston, TX


Shell Downstream encompasses all the activities necessary to transform crude oil into petroleum products and petrochemicals, and deliver them around the world. Our Downstream businesses refine, supply, trade and ship crude oil worldwide, and manufacture, transport and market fuels, lubricants, bitumen, LPG and bulk petrochemicals for domestic, transportation and industrial uses. Altogether, the organisation employs some 65,000 people in around 100 counties. 

Shell Trading supports the Shell businesses by trading natural gas, electrical power, crude oil, refined products, chemical feedstocks and environmental products, and managing the Group’s shipping activities. We sell crude oil to a wide range of customers within and outside the Shell group, and are active in most of the major crude oil markets. Our 50 years’ experience in the natural gas industry makes us one of the world’s most experienced marketers, with a supply portfolio that includes the largest equity share of liquefied natural gas (LNG) of any international oil company. 

At Shell our commitment is to satisfy the world’s need for energy with economically, socially and environmentally responsible solutions. We seek a high standard of performance, and understand that great ideas can change the world. If you want to work with a group of creative, ambitious and innovative professionals then you should consider Shell. We will provide you with the resources to put your ideas into action, worldwide opportunities to advance your career, and outstanding benefits and rewards that support your quality of life. Join us and let’s make a real difference together. 
Responsibilities : 
The incumbent will be primarily responsible for trading ethanol and ethanol feedstocks in the US market. The primary trading focus will be to:
  • Establish very strong and professional customer relationships with other Traders, suppliers and end users.
  • Work with the other global team members to optimize opportunities for international arbitrage.
  • In consultation with other members of team and the team leader trade paper positions.
  • Share knowledge and develop market drivers market and proactively exchange information and views with the rest of the Shell Trading network.
  • Drive short and medium term strategy for Trading of specific products and feedstocks within your responsibility.
  • Assist with the Coordination of business development opportunities.
You will be responsible for negotiating and executing profitable trades on both spot and term basis. In so doing you will:
  • Gather and share valuable market and competitive intelligence with relevant other Shell traders and internal affiliates.
  • Identify trading opportunities; make use of Trading techniques benefiting from and beneficial to Shell Trading as well as the Shell Group manufacturing and supply portfolio.
  • Work with associated chartering, operations and contracts groups to extract maximum value from every deal- check and update Trading systems daily to ensure it is correctly reflecting the Mark to Market and Exposure by each close of business.
  • Constantly seek to improve and optimize existing trade flows and devise and implement new value propositions.
 RequirementsRequirements : 
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Agriculture or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years trading experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience trading in the agriculture or ethanol sector.

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