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Job Category:
Other
Industry:
Oil & Gas
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
12/31/2009
Procurement Specialist
(This job is no longer available)
BP America | Texas City, Texas
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Job Description

A program to transform BP Manufacturing Procurement and Supply Chain (PSCM) capability is underway. We therefore need talented and experienced Procurement professionals who are ready for the challenge of shaping the new PSCM organization.

The Procurement Specialist will drive the effective management of significant third party spend across one or more categories at the Texas City Refinery in the US. The Procurement Specialist will help drive delivery and implementation activities of getting value delivered to the bottom line, driving behavioral change, developing new business process, measuring and tracking performance, driving appropriate compliance, and leading local/regional procurement teams for some specific material and service commodities across the Texas City Refinery.

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for the direction and administration of the site procurement activities based on assigned material and commodity responsibilities working along with the other Procurement Specialist and Procurement Associates. This position may be focused on one or more of the following commodities/services: inspection services, industrial cleaning services, consulting services, or MRO. The day-to-day focus of this position is the support of plant maintenance, operations and site services to accomplish business unit manufacturing objectives as detailed in the plants' and business unit's performance contracts.

The Procurement Specialist will be based at the Texas City Refinery.
Develop deep understanding of specific maintenance/engineering service commodities.
Aggregate the site requirements, negotiate contracts and lead procure on behalf of the business for specific commodities (As mentioned above: This position may be focused on one or more of the following commodities/services: inspection services, industrial cleaning services, consulting services, or MRO.).
Work closely with the relevant strategic sourcing contact to leverage more value within the specific commodities.
Be a team player and work with a motivated group of site procurement personnel.
Be the preferred provider of procurement services to the business' maintenance, operations and site services.
Provide materials and services procurement expertise to relevant site stakeholders.
Engage stakeholders in a constructive manner to further site and business unit business objectives.
Provide procurement guidance, interface with the procurement network, ensure compliance with The Procurement Handbook and support overall business unit's performance plans.
Develop strong working relationships with all site support services, taking the lead in utilization of these internal resources as well as continually benchmarking externally to assure a competitive cost structure in support of business goals and objectives.
Develop and report cost savings in support of Procurement goal of reduction of 3rd party spend.
Proactively ensure proper purchase order generation, updating pricing and purchase order header and text information to minimize the potential for blocked invoices.
Review and manage site material and service contracts and develop action plans to review and manage those contracts.
Support BP Texas City Refinery after-hours and in emergency response as needed.
Support the management of the departmental costs to meet or reduce plan performance budget.
Minimum 7 years procurement and contracting experience
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Strong commercial skills and business acumen
Good understanding of the relevant supplier bases, organization and cost structure.
Intermediate analytical skills.
Proven self-motivator with ability to network effectively.
Proven ability to create innovation with an openness to change.
Solid facilitation skills.
Solid computer system skills - SAP, Excel, Access, Word, Traction
Negotiable
Negligible travel
No
27-Jan-2010
23:59 (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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 nearly 100,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 100 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 downstream operations refine, transport, sell and trade crude oil and petroleum products. In North America, we are the second-largest refiner and the second-largest fuels marketer. BP has large, modern refineries in Texas City, TX; Carson, CA; Cherry Point, WA; and Toledo, OH, These five refineries, with total capacity for processing 1.5 million barrels of crude oil every day, are part of a worldwide network of 19 BP refineries. BP's refineries produce a wide range of fuels, petrochemicals and lubricants for America's highway and rail transportation; industry; home, commercial and institutional heating; power generation, and airlines.
If you are selected for the position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug and alcohol screening as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

BP is an equal opportunity employer

 

About BP America

Our focus is on you. BP is a global energy company with more than 100,000 people in 100 countries. BP is the classic case of "thinking globally, acting locally," with BP North America Gas and Power offices located throughout the US and Canada to better serve you. We're working to be the provider that will make your energy supply more reliable and your energy costs more controllable. We're better prepared. Our stability and expertise are designed to back you up with solid strategic relationship that delivers the highest levels of service, efficiency, and knowledge transfer. BP delivers by excelling at: Customer focus, Reliability, Accuracy and timeliness, Risk management, and Continuous improvement.