Category Manager (Engineering)

  • BP

Job Description

Role synopsis Commencing in January 2019 we have a 24-month opportunity for you to play a key role within our dynamic and high performing procurement team with a focus on engineering equipment at BP’s Kwinana Refinery. Managing this business-critical category you’ll focus on understanding our Kwinana Refinery and ensuring our procurement capability is world-class with a leading capability in category management. You’ll engage closely with a range of stakeholders within technical teams, as well as senior leaders, in order to understand business needs and formulate solutions. Your ability to relate and connect with technical teams around their requirements will mean you are well placed to influence, advise and execute. These are exciting times for BP as we approach our Kwinana Refinery’s next Turnaround maintenance event where we set the scene for future years of continued safe and sustainable refinery operations. This is your chance to be involved in a high-profile project and really shine. Apply your passion for procurement, attention to detail and commercial skills to build a career at BP. Key accountabilities Additional responsibilities; Support the category strategy development and implementation through analysis and coordinating key inputs e.g. supply market analysis, cost modeling and benchmarking. Implement the approved category strategy, including the localisation of the category strategy, sourcing activities and contract management. Appropriate sourcing processes align seamlessly robust and appropriate sourcing processes align seamlessly with your stakeholder needs. Ensure a supply base that supports safe, reliable and compliant operations; and that delivers the innovation and business benefits within the category strategy. Essential Education * Essential experience and job requirements About You As an experienced Category Manager you hold a solid grounding in sourcing, contracting and contractor management and are hungry to take the next step in your procurement career. Amongst your strengths you hold strong attention to detail, a curious and innovative mindset, and excellent relationship building skills. Experience and understanding of engineering will be advantageous but not essential. Exposure to technical environments, Fabrication, Rotating Equipment, Steelwork, Forgings, Castings etc will all be beneficial to your application. You have an innate ability to think on your feet, able to make decisions autonomously, demonstrate strong commercial acumen and prioritise work in a fast paced dynamic environment. Most importantly, you will have strong people skills that enable you to work with a diverse team and get the best out of others. Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location) * Desirable criteria & qualifications * Relocation available Negotiable Travel required Negligible travel Is this a part time position? No 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. As a leading energy force in Australia since 1920 and New Zealand since 1946, BP is driven by the upstream exploration, refining of crude oil and natural gas and the downstream marketing supply of petroleum products. Our scope includes Sales, Marketing, Refining, Dealer, Distributor, Convenience Retail, Supply and Logistics. Around 7,000 people across Australia and New Zealand choose to work with us and help us grow. If you share our passion and values of making a difference every day, then bring your talent and experience and join our diverse BP team. Segment Downstream Closing Date 21-Nov-2018

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