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Sourcing Lead - Retail Technology

Sourcing Lead - Retail Technology

  • Location Malaysia - Central - Kuala Lumpur
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 128362BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The GBS procurement organisation aspires to be a world-class, business centric Procurement organization, working to support delivery of bp business and functional strategies with efficiency, effectiveness and a great stakeholder experience. GBS Procurement is pivoting to be more aligned to the delivery of bp’s transformation agenda and it’s reinvented goals.

The role sits within the Digital and Innovation Sourcing team, delivering sourcing and contracting activities for bp’s global spend on Retail Technology based goods and services providing a unique ability to impact the entire business. The team is responsible for bp’s approach to market involving complex, potentially multi-region sourcing and contracting events, and/ or where there is a high degree of innovation involved in the goods and services being purchased.

Reporting directly into the Sourcing Director, Digital and Innovation Sourcing, the Sourcing manager is responsible for managing digital and IT sourcing events on behalf of bp’s upstream technology business.

The GBS procurement organisation aspires to be a world-class, business centric Procurement organization, working to support delivery of bp business and functional strategies with efficiency, effectiveness and a great stakeholder experience. GBS Procurement is pivoting to be more aligned to the delivery of bp’s transformation agenda and it’s reinvented goals.

The role sits within the Digital and Innovation Sourcing team, delivering sourcing and contracting activities for bp’s global spend on Retail Technology based goods and services providing a unique ability to impact the entire business. The team is responsible for bp’s approach to market involving complex, potentially multi-region sourcing and contracting events, and/ or where there is a high degree of innovation involved in the goods and services being purchased.

Reporting directly into the Sourcing Director, Digital and Innovation Sourcing, the Sourcing manager is responsible for managing digital and IT sourcing events on behalf of bp’s upstream technology business.

Responsibilities

  • Act as GBS Category expert / focal point in the given category towards GBS Procurement, PSCM and business stakeholders
  • Develop sourcing strategy in accordance with the respective category strategy / guidance
  • Running world class bids that deliver significant value for the business
  • Manage the sourcing process using advanced techniques and strategies, to find new ways to source and contract with less effort
  • Highly accomplished negotiator, able to translate the requirements of the business into expert contractual language whilst securing the most favorable terms for bp
  • Plan, prepare and manage complex commercial negotiations to enable the business to buy quickly, easily
  • Develop and/or articulate business requirements in line with stakeholder needs
  • Comply with bp 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
  • Comply with all bp health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) policies and procedures
Requirements
  • Regular experience of being accountable for running sourcing events in excess of $3m
  • Recent experience of negotiating and redlining contracts directly, without direct supervision from Legal.
  • Minimum 6+ years of relevant procurement and strategic sourcing experience, gained preferably in a multinational environment
  • Minimum 3+ years category specific experience in buying IT and /or Digital would be desirable
  • Uses a broad range of negotiation techniques and adapts style and tactics to suit the competitive or collaborative situation. Effectively manages time to BP's advantage. Manages the climate, resolves deadlock, and understands how to handle 'dirty tricks' by supplier
  • Contract Creation - Uses a wide range of contracts in appropriate situations. Draft moderate to complex contract language. Demonstrates deep contracting knowledge in relevant categories. Fully engages business stakeholders and suppliers to collaborate and co-create appropriate and meaningful contract documents driving superior outcomes for all parties
  • Business Acumen - Uses understanding of the broad economics of the business area to drive recommendations. Interprets financial performance and describes how initiatives/projects contribute to the delivery of the overall strategy. Aligns work effectively with BP’s main business, strategic direction, and business priorities
  • Familiarity with Ariba Source to Pay and Salesforce

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