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Fuels Supply & Midstream - Supply & Optimization Analyst (Early Career)

Fuels Supply & Midstream - Supply & Optimization Analyst (Early Career)

  • Location United States of America - Illinois - Chicago, United States of America - Washington - Blaine, United States of America - Kentucky - Louisville
  • Travel required No travel is expected with this role
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ068072
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Customers & Products

Job Family Group:

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group

Job Summary:

Grade J

Responsible for supporting supply chain operations by completing administrative duties associated with planning, operations and management and supporting supply chain projects to assist efforts to ensure sufficient supply of goods and products.

Job Description:

Supply & Optimization Challengers receive exposure to all stages of our downstream fuels supply chain. From evaluating and sourcing crude oils around the globe, optimizing refinery production to best upgrade the commodity’s value, and expertly transporting the various products to our partners, there are endless opportunities for personal growth and commercial development in each supply role. Examples of roles are:

Refinery Product Scheduler:

You will work in a fast-paced environment at the Whiting Refinery and be responsible for developing a robust and optimized product plan to improve gross margin. This will involve inventory and product quality management, developing import/export plans, and responding to unplanned refinery events. This stimulating role will allow you to develop an understanding of refinery operations while using industry-leading refinery planning and scheduling software.

Crude Supply Analyst:

At our Cherry Point Refinery, you will receive full exposure to the crude oil selection process, the various tools used to optimize against refinery constraints, and the economic impacts of the decisions made by the team. Your analytical abilities will be strengthened by using tools such as Excel and Power BI. You will gain valuable interpersonal skills through working with partners from various parts of the business, as well as leading the team’s portfolio of improvement initiatives while assisting your team members with individual tasks and projects.

This role offers a dynamic experience of the refining supply area. You will walk away with real knowledge of how a refinery operates, generates profit, and crafts products that are used by people around the globe every single day.

Product Supply Analyst:

This role sits on the Marketing Supply Team, which operates at the interface of Sales & Marketing, Trading, and our Refining assets. The team transports products throughout the country to ensure BP meets our customer commitments and strategically places these products into the market. This role is responsible for supporting multi-million-dollar commercial growth activities that drive the optimized supply of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel to our customers across the US. You will operate in a multifaceted work environment, bringing to bear your analytical skills to solve problems that may not have existed the day before.

By working cross-functionally with a broad range of business partners, you will learn how Supply, Sales, and Trading all work together to deliver value for the business.


This highly selective three-year rotational program was developed to jump-start your career by providing a strong foundation of communication, social, and leadership skills, as well as robust analytical and problem-solving abilities. This opportunity gives you critical experience and knowledge in your chosen area of concentration of Supply.

Candidates in this program will spend three one-year rotations within bp Supply teams and rotations could be in either Chicago (IL), Blaine (WA), or Louisville, KY. There is a facilitated placement into the organization after successful completion of the program.

Minimum Requirements  

  • Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Graduating December 2023 or May 2024
  • No sponsorship is available for this position 
  • Bachelors degree completed prior to starting  

Please note: you can apply to 1 bp early careers opportunity globally per academic year. If you make multiple applications within the same academic year then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications. 

Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


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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