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Supply and Distribution
We recruit across a number of different roles within Supply and Distribution. Here’s a general overview of the business.
What we do
you’ll have exposure to international procurement dynamics
Supply is dedicated to getting the right products to the right place at the right time for Shell customers and to maximizing the margin available to the Shell Downstream businesses along the way. The aim is to create value for Shell customers and Shell's Downstream businesses by providing best-in-class hydrocarbon supply chain management and by driving Enterprise First behaviours and decision making throughout the value chain.
One of Supply’s key responsibilities is to assure these global businesses work together and that the margin is maximized across all business lines. This requires an emphasis on feedstock acquisition, supply chain optimization, best-in-class logistics, superior delivery performance, and appropriate risk management; all underpinned by industry leadership in safety and environmental performance.
Shell's Distribution business is the largest logistics operation of any oil company in the world, with over 300 terminals and 9000 kilometers of pipelines. Such a massive and complex undertaking offers a wide range of challenging and fulfilling positions to anyone who has technical or leadership ambitions and energy. We need great people now and in the future to help run this business safely, professionally and profitably, and achieve our goal of operational excellence and best in class customer service.
Progressing your career in Supply and Distribution
At Shell Supply and Distribution you’ll have exposure to international procurement dynamics along with the opportunity to use the most advanced procurement tools and techniques to contract for goods and services.
With us, you could be involved in a wide range of activities, including:
- Day-to-day planning to ensure fulfilment of the business strategy
- Balancing supply and demand, considering logistical constraints as well as sales estimates
- Performing market analysis
- Supporting contract negotiations and reviews
- Analysing risks versus costs
- Optimising distribution channels
If you have an appetite for the interface with refineries, you could start as Technologist, then do some Scheduling and Economics afterwards. You could become responsible for a team, and gain some exposure to Contracts Negotiation and possibly end up as Enterprise Optimization (EO) Manager, where insightful alternatives are discussed with all the businesses around the table. Moving forward, a more senior role could be an E&S Manager or the EO for a region.