US Performance Analyst

WayneNew Jersey
19 Nov 2016
08 Jun 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
The Performance analyst role is integral to the success of the lubricants team. The role will be responsible for all planning & performance insight, forecasting and reporting activities for the Indirect Sales Channel. The role will analyze forecasts and plan, identify, and propose operational performance interventions and support their implementation and delivery. An essential part of the role is to ensure a proactive business partnering relationship between Finance and the Sales teams. In this role you will work with the US Performance Team in both a support, and influencing/challenge capacity.

Key accountabilities

Strategy and Planning
  • Accountable for supporting the delivery of the annual Plan process and ensuring that the financial and operational plan is robust and underpinned.
  • Responsible for providing performance, trends and financial insights used by the Indirect Sales teams through effective performance conversations to serve as early indicators or risks or opportunities to deliver.
  • Supports and prepares the Rolling Forecasts (RFs) for the Sales channel and divisional teams based on, and integrated with, the LBM forecast to support the US RF submission, covering all Operating Contribution elements.
  • The role will draw on specific performance insights and analysis (Vulnerabilities & Opportunities) to ensure integrity and sufficient challenge to reflect the Indirect Sales Channel's objectives, risks and levers.

Business Partnering and Performance Insights
  • Facilitates conversations between relevant stakeholders to ensure underlying performance is well understood and to proactively challenge and propose performance improvements and interventions.
  • Supports regular forward looking analysis and insight gathering, and participates in ad-hoc projects
  • Establish a focus on Discounts and Rebates for assurance against planned objectives. Liaise with the Indirect Sales, Pricing and Trade Programs teams to align MI and share insights to performance.
  • Complete ad hoc inquiries of financial related analysis as requested.
Performance Reporting
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of all monthly financial MI utilized by the Indirect Channel to help monitor and driver performance delivery and enhanced decision making
  • Translates financial and operational performance to the business and the Performance Finance Manager, and evaluates and articulates the underlying delivery of actuals vs. latest forecasts on a monthly basis to incorporate into the plan and current outlook for the year.
  • Supports actions to manage performance and seeks continuous improvement in performance management and MI to promote standardisation and simplification through a systematic approach
  • Measures and uses business insight to provide commentary on forecast variances to facilitate decision making and ensure forecasts remain accurate and robust.

Essential Education
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.

Essential experience and job requirements
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of Finance, Accounting or related work experience.
  • Business awareness and capability to assess areas requiring attention and/or intervention.
  • Highly focused on delivery with ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Solid understanding of financial and accounting information.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to take the initiatives on issues and work independently and think strategically.
  • Intermediate level skills in Excel, Access and ERP systems.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in cross-functional teams.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Business & Commercial Acumen
  • Compliance & Control
  • Credit Management
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Integrated Planning
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Leading Sustainable Change
  • Performance Insights
  • Shaping Strategy

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 Lubricants aspires to be the best branded marketer in the global lubricants industry. We focus on creating superior value for our customers and consumers, through differentiated lubricants and related products, backed by excellent services and people, in an efficient and safe operation. We offer a wide range of lubricant products and services for the consumer, commercial, marine and industrial markets. Our brand portfolio includes Castrol, Veedol, Aral and BP, each backed by our commitment to high performance and leading-edge technology.

In the US, BP Lubricants has a well established reputation for innovation in our product offerings and go-to-market approach. Our premium, high performance engine oils are category leaders and we work closely with our channel partners to maintain and grow our business in a mutually beneficial manner.


Closing Date
[ "25-Apr-2017" ]