The Manufacturing & Logistics Sourcing Director oversees the sourcing and contracting globally for all Manufacturing & Logistics related scope within GBS Procurement ensuring that strategic sourcing, operational sourcing and tactical buying are executed efficiently whilst delivering supply reliability, value (quality & price) and innovation to BP;
The role also acts as the senior sourcing leader for GBS Procurement in Budapest and in the focal point of contact for Downstream Europe.
Sourcing Strategy Implementation
Accountable for the development of sourcing strategies in support of the Business;
Work with segment procurement/business stakeholders to define sourcing requirements and ensure alignment to overall BP strategies;
Drive effective decisions through provision of business intelligence data and information;
Ensure the sourcing strategy execution activities are compliant with BP policies such as risk management, delegation of authority and relevant segment functional guidelines;
Formulating plans and priorities with a planning horizon exceeding one year.
Lead the execution of all delegated Manufacturing and Logistics sourcing spend;
Ensure that all sourcing, tactical procurement and tail spend management activities are executed in line with GBS Procurement processes, and identify any exceptions to the process;
Lead and support the identification of process improvement opportunities, and work with the relevant stakeholders to define the opportunity, and implement where accepted;
Create a supplier development strategy to identify potential new suppliers that can be developed and provide alternative sources of supply to BP;
Bring vision and adherence to the sourcing strategy process whilst supporting to define the criteria to onboard new suppliers (and further develop existing suppliers) into the manufacturing network, ensuring the right capacity and capabilities exists to support the business;
Establish and maintain key performance metrics (cost, quality, service, innovation, etc) in partnership with segment teams to measure and drive accountability for supplier performance, creating year-on-year continuous improvement objectives;
Balance business needs, company risks and supply market capability to deliver maximum value for the categories in scope;
Actively participate in complex contractual negotiations.
Lead global governance with senior Downstream Manufacturing and Logistics stakeholders to review performance through standard KPI/SLA metrics, identify opportunities to progressively step up in the value chain and implement approved CI initiatives;
Act as the senior escalation point for stakeholders;
Work with segment stakeholders to build the sourcing pipeline;
Key member of the GBS Procurement Sourcing Leadership team;
Member of Europe Downstream Procurement Extended Leadership Team.
Global People Management
Participate actively in GBS Procurement talent management processes to develop skills and capability within the team that provides developmental opportunities and meaningful career paths for members of the service delivery network;
Support the development of the new organisation culture, in line with the GBS Employee Value Proposition to retain and attract the right talent, and encourage a high performing culture.
Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE)
Comply with all BP’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policies and procedures and all HSSE directions of line manager or HSSE Manager;
Participate in HSSE training and discussions, workplace inspections and audits, assist in the resolution of Health & Safety issues, and contribute to successful implementation of HSSE programmes and initiatives.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain , Business, or related field;
MCIPS is an advantage.
Essential experience and job requirements
15 + years of sourcing/category management experience preferably in a Manufacturing environment;
12+ years of managing teams in complex organizations and developing people;
Experience in Ariba; SAP/SRM; Emptoris is an advantage;
Excellent Commercial and Contractual Negotiation skills in a complex and global environment;
Good understanding and exposure to Manufacturing & Logistics categories in a large scale global organization;
Thorough understanding of the supply market, main suppliers and industry trends, drivers and levers;
Knowledge of contract terms and conditions including performance management, SLA’s and continuous improvement;
Expert in building stakeholder networks, and influencing business stakeholders.
Desirable criteria and qualifications
Excellent demonstrated Leadership track record;
Fluent in English (both written and oral);
Expert negotiation skills;
Good commercial acumen;
Strong stakeholder relationship management skills Good understanding of Manufacturing technologies.