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Wind Turbine Category Procurement Advisor

Wind Turbine Category Procurement Advisor

  • Location United Kingdom - Sunbury
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ067939
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary



Job Family Group:

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group

Job Description:

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead in the engagement of emergent market sector supply chains, developing and deepening our sector understanding of market dynamics, pressures, and vulnerabilities in the space of onshore renewable global markets. 

  • Develop a solid understanding of Wind Turbine Market including knowledge of the competitive landscape (OEMs, sub-contractors, developers, competitors) of the full supply chain. Share insight into upstream raw material producers through to downstream operational and maintenance markets.

  • Develop insight into the global and local supply bases and identify pioneering suppliers that can bring innovation and value to future bp portfolio challenges.

  • Demonstrate understanding of contracting models with balance of plant contractors to develop strategies that benefit major projects over the longer term.

  • Work with collaborators to understand future demand portfolios, group strategy and technology developments to drive value and competitiveness in our supply chain.

  • Develop and evaluate robust contracting & commercial strategies that support supply chain availability for portfolio projects from early option screening, through economic assessment, conceptual development, delivery, and start-up.

  • Developing and executing, innovative and strategic contracting and partnership models including long term alliances with suppliers and potentially M&A or investment opportunities, particularly with strategic suppliers such as turbine OEMs

  • Develop standard work processes that support early-stage project viability evaluations, identifying material supply chain risks and opportunities that support project progression.

  • Support technology selection and development through supplier collaboration efforts in the Renewables and Low Carbon sector

  • Lead end to end delivery of required sourcing activity and handle 3rd party spend for wind and solar supply chain, in support of LCE projects, collaborating with various teams to ensure compliant and efficient delivery

  • Act as contract management lead for global supplier relationship management, post award performance management of key wind and solar frameworks.

  • Build effective and collaborative relationships with collaborators to promote a responsive and agile way of working that best enables systematic procurement process applications.

  • Ensure continuous improvement and knowledge sharing.

Role Requirements:

The Procurement Advisor role is key to providing timely and effective supply chain support, market intelligence and supply chain risk assessment, leading supplier engagement, and determining effective contracting and strategy development.  The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:  

  • Genuine passion for developing novel and dynamic renewable and resilient low carbon energy supply chain solutions 

  • Extensive wind and solar category management experience in renewables or closely related area

  • Knowledge and expertise in wind and solar supply contracts

  • Existing understanding of the renewables (Hydrogen, CCUS and Biofuels) market

  • A commercial approach and analytical skills

  • Experience with P2P systems, including operational procurement

  • Ability to work in an agile way as a part of multi-disciplinary teams 

  • Professional PSCM qualification (MCIPS, CPM, CPSM) or equivalent - Desirable

Why join us?

At bp, we provide an excellent working environment and employee benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others.

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity! We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are significant, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and others benefits.

Thinking about applying? Learn more about our amazing discretionary UK reward and benefits to help you get the most out of work and life!

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% 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


Category Management, Collaboration, Onshore Development, Onshore Management, Onshore Operations, Operational Procurement, Procurement, Procurement Contracts, Procurement Coordination, Procurement Management, Procurement Operations, Procurement Practices, Procurement Procedures, Procurement Services, Procurement Systems, Renewable Energy, Renewable Fuels, Solar Energy, Stakeholder Management, Strategic, Supply Chain

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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