Company: BP
Skills: Marketing
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Act as the sourcing expert in the given category towards Stakeholders
  • Ensure effective information flow regarding the category strategy / guidance
  • Contribute to the development of the respective category strategies from a GBS Procurement side
  • Drive and manage sourcing and contracting projects of various spend & complexity levels with full ownership throughout the project life span
  • Ensure that the business requirements are well-understood and properly covered in the category level discussions and sourcing process incl. proactive influence on the demand (demand mgmt.)
  • Identify value levers and opportunities to maximise value for BP in the marketplace
  • Develop Sourcing strategy in accordance with the respective Category strategy / guidance
  • Define approach to market and develop source selection criteria based on the business priorities and requirement
  • Manage and coordinate the supplier selection process to ensure the most ideal option is chosen
  • Manage key stakeholder & supplier relationships in the given category and all relevant stakeholder 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 manage the approval process. Also propose potential modifications/updates to the relevant contract templates based on category specific requirements
  • Generate reports (status, summary etc.) and analyse data depending on the project requirements
  • Mentor and support team members, and actively contribute to the development of GBS capability & knowledge in the given categories
  • Take an innovative approach and support/lead continuous process improvement initiatives
  • Comply with BP's Code of Conduct, 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 regulations
  • Comply with all BP's Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policies and procedures

Essential Education:

  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent experience is required (preferably in business studies
  • Procurement related professional certification is an advantage

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant sourcing experience, gained preferably in a multinational environment
  • 3+ year's category specific experience
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Understanding of the end-to-end Procurement process
  • Experience with contract creation, negotiation, and maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of navigating the supply market and supplier selection
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management skills
  • Excellent time-management and task prioritization skills
  • Strong proactive and innovative approach
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office products i.e. PowerPoint, Excel

The Sourcing Lead is responsible for managing sourcing projects of various complexity (typically mid-high) in support of business objectives in the respective Marketing category. In addition, this role is expected to provide input to category specific discussions, developing supplier relationships and proactively identifying value opportunities. This includes demand management, scope of work clarification, development of the sourcing strategy and the approach to market based on predefined category strategies, source selection, contract negotiation, creation & maintenance, and supplier management. The ideal candidate has proven knowledge of the spend category and marketplace, extensive experience in sourcing of services and commodities, knowledge of contracts and legal terms, sourcing strategy preparation, coupled with a strong commercial orientation, communication and stakeholder management skills.