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Sustainability and Low Carbon Strategy Lead

Sustainability and Low Carbon Strategy Lead

  • Location United States of America - Illinois - Chicago
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Strategic Planning & Business Development Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ071625
  • Experience level Senior
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Strategic Planning & Business Development Group

Job Summary:


Job Description:

About the Role:

Mobility & Convenience Americas (M&C Americas) is a growing business comprised of a nationwide network that provides convenience and mobility offerings across a family of brands including bp, Amoco, Thorntons, ampm, and Travel Centers of America (TA). An element of our strategy is to meet the needs of our consumers and customers through the lens of sustainability and low carbon solutions.

The Sustainability and Low Carbon Strategy lead role will be responsible for developing and driving the low carbon and sustainability strategy for M&C Americas in partnership with other businesses and in support of a coordinated approach for optimal benefit to consumers and customers as well as bp.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the M&C Americas leadership team to develop a low carbon and sustainable transition strategy for the M&C Americas business in support of the broader bp strategy, inclusive of relevant aims and ambitions. Provide Leadership and communication plans/materials to promote the strategy with internal and external collaborators to increase understanding and engagement with ongoing strategy implementation and development.
  • Identify emerging external issues that will impact M&C Americas future competitiveness. Develop positions on these issues and hand off to other parts of the organization as appropriate for implementation.
  • Analyze the business impact of emerging regulations and work with the functions to develop advocacy strategies in line with bp’s current and future business interests and align with any appropriate group policy principles. Work closely with communications & external Affairs (C&EA) in implementing advocacy strategies and engaging with industry associations.
  • Work with internal partners to define market, regulatory, and other key long-term assumptions, and scenarios to be used in strategy efforts and project economics.
  • Work closely with businesses passionate about advancing the energy transition (biofuels, hydrogen, carbon capture use storage (CCUS), EV charging, etc.) to identify growth options, managing the hopper of activity, and coordinating governance/execution.
  • Provide expertise in strategic sustainability areas of interest specific to M&C Americas such as efficient building design, sustainable consumer packaging, food and waste management, energy efficiency, and others as identified.

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
  • MBA in sustainability or strategy preferred
  • 7+ years of proven experience in strategy, sustainability, or low carbon related areas
  • Detailed knowledge of low carbon and sustainability industry and business across the Americas
  • End to end value chain evaluation, negotiation, and implementation experience

Considering Joining bp?

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. bp is committed to encouraging an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, excellent retirement benefits, and more!

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Acquisitions and divestments, Acquisitions and divestments, Agreements and negotiations, Analytics, Commercial acumen, Commercial Business Development, Communication, Contractual risk management, Data visualization and interpretation, Deal structuring, Decision Making, Developing and implementing strategy, Economic evaluation methodology, Economic modelling, Financial Analysis, Financial Modelling, Influencing, Investment appraisal, Joint Venture Structuring, Long Term Planning, Managing change, Market Analysis, Project and programme management, Risk Management, Sector, market, customer and competitor understanding {+ 2 more}

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