1. Home
  2. Careers
  3. Jobs at bp
  4. Sourcing Manager - Low Carbon Energy

Sourcing Manager - Low Carbon Energy

Sourcing Manager - Low Carbon Energy

  • 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 not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ073997
  • Experience level Senior
Apply Search all jobs at bp

Job summary



Job Family Group:

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group

Job Summary:

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.

Job Description:

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


Professional leadership

  • 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

Job Requirements

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


Essential experience and job requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have minimum twelve (12) years of practical and application in End to End sourcing and contracting of services and commodities in energy sector.
  • Proven knowledge and relevant minimum four (4) to demonstrated ability in the following categories - engineering services, engineering equipment, HSSE and EPC services.
  • Minimum three (3) years people/team leadership experience, preferably in a multinational/global, GBS/SSC environment.
  • Ability to make decisions in a sophisticated, sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Eagerness to learn and implement new tools and techniques to improve efficiency in the team


Desirable criteria

  • Experience in working across different cultures
  • Relevant Category management experience
  • Previous experience in the Oil&Gas industry

Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

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.

Apply Search all jobs at bp