The Sourcing Manager supports various bp businesses with a range of high complexity and strategic sourcing, contracting and supplier performance management activities. In addition to sourcing, this role is responsible for developing supplier relationships, proactively identifying value opportunities and providing professional guidance to the broader team. This includes demand management, definition of sourcing strategy based on a predefined category framework, source selection, contract negotiation, and contract creation & maintenance. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in sourcing of services and commodities, knowledge of contracts and legal terms, sourcing strategy preparation, coupled with a strong commercial orientation, communication and stakeholder management skills.
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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.
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Sourcing Category: Reliability & Maintenance
The Sourcing Manager 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.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
Drive and maximize value for bp across the spend categories and activities managed
Ongoing tracking and reporting of value delivery (e.g. savings)
Effective management of the activity triage & workflow with the Business Partners, resource allocation and ensuring adequate holiday, training & sickness cover
Ensure processes are embedded & adhered to consistently in the team
Drive the evolution of the processes managed and foster the continuous improvement mind-set and culture
Work closely with other leaders and teams in the GBS Procurement organization to ensure that overall operational objectives are met, ideas shared and lessons learnt
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key business partners at all levels within the organization, customers and external service providers
Lead a team of cca 10
Conduct performance appraisals, regular 1to1 conversations
Ensure that development plans are in place and maintained
As the professional leader of the team, role model effective sourcing execution via being involved and leading complex sourcing projects incl. supplier negotiations
Provide professional guidance and coaching to the team
We have the following requirements:
Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience is required
8+ years of relevant experience in end-to-end sourcing of services and commodities, drafting and negotiating contracts and legal terms, sourcing strategy preparation, coupled with a strong commercial orientation and communication skills
People/team leadership experience
Maintenance category specific sourcing experience
Experience with e-procurement, workflow tools (Salesforce) and ERP systems, e.g. Ariba is a plus
Proficiency in English
Additional European language is an advantage (German language is a huge advantage)
Strong business mind-set and commercial acuity
Ability to make decisions in a complex, sometimes ambiguous environment
Good time management, prioritization and organization skills
Consistent record of leading high value / complex sourcing initiatives
Knowledge on contract terms and extensive experience with regards to contracting