Procurement Hub Director UK and Central Europe

United Kingdom
17 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Job profile summary:
The Hub Director Central Europe & UK plays a critical leadership role in realizing Downstream Procurement's (DP) aspiration to deliver a world-class service to the Downstream Segment. The Hub Director acts as the primary Procurement interface to senior SM&S Europe business leadership and is accountable for ensuring business stakeholders' satisfaction with DP's service and its outcomes across the end-to-end procurement lifecycle.

You will partner with the business to understand business priorities and objectives, and acts as a champion for business needs within a Procurement context. As well as meeting business requirements, the Hub Manager is wired into the business, helping to shape and drive the business agenda, identifying impactful opportunities for DP to deliver value to the business and positioning these opportunities for the Category Excellence organisation to further develop or enhance.

The postholder also owns the Integrator role for the Regional Lubricants business and embedded Procurement team to oversee the delivery of the regional NPR plan to Lubricants and ensure alignment with key in region stakeholders.

The role is responsible and accountable for ensuring DP support to deliver business priorities via Hub Specialists, Category teams or GBS across DP. Working with Category and GBS teams, the Hub Director develops a detailed demand forecast including priorities and implements a jointly agreed activity plan, identifying business resources to support implementation as required. The Hub Director is responsible for implementing performance improvement plans arising from KPI/compliance reporting for both contract execution and process execution. The Hub Director acts as SPA for an agreed cluster of locations for all spend categories, and ensures connectivity to DP category teams. They are the primary face of Procurement to their business stakeholders, and accountable for bringing the 'Best of Procurement' to the business. The Hub Director will work with Category teams to ensure optimal business interface is achieved.

You would have direct management responsibility for the Hub Managers and Hub Specialist(s) working in their region and is responsible for developing a team and community of highly-skilled, capable individuals able to provide a world-class service.

You would be part of the European region Procurement Leadership Team, responsible for representing all Hub resources across their Hub Boundaries.

The Hub Director Europe & UK manages a team of Hub resources across Central Europe and UK, with direct line management responsibility for Two Hub Managers. In addition to the Europe Hub team, this role also has pastoral care responsibilities for all DP hub resources working in Europe. The Postholder is responsible for resource planning and allocation for the Hub Organisation globally, deploying the team with agility to provide a flexible and responsive procurement service. In addition to developing a highly-skilled, capable team within Europe, the Postholder is responsible for ensuring the Hub organisation employs a uniform approach to Hub activity across all markets and has global responsibility for the Hub's people agenda. The Post Holder is also responsible for embedding a distinct Hub culture of quality service and value delivery that is in service of DP's broader objectives and nurturing a Hub community through sponsoring a programme of global community initiatives and events.

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Key Accountabilities

Stakeholder Management
  • Act as primary Procurement interface for DP to senior SM&S Europe leadership
  • Using inputs from Hub Managers, provide an aggregated view of procurement activity across Fuels and Lubes across European markets to business and DP stakeholders
  • Lead regional business management review meetings, represent DP at relevant business planning, CBM and other agreed leadership fora i.e. Business Strategy Refresh meetings, feeding back relevant insight to the Hub and Category teams
  • Work with DP Category teams to facilitate and optimize business interface
  • Own European DP relationship with GBS (IP) via GBS (IP) Europe Director; agreeing and monitoring an aligned plan for the region for GBS (IP) spend categories including agreed governance processes. Develop demand forecast in close collaboration with business, enabling value delivery cross-category
  • Act as DP interface for Lubes Manufacturing sites within the region, ensuring DP support for sites and collaborating Manufacturing Category leadership as appropriate

Planning & Delivery
  • Partner with business stakeholders to create a regional demand plan, understanding business objectives, priorities and requirements
  • Create a regional view by business of the Downstream Procurement and GBS (IP) value delivery plan, and ensure alignment to the business and Procurement planning cycles. Aggregate globally for Lubricants.
  • Performance reporting of DP vs agreed annual targets to business stakeholders including finance, and acting as point of escalation.
  • Connect demand plan to category team, translating business needs into procurement requirements
  • Connect business stakeholders with appropriate category expertise, translating category strategies for the business as required
  • Work with business to ensure appropriate business support and resource for implementation of DP category plans or processes
  • Oversee and monitor the development and implementation of cross-category regional procurement strategies, processes and plans
  • Monitor purchasing channel and process compliance to category strategies and executed contracts; define and execute an improvement plan with business, Hub Managers and GBS where compliance is poor
  • Partner with Category teams to pull together DP resources as one team to ensure delivery of critical work
People Management
  • Partner in development of a consistent approach to hub development, processes and ways of working globally across the 3 DP regions, including connectivity with GBS (IP).
  • Manage regional Hub resource capacity to provide an agile and flexible service , identifying future resource requirements, particularly with a view to emerging markets, and seeking approvals through agreed processes with the business and DP
  • Work closely with GCD's to prioritise category resources, providing business insight and priorities to support the Category Excellence organisation in resource planning
  • Provide visible leadership, driving CRM excellence globally in order to instil a culture of quality customer service and value delivery, and fostering a single DP identify within Europe via pastoral care for all DP resources
Essential Experience
  • Expert practitioner in stakeholder management, influencing and building support for Procurement
  • Expert in:
    • Category Management
    • Sourcing
    • Contract management
    • Tactical procurement
    • Supplier management
  • Expert in programme and project management
  • Mastery in the ability to build and run virtual geographically dispersed teams
  • Skilled in leading global networks and developing global communities
  • Procurement leadership experience within complex multinational
  • Broader experience working within the sales, marketing and supply businesses (outside of Procurement) would be an advantage
  • Local language skills to support stakeholder communications are preferable
Essential Education
  • Uni degree in a technical or business discipline, or similar

About BP:
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

The Downstream segment has global manufacturing and marketing operations. It is the product and service-led arm of BP, made up of three businesses (Fuels, Lubricants, and Petrochemicals).

We aim to run safe and reliable operations across all our businesses, supported by leading brands and technologies, to deliver high-quality products and services that meet our customers' needs.

Disciplined execution of our strategy is helping improve our underlying performance, capture opportunities for further growth, generate attractive returns and create a more resilient business that is better able to withstand a range of market conditions; and create opportunities for future growth.

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