Logistics Manager

30 Oct 2016
19 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
- The Logistics Manager in China PTA, reports to the Commercial Director, Aromatics Asia. The logistics Manager will provides commercial insight, and supervise logistics provider performance, accountable for Logistics HSSE, road and shipping activities.
- Work close with sales team to provide supporting for customer delivery route, logistics cost, customer service performance.
- The logistic Manager will be in charge of export shipping suppliers appointment and will work with the GO and exporting team to support the sales plan.
- Be responsible for packaging cost(bags), continue to identify opportunity to improve the bag design and reduce bag cost.
- This role will be a LT member of Aromatics Asia commercial team.

Key accountabilities
- Develop Logistics strategy/tactics for achieving safe operation, cost effectiveness and management for China PTA.
- Responsible for all logistics related services for China PTA, including:
  • Developing and recommending the long term logistics strategy, including assessing the logistics capability of China PTA and making recommendations for improvement; and leading the optimizations of logistics pipeline/network.
  • Leading the commercial discussion of all PTA logistics contracts (incl. warehousing, trucking, port).
  • Providing input to BP Shipping in freight rate negotiation and contract terms.
  • Supporting the Global Optimization Team for cross regional PTA movements by optimizing/improving PTA loading and shipping capabilities.
  • Supporting the Strategic Sourcing, Global Optimization and IST Singapore teams as appropriate e.g. Logistics input, sharing market information, commercial linkage to term counterparties.
  • Establishing/optimizing performance targets and KPIs to monitor the performance delivery of all logistics providers.
  • Ensure that proper communication and internal controls are in place for all the purchases and delivery.
  • Ensure that all the related commercial/procurement activities and deliverables accord with logistics operation and HSSE requirements, applicable Legislation & Regulation and BP Group Standards/ processes, strategic objectives, and financial controls.

- To manage packing cost find opportunity to reduce the packing cost, and support packing team to improve the bag quality as well:
  • Developing and recommending the long team packing strategy include bag materials and bag design, to benchmark with competitors to review the bag cost and design try to optimize and improve the cost competitive of packing.
  • To join the bidding process with procumbent team to support to get competitive price in packing materials and packing service as well.
  • To work with packaging team to optimize the bag design and quality management.
- Develop and manage an annual operating expense budget. On monthly basis, evaluate third party spend and performance for optimization opportunities on sourcing and new approaches.
- Drive for HSSE performance and OMS compliance:
  • To manage all service providers to be safety champion and achieve all safety performance indexes in logistics activities.
  • To actively lead & participate in HSSE review.
  • To strictly follow MOC and actively participate/lead risk assessment
  • To actively share learning of any potential HSE issues within the team, BP network, & with service providers.
  • Lead accident investigation, logistics related audits and inspections.
  • Ensure crisis management and emergency planning.
- Strive for any opportunities for improvement and optimization base on his/her knowledge, experience and lessons learned.
- Lead logistics projects as required by new delivery mode to customers to optimize the supply chain
- Leading the logistic team (around 3 team member). Ensure and develop the require skill of the team and accountable for the performance of the whole team

Essential Education
University degree or above with major in logistics, chemical, accounting / economics / business related majors will be well regarded

Essential experience and job requirements
Experience (years and nature)
- Minimum 10 years of work experience in Logistic management
- Minimum 3 years of work experience in logistics sourcing
- Understand Supply chain process and operation
- Preferred in knowledge of Aromatics business, supply experience, and with a good understanding of procurement, supply chain, or other commercial roles
- Ability to make difficult decisions, and deal with potential conflicts of interest, and challenge senior management.
- Strong networking and relationship-building skills, for both internal as well as external relationships.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Desirable criteria & qualifications
Core Competencies ( detailed specification ):
- Performance Bias - Overcomes obstacles and adapts approach to achieve outstanding results - Skilful Application
- Business Insight: Demonstrates a clear understanding of the business context and all commercial logistics then acts accordingly. - Skillful Application
- Partnership and team working - Builds networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge - Skilful Application
- Strategic and logical thinking. Ability to see through complex, complicated and inter-related issues - Skilful Application

Technical Competencies ( detailed specification ):
- Strategy Development and Application - Skilful Application
- Sound analytical and problem-solving - Master Application
- Solid logistics sourcing capability - Master Application
- Contract development, negation and execution - Master Application
- Managing contractors/ third party suppliers - Master Application
- Logistic operation - including Forklift, truck (flatbed & container & bulk truck), marine/container modes, port operation, etc. -- Master Application
- Supply Chain management & planning - Master Application
- PTA manufacturing - Basic Application

Others :
- Mandarin speaking is essential. Good English language skill in reading, writing and conversation is required.
- Microsoft office skill is required.

Relocation available

Travel required
Yes - up to 25%

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of over 80,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future

BP has been operating in China since the early 1970s. With a total investment of US$4.7 billion at the end of 2009, BP is one of the leading foreign investors in China. BP's business activities include offshore gas production, chemical joint ventures, aviation fuel supply, LPG import and marketing, oil product and lubricant retailing, solar power installations and manufacturing, and the sales of chemicals technology.

In addition to these commercial projects, BP has been actively engaged in energy research activities, particularly clean energy and alternative energy R&D initiatives, aiming to develop clean, sustainable and local energy solutions to support the Chinese economic development. The projects we are involved in include

- Clean Energy Facing the Future - a 10-Year R&D initiative in partnership with Chinese Academy of Science
- Clean Energy Commercialization Centre, a research joint venture in Partnership with Chinese Academy of Science
- BP- Tsinghua Clean Energy Research and Education Centre
- BP-Sun Yat-Sen University Center for LNG Education, Training and Research

In parallel, BP has been working to invest in the community to help address the local issues. By the end of 2009, BP's total community investment in China exceeded US$12 million and BP's community practices have been recognized by "2007 Multinational Corporation with Utmost Core Competitiveness in China" Award jointly issued by UNEP and China International Institute of Multinational Corporations, and also "China's Best Corporate Citizenship Award" by 21st Century Business Herald and 21st Century Business Review for 5 consecutive years since 2004.


Closing Date
[ "18-Jan-2017" ]