Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Role synopsis
The Category Sourcing Analyst is responsible for managing and driving high value & complexity sourcing projects in support of business objectives in the respective spend category. In addition to sourcing, this role is responsible for being the GBS interface/focal point in category specific discussions, developing supplier relationships and proactively identifying value opportunities. This includes demand management, development of the sourcing strategy and the approach to market based on predefined category strategies, source selection, contract negotiation, creation & maintenance. 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.

Key accountabilities
Act as the GBS Category expert / focal point in the given category towards GBS Procurement, PSCM and Business stakeholders
Take the lead in ensuring effective information flow regarding the category strategy / guidance between GBS Procurement and PSCM
Contribute to the development of the respective category strategies from a GBS Procurement side
Provide category specific guidance and mentoring to the relevant GBS Procurement Team(s)
Drive and manage various sourcing and contracting projects of high complexity
Ensure that the business requirements are well-understood and properly covered in the category level discussions and sourcing process
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
Bachelor Degree in any discipline or related field

Essential experience and job requirements
5+ years of relevant sourcing experience, gained preferably in a multinational environment
3+ year’s category specific experience,
Proven experience in dealing with external partners, especially with suppliers
Experience with contract creation, negotiation and maintenance
Experience on category management and/or category strategy development is an advantage
Mandarin fluency is a must
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Desirable criteria & qualifications
Procurement related professional certification like CIPS, MCIPS or CPSM etc is an advantage
Understanding of the end-to-end Procurement process
Strong knowledge of navigating the supply market and supplier selection
Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
Excellent stakeholder relationship management skills
Fluent in English and in other language(s) based on the BP location(s) supported
Excellent time-management and task prioritization skills
Strong motivation to further develop sourcing & category knowledge
Ability to provide professional leadership, coordinate and mentor junior team members
Proficient desktop computing experience
Strong proactive and innovative approach
Relocation available

Travel required

Is this a part time position?

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The world has an ever-increasing demand for energy, and BP discovers, develops and delivers oil and gas across the globe. We’re capturing existing sources while enhancing the potential of renewable and alternative energy. How? By making the most of our world-class assets and investing in new technologies. Above all, though, by recruiting, developing and rewarding talented people. People like you.

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