Global Business Services

We’re BP Global Business Services working as an integrated part of BP. We define, own, source and operate global end-to-end processes, partnering with BP’s diverse functions and businesses, in one standardized way, across our global centres

At GBS Europe we are a highly-skilled and diverse team of more than 2,000 professionals, based in Budapest and Szeged in Hungary, and a finance team in Istanbul, Turkey.

BP’s operations depend heavily on business processes, services and complex systems. These processes and systems relate to BP’s financial activities, customer and procurement services, and HR and tax operations. They also include BP’s energy-related specialist areas, such as maintenance technical services and hydrocarbon value chain accounting. As Global Business Services we provide business solutions, lead technical changes and projects and provide a better customer experience to BP’s businesses and functions.

Our business services are efficient, compliant and reliable. We deliver additional value in core areas of risk management, compliance and control, in improving cash and working capital, in process excellence and standardisation. We’re focused and professional. We’re truly committed to our stakeholders, and to driving-up value for BP’s businesses.

At GBS Europe we pride ourselves on excellent teamwork. In 2017, our people were awarded ’Best Shared Service of the year in CEE region’ thanks to our growth, process efficiency and innovation. Our modern office in Szeged opened in 2017, making Hungary one of BP’s largest employee locations – with more than 2,000 staff based in the country.

Our teams mainly support the following areas:

Procurement services:

  • Sourcing
  • Procurement
  • Counterparty Due Diligence
  • Expense management
     

HR Services:

  • Expat Data management
  • First Level Support of global systems
  • HR SAP administration
  • Global learning demand planning and learning coordination
  • Organizational design in SAP
  • Resourcing administration

Integrated Supply & Trading:

  • Counterparty Due Diligence
  • Pricing of traded goods
  • Settlements and invoicing
  • Cost accounting
     

Customer service:

  • Material and customer master data maintenance
  • Order and complaint management
  • Invoicing
  • Cash collection
  • Credit analysis and credit risk assessment
  • Reporting and forecasting

Other enabling functions:

  • Corporate HR
  • Internal and ext. communications
  • IT & security
  • Project management
  • Internal Control

Finance & accounting:

  • Accounting
  • Internal and external financial reporting
  • Tax services
  • Planning and performance reporting
  • Controlling