Planning Manager

01 Dec 2016
08 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
This position is responsible for supply planning, purchasing and projects management activities in the GSC China Supply Chain. He/she plays a critical role in leading the development and landing of the monthly operational plans for GSC China towards all business partners so as to achieve higher customer service levels, reduced logistics costs, improved portfolio management and efficient use of working capital tied up in inventory.

He/she will lead to deliver performance on "P2P" operation including the NPR sourcing and ensure quality goods and service from GSC 3rd party toll blender in a safe, compliant and efficient manner.

This role sits in our Castrol business, a part of the BP Group. Join Castrol and you'll get all of the benefits of a company steeped in family spirit and history, coupled with the security and opportunities a big corporation can offer.

Key accountabilities
• Lead Planning and CP team safely, ensuring Safety standards are set and adhered to across the functional team.
• Lead and facilitate the monthly Supply Review Meeting to ensure that an optimal balance is achieved in terms of manufacturing capacities' utilization, operating costs, service levels and working capital.
• Will be a key and integral member of the Asia Pacific GSC's regional supply planning network; as well as the SPA for the successful implementation of regional/global sourcing and optimization initiatives in China
• Serves as a single point of contact for all the business partners of GSC in the areas of demand forecasts, product introduction and withdrawal, unforeseen demand changes, Annual marketing plans etc.
• Responsible for ensuring that the Lubes SPU's inventory (FG & RM) policy is closely adhered to; with strong focus on policing the slow moving and obsolete inventory to an absolute minimum.
• Lead the CP and TB team to operate in a safe and complaint manner to achieve agree performance targets.
• Support the development and implementation of China Sourcing Strategy to deliver agreed outcomes to meet business supply in 5 year outlook. The plan must involve plants and logistics network.
• Monitor and ensure that all the GSC Planning & CP projects are progressing as planned in terms of benefits and timings.
• Provide Planning &CP support to the GSC team for its various VE projects and ODIMS initiatives
• Ensure the IFOT delivery for Auto and IME business.
• Lead, embed and fulfil agreed Product Quality and Compliance accountability in accordance with the GSC role card and the specific accountabilities that apply to my role.
• Complete agreed GSC actions under the Picasso Project for Chemical Inventory & Product Registration
• Lead the Talent Review for Planning and CP team including the succession plan

Essential Education
University graduate with degree in Business Administration, Statistic or related areas

Essential experience and job requirements
• Minimum 10 years related working experience and 5 years management experience, preferably multiple roles in purchasing, manufacturing planning, material planning, and supply planning or demand planning.
• Sound knowledge/experience on international trade transaction.
• Knowledge on manufacture process and material handling within and outside the manufacture premises.
• Advanced skill of MS office & ERP system operations. Advanced skill of MS office & ERP system operations.
• Good project Management Skills.
• Fluent both in English and Mandarin

• Good communication skills including self-confidence and resilience.
• Partnership and teamwork: Develops and uses a wide-based, multidisciplinary network.
• Leading People: Communicates a compelling "vision" which generates enthusiasm and commitment.
• High-class sense of proactive thinking.
• Strong ability in time & resource management

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Desirable criteria & qualifications
Key challenges faced on the role :
The role has major challenges in;
-Need to implement a process to review the supply network regularly to ensure they are the optimum to support the business growth
- Need to continue seeking way to improve the efficiency by removing waste in planning & purchasing process using the relevant Continuous Improvement toolkits
- Networking with group counterpart over service level and quality dispute
- Utilize the right resource to support TB to implement the new requirement for efficiency and effectiveness.

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
[ "20-Dec-2016" ]