JV Commercial Manager

15 Nov 2016
08 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
JV Commercial Manager role is the part of the BP-Russia Finance Team. The key focus of the role is to create & protect BP value through consistent and appropriate application of:

• Stakeholder Management: targeted interface with partners on assets

• Agreement Management: comply with obligations & secure new agreements to protect & enhance value

• Investment Governance: robust value based decisions

• Commercial Optimisation and Risk evaluation

JV Commercial Manager role reports to Head of Finance (BP-Russia).

Key accountabilities
JV Commercial Manager will be expected to:

Monitor, analyse and report to the relevant stakeholders on financial performance of Upstream JVs in Russia

Identify opportunities for JVs' commercial optimisation to enhance the profitability and cash delivery of the business
Protect & promote BP's interests within JVs through deep understanding of and compliance with contracts, including sales contracts

Ensure JV positions are well represented within BP when defining Plans as well as secure timely JV approval for all BP planned activity:
  • Represent Finance in JV Planning process, including Area Development Plans and Quarterly Planning
  • Prepare and ensure timely approval by BP's relevant investment committees of required governance documents such as AtN, FMs etc.

Support Upstream functions in the BP annual reserves assurance and reporting process

Build and maintain effective working relationships with counterparts within JV and a Partner Company

Coach and support development of commercial capability within the team via coaching, training, on the job learning

Essential Education
University Degree in Economics/Finance or Degree in Engineering/ Science with an additional education in Economics/Finance.

Essential experience and job requirements
This is a very demanding role as it requires deep practical understanding of commercial issues and sources of value for E&P projects in Russia, as well as sound communication and interpersonal skills to be able to identify and pursue value for BP effectively within multifunctional team and with JV Management and Partners.

Experience, Skills and Abilities requirements:
  • At least 8 years of working experience in upstream sector of Russian and international oil & gas majors. International work experience in the oil & gas sector is a big advantage.
  • Excellent Analytical skills, including master-level in working with the complex Excel workbooks and financial tools.
  • Deep understanding of financial concepts and working knowledge of accounting practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Respect for other people's cultures and perspectives.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
Location - BP Moscow office

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Russian language - native. English - fluent.
  • CFA, MBA or similar qualifications is a plus

Relocation available

Travel required
Negligible travel

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. 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's Upstream segment focuses on finding reserves of oil and gas, developing the means to extract and process it and then producing and transporting it to market. This involves using cutting edge technology to find the energy reserves, the ability to drill thousands of meters under the ground, designing, building and operating some of the world's largest most complex production onshore / offshore facilities and finally being able to transport these fluids, to provide energy to the world.

The Commercial Discipline plays a pivotal role in delivering performance today and in securing access to future opportunities. Our purpose is to:
  • shape and implement strategy through establishing robust business plans, evaluating investment opportunities and managing performance
  • deliver commercial operational management including specialist areas of hydrocarbon transportation and regulatory compliance and administration
  • create deals and contractual arrangements to manage risk and reward in the access, exploration, development and operational phases of the business.


Closing Date
[ "07-Dec-2016" ]