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Phillips 66 2024 University New Hire - Commercial in Houston, Texas


Phillips 66 is dedicated to helping University New Hires make a smooth transition into the professional world, through specific programs designed to give you the tools you need to successfully launch your career. Get more information at .

As Phillips 66’s market-facing business, the Global Commercial Organization focuses on maximizing general interest profitability by sourcing advantaged feedstocks to our refineries, and asset optimization through our global market presence.

Our highly dynamic, collaborative, high-performing team is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has offices located worldwide in Calgary, London, and Singapore. Global market presence affords Phillips 66 24-hour market access allowing us to fulfill our mission of providing energy and improving lives to our communities through crude oil, refined products, renewable fuels, power, and natural gas.

With a global trading team focused on maximizing profitability across the Phillips 66 value chain by managing strategic commodity transactions and agile response to the market, Commercial colleagues work together globally to optimize assets and improve performance by gathering market intelligence, managing risk, developing external relationships, and creating innovative supply chain solutions. Supported by our integrated marine and surface transportation and logistics teams, our global organization capitalizes on market opportunities, enhancing returns for Phillips 66.

Example roles include market analyst, trading desk position analyst, logistics coordinator, marine operations and chartering, scheduler, business development and origination, and commodity trader.

KATALYST , established by the Global Commercial Organization in 2005, is a premier industry-leading energy commodity supply and trading development program for market-savvy university hires. KATALYST associates experience a dynamic, 90-day immersion to the Phillips 66 energy value chain followed by two targeted rotations aimed at acquiring knowledge and building relationships that will cultivate a fulfilling career. Associates are also provided networking opportunities, career coaching, and exposure to senior leadership team members.

The KATALYST program is built on the principle that Knowledge combined with Application leads to career Transformation. The KATALYST curriculum focuses on our key businesses and markets, and includes:

  • Asset tours

  • Case studies

  • Discussions and presentations with subject matter experts

  • Focused analysis assignments

  • Networking opportunities with key management throughout the company

  • Presentation opportunities to business leaders

  • Trading, Logistics, and Marketing simulations

Upon completion of the 90-day immersion, the KATALYST associates are placed in their first rotational assignments in the Commercial organization in Houston, TX. Assignment duration is approximately 12 to 24 months and provides experiential learning and development opportunities on teams such as Global Trading and Scheduling, Marine, Market Analysis and Surface Transportation and Logistics. Associates gain transferable skills applicable to our Marketing, Lubricants, Specialties, Value Chain and Optimization, and Risk organizations allowing for an exciting career across the Phillips 66 energy value chain.

Key candidate characteristics include, but not limited to:

  • Analytical capability

  • Ambitious & driven

  • Business acumen

  • Values collaboration

  • Communication skills

  • Curious & inquisitive

  • Innovative thinking

  • Shared values

  • Passion for industry

  • Interest in trading

Requirements for a Phillips 66 University New Hire:


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s degree program in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Mathematics/Data Analytics, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent field of study or a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance or MBA

  • Graduation date prior to December 31, 2023 or May 31, 2024

  • Available to work at Houston, TX headquarters


  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Previous internship or co-op participant in related industry

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Available to report on January 23, 2024 or July 16, 2024

To apply and be considered:

  • Apply online by going to and complete the entire application process

  • Attach an electronic copy of your resume and unofficial transcript

  • Answer all prescreening questions and provide your eSignature

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

About Phillips 66

Providing Energy. Improving Lives. We are excited about the future of energy. Our advantaged and nimble company is full of seasoned leadership and talented teams making responsible choices to adapt and explore the opportunities the changing market brings. We do this while living out our values of safety, honor and commitment; improving lives by providing access to the energy which is essential to a high standard of living and health throughout the world. Our employees, suppliers and partners share this vision to provide energy and improve lives. Our hard work, and teamwork, keeps energy flowing. At Phillips 66, we know that now, more than ever, is the time to try new things.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities