Malcolm Gross


About Me

I am a seasoned operations analyst with 9+ years of logistics coordination and scheduling experience in the trading commodities sector. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for demurrage analysis, as well as strategic planning and process optimization, I have a verifiable history of contributing directly to company growth and expansion throughout my career. As such, I have consistently exceeded cost containment and performance goals, and I am adept at achieving maximum operational impacts with minimal resource expenditure. Professional focal points include maritime operations, business analysis, P&L statements, expense claims, financial management, and strategic planning. Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication and negotiation skills, as well as prioritization, systems analysis, team development, and resource management to support efficiency and maximum returns.

Currently, I am the Senior Scheduler with Valero Energy Corporation. Under my leadership, I spearhead a wide array of daily operations concerning time-chartered vessels with responsibility for communicating accurate voyage orders as well as discharging and lightering instructions. I obtain and assess optimal speed of time charter vessels in order to optimize bunker fuel consumption while meeting marketing requirements and decreasing unnecessary delays/demurrage. In addition, I liaise with senior leadership, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams to ensure the company’s operational support structure is driving the business forward with minimal expenditures.

Colleagues describe me as a progressive, driven, down-to-earth, demurrage and analytical expert who can be relied on to offer superior solutions that deliver profitable results on time and under budget.