Company: BP
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: In Country, US


About the Role:

This position will lead the development and execution of the additives strategy for the Americas Industrial market segment. It is responsible for delivering procurement projects to drive competitive advantage for the business through cost savings, maintaining /improving quality and minimizing business risk.

Work with related suppliers, driving performance, continuous improvement, and effective relationships with them as the need arises to secure cost, service, quality, innovation, and other value-added benefits for the business.

Maintain a strong understanding of supply and demand dynamics to effectively manage the spend category. Undertake procurement / sourcing activity in a compliant manner in accordance with corporate policies and processes, defined governance and delegations of authority.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to development of additives strategy, plans and priorities
  • Course correct the category's evolving position based on the risk and opportunity using the procurement chessboard
  • Subject matter expert for Additives category and maintaining key stakeholder connectivity
  • Supervise market developments and improvement plans to build more value from supply base interactions
  • Define and meet performance measures for the category, reflecting business requirements and market opportunities
  • Track levels of risk and provide management information on risk assessments and feedback to the Global Additives Director via agreed risk reporting mechanism
  • Lead the full sourcing process to ensure delivery of business plans and category strategies in collaboration with business partners
  • Generate the supplier portfolio, select suppliers and lead the supplier negotiation. Integrate suppliers through the implementation of new contracts, ensuring efficient change management
  • Maintain an outward focus on the supply base with pro-active, investigative supply market tracking and receptiveness to innovation and change instigated by suppliers
  • Ensure full compliance with all category, regulatory and BP corporate social, environmental and financial risk and HSE
  • Support provision of timely supply market knowledge to the business, relaying current and future impactful events and their potential consequences
  • Support supplier management, including ongoing contract management and control, review of performance data, and plan and execute supplier relationship management meetings
  • Work with suppliers on continuous improvement through rigorous cost and value analysis
  • Function as the escalation point for service and operational issues
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 8+ years of strong business experiences with at least 4-years of supply chain or procurement experience
  • Direct raw material category experience with basic technical understanding of lubricants/chemicals is preferred
  • Knowledge of sourcing models and practices, including experience with supplier performance management and risk management
  • Experience using advanced sourcing methodologies and tools including e-sourcing
  • Experience negotiating and dealing with large companies / suppliers and running supplier focused innovation and performance improvement programmes
  • Understanding of SAP and Procure to Pay systems and processes
  • The job requires a flexible and creative individual who can empower and manage the stakeholder network to achieve the agreed objectives (without having line control)
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Responsible for providing dedicated procurement, program and stakeholder management support for the hub or at site, based on advanced procurement management knowledge, conducting day-to-day (non-category aligned) procurement execution activities in order to meet the Service Level Agreements and Operational Level Agreements for procurement operations.If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test(and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (~4 cm/1 ?" scalp, or > 2 cm/?" body - arms & armpits/legs/chest)

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