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Feedstock Vessel Operator

  • Location: Belgium, Mechelen
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 15/12/2018
  • Hours: Full-time

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Are you a maritime supply chain specialist ready to tackle the challenges of the cracker products world? We are currently looking for a Feedstock Vessel Operator for our Business Unit Hydrocarbons & Energy based in Mechelen (Belgium).

Your job as a Feedstock Vessel Operator in Borealis

As a Feedstock Vessel Operator, your role will focus on the scheduling of vessel imports to secure feedstock supply to our crackers. This includes commercial deal follow-up with the trading team as well as all operational activities from the completion of a deal by the trader through to delivery/receipt and payment. The focus of the role is a 3-months forward supply and demand balance for the assigned feedstock products and to give guidance to traders on short-term imbalances. You work in close cooperation with trading partners , shipowners and storage terminal operators.

It is your role to:

  • Operate vessel under time charter
  • Optimize logistical costs by using optimal shipping arrangements. 
  • Organise quality and quantity analysis by surveying companies for non-local flows.
  • Check that the quality of delivered product meets contract specifications and inform the trader if the contract specifications are not met.
  • Provide input, suggestions and logistics expertise to the trader to improve future performance of contracts and work actively on new opportunities/ideas.
  • Capture market intelligence through the follow-up of the main feedstocks shipping activities in EU (with help of brokers) to support traders in understanding market dynamic.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant safety, environmental and quality standards in the shipping, terminal operations and storage processes for the assigned portfolio and develop and implement recommendations for improvements.
  • Manage and approve secondary costs, e.g. rent, surveying costs, freight, bunker, etc... .
  • Run feedstocks month-end closing procedures.
  • Analyse & report logistics HSE  and quality incidents.
  • Contribute to supplier performance review sessions with the goal to drive continuous improvements of service level and contracts.
  • Provide operational input to the demurrage analyst to assure optimal demurrage handling/recovery.

Your profile

As a Feedstock Vessel Operator, you have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least 3 years of experience in a logistics role with knowledge of scheduling and operating bulk gas or chemical tankers. You are an expert in scheduling and planning activities and enjoy working with numbers. Together with the team, you contribute to achieving excellent results. You demonstrate excellent communication and networking skills, which help you to develop robust and successful relationships with your internal and external stakeholders. You demonstrate a high level of integrity, ethics and multi-cultural awareness. In addition, you are stress-resistant and adapt easily to a fast moving, challenging environment. Finally, you should be fluent in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of SAP is an added value.

Our Offer

We offer you an exciting and challenging job with a great portfolio of responsibilities in an ambitious and dynamic team in an innovative and growing company. Borealis is known for its lean structure and open culture, which we believe is the best way to deliver the highest job satisfaction. You won´t fall short in terms of financial benefits. You will get an attractive and competitive salary including fringe benefits that will match the background and skills of a successful Feedstock Vessel Operator

To apply

Eager to go beyond boundaries and join our supply chain team? Please apply online and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information on this position, you may contact Danny Van Gansen, Manager Supply Chain, 0032 15 47 98 35.

The HR contact person for this position is Karolien Vercauteren, Talent Acquisition Specialist,

Company and Business Unit background

Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With its head office in Vienna, Austria, the company currently has around 6,600 employees and operates in over 120 countries. Borealis generated EUR 7.5 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 1,095 million in 2017. Mubadala, through its holding company, owns 64% of the company, with the remaining 36% belonging to Austria-based OMV, an integrated, international oil and gas company. Borealis provides services and products to customers around the world in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).At Borealis, the safety of our work environment and the well-being of our employees is key. It gives us the security we need to strive for more. Our journey is characterised by continuous progress. Our technologies, products and ideas are constantly evolving – to give our people and businesses the ability to create relevant solutions that also help our planet. Our curiosity sparks a relentless quest – seeking out the next find, the next clue, the next opportunity. Keep discovering!Partnering with the oil and gas industry as major feedstock buyer, the Borealis Hydrocarbon & Energy (HC&E) BU in Mechelen provides innovative and quality chemicals and operates several steam crackers as well as a propane hydrogenation plant. We are selling and supplying olefins and other hydrocarbons in Europe to various customers and to our polyolefin plants. We also source and supply the energy (natural gas, electricity, steam, etc.) as utility to all plants in EU as well as natural gas feedstock for the Fertilizer and Melamine plants. The supply chain central team of the business unit HC&E is for the planning, scheduling and administrative activities related to olefins or feedstock physical flows.

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+32 472 46 62 03
Karolien Vercauteren