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Trading & Shipping Development Program - Operations (Chicago)

Trading & Shipping Development Program - Operations (Chicago)

  • Location United States - Illinois - Chicago
  • Travel required
  • Job category Supply & Trading Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 140066BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

The Operations Team plays a meaningful role in working with the traders to execute trading strategies and to oversee end-to-end supply chain processes. They serve a vital function collaborating with several business partners including Refining and Marketing, and contribute to the overall operation of BP's assets. The team in Chicago is made up of sub teams, including Cargo Assurance, Demurrage, Inventory Analysts, and Trading Operations.

The goal of Trading Operations is to provide an outstanding level of service to BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading Division's trading community, while focusing on safety, compliance and risk at all times. Trading operators actively manage all aspects of a deal to the best commercial advantage once it has been executed by a trader, ensuring that all contractual obligations are met. Operators use multiple modes of transportation to ensure safe receipt or delivery of products including ships, barges, pipelines, trucks and railcars.

The Operations Development role is structured to provide a broad overview and introduction to operations for an entry level employee. The Operations Analyst will spend approximately one to two years working in this role gaining the necessary skills and experience required to place them into a full-time operations role on one of the four commodity benches. A two-year commitment will be required in the full-time role, before consideration for subsequent roles will be allowed.

The Analyst will perform scheduling related activities that will improve operations knowledge and provide exposure to a variety of areas within the operations umbrella. The areas of exposure can include, but are not limited to:

· Commodity movements via truck, rail, pipeline or barge

· Ad hoc initiatives, analysis and/or projects

· Assist on Operations Program projects

· Junior scheduling positions

Other Responsibilities may include:

· Ability to manage large amounts of information accurately and timely

· Take initiative for Continuous Improvement

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with specified timelines

· Strong analytical skills, including the use of Excel

· Ability to manage competing priorities

· Bias towards open thinking and learning

· Strong communication and problem-solving skills

· Desire to move into an operational role

· Strong attention to detail

The Operations Team plays a meaningful role in working with the traders to execute trading strategies and to oversee end-to-end supply chain processes. They serve a vital function collaborating with several business partners including Refining and Marketing, and contribute to the overall operation of BP's assets. The team in Chicago is made up of sub teams, including Cargo Assurance, Demurrage, Inventory Analysts, and Trading Operations.

The goal of Trading Operations is to provide an outstanding level of service to BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading Division's trading community, while focusing on safety, compliance and risk at all times. Trading operators actively manage all aspects of a deal to the best commercial advantage once it has been executed by a trader, ensuring that all contractual obligations are met. Operators use multiple modes of transportation to ensure safe receipt or delivery of products including ships, barges, pipelines, trucks and railcars.

The Operations Development role is structured to provide a broad overview and introduction to operations for an entry level employee. The Operations Analyst will spend approximately one to two years working in this role gaining the necessary skills and experience required to place them into a full-time operations role on one of the four commodity benches. A two-year commitment will be required in the full-time role, before consideration for subsequent roles will be allowed.

The Analyst will perform scheduling related activities that will improve operations knowledge and provide exposure to a variety of areas within the operations umbrella. The areas of exposure can include, but are not limited to:

· Commodity movements via truck, rail, pipeline or barge

· Ad hoc initiatives, analysis and/or projects

· Assist on Operations Program projects

· Junior scheduling positions

Other Responsibilities may include:

· Ability to manage large amounts of information accurately and timely

· Take initiative for Continuous Improvement

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with specified timelines

· Strong analytical skills, including the use of Excel

· Ability to manage competing priorities

· Bias towards open thinking and learning

· Strong communication and problem-solving skills

· Desire to move into an operational role

· Strong attention to detail

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