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Sourcing Manager -Major Deals

Sourcing Manager -Major Deals

  • Location Malaysia - Central - Kuala Lumpur
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 128834BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

The Senior Sourcing Manager – IT Major Deals is accountable for the management of a Sourcing Team in GBS Procurement in support of the respective BP businesses. 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 key stakeholder relations and acts as the primary point for escalation.

The ideal candidate has a strong team leadership background, extensive experience in managing sourcing projects and proven knowledge of the given spend categories and marketplace, coupled with a strong commercial orientation, communication and stakeholder management skills.

The Senior Sourcing Manager – IT Major Deals is accountable for the management of a Sourcing Team in GBS Procurement in support of the respective BP businesses. 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 and acts as the primary point for escalation.

The ideal candidate has a strong team leadership background, extensive experience in managing sourcing projects and proven knowledge of the given spend categories and marketplace, coupled with a strong commercial orientation, communication and stakeholder management skills.

Value Focused Operations Management

  • Ensuring that all activities are compliant with the GBS’s Health and Safety (HSSE) requirements, incl. a strong HSSE focus in any purchasing activity
  • Driving and maximising value for BP across the spend categories and activities managed
  • Ongoing tracking and reporting of value delivery (eg. savings)
  • Prepare new strategy to support the team for value delivery creation (eg. Savings)
  • Operational Excellence by ensuring stable, effective and customer-focused service delivery
  • Effective management of the activity triage & workflow with the Business Partners, resource allocation and ensuring adequate holiday, training & sickness cover
  • Constantly achieving and delivering against the agreed Performance objectives incl. the respective Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensuring effective escalation management in line with the agreed operating model
  • Ensuring all processes are compliant with relevant ISO accreditation & assisting to the preparation for future accreditation
  • Ensuring processes are embedded & adhered to consistently in the team
  • Ensuring team process and procedure documentations are maintained and fit for purpose
  • Driving the evolution of the processes managed and foster the continuous improvement mind-set and culture
  • Ensuring adequate Business Continuity Plans are in place
  • Working closely with other leaders and teams in the GBS Procurement organisation to ensure that overall operational objectives are met, ideas shared and lessons learnt
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels within the organisation, customers and external service providers
  • Monitoring and assuring compliance to BP Business Controls and SOX requirements
Previous Experience
  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience is required (preferably in business studies)
  • Minimum 12 years of relevant work experience in a service delivery environment in Procurement
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in sourcing IT categories.
  • Minimum 5 years people/team leadership experience in a multinational/global environment
  • Require strong & proven skills in development of the sourcing strategy and the approach to market based on predefined category strategies, source selection, contract negotiation, commercial negotiation.
  • Experience with e-procurement and ERP systems, e.g. Ariba, Salesforce is an advantage
Essential Criteria
  • Excellent written & oral communication skill in English is a must
  • Strong business mind-set and commercial acumen
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across a global matrix organisations
  • Proven record of leading/managing high value/complex sourcing initiatives
  • Broad understanding of negotiation strategies & techniques coupled with strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge on contract terms and extensive experience with regards to contracting
  • High Level of IT proficiency in Microsoft packages

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