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Graduate - Procurement Finance

Graduate - Procurement Finance

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 131101BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

Procurement Strategy & Transformation
As a Procurement Challenger, you will be part of an agile pool in the Global Procurement organisation. Individuals in the program will be deployed throughout Procurement (across supply, business facing and execution & enabling) in line with business need and capability development requirements while supporting the development and implementation of Procurement strategies and tactics for your assigned areas. Assignments will be both challenging and unique in nature providing you with exposure to a variety of areas including chemicals and facility management to engineering equipment or offshore wind turbine installation.
Key Capabilities:
Category Strategy: Critically analyse market data to support the development of a category strategy applicable to goods and services to be procured. Strategies will be based on insights from the supply market and bp's current and future demand. Developed strategies will outline the risks and opportunities and what actions can be taken to leverage or mitigate them in a clear and compelling way.
Maximize Value: Create enduring value for bp by identifying opportunities while ensuring delivery on short- and long-term commitments. Implement and realize value through effective strategic cost management, utilizing best-in-class methods and tools.
Supplier Relationship Management: Build collaborative working relationships with suppliers and third-party organisations that supply goods and/or services, and strategically planning for, and managing, all interactions in order to maximise the value of those interactions.
Influencing: Communicate effectively through various channels using a range of styles and approaches to gain commitment from diverse stakeholders and to help achieve business outcomes, create acceptance for decisions, build consensus or resolve conflict.
Collaboration – Ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across multiple disciplines, cultures and geographies, across organizational boundaries and levels within bp in support of delivering bp’s strategy.
Customer focus – Your ability to guide stakeholders through choices to best suit business requirements​ will be critical as decisions will need to be customer focused and clearly aligned to customer/business strategy.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and manage workload with considerable independence
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills for producing and communicating comprehensive and concise reports
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Energetic social, motivating and influencing skills for interacting with team members, business partners, suppliers and management
  • Evidence of result-driven approach and sound analytical skills
  • Strong technical skills with required proficiency in Microsoft Office
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 the ability to gain critical experience and knowledge across a variety of Procurement categories. You will have the opportunity to gain exposure, knowledge, and experience across a variety of global bp businesses.
At bp we have a phenomenal open and inclusive culture, a great work life balance and tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path. We provide employee benefits such as life and health insurance, medical care and many others!
If you need to make any adjustments to any stage of the recruitment process, for example due to an illness, injury or a disability, please contact us on 0800 279 2088 or email enquiry@bpgraduates.co.uk. If you are calling from overseas, please dial +44 1635 584149.

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