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The EV Charging market is an exciting and new growth area for BP on a global scale, with numerous programs underway throughout the regions, with increased opportunities continuing to emerge. As part of this growth, BP requires the Procurement team to provide market insights, and develop a strategy on how to best procure these requirements on a regional and global scale. This is a new category team requirement within BP sitting within the Retail Assets global category but with close alignment with the Engineering Equipment category which traditionally manages key electrical components (eg. Cables, switchgear, transformers) which form part of an overall EV solution in some instances. To support this need, Regional Category Manager roles have been established.

The Regional Category Manager (CM) plays a critical role in realising Downstream Procurements (DP) objective to become a world-class procurement organisation with leading capability in category management that deliver relevant, value-adding category strategies to BPs Downstream businesses. The CM is responsible for end-to-end category performance (within their defined scope), supplier performance management, operating in accordance with corporate policies and processes, defined governance and delegations of authority.

The primary focus of the CM role is to create transformative category strategies, based on supply market expertise, current and future business needs and global category spend and innovation opportunities that identify impactful business value (with a focus on savings through effective category deployment). The CM also develops effective implementation plans, working in lockstep with Business Interface peers (Advanced Mobility Unit, Regional Retail Teams) and GBS to support successful implementation to agreed timelines.

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Job profile summary:

The EV Charging market is an exciting and new growth area for BP on a global scale, with numerous programs underway throughout the regions, with increased opportunities continuing to emerge. As part of this growth, BP requires the Procurement team to provide market insights, and develop a strategy on how to best procure these requirements on a regional and global scale. This is a new category team requirement within BP sitting within the Retail Assets global category but with close alignment with the Engineering Equipment category which traditionally manages key electrical components (eg. Cables, switchgear, transformers) which form part of an overall EV solution in some instances. To support this need, Regional Category Manager roles have been established.

The Regional Category Manager (CM) plays a critical role in realising Downstream Procurements (DP) objective to become a world-class procurement organisation with leading capability in category management that deliver relevant, value-adding category strategies to BPs Downstream businesses. The CM is responsible for end-to-end category performance (within their defined scope), supplier performance management, operating in accordance with corporate policies and processes, defined governance and delegations of authority.

The primary focus of the CM role is to create transformative category strategies, based on supply market expertise, current and future business needs and global category spend and innovation opportunities that identify impactful business value (with a focus on savings through effective category deployment). The CM also develops effective implementation plans, working in lockstep with Business Interface peers (Advanced Mobility Unit, Regional Retail Teams) and GBS to support successful implementation to agreed timelines.

This role is newly created and will need a candidate that can build a regional / global category from the ground up, managing multiple stakeholders and regions who are progressing the EV Agenda at different paces and potentially with different approaches. Experience in managing complex, new categories and influencing key stakeholders will be an important experience to possess.



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Key Responsibilities:

Stakeholder Management

  • Working with the business interface resources in the DP organisation to ensure consistency and alignment of messages, and that customers are satisfied with the procurement service provided, and understand its value and impact on the business
  • Own relationships with key regional and/or global suppliers
  • Working through the business interface resources in the DP organisation, manages the Procurement interface for category relevant retail / region functional roles e.g. Asset Managers in each region
  • Working through the Business Interface organisation, manage business stakeholders to secure buy-in for category strategy, support and resourcing for implementation and category compliance
  • Manages multisite supplier relationships to ensure performance, innovations, and enhanced partnerships.

Category Strategy and Implementation
  • Analyse demand and supply markets to prepare and deliver category and sourcing strategies (ensuring alignment with business strategies) to deliver agreed regional or country based financial targets, aligned to regional plan submissions.
  • Provide deep expertise within their category area, with an intimate knowledge of the supply market, key dynamics and latest thinking within the field. Have a clear view of Supply Market Analysis and segmentation. Given this is a new category for BP, this insight will be a vital aspect of the role to help the business shape its strategy into the future.
  • Develop and drive category strategy and implementation plan, taking in account optimum purchasing channels and contracting
  • Ensure the category strategy is compliant with BP policies such as risk management, delegation of authority and DP functional guidelines.

Sourcing and Supplier Management
  • Drive and deliver important above-site / region procurement initiatives as required (e.g. global / regional tenders)
  • Provide or support local contract management, performance reporting and the monitoring and management of compliance (based on agreed OMS and supplier segmentation strategies or with the CAM)
  • Support local / regional contract negotiation and execution
  • Manages key supplier relationships for the category as defined by the Regional Category Director.

Leadership/Management
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of annual plans, including activities, budgets and resources for the category.
  • Responsible for development, coaching, performance management and career guidance of all direct reports.
  • Coaches and mentors Category Specialists directly or indirectly to improve engagement with business teams and stakeholders and establishes communication channels between local stakeholders, senior Procurement staff and business leaders.
  • Ensure the timeliness and quality of sourcing and contracting (by category team / GBS) and P2P (by GBS)

Do you have what it takes?
  • Demonstrated experience at delivering business benefits to an organisation through effective category management.
  • Strong experience in collaborating with multiple regions to drive common solutions.
  • Strong experience of successful delivery working in cross functional teams
  • Experience of successful delivery working in cross geography, virtual, teams
  • Knowledge of P2P process, SAP, Ariba e-sourcing or other e-procurement tools is desirable.
  • Technical experience and competency in the category is preferable (Electric Vehicle Industry, Electrical / Energy Industries would be preferable)
  • Skilled application in commercial negotiation.
  • Skilled application in organisational and project management.
  • University degree in a technical or related equivalent business discipline.
  • MCIPS/ISM qualification desirable.



About BP:

At BP, were involved in every aspect of the energy system. With over 73,000 employees in 78 countries, were constantly working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. And with our Downstream business producing refined petroleum products, creating premium brand lubricants, delivering 11.9m tonnes of petrochemicals and supplying distinctive fuels and retail services through 18,700 retail sites, theyre helping us meet the biggest demands of the world.

As part of our Downstream team, youll help deliver high-quality products and services that meet all of our customers needs, all while growing and achieving your careers biggest goals. Join BP and help us change the way we power up the world.

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