Company: BP
Skills: Supply Chain Management
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Category Lead

If you join our team, you may have the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with stakeholders, suppliers and category leads to maximise value delivery and risk mitigation
  • Ensure a consistent experience by utilizing strong market intelligence and running world class bids that deliver significant value for the business
  • Support our key stakeholders in the most effective way to drive greater value for BP
  • Drive an agile and innovative approach to supply market engagement
  • Enable speed to market for new ventures, mergers & acquisitions
  • Manage the sourcing process using advanced techniques and strategies
  • Aligning the outcome of Sourcing events to the appropriate Category buying channel strategy to enable the business to buy quickly, easily & where it makes sense, independently
  • Develop and/or articulate business requirements in line with stakeholder needs
  • Plan, prepare and manage complex negotiations
  • Ensuring compliance to GBS Procurement controls and contract template structures
  • Ensuring alignment between the Strategic Sourcing Digital Team and Supply Strategy Digital Team
  • Ensuring a consistent and efficient process is maintained through the effective use of tools and systems
  • Candidate should have broad spectrum experience in Facility Management, Real Estate , Design and Construction , workplace or other Indirects procurement Categories like Professional services
  • Prior brief experience of IT Software , Licenses and maintenance procurement is an added advantage.

In this role, we have the following requirements:

Essential Education & Experience


  • An undergraduate degree (ideally in procurement or business) or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in procurement and strategic sourcing positions required
  • Experience of working cross culturally and in an international environment
  • Ability to communicate and influence across different levels in the organisation
  • Engaging and collaborative way of working
  • Resilient and experienced in working in multi-faceted environment


Key Competencies


  • Product & Market Intelligence- Gathers and analyses information and summarises supply market information based on BPs needs and demands. Leverages the overall portfolio of the suppliers' products / services. supply market analysis, including market share.
  • Sourcing Strategy- Reviews insights and suggests improvements to enhance benefit delivery and improve implementation success for sourcing strategies.
  • Negotiation Plan & Preparation- Identify issues and commercial opportunities and use these to provide information and advice for the negotiating team. Identifies risks and opportunities in the negotiation.
  • Project Management- Manages stakeholder expectations. Lead project execution to maximise value to BP while mitigating project risk.
  • Relationship Management- Takes full ownership of engagement issues with stakeholders, monitors relationships and acts on relevant feedback. Maintains, develops and leverages long-term strategic relationships with key senior-level representatives of relevant internal and external organisations and professional groups.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Working towards or Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
  • Familiarity with Ariba Source to Pay and Salesforce

Responsible for acting as a dedicated category resource, providing analyst support for category strategy development (category aligned) using sound category management knowledge, and conducting day-to-day procurement execution activities in order to meet the Service Level Agreements and Operational Level Agreements for procurement operations.