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Location Name: Houston, TX 
Job/Requisition ID: [[id]] 
Location Address: 1201 Louisiana St, Houston, TX, United States (US), 77002
Education Level: Bachelor's Required 
Relevant Experience Level: Mid Career (4-10 Years) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt




This Senior Crude Oil Scheduler position is located in Houston, Texas, where a team of schedulers, refinery feedstock coordinators, crude oil traders and analysts work together to optimize crude oil supply throughout MPC’s refining system and commercial businesses. The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling movements from gathering systems and onto domestic pipelines to various destinations such as refineries, market centers and other third-party assets. This role will also interact heavily with multiple external business partners such as pipeline companies, crude oil producers, crude oil trading companies, etc. This role will work within the Logistics, Strategy & Analysis team and will allow the successful candidate to understand the logistics fundamentals of the crude oil supply business while performing a complex and critical function. The Crude Oil Scheduler position should be viewed as a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual that has a strong aptitude and a keen interest for a commercial career.


Key Responsibilities


  • Schedules movements via various distribution channels through use of propriety and third-party scheduling systems. Responds to unexpected events making contingency arrangements to minimize disruption of product supply. Ensures relevant data is captured accurately and recorded, including international documentation.
  • Identifies and communicates commercial/operational opportunities. Focuses continuously on increasing transportation efficiency while minimizing per-barrel transportation costs. Works with customers and suppliers to maintain accurate forecast on volume requirements/movements.
  • Communicates and verifies planned movements and status with traders, optimizers, counterparties, producers, marketers, terminals, vessels and pipelines. Establishes and sustains industry relationships pertaining to supply, transportation and logistical issues.
  • Provides timely and accurate inventory position information to traders and refinery feedstock coordinators.
  • Works closely with risk and accounting departments to ensure the proper positions and movements are accurately captured and recorded
  • Identifies and participates in development of new business processes and in the improvement of existing processes to reduce risk, improve performance and add value to the operations team.
  • Trains and mentors less-experienced schedulers. Provides guidance on issues related to movements.



Expereince & Education 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Logistics, Business, Marketing, or relevant degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of industry experience and 1-3 years of experience in crude oil scheduling or refined-products scheduling. 
  • Travel less than 5%



About Marathon Petroleum Corporation


Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per day of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. Marathon Petroleum's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon branded outlets. Speedway LLC, a Marathon Petroleum subsidiary, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company which owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.

Travel Expected: Up to 10%


Marathon Petroleum Company LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition or AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, military, veteran status, marital status, citizenship  or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, click here.

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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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