Entity:Gas & Low Carbon Energy
Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
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Become part of the future and support bp in the energy turnaround in the German offshore wind market! With the award to develop two North Sea wind projects with a total capacity of 4 GW, bp enters the German offshore wind market.
At bp, we're striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable, and affordable energy. bp’s ambition is to be one of the leading providers of offshore wind energy. A career in offshore wind is an opportunity to help shape the future of bp. To power the scale and pace of growth that we are targeting, we need the best people in the industry. As part of the team, you’ll be playing a key role in support bp to move towards our net zero ambition, at the same time as being part of one of our exciting new energy businesses. You’ll help to plan for and develop our offshore wind projects, growing your talent in all kinds of new and exciting ways to define the future of energy.
We are looking for high calibre individuals to join our rapidly growing offshore wind team, this role will include supporting the development and execution of the German project contract and procurement strategy, reporting to the Head of Procurement, Offshore Wind Germany. This role will support the procurement team with execution of the project contracting and procurement strategy, by working closely with the project, supporting sourcing to contract (S2C) activities until contracts are awarded to successful bidders, before taking ownership of post-award contract management.
The right candidate needs to develop deep market expertise and be a confident partner to the business teams including understanding the offshore wind global markets, the supply base, and supply chain vulnerabilities. Additionally, the candidate should have a strong understanding of project procurement including strategy, complex contract negotiations, long lead procurement, post-award contract management and managing contract interdependencies.
Work with the project team, engineering team and category teams to define the approach to market and develop and implement the contracting and procurement strategy for the project.
Support sourcing and contracting for the German project through contract execution and post contract award management activities. This will include developing the commercial elements of packages including contract terms and conditions and remuneration strategy, and leading the commercial evaluation and negotiations through to award.
The successful candidate will improve the value of third party spend for bp, working with multi-discipline project teams and key suppliers to manage risks, seek innovation and contribute to our Offshore Wind projects. The role will support securing the necessary internal and external approvals in line with contracting governance procedures, ensuring any local requirements are captured in the contract scope of work and working closely with the line on identifying the value drivers that will inform risk/reward agreements and commercial models.
You will work closely with technical and project management partners to ensure products and services are delivered safely, to specification and in line with contractual agreements.
You will also work closely with contracted suppliers to identify areas of innovation and contributed, and ensure that any risk/reward agreements are driven proactively to deliver value for bp.
Support supply chain development team with up to date knowledge on local content and supplier opportunities.
Ensure achievement of functional and project performance/delivery targets including key contract award schedule and execution milestones.
Ensure the project leverages wider procurement capability from the Offshore Wind Category organisations.
Enable compliant yet efficient P2P processes and ensure project takeaways and feedback is shared with relevant partners.
What you will need to be successful
You will have a University degree or equivalent experience and CIPS professional chartership (or equivalent) is preferred. However, experience and attitude are key, and we're looking for someone who has:
Genuine passion for the Low Carbon Energy space and interest in Offshore Wind and the renewables supply chain.
Demonstrable track record of delivery in sourcing, contracting and post-award management roles, ideally related to OFW packages or with large capex or offshore scopes.
Commercial approach, analytical skills, and able to confidently negotiate large complex contracts and liaise with all levels of stakeholders.
Experience with P2P systems, procurement authorities, and operational procurement execution.
Ability to perform effectively in a team environment, collaborating with contractors, suppliers and multi-discipline project teams, demonstrating agile, collaborative, respectful and tactful personal characteristics.
You will work with
This role is in support of bp's Gas & Low Carbon Energy entity which supports all bp’s new energy projects including offshore wind, solar, hydrogen and CCS.
This role will form part of the multi-disciplinary Offshore Wind procurement team which will work together in support of the development, construction and operation of Offshore Wind farms. This is just one part of the exciting integrated energy system that bp is looking to build, with renewables at its centre.
At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and ambitious environment. 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. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!
Why join our team?
We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting 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. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and many others benefits!
This position is a hybrid of office/remote working
Agreements and negotiations, Analytical Thinking, Building sustainability, Business Acumen, Category spend profiling, Category Strategy, Commercial acumen, Communication, Cost modelling, Decision Making, Digital fluency, Market Analysis, Negotiation planning and preparation, Sourcing strategy, Stakeholder Management, Supplier Selection, Sustainability awareness and action, Value creation and management
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.
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