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Procurement Challenger - Strategy & Transformation

Procurement Challenger - Strategy & Transformation

  • Location United States - Illinois - Chicago, United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required
  • Job category Business Support Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 129981BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

As a procurement challenger, you will be part of an agile pool in the Global Procurement organization. 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.
The challenger program will give you the opportunity to learn about procurement and supply chain management in a large global business allowing you to showcase your skills towards and further develop them while adding real value to the business in order to deliver our Integrated Energy Company strategy. You will play an instrumental role in areas such as negotiations, contract writing, supplier performance management on each level from initial market assessments through to contract award and beyond; always ensuring bp receives the best value from its contractors and suppliers.

Key Capabilities:
Category Strategy: Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze 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: Work to 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 organizations that supply goods and/or services, and strategically planning for, and managing, all interactions in order to maximize the value of those interactions. Support safety in operational integrity through effective supplier quality management.

Collaboration: As a procurement challenger, you will have the 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.

• 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

• Ability to relocate
• GPA of 3.2
• No sponsorship is available for this position
• Graduating in December 2021 through May 2022

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 in your chosen area of concentration of Procurement. You will gain exposure, knowledge, and experience to the overall North America business.

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