LNG Contracts Manager


London or Leatherhead, SRY, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.


We are rapidly expanding our global trading organisation across our key locations. We are looking for passionate individuals with an entrepreneurial mind-set to drive change in our business. The current opportunity is for an experienced LNG Contracts practitioner to join our Global Optimisation and Trading team, supporting growth in our Atlantic Basin LNG trading team currently based in Leatherhead, Surrey (but with a view to relocate to a more central London location in 2023). 
An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life. We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.
Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.
The closing date for this role is Sunday, 16th April 2023.


What role will you play within our team.


If successful you will be an integral part of our Global LNG Optimisation and Trading team and will be supporting ExxonMobil’s growing equity LNG business.


What you will do


  • Draft, review and negotiate LNG Master Sale and Purchase Agreements, Confirmation Notices and term sheets for physical cargo purchase and sales between own affiliates and third parties
  • Coordinate and manage overall contract negotiation process, including review and input from commercial, operations, finance, legal and other internal stakeholders
  • Support the continuous improvement of ExxonMobil’s pro-forma LNG Master Sale and Purchase Agreements’ contract terms
  • Provide expert advice to LNG physical traders in Singapore and Europe on contract terms and commercial issues, including term sheets
  • Work alongside LNG physical traders in contract negotiations
  • Support the mentoring and onboarding of less experienced team members in the area of LNG contracting


About you


  • Fluency in written and verbal English 
  • Commercial and transactional experience in the LNG industry 
  • Deep understanding of LNG physical transactions, contracts and market practice
  • Keen attention to detail; able to analyse contract terms, identify risks/issues and provide commercially pragmatic recommendations to bridge gaps to support business objectives
  • Strong negotiating, communication, interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Well organized and able to work independently, prioritise workload and manage tight deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a large, global, multicultural business and a fast-paced environment


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Relevant experience in handling LNG trading contracts
  • A degree in Law
  • Fluency in any Asian or European language


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Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.


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