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Trading Operator

Trading Operator

  • Location Canada - Alberta - Calgary
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Supply & Trading Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 141350BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Trading Operator is integral to the success of the Trading & Shipping organization. Trading & Shipping is an integrator to deliver BP's strategy of resilient hydrocarbons and low carbon energy. The Trading Operator coordinates the safe, efficient, and reliable execution of the physical movements into and out of supply chain networks supporting our refineries, branded customer network, and trading business. The role requires the ability to troubleshoot problems and have a commercial mindset to optimize decisions that maximize profitability or lower costs. The Trading Operator must deliver safety and compliance requirements, meet product quality for the deal or regulations, and communicate effectively across internal and external parties. Our Trading Operators have a bias for action as well as a focus on efficiency and automation.

The Trading Operator plays a vital role in moving product between suppliers, refineries, terminals, and customers across all modes of transportation including pipelines, rail, truck, intra terminal movements, barges, and vessels. The successful candidate will work on a specific operations bench but will be encouraged to develop broad operations skills to be deployed across multiple roles in the team for leave coverage and business needs. This includes learning multiple modes of transportation, commodities, and supply chains.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Troubleshoot problems including timing, quality, supply, delivery, weather. Deeply understand your supply chain.
  • Maintain a commercial mindset to identify opportunities to optimize profits or lower costs.
  • Develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain accurate data in the system of record. Understand your role and provide attention to detail. Work closely with back office and front office teams to ensure financial accuracy.
  • Identify process efficiencies and support the implementation of change.
  • Create a positive environment across operations by sharing ideas and best practices with a One Team approach.

Essential Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Essential Experience and Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of prior oil/gas industry, supply chain, bulk shipping and/or operations experience or any product scheduling experience
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills leading to effective decision making
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and complete tasks in fast paced environment
  • Ability to manage across multiple interfaces and stakeholders

Desirable Criteria:

  • Strong bias for action
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Managing time and pressure in a multifaceted environment
  • Ability to make a quick decision, sometimes without all the facts
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to proactively manage day to day issues
  • Ability to foresee potential problems and engaging others as necessary in resolution
  • Commercial acumen aptitude

You Will Work With:

The Operations team is comprised of a mix of individuals, backgrounds, and experiences. We have built a culture that prioritizes professional and leadership development while striving to deliver a rewarding place to work through a diverse, high caliber equitable workforce. Your key stakeholders connected to your supply chains are slightly different for each role but generally include the trader, counterparties, logistics service providers, and inspectors as well as internal functions including safety, finance, and risk.

Why join us:

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

The Trading Operator is integral to the success of the Trading & Shipping organization. Trading & Shipping is an integrator to deliver BP's strategy of resilient hydrocarbons and low carbon energy. The Trading Operator coordinates the safe, efficient, and reliable execution of the physical movements into and out of supply chain networks supporting our refineries, branded customer network, and trading business. The role requires the ability to troubleshoot problems and have a commercial mindset to optimize decisions that maximize profitability or lower costs. The Trading Operator must deliver safety and compliance requirements, meet product quality for the deal or regulations, and communicate effectively across internal and external parties. Our Trading Operators have a bias for action as well as a focus on efficiency and automation.

The Trading Operator plays a vital role in moving product between suppliers, refineries, terminals, and customers across all modes of transportation including pipelines, rail, truck, intra terminal movements, barges, and vessels. The successful candidate will work on a specific operations bench but will be encouraged to develop broad operations skills to be deployed across multiple roles in the team for leave coverage and business needs. This includes learning multiple modes of transportation, commodities, and supply chains.

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