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Supply Optimisation Manager

Supply Optimisation Manager

  • Location Australia - Victoria - Melbourne
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Supply & Trading Group
  • Relocation available Yes - including international/expat
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 135864BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


As part of the Asia Pacific Midstream leadership team, the Supply Optimisation Manager leads the ANZ Optimisation team. The Optimisation team is responsible for the delivery of >10 billion liters of fuel for our customers in ANZ each year, and is accountable for both supply security and commercial delivery. The role has 5 direct reports, and the team makes decisions every day, managing risk-reward trade-offs in a fast-paced environment. The role also provides informal leadership across the Midstream-Trading interface, setting a joint import and optimisation strategy together with bp Traders. 
Beyond the core role responsibility of managing supply, the role acts a commercial advisor on Midstream priorities as a subject matter expert for the Midstream-Trading interface. This includes projects, origination, low carbon interfaces, public policy and long-term deals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Midstream-Trading interface relationship management and building effective ways of working as well as talent development.
  • Maintain reliable supply to bp’s customers in the ANZ region.
  • Responsibility for ensuring supply plans remain within financial, tax, legal and compliance boundary conditions through effective planning and re-optimisation.
  • Accountable for supply security, financial delivery and working capital management
  • Chair of New Zealand Supply Manager forum and transition of refinery to steady-state import terminal.
  • Support value assessment of strategic customer tenders
  • Owns the overall pricing exposure management for ANZ
  • Lead efficient infrastructure footprint and tank allocations
  • Delivery of major commercial projects, including public policy and emerging markets engagement.

About you:
As the successful candidate you will have – 
  • >3 years in a front office role within a trading organization. 
  • >8 years experience in supply chain management.
  • Demonstrated ability to make material commercial decisions under pressure, with experience in handling risk-reward.
  • Strong understanding of the end-to-end value of the supply chain.
  • Understanding of product quality considerations and risk management.
  • Strong grasp of shipping charter planning and appreciation of technical shipping aspects.
  • Understanding of pricing mechanisms and exposure, gained via front office experience operating in mark-to-market framework.
Desirable criteria 
  • Leadership experience and continued desire to develop as a leader of people.
  • Experience engaging externally, ideally with both counterparts as well as with government stakeholders.
  • Ownership of material P&L and performance management with executive level.
  • Experience in roles working across the barrel- diesel, jet and gasoline supply or trading experience.
  • Deal and contract management experience.

Australia (Melbourne) or New Zealand (Auckland)

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