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Global Procurement Centre of Excellence Manager

Contract Type
Energy & Manufacturing
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The Global Procurement Centre Of Excellence (COE) Manager reports into the Global Procurement Operations Manager and is responsible for leading the continuous improvement, development and implementation of end to end sourcing,

Job Description

The objective of the role is to ensure a Best in Class eSourcing and Contracting service to the Lubricants business globally, across $5Bn external spend, that is compliant to BP group, Downstream and Lubricants SPU standards and policies. Key elements of the role include driving improved value, compliance and effective risk management, across the end to end sourcing process, through:

Ensuring Lubricants business approaches the market in the optimal way, using the right tools and technology.
Effective supplier contract creation, development and management
Focus on increasing relevant functional skills and capability across a global procurement team

The COE Manager has a team reporting into them who support operational activities within E-sourcing and Contracting, including the contracting helpdesk.

The role will be required to influence and engage with internal customers and stakeholders across different cultures and functions within the Lubricants SPU, Global Business Services, Downstream Procurement and BP Group. The role has a critical relationship with Legal teams, Downstream Procurement and with Global Business Services (GBS).

To be successful in this role you'll be a graduate or hold a relevant equivalent qualification, as well as:

  • Excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills. Ability to engage with multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organisation, in multiple countries / timezones.
  • A proven track record of delivering and supporting end to end souring processes and services in a complex global organisation, ideally within a procurement function dealing with multi-billion $ spends.
  • Deep knowledge of contracting processes, tools and systems in directs and indirect sectors, as well as a strong understanding of critical clauses and T&Cs
  • Evidence of e-sourcing best practice, including optimisation and linear modelling is an advantage.
  • Ability to gather, analyse, and interpret demand data in order to inform continuous improvement and strategy development
  • Experience of direct line management and able to manage personnel across a geographically dispersed team.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, manage / drive projects through to fruition and assist others with managing their workload.
  • And demonstrable strengths in leading and managing a team