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Commercial Operations Manager - Commodities

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 478143/001_1565802249
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Commodities
  • Date posted: 14/08/2019

As a business in terms of culture, they are looking for individuals who are invested in the vision of the company - which is centred around developing a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels and ultimately reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The company owns and operates production facilities in the United States and has an international presence with regards to the downstream & corporate functions. The global leader in their industry, they are currently looking to assist their rapid growth strategy in the head office by bringing in an experienced candidate to add immediate value to the commercial team.

Role Responsibilities for Commercial Operations Manager:

  • Handle sales contracts, supply & demand models and forecasting through various business scenarios within the portfolio management unit.

  • Lead the commercial sales team and ensure professional development of colleagues.

  • Assist with shipment planning into ports, shipment scheduling with customers and the overall management of the international shipping portfolio.

  • Present data to senior management and/or stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with the finance team to guarantee accurate financial performance forecasts.

  • Support the maritime operations team with forecasting and optimisation of all shipping-related matters.

  • Conduct financial and scenario analysis to further develop logistical and operational solutions for the business.

  • Liaise with relevant departments regarding contract execution, pricing and optimisation.

Individual Attributes for Commercial Operations Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a mathematical or economical capacity.

  • Advanced PowerPoint/Excel skills are essential.

  • Proficient in financial and/or operational modelling.

  • Proven track record of leadership in a relevant organisation.

  • A background in financial planning/analysis, accounting, sales & trading, investment banking or contract-oriented role is mandatory.

  • Prior experience in a commercial operations role within the dry bulk commodity sector would be highly advantageous.

  • Eligibility to live/work in the USA without visa sponsorship.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English is essential due to target market.

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