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Sourcing Lead - C&P - Vietnamese Speaker

Sourcing Lead - C&P - Vietnamese Speaker

  • Location Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
  • Travel required No travel is expected with this role
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation internationally
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ080342
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary



Job Family Group:

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group

Job Description:

Role Synopsis 

The Sourcing Lead supports category with a range of medium/high complexity sourcing, contracting and supplier performance management activities in Vietnamese and English. In addition to sourcing, this role is responsible for developing supplier relationships and proactively identifying value opportunities.  

This includes demand management, definition of sourcing strategy based on a predefined category framework, source selection, contract negotiation, and contract creation & maintenance.  

The ideal candidate has extensive experience in sourcing of services and commodities, knowledge of contracts and legal terms, sourcing strategy preparation, coupled with a strong commercial orientation, communication.


Key Accountabilities 

To handle complex, end-to-end Sourcing projects as per business request, including but not limited to the following activities: 

  • Demand Management 

  • Case Management 

  • Sourcing Strategy  

  • Supplier Selection 

  • Contracting 

  • Contract Operationalization 

  • Post Award Contract Management 

  • Supplier Management 


Across activity sets, its paramount to ensure that all requests and Scopes of Work liaise with partners to ensure all business requirements are considered/met. 


  • Drive and handle various projects of high spend & complexity. 

  • Ensure that the business requirements are well-understood and accurately covered in the sourcing process. Influence business demand where required and possible.  

  • Identify value levers and opportunities to improve value for BP in the marketplace.  

  • Contribute to the development of the respective category strategies from a sourcing team’s perspective.  

  • Develop Sourcing strategy, including options & scenarios in accordance with the respective Category strategy.  

  • Define approach to market and develop source selection criteria based on the business priorities and requirement. 

  • Lead and coordinate the supplier selection process to ensure the most ideal option is chosen. 

  • Manage all relevant team member and supplier interactions and relationship including senior levels throughout the sourcing project. 

  • Define negotiation strategy, negotiate and agree on relevant contract terms with suppliers. 

Define contracting strategy, develop and modify contract content based on templates and manage the approval process. 

  • Propose potential modifications/updates to the relevant contract templates based on category specific requirements. 

  • Generate reports (status, summary etc.) and analyse data depending on the project requirements. 


Professional Leadership 

  • Depending on the organizational setup, this Sourcing Lead role may have people management responsibilities 

  • Represent the Team and support junior team members in communication and engagement with senior stakeholders  

  • Drive and coordinate issue resolution in complex scenarios propose improvement initiatives that result in long term solution 


Essential Education: 

  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience is required (preferably in business studies) 

  • Procurement related professional certification is an advantage 


Essential Experience and Job Requirements: 

  • 6-8 years of practical experience in end-to-end sourcing and contracting, marketing related service is an advantage.  

  • Excellent written & oral communication skill in Vietnamese and English is a must. 

  • Previous experience in the Oil&Gas industry and/or industrical environment is an advantage. 

  • Track record of successful Procurement delivery in complex, challenging international environments. 

  • Proven experience with contract creation, negotiations and life-cycle management. 

  • Experience working in a large and multicultural team. 

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills, as well as proven leadership behaviors. 

  • Strategic thinking and ability to define sourcing strategies. 

  • Being able to work under pressure and stringent time constraints. 

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office products i.e. PowerPoint, Access & Excel. 

  • Ability to review and analyse complex data to identify issues and trends. 

At bp, we provide the following environment and benefits to you:

  • A company culture where we respect our diverse and unified teams, where we are proud of our  achievements and where fun and the attitude of giving back to our environment are highly valued

  • Possibility to join our social communities and networks

  • Learning opportunities and other development opportunities to craft your career path

  • Life and health insurance, medical care package

  • And many other benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to request any accommodations.


Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation internationally

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


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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