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Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow is created by an international team of over 4000 professionals representing 54 nationalities. Together with our associates from all over the world we create one of the most remarkable businesses. We are the key part of complex processes for the whole company. We work in over 21 foreign languages being responsible for business operations’ realization in 11 departments:
Our company allows you to make a global impact through a wide range of projects. With us, you can embark on a new, international career path. You can continue and expand your current professional experience, broadening your range of knowledge.
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Best asset knowledge
As the largest department of SBO Kraków, we are involved in creating reports for the biggest stock exchanges (e.g. New York, London). We are also responsible for preparing analyses for the leading managers at Shell — one of the key oil & gas companies in the world. With partners from all over the world, we pursue unique projects and continue to develop.
Although we cannot yet foresee the future, as Finance Operations we can effectively anticipate the financial and economic trends which is one of our key tasks at SBO Kraków.
FO is engaged in, among others, financial reporting, sales consulting services, preparation of reports on Shell’s results or designing financial operations for the whole business. Specialists with long-term experience, supported by young and ambitious financiers, are the foundation of every FO team. Each day, we prove SBO Kraków is the key part of complex processes for the whole company.
Join us and be a part of the global Finance Operations Community.
Best asset knowledge
We build connections. Connections between Shell and its European customers. These are partners from 15 countries, including the DACH, CEE and Benefrux regions which are of particular importance to Shell.
Thanks to our language abilities and impactful collaboration we help make a difference by improving customer experience and building strong partner relationships.
We build relationships with Shell partners at every level of the organisation. The impact of our work is not limited to the traditional remit of customer service, but touches all areas of project work within SBO.
Customer Operations (CO) is the important link between Shell’s customers and internal Shell departments. Currently, the Kraków department cooperates with customers and Shell business partners from Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.
Our asset relationships with customers are long term and based on maintaining the highest service standards.
If you are a people person, know various languages and want to test your abilities in an international environment – Customer Operations might be right for you. You may be surprised by the opportunities available.
Best asset Care to create excellent experience
The HR Operations team empowers performance through efficient operations and quality advice to employees and line managers. Our Krakow-based team supports a number of countries, such as the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, South Africa and - of course – Poland
The team was set up in 2006 as HR Services, predominantly focused on effective and efficient execution of HR processes. In 2018 we transformed into HR Operations, as a part of implementation of the world class HR support model. Since then, we have been on an exciting transition journey, with focus on more business impact, better employee experience and stepping into a digital future. We are growing, our portfolio continues to expand, which allows to gather various experiences and creates multiple career pathways (operational & advisory jobs, across many functional HR areas, and geographies). Our strength comes from a strong collaboration with various HR partners across the globe, to provide end-to-end high-quality HR support to our stakeholders.
Best asset Vision
We carry out the logistics processes of Shell in Europe, planning and controlling fuel deliveries to petrol stations, commercial customers and airports. We are also responsible for financial settlements for Shell fleet operations, a network of 3,000 lorries that covers over a million kilometres a day. Order to Delivery at SBO takes passion, competence and vision.
From the refinery to the customer’s tank, we are the enablers who help distribute Shell’s fuel products. Speaking 10 foreign languages, we cooperate with partners from the Benelux countries, the DACH region and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Order to Delivery team at SBO Kraków is a group of motivated young specialists and experienced managers. The department opens doors to people with various education backgrounds and focusses on their development.
in logistics, customer service, finance and many talented linguists. Analytical thinking, decision making, a thirst for knowledge and drive are the key attributes needed to thrive in logistics.
Our focus is on delivering value for Shell via impactful collaboration and continuous improvement opportunities. We want to make the Order to Delivery department at SBO Kraków somewhere where you can grow.
Best asset Trust
We support the creation of Shell contracts and agreements in numerous world regions. We cooperate with almost 19.500 contractors of the company and are responsible for tens of thousands of contracts and millions of invoices. We optimise Shell’s procurement processes, making the business of the company more effective.
Purchasing, contracts, agreements – they all are connected with the art of negotiation and optimisation, which is at the heart of effective business.
The Contracting & Procurement (CP) department takes part in global negotiations of Shell contracts and orders on a daily basis. It also establishes relationships with business partners from various regions of the world. The employees of the CP department are constantly supporting Shell in building its position as a leading group of asset energy and petrochemical companies. Financiers, traders, linguists and experienced managers who create the CP team are the face of the company for its numerous business partners, including 19.500 contractors and more then 32.000 suppliers. It is an acknowledgement of the importance in the life of Shell of the specialists from the CP department.
Contracts and agreements are integral elements of the life of a big company, and the ability to negotiate the above elements is one of the crucial competencies in business. Negotiate your international career with us.
Best asset Organization
We are one of the youngest departments of SBO Kraków, responsible for organising thousands of materials that power Shell factories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our specialists facilitate the smooth operation of the manufacturing processes for one of the biggest companies in the world. Join us and become a part of a new, exciting SBO challenge.
The Lubricants Supply Chain (LSC) department is responsible for supplying crucial materials to Shell factories across the globe.
Base oils, fuel components, packages and stickers are delivered through the Lubricants Supply Chain to 10 locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A role here is an opportunity to learn about different work cultures and procedures, and to gain vast knowledge about the supply process in international projects. In addition to that our LSC Logistics team supports stock management in two 3P Distribution Centres in Europe as well as ensuring a smooth logistics supplier payment and contract management process.
Working in the youngest department of SBO Kraków is an opportunity to make an impact as a trusted member of a new, constantly developing team. It is a great chance for anyone who is highly organised and sets priorities.
Best asset Continuous Improvement and Deliver Value to Shell
Have you wondered how the fuel gets to the Retail Site, or who looks after international commodity trading? It’s Trading and Supply Operations. Trading and Supply Operations in SBO comprises of the Order to Delivery, Shell Voyage Claims and Operations Support teams. In Krakow SBO we have more than 190 people who support Trading & Supply in its joint activities with passion, competence and continuous improvement approach.
Shell Trading and Supply key hubs are in London, Houston, Singapore, Dubai and Rotterdam, where our traders make deals on crude oil, natural gas, LNG, electrical power, refined products, chemical feedstocks and environmental products. The execution of the trading deals requires a wide range of activities, expertise and responsibilities. Our Voyage & Claims teams in Krakow play a vital role in maximizing recoveries, minimize payments and ensure that the value of the trading deal is protected through its lifecycle. Operations Support manages reporting, Non-oil invoices verification, Voyage actualisation, system updates.
The Order to Delivery teams manage the delivery of fuels from the refinery to the Retail sites: we are the enablers who help distribute Shell’s fuel products. Speaking 9 foreign languages, we cooperate with partners from the Benelux countries, the DACH region and Central and Eastern Europe. We supervise the entire process of the fuel supply chain. Our core activities are planning the fuel deliveries using trucks on the road, which load fuels at terminals and discharge at the retail sites. We have experienced professionals in logistics, customer service, finance and many talented linguists and analysts.
The department opens doors to people with various education backgrounds and focusses on their development. Analytical thinking, decision making, a thirst for knowledge and drive are the key attributes needed to thrive in logistics.
Best asset Creativity
We started as a function in SBO Kraków in 2017 and have been responsible for delivering internal communication projects across Shell globally.
We are part of the Internal Communications Centre of Excellence (IC CoE), which was established to develop and execute Shell’s internal communications strategy across the organization.
The Internal Communications teams support the delivery of Shell’s business goals by ensuring best in class, modern, leader-led and consistent communications of Shell strategy, standards and processes enterprise wide.
Our key objectives are to:
connect staff with the strategy to ensure each employee understands how they can individually contribute to the company’s success;
connect leaders with staff at all levels to ensure that leaders have quality dialogue with their teams, listen to their feedback and thus build motivated and enthusiastic teams;
drive a high-performance culture where everybody is clear on their job deliverables
connect the organisation with the external world and customers.
Best Asset Expertise
The Kraków Legal team is part of the Shell Legal function, and provides the opportunity to work in one of the world’s best and largest in-house legal teams, serving a world-class, international energy company of global standing, with high ethical standards and brand recognition.
The Legal team started in March 2017. It is split between the Shell Ethics and Compliance Office, Legal Services Global Operations team and Legal Services Projects & Technology team.
We undertake a broad range of work as trusted advisors and business partners in order to ensure that the activities performed by Shell are in accordance with the highest ethical standards and legal requirements.
In Ethics and Compliance, we provide comprehensive support and advice to various Shell businesses globally in terms of identification and management of ethical and compliance risks. We advise on the priorities of the Group Ethics and Compliance programme and manage various compliance operational processes and tools. We execute integrity screening process aimed to verify identity and integrity of Shell counterparties. We also provide support to Shell businesses in terms of Data Privacy matters and the implementation of the Information Management programme.
In Legal Services Projects & Technology (LSPT) we focus on the analysis of various legal issues regarding the sale of Shell products and services. We review and draft agreements and other legal documents with Shell’s counterparties. We also advise on IT and export restriction matters.
In Legal Services Global Operations (LSGO) we provide legal advice in terms of variety of corporate matters, Safety and Environment matters and Contracting and Procurement for IT.
We are multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals with qualification in Petroleum, Mechanical Engineering, Geophysics, Geology, Petrophysics and Instrumentation.
We are supporting Shell Operating Units and global teams with Maintenance, Production, Engineering and Subsurface and Wells data management activities.
We use data as a valuable business asset no different from physical Shell assets or people and strive to maximize the return we generate from Shell assets.
The team consists of two groups:
Subsurface and Wells plays a leading role in managing Shell’s Seismic, Petrophysical data across regions ensuring the data is searchable, retrievable by the users and at the expected quality level.
Facilities and Equipment provides technical support regarding rotating equipment and turbomachinery for Shell assets to make sure their equipment work efficiently, safely and without any failures.
TAO team in Krakow started in December 2017 and within 2 years we were able to build energetic and diverse group of professionals helping Shell perform better (safer, more reliable, more profitable). We are part of global team located in 4 different locations with 750+ staff. I’ve started my journey with the team in 2014, being part of the exiting time of growth, seeing how we mature as a trusted partner for our Shell colleagues form main businesses.
Shell Retail is the largest mobility retailer in the world and the customer face for the Shell brand. Retail plays a key role in helping Shell thrive through the energy transition, helping customers transition to a lower carbon future through a range of energy solutions; from EV chargers and biofuels to gas and hydrogen.
External Relations created its first SBO team in Krakow in 2019 to provide communications, public affairs and business advice to Shell’s global businesses, country and corporate teams that work to strengthen Shell’s brand, the company’s reputation and its license to operate and grow.
Employees: 45 +
Best asset: Collaboration
We create extraordinary workplace experience for SBO Krakow employees & visitors.
Inspiring workplace and strong focus on sustainability are our key priorities.
We cooperate with our business partners to integrate the SBO community and ensure everyone feels safe, engaged and well equipped to succeed in their work.
Common Infrastructure Management (CIM) organization was created in 2008 to ensure a cohesive platform in the management of key activities enabling delivering an effective office environment for our staff.
The SBO CIM at local and global level act together for “joined up delivery” where all teams work to deliver the common infrastructure activities to the business partners.
We connect professionals experienced in Internal Communications, Real Estate Facilities, Asset Protection, HR, IT, HSSE and Finance
Internal Comms: helps create and sustain a positive and vibrant work environment for the SBO community through efficient and fit for purpose communications and engagements strategy addressing our SBO staff
Asset Protection: enable SBO Business Partners to perform at their best by ensuring site security across the entire SBO network
Facilities : Providing flexible office Solutions supporting various users’ needs, ensuring high quality office services and diving Sustainability agenda
HR: provides world class HR partnering in order to generate business value and enable sustainable growth of the organization
IT: ensures reliable and secure IT infrastructure operations across the SBO network
HSSE: is the custodian of our site and staff`s Safety, including driving engagement initiatives promoting wellbeing of our Staff and contracted parties
Finance: provides financial leadership in the areas of planning & decision support, cost and performance management for the entire SBO network