Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
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Responsible for managing a team to deliver the approach and execution plan for strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management for the relevant category, including participation in the supplier management process from initial selection to effective integration, and coordination with the relevant areas on their sourcing requirements and expectations.
GBS Procurement is an integral part of how the business and functions operate. GBS Procurement support delivery of BP business and functional strategies by driving efficiency and effectiveness. The Sourcing team is the pillar and drives the way in which BP approaches the market to source third party supply, balancing efficiency and value drivers aligned with category strategy.
This is a people manager role and will support various bp businesses with a range of sourcing, contracting and supplier performance management activities. Working within a defined global process framework, this role will contribute to an enhanced Service Delivery Model around how bp handles costs through third-party contract agreements, and ensure maximum value is achieved.
The Team looks after various sourcing activities in the given spend categories under his/her leadership:
This includes demand management, development of the sourcing strategy and the approach to market based on predefined category strategies, source selection, contract negotiation, creation & maintenance.
Besides providing professional direction, coordinating team operations and managing performance, the job holder is expected to get involved in the execution of high-complexity sourcing projects.
In addition, he/she looks after stakeholder relations and acts as the primary point for escalation related to his/her field.
The ideal candidate has a strong team leadership background proven, managing teams, experience in managing sourcing projects in Services Buying area, preferably understanding of a range of categories, coupled with a strong commercial orientation, communication and stakeholder management skills.
Value focused operations management
Ensuring that all activities compliant with the BP’s Health and Safety (HSSE) requirements, incl. a strong HSSE focus in any purchasing activity.
Operational Excellence by ensuring stable, effective, efficient and customer-focused service delivery
Ensuring effective critical issue management in line with the agreed operating model
Managing and assuring compliance to BP Business Controls, Data Protection & Cyber requirements Team leadership and development
As the professional leader of the team, role model effective sourcing execution via being involved and leading sophisticated sourcing projects incl. supplier negotiations
Team leadership and development
Adhering to BP’s Leadership expectations
Conducting performance appraisals with direct reports in accordance with bp’s performance management process
Ensuring that regular 1to1 conversations are scheduled and happen in the Team at all levels
Proactively developing GBS capability: the skills, competencies and knowledge of the team members, to ensure that members achieve their full potential and are enabled to support the short-long term GBS strategy and growth agenda
Providing coaching for the team leaders and team members to unlock their potential and support their development
Ensuring that development plans are in place and maintained in the Team
As the professional leader of the team, role model effective sourcing execution via being involved and managing complex sourcing projects incl. supplier negotiations
Provide professional guidance and coaching to the team
Represent the Team and the wider GBS Procurement organisation in category meetings with Business Partners and Suppliers as relevant
Ensure the Team is part of the wider information flow and cascade necessary information
Populate the usage of effective and up-to-date procurement techniques, tools and practices
Essential experience and job requirements:
No travel is expected with this role
This role is not eligible for relocation
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
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