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Supply Negotiator

Supply Negotiator

  • Location Australia - Victoria - Melbourne
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Supply & Trading Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 141214BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


At bp, our new business model is simple: integrating energy systems, partnering with countries, cities, and industries, and driving digital innovation. There’s never been a more interesting or exciting time to enter the energy industry, our customers are the heart of everything we do and this role will to play a key role in meeting their requirements.

The Spot Supply Negotiator is accountable for the negotiation and execution of supply spot deals in bp’s Australian Supply business. This role is part of the succession plan for the senior supply negotiator or senior commercial manager roles within bp.

The Supply business comprises of the Operations, Optimization and Commercial teams, and is part of the wider Midstream AsPac organization, with team members across Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Key Responsibilities

  • Negotiation and conclusion of Australian supply spot purchases and sales
  • Support the negotiations of supply term purchases and sales, ensuring delivery is within negotiating boundaries, expected timelines and expected performance objectives.
  • Build and maintain strong external relationships.
  • Develop effective working relationships with and engage internal stakeholders and supporting functions to enable commercial execution of deals
  • Work closely with Trading & Shipping and the rest of the Supply team to understand the business drivers to deliver reliable, efficient supply while generating maximum value for the overall supply chain
  • Provide commercial input into strategic projects
  • Build commercial capability within the Supply team
  • Complete transactions consistent with bp standards, control processes and policies, and formulate legal binding contracts
About you
  • Strong understanding of supply chain operations and optimisation
  • Supply, Trading & Shipping, and contract negotiations experience is desirable
  • Track record of building and maintaining productive working relationships
  • Motivated by pace and possibility, embraces ambiguity and risk
  • Commercially minded, with ability to identify opportunities, analyse sophisticated problems and deliver results. Performance bias with ability to overcome obstacles and deliver outstanding results. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills with a commitment to overall team success.
  • Strong influencing skills, with an ability to build consensus and engagement with key stakeholders across interfaces and organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to make robust decisions under time pressure and during ambiguity.
  • Dynamic communication skills and the ability to interact effectively throughout the various functional areas of the organization.
Benefits of working with us
  • Excellent work-life balance & hybrid working arrangements
  • Generous salary package including annual bonus program
  • 12% superannuation
  • Share options, and fuel discounts
  • Collaborative environment that celebrates achievements, diversity, and culture
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave/4 weeks paid partner leave
  • Career development and mentoring programs
  • Collaborative team with a safety-first approach
Please be aware that all bp ANZ employees must be Permanent Residents or Citizens of Australia or New Zealand

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