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Careers in Supply
In a job in Supply at Shell you are at the centre of generating value from our supply chain to create a competitive advantage. Our Supply careers are crucial to Shell’s success, and offer opportunities to maximise margins in our supply chain operations, such as delivering feedstock to Shell Refineries and finished products to outlets across the world.
While jobs in Supply offer involvement in a number of different activities including market analysis, supporting contract negotiation and supply chain optimisation, jobs in Operations enable our products to be distributed to retail and commercial customers through our logistics network. Working on value generation projects such as the conversion of our Coryton refinery into the new Thames Oil port, a career in Supply at Shell offers a deep and broad insight into the full oil market value chain.
For our Supply jobs we are looking for experienced candidates with a desire to develop their leadership skills. Covering a variety of business functions, such as feedstock acquisition, products supply, logistics and terminal operations, we need people who display commercial, technical, engineering and economic expertise and can apply their knowledge to practical problems to maximise efficiency and profit across all Shell Supply channels. A career in Supply at Shell offers development opportunities in both supply chain and managerial positions, and an international work environment that encourages diversity and cooperation.
Meet the manager
Nischal Sancho, Enterprise Optimisation Manager based in South Africa, says a job in Supply at Shell is one that relies on cooperation. “There is a great deal of cross-functional collaboration required,” he says. “Ranging from how we work with our marketing colleagues to better understand the customer and ensure accurate demand forecasts, right through to supply planning and operating the refinery through the make-blend-buy decisions in collaboration with manufacturing.”
This cross-functionality and collaborative environment brings with it plenty of advantages, he says. “The benefits include working alongside some of the brightest talent, and being able to leverage global best practice and tools from the Excellence teams and the various networks.”
But this culture of cooperation would mean little if it weren’t for the inclusive and encouraging environment at Shell. Nischal explains: “It’s the people that make Shell an attractive place to work, complimented by the relentless focus on people development,” he says.
“Over and above that,” he continues, “within the petrochemical and energy sectors, the brand is very well respected and admired.”