Company: BP
Skills: Quantity Surveying, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 6 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Key accountabilities

Based on internal task assignment, the Sourcing Lead will support/manage medium to high risk activities, but not limited to the following:

  • Planning: support the vision and objectives of bp Finance Procurement and ensure the activities are aligned with the Business Facing and Supply facing teams.
  • Category Strategy: Align with the Business Facing and Supply Facing needs, ensuring security of supply, risk management, cost competitiveness, enhanced value, and the optimization of supply base.
  • Support /Create and manage Category Strategies. Support development of MSAs, GAs and other model contracts

End-to-End Sourcing projects as per business request, inclusive of the following activities

Case Management

  • Receive, execute and continuously manage incoming Sourcing project requests via the Case Management tool
  • Validate requests, scopes of work and liaise with stakeholders to ensure all business requirements are considered/met

Sourcing Strategy

  • Gather and analyze market intelligence data on a regular basis relative to categories and regions, in order to properly gauge and evaluate market and industry conditions utilized to determine the sourcing strategy decision
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies with the Supply Facing Managers as applicable
  • Develop Sourcing Strategies based on request, market conditions, scopes of work, etc. and manage the approval process
  • Develop the ATM (approach to market) based on the approved Sourcing Strategy, and manage the approval process
  • Ensure relevant due diligence processes are executed and appropriate approvals are documented. Additionally, ensure regulatory/ partner approvals are obtained and stored in the right repository according to applicable regional requirements.

Supplier Prequalification

  • Screen suppliers as per the related guidelines
  • Monitor/manage continuous supplier prequalification status, and action per the related guidelines

Event Management

  • Validate requests, scopes of work and liaise with stakeholders to ensure all business requirements are considered/met
  • Support/manage the supplier selection process
  • Build and manage sourcing projects & events (RFI/RFP) in the Ariba OneSource and Ariba Spend Management system
  • Manage supplier relationship throughout a sourcing project/task lifespan


  • Validate requests, scopes of work and liaise with all stakeholders to ensure all business requirements are considered/met
  • Evaluate proposals/outputs
  • Determine the appropriate contract template and develop the contract content based on the information contained in the Sourcing Strategy, sourcing event and/or detailed scope of work specifications
  • Negotiate relevant contract terms with suppliers, within the defined parameters of legal and category guidance

Supplier Management

  • Support / Establish and execute the supplier management plan. Ensure effective supplier performance management in support of Business and Supply Facing PRMS and SBRs, respectively.
  • Segments the supply base for a category using appropriate analysis tools. Uses a variety of performance management processes, tools and methods to achieve agreed SLAs.

Essential Education

  • Bachelor Degree in any discipline or related field

Essential experience and job requirements

  • The ideal candidate has minimum six (6) years of practical and application in End to End sourcing and contracting of services and commodities, coupled with a strong commercial acumen and communication (oral and written English language) skills.
  • Proven knowledge and relevant minimum three (e) experience in Oil and Gas categories such as Production (Drilling, Completion, Intervention); Rig Support Services and Reservoir Development and Technology, Integrity Management, life cycle, engineering services and subsea; Operations ( HSSE, MRO, Reliability and Maintenance, Logistics (fuel, inbound logistics, Marine, warehousing & shore base management), Rotating Equipment, .

This role will support various BP businesses with a range of Sourcing, contracting and supplier performance management activities based on Category Management Policy and Processes.

Working within a defined global process framework, this role will contribute to an enhanced Service Delivery Model around how BP managed costs through third-party contract agreements, and ensure maximum value is achieved. This role is expected to deliver value using the provisions of the Category Management Common Process and within boundaries of relevant laws and regulations, approved budgets and, where applicable, JV partner and NOC agreements.

The Sourcing Lead will comply with BP's Code of Conduct, as well as all HSSE requirements, including continual support of HSSE objectives within the business, and taking a professional and disciplined approach to working with suppliers, to ensure transparency, consistency and fairness. Our procurement and supply chain management principles are always applied within that framework and in the context of relevant laws and regulation.