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Feedstock Scheduler


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

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Organizational context and job purpose

INEOS Organization:

INEOS is a global petrochemicals manufacturer with 194 sites across 29 countries and generates $65 billion annually with a workforce of 26,000 people. INEOS Olefins and Polymers (O&P) USA is one of the largest subsidiaries within the INEOS group of companies with 13 wholly owned manufacturing sites capable of producing 14.9 billion pounds of product per year.

Business Context

The O&P USA business is headquartered in League City, Texas, and produces a variety of commodity grade petrochemicals including Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Polypropylene and Polyethylene.  Manufacturing sites include Chocolate Bayou Works (Alvin, TX), Battleground Manufacturing Complex (LaPorte, TX), Carson, (Carson, CA) and Hobbs Fractionator (Gaines County, Texas).   The O&P USA business uses significant quantities of raw materials and energy in the production of its products. The business manages a complex network of pipelines, underground storage caverns, power generation plants and other assets integrated with its core petrochemical facilities.

The Main Purpose of the Role: 

The Feedstock Scheduler reports to the Team Lead NGL Feedstocks and is the primary contact for all NGL and natural gas distribution and scheduling.  The role is responsible for nominating all NGL product movements and scheduling natural gas for two plant sites.  The Feedstock Scheduler is also responsible for all NGL scheduling, distribution and composition balancing for the Hobbs Fractionator. In addition to distribution activities, the role is responsible for scheduling, marine vetting, and quality control for naphtha barges into a leased marine terminals and coordinating pipeline movements with other INEOS feedstock schedulers.  In the course of the monthly distribution, scheduling, and pipeline movement activities, the role interacts with approximately 25-30 internal and external customers and suppliers.

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

Accountability 1:  Coordinate NGL product movements and monitor NGL storage inventories at various locations.

  • Serve as face to market for NGL distribution activities and third party NGL storage positions.
  • Develop and maintain complex scheduling models for planning, monitoring, and forecasting inventories and logistics.
  • Coordinate with NGL Traders, Feedstock Manager, NGL Export Specialist, and external service providers to ensure optimal product acquisition, sale, and inventory levels.
  • Schedule and monitor product movements to ensure timely receipt & delivery of product.
  • Update/actualize movements in Risk Management system.  Reconcile differences between Risk Management system, schedules, and financial accounting balances.
  • Coordinate with Feedstock Supply Manager and CBW Feedstock Scheduler to coordinate pipeline movements based on storage balances.

Accountability 2:  Schedule marine movements, manage quality control, and vet marine equipment for naphtha supply

  • Serve as face to market for inspection activities.  Provide analysis and nominations to third party inspectors and third party marine terminal. Review sample analysis and reconcile quality issues with INEOS personnel. 
  • Manage barge vetting, approval & rejection process.  Vet barges and other marine equipment with INEOS ship vetting group.  Approve for discharge in timely manner.
  • Serve as backup for Product Movement and Byproducts Manager.
  • Coordinate with NGL Trader and external customers for product sales from third party marine terminal.
  • Due to the nature of marine movements, correspondence with third parties outside of normal business hours and during weekends may be required.

Accountability 3:  Schedule natural gas movements

  • Serve as face to market for natural gas scheduling activities for Chocolate Bayou and Battleground facilities.
  • Perform gas control functions related to accurate and timely pipeline nominations.  Manage gas flows within contractual limits.
  • Utilize electronic scheduling services to manage product movement.
  • Interact with Energy Procurement Manager to coordinate facility deliveries and changes throughout the month.
  • Due to the nature of natural gas movements, correspondence with third parties outside of normal business hours and during weekends may be required.

Accountability 4:   Hobbs Fractionator distribution and composition balancing

  • Serves as face to market for Y-grade and product distribution activities.
  • Coordinate with Feedstock Supply Manager and NGL Trader to coordinate daily and monthly receipt and delivery volumes.
  • Manage monthly pipeline nomination process.  Schedule product movements to ensure timely receipt and delivery of product.
  • Manage weekly and end of month balancing activities and reporting to internal and external customers.  Reconcile discrepancies with external customers.

Accountability 5:  Provide timely and accurate information for accounting, invoicing, and closing purposes

  • Reconcile end of month product inventory within third party storage facilities and report balances to the Accounting Department.
  • Provide Accounting Department staff with intra-month and end of month reports including purchases and sales at all locations and actual pipeline movements.
  • Ensure credit concerns are coordinated relating to product delivery.

Skills & Knowledge Required


  • 5+ years experience in NGL or natural gas distribution preferred
  • Engineering or Business degree or equivalent

Skills and Competencies

Technical skills

  • Experience in NGL or natural gas supply, logistics, and distribution preferred.
  • Knowledge of commodity supply, logistics, and storage agreements.
  • Knowledge and experience with marine vetting, scheduling, and terminals
  • Experience with risk management principles and systems.
  • Working knowledge of mid- and back-office activities in an operating and trading environment.

Behavioural skills

  • Communication:  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely across all levels of the organization.
  • Relationships: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with internal and external contacts.
  • Organization:  Detail oriented and data driven.  Ability to prioritize and execute competing initiatives.
  • Commercial mindset:  Ability to think strategically and broadly across a range of opportunities and market positions.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.