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Commercial & Industrial Manager – Originator

Commercial & Industrial Manager – Originator

  • Location United States of America - Texas - Houston, United States of America - Illinois - Chicago
  • Travel required Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Supply & Trading Group
  • Relocation available Relocation may be negotiable for this role
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ075887
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Trading & Shipping

Job Family Group:

Supply & Trading Group

Job Description:

About bp

Our purpose is to bring together people, energy and markets to power and navigate a changing world.
In a time of constant change and possibility we need new talent to pursue commercial opportunities, fueled by world-class insight and expertise. We’re always striving for more innovative digital solutions, sustainable outcomes and closer collaboration across our company and beyond, and you could be part of that too!

Job Summary

This candidate will negotiate and transact commercial and industrial power, load response and renewable agreements.

Main Responsibilities

  • Originate, negotiate, and close retail power contracts focused in PJM, ERCOT, and CAISO.
  • Responsible for managing the customer sales process and developing close client relationships with direct and limited indirect sales customers.
  • Identify potential markets, distribution channels, and counterparties of interest to drive profitability and portfolio growth.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase sales based on current market conditions
  • Prepare and present materials to Executive Leadership team and customers.
  • Coordinate with supply, operations, and billing to ensure the highest level of customer value and service
  • Stay current on market and regulatory events within the region and provide thought leadership within the organization to stay ahead of market in terms of product offers and service for our customers
  • Seek opportunities for improving standard methodologies
  • Oversee transaction pipeline in the CRM, to provide consistent reporting and timely performance management

Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience responsible for commercial business development or customer sales growth
  • Track record of innovation, creativity and success in managing and or closing customer business.
  • Thorough knowledge of market area
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently produce sales results
  • Attention to detail and strong focus on accuracy of information.
  • Ability to work autonomously, be resourceful and well-organized.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self-sufficient and ambitious individual who has strong desire to grow regional business
  • Possesses a positive reputation in the energy markets and would attract credibility, respect and deal flow
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and be able to respond to changes in priorities.
  • Natural gas origination, scheduling or trading experience preferred.
  • Up to 50% travel is required

Why join us

At bp, we believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.
There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life, including a generous paid parental leave policy and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

How much do we pay?

  • 123,000.00 - 228,000.00 USD Annual *Note that the pay range listed for this position is a genuinely expected and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting. 

This position offers paid vacation depending on your years of relevant industry experience and will range from 15-30 days of vacation.  You will also be eligible for 9 paid holidays per year and 2 personal choice holidays.  You may learn more about how we calculate paid vacation and view our generous vacation and holiday schedules at benefits@bp. Bp has a parental leave policy as well, which offers up to 8 weeks’ paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. Learn more at benefits@bp.

We offer a reward package to enable your work to fit with your life. These offerings include a discretionary annual bonus program, long-term incentive program, and generous retirement benefits that include a 401k matching program. These benefits may include a pension for eligible employees. You may learn more about our generous benefits at benefits@bp.

As part of bp’s wellbeing package, bp offers access to health, vision, and dental insurance, as well as life and Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability.  You may learn more about our generous benefits at benefits@bp.

Travel Requirement

Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation may be negotiable for this role

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Agreements and negotiations, Analytical Thinking, Commercial Acumen, Commercial Business Development, Continuous Learning, Customer promise execution, Customer service delivery excellence, Deal modelling and valuation, Developing and implementing strategy, Influencing, Internal alignment, Listening, Loyalty Management, Marketing strategy and programmes, Negotiating value, Negotiation planning and preparation, Partner relationship management, Presenting, Thought Leadership, Trade discipline and compliance, Trading Fundamentals, Sentiment and Trends, Trading knowledge, Writing skills

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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