Shell Marine Jetty and Operations Coordinator in Singapore, Singapore

Auto req ID 76106BR

Job Title Marine Jetty and Operations Coordinator

Country of Work Location Singapore

City, State (if applicable) Singapore

Work Location Singapore - Metropolis

Company Description Shell is one the largest foreign investors in Singapore and began operations in 1891. Today, we have more than 3,200 employees in Singapore alone. The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site today is the largest Shell refinery in the world in terms of crude distillation capacity, which makes Singapore a key regional supply and trading centre for Shell in the East.Singapore is the largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region.We also have one of the largest single-branded retail networks in Singapore, providing customers with a wide range of quality products and services. When you join Shell in Singapore, you can count on our commitment to help you thrive and propel your career by means of our industry-leading development programme and our available and unrivalled pool of local and global experts. Our numerous global and local skill pools as well as our diversity are key to our success and continuing innovation.

Job Description

Chemicals is a fast-growing industry, and in tune with this, Shell Chemicals has launched itself on a growth platform to become the future market leader. A key element of this growth program is innovation in our cost competitiveness and effective cost management of our supply chains. This is achieved through operational excellence, and exerting commercial rigor in capturing value from our existing supply chains, achieved through entrepreneurial mindset and further integration between Chemicals and other Shell Businesses as well as with our external partners.

Shell Chemicals Marine is responsible for safe and cost competitive delivery of more than 120 different products globally. In Asia, we spend close to $170 mln on shipping, with ambitions to significantly reduce this cost through better contracting, effective contract management, operational excellence and innovative logistics solutions with particular attention to safety.

The Marine Jetty and Operations Coordinator will be supporting the Shell Chemicals ambition to

1) Grow our logistics capabilities to facilitate business growth in the region;

2) Collaborate with Shell Trading to potentially redesign our existing freight mechanisms; and

3) Develop competitive shipping options to support trading activities

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Operationalizing shipping contracts/options optimally, whilst complying with Group, Chemicals and Governmental standards and regulations

  • Ensure efficient use of and smooth cargo operations at jetties/berths in Singapore

  • Working closely with the Charterers, Shell Trading, Manufacturing, Chemicals Commercial and Supply organisation and the ability to integrate, optimize and operationalise dynamic plans and schedules.


  • Approximately 120 shipments per annum within Asia Pacific

  • Associated freight spend of USD 6-10 million per annum


The role is responsible for:

1. Shipping Operations

  • Good understanding of Chemicals priorities, requirements, and constraints to operationalise shipping contracts in line with business objectives/activities. This involves forward planning, liaising and negotiations with various parties such as marine charterers, Shell Trading, supply chain coordinators/managers, commercial managers, terminal schedulers, PU Integrators from Manufacturing, external brokers, ship owners, surveyors, while handling and executing day-to-day operations.

  • Independently manage shipping activities to ensure safe and smooth operations at competitive cost.

This includes but not limited to:

Understanding laytime parameters and cost implication and work to minimise demurrage risk exposure

  • Actively working with charterer, Shell Trading, Manufacturing, Chemicals Commercial and Supply team, external brokers and terminals to optimise Time Chartered/vessel operations, including robust tracking of vessel schedules, management of vessel arrivals, loading and discharge timings

  • Address and resolve any issues that may obstruct a flawless supply chain process, including but not limited to implementation of contingency plans to manage vessel delays and cargo readiness related issues

  • Knowledge of documentation requirements and workflow, vessel-cargo suitability, vessel-berth compatibility.

  • Validating freight invoices and monitor for efficient payment

  • Active participation in post award contract management, including monitoring service levels, safety standards and performance measures

2. Jetty/Berth Optimisation

  • Optimise vessels loading/discharge timings by planning and preparing programs for incoming ships for loading and discharging chemical products

  • Monitoring vessel timings, develop and implement contingency actions to manage vessel delays, cargo availability etc,

  • Independently define, address and resolve any upcoming issues that may obstruct a flawless supply chain process during the ship / shore interface

  • Reduce overall demurrage exposure for Shell Chemicals through (1) reduction of ‘Big Event’ demurrage and (2) increasing robustness of berth planning by identifying and resolving common causes of load port demurrage occurrence through continuous improvements.


  • Understand and proactively identify the HSSE risks in our Chemicals shipping operations, working with the Marine Technical Advisors and Marine team to minimise risks and ensure compliance with procedures

  • Ensure that HSSE in an integral part of all work undertaken by Chemicals Marine team

  • Visible HSSE Leadership through participation in ship visits, demonstrating care and concern to crew with the help of tools from Partners in Maritime Safety programme.

  • Understand roles and responsibilities in marine emergency response (MER) process, and active participation in MER drills.

  • Report out and follow up on ship / shore related quality complaints and HSSE

Special Challenges:

  • Understanding the dynamic business needs and matching these requirements operationally

  • Understanding how marine logistics movements fit into the entire supply chain and how to optimise both individual and collective supply chains

Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Knowledge of chemicals shipping

  • Experience in marine operations and scheduling activities

  • Understanding of APME Chemicals operations and supply / demand chain activities preferred

  • Promoting an enterprise first mindset

  • Track record for managing and aligning internal and external stakeholders leading to value generation

  • Time management, and ability to work in fast changing environment and under pressure

  • Self motivating with ability to negotiate with third parties and resolve conflicts.

  • Ability to identify and exploit opportunities for freight and demurrage savings.

No. of Positions 1


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Removal Date 16-May-2018