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Sourcing Lead - Customer & Products, German speaker OR Spanish Speaker

Sourcing Lead - Customer & Products, German speaker OR Spanish Speaker

  • Location Hungary - Budapest
  • Travel required Some travel may be required with this role, this is negotiable
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available Relocation may be negotiable for this role
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ066944
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary



Job Family Group:

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group

Job Summary:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We are working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together. You can participate in our new ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero.

In Hungary, we operate bp’s Global Business Services organization which is an integrated part of bp. Our people want to play their part in solving the big complex challenges facing our world today and, guided by our bp values, are working to help meet the world’s need for more energy while lowering carbon emissions. In our offices in Budapest and Szeged, we work in customer service, finance, accounting, procurement, HR services and other enabling functions – providing solutions across all of bp. Join our team, and develop your career in an encouraging, forward-thinking environment!

Job Description:

Would you like to discover how our diverse, hardworking people are leading the way in making energy cleaner and better – and how you can play your part in our world-class team?

GBS Procurement is integral to building bp's distinctive capabilities and enhancing the procurement processes. In order to achieve this, they are collaborating with segment category teams to effectively build, segment and manage the third-party supply chains. They are building the next generation of category management; sourcing and digital capability in line with bp’s defined functional vision and location strategy.

Join our Sourcing Team and advance your career as a

SOURCING LEAD- Customer and Products – German Speaking OR Spanish Speaker (Fixed Term)

The Sourcing Lead supports various bp businesses with a range of medium/high complexity sourcing, contracting and supplier performance management activities. 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 and stakeholder management skills.

In this role You will:

  • Lead complex, end-to-end Sourcing projects as per business request, inclusive of the following activities:
  • Work with the supported Business to ensure mutual understanding of all accounting entries and follow up on queries
  • Drive and manage various sourcing and contracting projects of medium/high spend & complexity
  • Ensure that the business requirements are well-understood and properly covered in the sourcing process. Influence business demand where required and possible.
  • Identify value levers and opportunities to maximise value for BP in the marketplace
  • Develop Sourcing strategy 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
  • Lead all relevant business partner and supplier interactions including senior levels throughout the sourcing project
  • Negotiate and agree on relevant contract terms with suppliers
  • Develop and modify contract content based on templates and run the approval process
  • Generate reports (status, summary etc.) and analyse data depending on the project requirements
  • Take an innovative approach and support/lead continuous process improvement initiatives
  • Comply with BP’s Code of Conduct, taking a professional and disciplined approach to working with suppliers, to ensure transparency, consistency and fairness. Our procurement and supply chain management principles are always applied within that framework and in the context of relevant laws and regulations
  • Effectively follow all qualified unit and company rules, guidelines, and health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) practices and procedures

Professional Leadership

  • Effectively represent the Team in the respective categories in conversations with our stakeholders and suppliers
  • Represent the Team and support junior team members in communication and engagement with senior partners
  • Drive and coordinate issue resolution in complex scenarios and propose improvement initiatives that result in long term solution

What You need to be successful:

  • Bachelors’ Degree qualification or equivalent experience is required (preferably in procurement, business studies or related field)
  • Procurement related professional certification is an advantage
  • Minimum 2-3  years of practical and application experience in end-to-end sourcing and contracting
  • Experience in marketing, HR or other services category specific sourcing is an advantage
  • Proficiency in English and in German/ Spanish languages is a must
  • Ability and proven record of providing professional leadership, coordinate and mentor junior team members
  • Track record of successful Procurement delivery in complex, challenging international environments
  • Experience working in a large and multicultural team
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Analytical abilities including marketplace and financial analysis
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all employees and contractors.
  • Strategic thinking and ability to propose sourcing strategies
  • Global / international business experience
  • Calm under pressure and able to work in ambiguous environments
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office products i.e. PowerPoint, Access & Excel.
  • Experience working in an Ariba / Salesforce system environment is an advantage
  • Ability to review and analyse complex data to identify issues and trends

At bp, we provide the following environment & 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
  • Chill-out and collaboration spaces in a stylish office environment
  • Learning opportunities, other development opportunities to craft your career path
  • Different bonus opportunities based on performance, wide range of cafeteria elements
  • Life & health insurance, medical care package
  • Company laptop
  • Phone for private usage
  • Opportunity to work from home: up to 2 days / week based on team agreement

bp Hungary won the Most Attractive Employer 2022 Award (SSC / BSC sector) second time in a row at PwC's annual employer research. Come and join us!

Travel Requirement

Some travel may be required with this role, this is negotiable

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation may be negotiable for this role

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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