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Automation Demand Lead

Automation Demand Lead

  • Location IN: Pune - BP Business Solutions
  • Travel required Up to 10% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Business Support Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ071170
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary



Job Family Group:

Business Support Group

Job Summary:

Responsible for managing a team to support the delivery of a wide range of business activities, supporting the development and delivery of the relevant strategy, plans and performance, advancing the agenda by working closely with the Functions, providing business oversight and operational assurance, and ensuring that standards, policies and procedures are fit for purpose and working effectively.

Job Description:

  • Job Purpose 
  • (One or two sentences at the most, stating “Why” the job exists in the organization and the primary objective it is there to achieve)
  • Automation is a strategic productivity enabler and a cornerstone of bp’s digital transformation agenda. The ambition to transform bp to an Integrated Energy Company, and one which is leaner, faster moving and lower carbon, requires extensive optimization of our business processes and customer engagement channels through digital solutions. 
  • The Automation Demand Manager plays an important role in that ambition through the creation and management of transformation opportunities through digital solutions. They will manage a fluid portfolio of automations, managing multiple conflicting priorities across multiple functional stakeholders. They will have broad based business process knowledge, and a strong technology and programmed delivery background. They will lead a team of process architects and analysts, as well as a value analyst, to surface new automation opportunities, extend utilization of existing automations and drive through benefits realization following implementations. 
  • They will leverage their extensive function network within the Process/Product Owner and Operational teams to identify emerging opportunities, and work hand in hand with the technology arm of the Automation Coe and the various digital innovation hubs (internal and external) to deliver against the demand. They will be aligned with the Transformation agenda, and utilize Project Delivery Managers, Process Improvement Managers and Change Managers within the Transformation teams as required to ensure appropriate governance and support is in place.  
  • Key Accountabilities: 
  • Digital Delivery
  • The role is the primary Single Point of Contact for automation opportunities within the GBS Functions and will enable process simplification, re-engineering and digitization through leveraging existing systems and delivering automations.
  • Supports DS&T and Functional leadership teams to identify pain areas and plan fit-for-future digitally enabled process transformation roadmaps.
  • Supports planning and delivery of non-transformation programs led by GPOs and functional heads.
  • Submit resource and budget requirement during budgeting cycle based on discussions and inputs from GPOs and functional leads.
  • Build and continuously improve processes, tools and frameworks for the assessment of emerging automation opportunities (e.g.: Process discovery through process / task mining, low code no code data manipulation and management solutions, automations and analytics, etc.)
  • Represents the Automation Demand team in Transformation Governance meetings, providing reporting and status updates on emerging, in-flight and delivered automation opportunities.
  • Ensure that robust business cases are in place against each identified automation opportunity that is put forward for Function Lead approval.
  • Ensures that accurate documentation on businesses requirements for automation (Process Design Document) are in place prior to submission to the Automation CoE DevOps team.
  • Team Management
  • Plans, assigns and actively monitors the workload of Process Architects and Process Engineers
  • Acts as an escalation point for automation opportunity assessments and supports the delivery of automations through the technology delivery resources within the broader Automation CoE.
  • Manages the performance and development of the Automation Demand team, ensuring continued growth and exposure to emerging technology and process trends.
  • They will forge and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, particularly focusing on a trusted business partner relationship with functional tower leads (Product Owners and Operations in particular)
  • Key Challenges:  
  • Highly fragmented processes and systems
  • Diversified range of key stakeholders to engage and support, and their associated priorities.
  • Scale and complexity of services delivered by GBS.
  • Breadth of geographical locations and time zones 
  • Alignment with global process design standards
  • Maintaining digital skills relevancy in rapidly evolving technology space
  • Qualification & Experience and Competencies:
  • Essential Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • ACP (Agile) or PMP (Project Management) certified. 
  • Essential Experience:
  • 5 years’ relevant experience of Finance, Customer Service, Procurement or BPO transformation
  • Experience managing virtual teams across multiple geographies.
  • Extensive Project Management experience and track record of bottom-line delivery, particularly through technology solutions
  • Proven track record managing multiple stakeholders effectively. 
  • Deep understanding of Project Management Office processes and project delivery and reporting toolsets
  • Demonstrable experience in driving process optimization through automation
  • High degree of personal impact, with excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels of the organization
  • Strong commercial acumen and understanding of customer impacts. 
  • Able to work in fast-paced, high-demand and delivery-oriented environments and able to adapt approach and style to meet shifting priorities
  • Experienced in building relationships within a cross functional and globally dispersed stakeholder network
  • Adept at delivering results through Agile philosophy and Scrum methodology.
  • Desirable Criteria: 
  • Continuous Improvement Certification E.g. Green Belt.
  • Use of Process Mining toolsets (eg: Celonis, Aris, Kofax) as well as Task Mining and SoP capture tools (eg: Kryon, Epiplex, Celonis)
  • Use of Design Thinking in business process re-engineering
  • Shared services experience
  • Oil and gas industry experience

Travel Requirement

Relocation Assistance:

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


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