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Operations Analyst

Operations Analyst

  • Location Australia - Victoria - Melbourne
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Business Support Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 137710BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


As the Operations Analyst you will be accountable for assuring the Negotiate to Cash, and Negotiate to Pay processes within Midstream are working end to end and delivering for our customers. The role interfaces extensively with the midstream supply, T&S, the global finance teams and also with external counterparties, particularly at the other Australian oil companies.

The role holder is given the autonomy to oversee the processes and intervene to deliver the required performance levels whilst also having ability to complete continuous improvement to ensure processes improve over time.

This role is seeking a candidate who is motivated to gain a deep understanding of the bp midstream processes and systems and who enjoys working to rigid monthly deadlines.


Deal Management

  • Receive information about deals from negotiators and ensure that bp purchase orders are correct, bp invoices to other parties are correct, invoices are paid on time.
  • Act as SME to ensure that deals are entered correctly and be able to fault find issues to ensure smooth running of the processes
  • Support the fuel schedulers to ensure deals are transacted correctly
  • Working with another oil company back office teams to determine why pricing/volume might differ – and with that comes the responsibility to provide sufficient information to resolve issues that may arise
  • The role works very closely with Supply Accounting and ANZ Accounts payable teams to ensure that they understand what purchase orders to match against invoices they receive. It’s very much about connecting people and navigating the different ‘speak’ that is used across business units.
  • Act as primary point of contact for BuySell related process and to provide pricing sheets to other oil companies where necessary at period ends
The areas of responsibility include:
  • Fuel purchases/sales including entering contracts into SAP
  • LPG purchases/sales including entering contracts into SAP
  • Wharfage Payments to Port Authorities
  • Freight Payments
  • Demurrage payments
  • Ancillary payments.

  • Desired: degree in business or finance discipline

  • Strong team player who can maintain effective relationships across a broad spectrum even during times of uncertainty, time pressure etc. Promotes open and effective communication
  • Influencing skills with ability to manage both internal and external relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to act with autonomy to manage processes, support others in the team and be prepared to intervene to ensure required delivery
  • Attention to details and have good eye to identify root cause of complex pricing and/or volumetric issues

  • Existing knowledge working within bp processes covering negotiate to cash and negotiate to pay and other related finance processes
  • Existing knowledge of contract management in SAP
  • Familiarity with bp supply contracts for sale and purchase of hydrocarbons

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