World Leading Global Energy Trading Company has an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Oil Operator.
This is one of the largest trading and shipping companies worldwide and continues to be a dynamic and rapidly growing business, with 16 trading offices in such places as Houston, London, Singapore, Dubai, Barbados etc.
Commercial Operators are responsible for oil and freight operations to the various business desks. Commercial Operations staff work alongside Traders / Trading Managers to optimize the deal portfolio to provide commercial benefits to the business.
*Ensure that all obligations arising from the contract/charter party are carried out and seek to add value by exercising embedded commercial and logistical deal options by using a pro-active approach to problem solving, in tandem with the wishes of the Traders.
*Highlight any contract optimisation opportunities, thinking on your feet to deal with contractual problems (e.g. off spec cargoes, production delays, vessel delays, etc) and ensuring that these are managed professionally and optimally for the trading business.
*Deal with oil and freight counterparties, terminals, vessels, agents and inspectors on a regular basis regarding all post-deal activities ensuring operations are expedited and all necessary operational information is communicated.
*Make oil and vessel nominations, prepare and send voyage orders and monitor progress of vessels. Appoint independent inspectors, expeditors and ships agents.
*Ensure that all oil and freight operational information is entered into Trading systems (FED/DEX, RADAR etc) in a timely fashion and ensure that the trading position is accurate at all times and adequate records are kept to meet legal and fiscal obligations.
*Understand the potential commercial impact of cargo/demurrage claims and ensure that the necessary commercial actions are taken.
*Liaise with Finance Operations to ensure that deals are correctly and timely settled.
*Work closely with post deal and demurrage teams once live voyages are completed to ensure voyages are closed out in a timely manner and ensure provisions across the dex books are accurate.
*Previous crude Oil and Freight operations is essential.
*Knowledge of Trading systems such as RADAR / DEX / GMAS would also be advantageous.
*Understanding of pricing structures and the concept of pricing exposure would be desirable but not necessary.
*You will be extremely detailed orientated, able to think quickly as they will be required to cover various portfolios on the LS sulphur operations desk.
*Good communicator, with strong stakeholder management skills, well organized with commercial awareness and team skills; to be pro-active in showing initiative and have or gain knowledge of all parts of the trading business.
This needs combining with a positive attitude and an ability to work within a large, globally dispersed project team in a multi-cultural environment. You also need to be a self-starter, a logical thinker and a quick learner, with strong initiative and excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, able to write clearly and concisely.
We believe in equality of opportunity for all job applicants regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed or religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Specialising within Energy Trading, Oil & Gas, Financial Markets and TV & Entertainment, Eaglecliff Recruitment is ISO accredited, a Member of REC and listed within the top 4% for Financial stability by Dun & Bradstreet. Please telephone for an immediate response or email your CV for a reply within one hour. Eaglecliff Ltd is acting in the capacity of an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for contractor resourcing.