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Finance Senior Manager (M&C Americas)

Finance Senior Manager (M&C Americas)

  • Location United States - Illinois - Chicago
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 137235BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Join us in a crucial time of transition!

We are bringing all of our finance and procurement activities for the group into one place, enabling better work. For you this means working with us on:

  • Compliance – efficiently delivering external reporting requirements to ensure we continue to meet our regulatory obligations in all jurisdictions, supported by robust control environment across all three lines of defence.
  • Stewardship – laying out a robust finance framework and providing ongoing management of the balance sheet and portfolio execution, supported by effective advocacy to the market.
  • Performance – facilitating the effective allocation of capital, development of business plans and coordination of business performance interventions to ensure a consistent delivery between strategic aspirations, operational forecasts and delivered outcomes. Furthermore, you will be responsible for value creation through mergers and acquisition-led deals, commercial negotiations and integration of business opportunities.
  • Transformation – driving digital transformation (centralising, digitising, optimising) across all elements of the finance entity to achieve sector-leading cost-performance.

ROLE SYNOPSIS

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Manager to drive performance as well as provide innovative ground-breaking ideas to further improve and transform our mobility and convenience business!

We have convenience/retail operations across five different businesses (East Coast, Branded Marketer, ARCO/ampm, Thorntons, and Mexico Retail) across the US and Mexico. Our portfolio of 8,000+ sites serve ~3.5 million customers every day!

We want to reinvent convenience and mobility in the US and Mexico by delivering compelling fuel and convenience offers for our customers. We’ll do this by continuing to deliver high quality fuel and store offerings while innovating Digital tools to provide customers with a more seamless site experience. We will invest in both our existing and new sites to deliver growth.

We support bp’s ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner! We will drive business value through aligning future mobility and solutions (FM&S) and customer value proposition and experience (CVP&E), whilst bringing to bear the sophisticated fuels' expertise housed in fuel supply and midstream (FS&M).

The Senior Finance Manager PPM – Americas leads a team of finance managers and their analysts located across Americas (US and Mexico) driving business value by providing performance insights and supporting the business delivery of the financial plan. This role partners with key stakeholder across the Mobility & Convenience (M&C) business in Americas including the SVP of M&C Americas and Finance VP and their leadership teams, business teams, and digital to provide insight and drive performance. This role also contributes to the transformation of PPM processes as part of bp re-invent.

Senior Finance Manager – Americas (Planning & Performance Management – PPM)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Lead team of finance managers/leads and their analysts, working closely with the business teams across Americas, to provide analytical support, create reports and insights, including actuals and financialized forecasts for in-year, Plan and longer-term shape. (5 years)
  • Drives the management information agenda across the business to ensure informed decision making and supports the business leadership team to find opportunities for intervention and facilitate closure of performance gaps by providing performance insight to key partners, providing insights to drive the delivery of the financial plan for earnings, capex and cash and embed strong cost management.
  • Drive continuous improvement, standardization, and simplification across the core Planning & Performance Management (PPM) processes including data analytics, automation, and operating business Management information (MI), encouraging collaboration to design and implement system and process improvements and ensure internal and external best practices are shared across the wider team.
  • Manages a team of finance analysts, ensuring the appropriate expectations, principles, structures, tools, and responsibilities are in place to deliver the plan and deliver excellence. Have regular honest and constructive dialogue with team members to support performance and career development
  • Actively contribute to the wider transformation of the PPM processes across the Customers & Products business of bp as part of bp re-invent.
ESSENTIAL EDUCATION
  • A Bachelor's degree is required - preferably in Finance, Business, or Accounting
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the proven ability to create a vision for both a direct and virtual team and improve overall capability.
  • Strong impact, interpersonal, networking and communication skills and able to make a significant contribution to business management team while offering sound independent advice on Finance matters
  • Significant broad business experience (+10 years) in financial forecasting and planning
  • Ability to interpret and communicate financial information with clarity providing insights to deliver business improvement and to optimize and protect value.
  • Experience of quickly grasping new situations/business/activity
  • Ability to create insights from data analysis and challenge the status quo
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
DESIREABLE CRITERIA
  • Strong influencing ability to build consensus and engagement with key stakeholders at all levels and across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to lead change and prioritize team workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytic skills, business acumen and understanding of business drivers, with related business experiences are preferred
  • Experience of bp planning and performance management processes and systems
  • Agile training and a working understanding of Agile techniques
  • Experience of having worked in a customer facing business

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