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Chevron Corporation Renewables Feedstock Trader in Ames, Iowa

Chevron-Renewable Energy Group


The purpose of this job is to be responsible for sourcing and trading renewable feedstocks, developing market point of view, managing efficient supply chains, and supplying the CREG network with an optimized supply of feedstock. This position is responsible for establishing and cultivating positive relationships with customers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Leverage internal and external resources to assess market fundamentals to develop and execute a feedstock strategy.

  • Understanding of position limits and risk management policy guidelines on trading limits.

  • Develop and maintain positive trading relationships with customers and vendors in the industry. This role will represent the company to external partners

  • Strong understanding of logistics execution and arbitrage opportunities to create efficient supply chain.

  • Strong team player with collaborative approach to problem solving. This position will work within the feedstock trading team to develop and execute a feedstock trading plan. Other internal collaboration required with teams including: value chain optimization, logistics, quality, scheduling, and plant operations.

  • Ensure all refineries have adequate feedstock supplies to meet planned production targets.

  • Ability to understand individual plant operations and limitations to design optimum economic plant feedstock blend.

  • Work with developing and improving processes as well as developing new feedstocks and relationships.

  • Ensure all trades abide by required compliance guidelines.

  • Provide support to other CREG departments as necessary.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education Required: 4 year bachelor's degree -Finance, Economics, Agriculture Business or related business degree (*5 years of trading experience may substitute for some education)

  • +5 years commodity trading or supply chain experience

  • Advanced excel skills

  • Extensive math and accounting skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • JD Edwards

  • General market knowledge

  • Salesforce

Critical Selection Criteria:

Trading Acumen

  • Fundamental market drivers: Able to build a regional product supply & demand model from scratch

  • Knowledge of biodiesel/renewable diesel refinery operations and margins

  • Position management: Understand and articulate market structure, forward pricing, and hedging strategies

  • Calls on market direction and timing for execution: Design strategies for taking a position, entry points, targets, and stop losses

Commercial Acumen

  • Ability to analyze, quantify and execute product specification, transportation, arbitrage, and trading economics: Must be able to build arb models across regions and product types

Align & Inspire

  • Prioritize and take ownership of work

  • History of serving as a natural leader of work teams, including providing direction and strategy

  • Reputation for active listening to understand stakeholder intent and needs, including an ability to adjust communication style and content to the audience

Build Relationships

  • Relate and converse with people of various, diverse background and experience levels

  • Drive to craft shared goals across teams and to reach solutions while recognizing others’ contributions

  • Seek input to solve problems and find alternatives to remove barriers

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.