Category Sourcing Lead - Telecoms

SunburySouth East
29 Nov 2016
28 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
Indirect Procurement (IP) is a part of the Procurement & Supply Chain Management (PSCM) function within BP, with a reporting line into the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

IP has accountability for ~$7 billion pa of third party spend across the BP Group. The IT Sourcing Team within Indirect Procurement is responsible for an overall spend of some $1.6billion pa across 7 sub-categories including Applications Development & Maintenance, Hosting, Software, Hardware, End User Computing, Telecoms and Market Data.

The role of Category Sourcing Lead Telecoms is to execute, in conjunction with IT&S, the approach and execution plan for strategic outsourcing and supplier relationship management for the Telecoms category of IT spend. This work includes assisting in the restructuring, competition, and completion of the annual IT purchase volume for the managed services and participating in the supplier management processes.

Key accountabilities
• Stakeholder engagement and influencing
• Ownership of commodity groups within the Telecoms category
• Implementation of category management plan
• Managing end to end sourcing process, including supplier management
• Contract and commercial negotiation
Key Challenges:
• Driving shareholder value
• Stakeholder influencing
• Leading virtual cross functional teams

Essential Education
• University Degree or equivalent experience
• ITIL experience would be an advantage

Essential experience and job requirements
• Telecoms and Networks category management experience
• High levels of emotional resilience
• Excellent stakeholder management skills
• Sourcing planning, execution, negotiation and implementation
• Experience of operating in a Procurement role within a complex and geographically dispersed blue chip environment
• Experience of working cross culturally

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

Desirable criteria & qualifications
• Performance Bias (skillful application)
• Business Acumen and Financial Awareness (expert)
• Leading People (skillfull application)
• Partnership & Teamwork (expert)
• Wise Decisions (expert)
• Innovation (expert)
• HSSE Skills (skillful application)
• Digital Skills (skillful application)

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.

Indirect Procurement delivers value to BP through effective implementation of market-facing strategies, which are developed from its deep understanding of the interplay between BP's demand and the supply markets. Value and risks are managed through the identification and use of supplier relationships where BP's scope, scale and buying power have been optimized. Further, Indirect Procurement's efforts are supported by a suite of procurement process and systems that allow for effective market engagements, contract development and management, purchasing activities and supplier relationship and performance management.

Indirect Procurement's Vision is to have, a world-class supply base firmly in place and readily accessible to our clients, producing a sustainable competitive advantage for BP, while delivering increased profits and boosting shareholder value. We will achieve our Vision by having a dedicated global team of professionals in place to execute our Indirect Procurement Strategy for BP, and by applying PSCM best practices in support of our clients across the enterprise.

Corporate & Functions

Closing Date
[ "27-Jan-2017" ]