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Sourcing Manager – Reliability & Maintenance

Sourcing Manager – Reliability & Maintenance

  • 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 RQ075438
  • Experience level Senior
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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


In this role You will:

  • Be accountable for the management of Sourcing Teams in GBS Procurement in support of the respective BP businesses at multiple locations incl. Kuala Lumpur and Budapest. The Team reports to the Sourcing Manager directly or via team leaders/more junior managers depending on the size and the agreed team setup.

  • Ensuring that all activities are aligned with the BP’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)
  • 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 all processes are aligned 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
  • 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 partners at all levels within the organisation, customers and external service providers
  • Monitoring and assuring compliance to BP Business Controls and SOX requirements
  • As the professional leader of the team, role model effective sourcing execution via being involved and managing complex sourcing projects
  • Provide professional guidance and coaching to the team, with special attention to team leaders
  • Act as the key mgmt. representative of the team in Supply Facing and Business Facing Team interactions

What You need to be successful:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in sourcing products and/or services, preferably from a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 5 years people/team leadership experience, preferably in a multinational/global environment
  • Category specific experience is an advantage  
  • Experience with e-procurement, workflow tools (Salesforce) and ERP systems, eg. Ariba is an advantage
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skill (C1) in English is a must. Sound knowledge in an additional language (eg. European languages or Mandarin) may mean an advantage
  • Strong business mind-set
  • Strong and proven stakeholder relationship management skills incl. experience in engaging senior management levels
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across a global matrix organisations
  • Proven experience in coaching and leading a team with scale and complexity
  • Passion to motivate, develop and retain people
  • Ability to make decisions in a complex, sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Good time management, prioritisation and organisation skills
  • 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
  • Demonstrated process thinking and experience with a strong focus on continuous improvement
  • High Level of IT proficiency in Microsoft packages
  • Eagerness to learn and implement new tools and techniques to improve efficiency in the team
  • Ability to convert a vision & ideas into tangible actions is desirable

At bp, we provide the following environment & benefits to you:
  • Different bonus opportunities based on performance, wide range of cafeteria elements
  • Life & health insurance, medical care package
  • Flexible working schedule: home office up to 2 days / week, based on team agreement
  • Opportunity to build up long term career path and develop your skills with wide range of learning options
  • Family friendly workplace e.g.: Extended parental leave, Mother-baby room
  • Employees’ wellbeing programs e.g.: Employee Assistance Program, Company Recognition Program
  • Possibility to join our social communities and networks
  • Chill-out and collaboration spaces in our beautiful Budapest Agora and Szeged offices e.g.: Play Zones, Office massage, Sport and music equipment
  • Assets like phone for private usage and company laptop are provided from the first day of employment with other equipment if requested

bp Hungary won the Most Attractive Employer 2023 Award, based on the PwC annual 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


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.

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