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Procurment Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/02/2019
  • Duration: 11 mo
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The Role:
Stakeholder Management
* Working with the business interface resources in the Downstream Procurement (DP) organization to ensure consistency and alignment of messages
* Manage business stakeholders to secure buy-in for category strategy , own relationships with key regional and/or global suppliers, manages the Procurement interface for category relevant site / region functional roles
* Manage interface between category strategy development and implementation by the delivery organisation, working in partnership with Category Excellence, Global Business Services, Business Interface and Business teams
* Ensure effective communication between the category management and business interface organizations; category specific content (e.g. status updates, market insights etc.) are shared and fully reflected in category strategies and implementation
Category Strategy Management
* Leads multi-site procurement projects and supports key site projects where appropriate, as determined through the Virtual Networks
* Support the development, proposal, implementation and ongoing performance review of purchasing and risk management strategies for the Group's gas and power needs
* Manages day-to-day key supplier relationships in support of the category
* Ensure the category strategy is compliant with BP policies such as risk management, delegation of authority and DP functional guidelines.
Sourcing and Supplier Management
* Provides support to North America assets to understand and, where possible, optimize the local, regional, and Global business requirements for third-party goods and services
* Identifies, implements, and realizes value through effective "strategic cost management", utilizing best-in-class methods (e.g., 'should cost analysis') and tools (e.g., 'e-sourcing').
* Actively participate in the analysis and negotiation of quotations for the purchase of utilities. This includes building and using analytical models to value contracts and ensure they are structured in the best way to maximize value as required on behalf of customers, deliver contracts for signature and provide post contract support for a portfolio of customers
* Mitigates external supply risk via sourcing and contracting strategies that take into account commodity criticality, alternate supply sources, logistics constraints.
Essential Education
University degree in a technical or related equivalent business discipline. MCIPS/ISM qualification desirable
Essential experience and job requirements
Demonstrated experience at delivering business benefits to an organisation through effective category management. Skilled application in:
* Category management (category strategy development and category strategy delivery)
* Sourcing
* Contracting
* Supplier management
Experience in collaborating with multiple sites or locations to drive common solutions.
Experience of successful delivery working in cross functional teams
Experience of successful delivery working in cross geography, virtual, teams

Desirable criteria & qualifications
Technical experience and competency in the Utilities category
Skilled application in influencing and stakeholder management.
Skilled application in organisational and project management.
Skilled application in financial and market analysis.
Skilled application in supplier relationship management

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