Company: BP
Skills: Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 12 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Budapest, Hungary


From 1 September, Hungary has closed its border to most foreign nationals due to the corona virus pandemic and foreign nationals may be allowed entry only in very limited circumstances.
Please note this job requires onsite presence and we will consider your applications based on the applicable travel rules to Hungary. Please still complete your application, we want to make sure we have your details for when we are through this period.


We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.
In Hungary, we operate bp's Global Business Services organization which is an integrated part of bp. Our people want to play their part in solving the big complex challenges facing our world today and, guided by our bp values, are working to help meet the world's need for more energy while lowering carbon emissions. In our offices in Budapest and Szeged, we work in customer service, finance, accounting, procurement, HR services and other enabling functions - providing solutions across all of bp. Join our team, and develop your career in an encouraging, forward-thinking environment!
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, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.Would you like to discover how our diverse, hardworking people are leading the way in making energy cleaner and better - and how you can play your part in our world-class team?

Join our Procurement function and advance your career as a

Category Sourcing Specialist (Logistics)

GBS Procurement is integral to building bp's distinctive capabilities and enhancing the procurement processes. In order to achieve this, they are collaborating with segment category teams to effectively build, segment, and manage the third party supply chains. They are building the next generation of category management; sourcing and digital capability in line with bp's defined functional vision and location strategy.

Our purpose is reimagining energy for people and our planet. This will frame our thinking, our activities, our interactions - everything.

In this role You will:

  • Drive and direct various sourcing and contracting projects of high complexity
  • Take the lead in ensuring effective information flow regarding the category strategy
  • Contribute to the development of the respective category strategies
  • Provide category-specific guidance and mentoring to the relevant teams
  • Ensure that the business requirements are well-understood and properly covered in the category level discussions and sourcing process
  • Identify value levers and opportunities to maximize value
  • Develop Sourcing Strategies based on category demand, request, incumbents, market conditions, Scopes of Work, etc.
  • Define approach to market and develop source selection criteria based on the business priorities and requirement
  • Coordinate the supplier selection process to ensure the most ideal option is chosen
  • Build key stakeholder & supplier relationships in the given category and all relevant partner and supplier interactions throughout the sourcing projects looked after
  • Negotiate and agree on relevant contract terms with suppliers
  • Develop and modify contract content based on templates and lead the approval process
  • Take an innovative approach and support/lead continuous process improvement initiatives


We have the following requirements:

  • 5+ years of relevant sourcing experience gained preferably in a multinational environment
  • 3+ years experience from a manufacturing environment, preferably in the Logistics category
  • Deep understanding of the end-to-end procurement process
  • Continuous improvement / JIT/Lean concepts knowledge
  • Experienced in contracting including developing contract strategies, contract negotiations and setting up contracts
  • Experience on category management and/or category strategy development is an advantage
  • Procurement related professional certification is a plus (CIPS, APICS)
  • Fluent in English and preferably in another European language
  • Strong influencing skills and engagement in complex negotiations with external partners, especially with suppliers
  • Solid understanding of navigating the supply market, supplier selection and evaluation
  • Excellent time-management and task prioritization skills
  • Strong proactive and innovative approach, ability to coordinate and mentor junior team members
  • Proficient desktop computing experience and strong motivation to further develop sourcing & category knowledge


At bp, we provide the following environment & benefits to you:

  • A company culture where we respect our diverse and unified teams, where we are proud of our achievements and where fun and the attitude of giving back to our environment are highly valued
  • Possibility to join our social communities and networks
  • Chill-out and collaboration spaces in a stylish office environment
  • Learning opportunities, other development opportunities to craft your career path
  • Different bonus opportunities based on performance, wide range of cafeteria elements
  • Life & health insurance, medical care package
  • Company laptop
  • Phone for private usage
  • Opportunity to work from home: up to 2 days/week based on team agreement