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Procurement Lead

Procurement Lead

  • Location United States of America - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available Relocation may be negotiable for this role
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ069208
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Gas & Low Carbon Energy

Job Family Group:

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group

Job Summary:

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.
We are looking for a high caliber individual to join our expanding procurement team. As a Procurement Lead in the US, you will primarily focus on providing procurement assurance to the Empire and Beacon offshore wind projects as a member of the bp shareholder team. This role could also include supporting delivery of project procurement across the bp OFW portfolio. This role reports to the VP of Low Carbon Energy Procurement on an interim basis with a plan to report to the Head of US Procurement over time.

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, long lead procurement, materials management and logistics and managing contract interdependencies.

Job Description:


    • Develop and execute procurement strategy and approach to market for global offshore wind projects and/or provide shareholder assurance on the same for non-operated projects
    • Manage full contract life cycle including demand identification, sourcing and contracting, supplier collaboration, and post award contract management
    • Build market intelligence of the offshore wind global markets, developing strong knowledge of the supply base and supply chain vulnerabilities
    • Build effective collaborative relationships with stakeholders to promote a responsive, agile and professional collaboration
    • Ensure continuous improvement and knowledge sharing
    • 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 be responsible for US project procurement leadership, working closely with a larger bp shareholder team and our NOJV counterparts
    • This role is part of a larger OFW procurement team, responsible for procurement across various OFW regions and categories


    • A University degree in a related field is preferred. However, experience and attitude are key, and we’re looking for someone who has:

    • Genuine passion for developing offshore wind and renewables solutions
    • Substantial experience in project procurement including sourcing and contracting
    • Experience in supply chain management and/or category development, preferably for large infrastructure, manufacturing, or energy projects, including renewable energy projects
    • Understanding of the complexities of offshore wind project development, its components, and the associated supply chain
    • Knowledge of supply chain contract management fundamentals, best practices, and industry trends
    • Commercial mindset, analytical skills, and confident negotiator with all levels of stakeholders
    • Understanding of cost drivers and risk/rewards tradeoffs on contracts and ability to demonstrate transparency and overall value delivery
    • Ability to perform effectively in a team environment, interfacing with contractors, suppliers, and multi-discipline project teams, demonstrating agile, collaborative, respectful and tactful personal characteristics
    • Willing to travel when needed

    Why join us

    At bp, 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 fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

    There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, 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!

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

    Travel Requirement

    Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

    Relocation Assistance:

    Relocation may be negotiable for this role

    Remote Type:

    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

    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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