Procurement Specialist BP – Texas City, TX

Job title Procurement Specialist
Req ID 34950BR
Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Sub-category PSCM Delivery/Sourcing
Countries (State/Region) United States – Texas
Location Texas City
Role synopsis The Procurement Specialist at Texas City is responsible for supporting, developing and implementing global, regional and local strategies in coordination across R&M and Petrochemicals Procurement. This role could be responsible for a wide range of commodities (MRO, catalyst, chemicals, capital equipment, utilities as examples) depending on capability and site requirements. The specialist must work closely with the site stakeholders to develop an understanding of the strategic direction of the business units and incorporate that into strategies. The procurement specialist provides plant emergency support, interface with suppliers on a local basis, establish and ensure conformance to purchasing related procedures, and provide customer focus and coordination to ensure that procurement is providing a level of service that meets or exceeds the business unit’s requirements. In addition to the key responsibilities at the site, this role could also participate in global category management leadership opportunities (category tags) as well as support and implement global procurement process improvements. This position reports to the Site Procurement Manager.
Key accountabilities 1. The Procurement Specialist position is aligned with manufacturing and encompasses facilitating, developing and implementing Local, Regional and Global strategies, demand planning, strategic sourcing and supplier management .
2. The Procurement Specialist is responsible for support, strategy development and use of R&M strategies
a. This position requires understanding and incorporating the strategic direction of the business units into contract opportunities.
b. Working with the site network to implement strategies at Texas City Chemicals
c. Developing and negotiating local, regional, global agreements and also participating in development and of regional or global agreements.
3. The Procurement Specialist is responsible for reporting cost savings via the pipeline; KPI reporting via Oyster database, metrics reporting for in-house contractors and suppliers.
4. Insuring compliance with corporate agreements and standards,
5. Leveraging BP third party spend,
6. Communicating with all applicable corporate networks,
7. Developing and maintaining supplier-customer relationships, implementing best practices, process changes and commodity strategies across Petrochemicals to reduce total cost of ownership while meeting supplier diversity goals.
Essential Education *BS with concentration in Procurement/Supply Chain Management, finance, logistics or engineering.

*7-10 years business experience

Essential experience and job requirements Experience in a manufacturing environment; knowledge of category management and supplier/contractor management and of the procurement process.
Other essential skills and knowledge – Good communication & negotiation skills.
Desirable criteria & qualifications MBA Preferred

Strong commercial skills and business acumen; knowledge of procurement and sourcing technologies; experience in capital equipment and manufacturing services procurement.

Relocation available Yes – Domestic (In country) only
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. With a workforce of 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.

The Petrochemicals SPU is made up of a series of winning businesses including the global Aromatics and Acetyls Business and Asia Olefins & Derivatives. With manufacturing, technology, and commercial locations worldwide, the Petrochemicals SPU is a great opportunity to work with a diverse team of committed people.

The businesses produce 3 key products: Acetic acid, Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Paraxylene (PX). These products are used to meet the growing needs of world for packaging, garments, furnishings, detergents, paints, and adhesives. The success of our business requires deploying best in class proprietary technology, having best in class manufacturing, and delivering commercial excellence for all of our product lines.

The Aromatics Americas BU focuses on the production and sale of PX, PTA, and Naptha Dicarboxylate Acid (NDC). Our manufacturing assets are located in Decatur, AL, Cooper River, SC, and Texas City, TX and are integrated with one of the nation’s largest refineries. The technology and commercial center in Naperville, IL, is the home of our sales, logistics, and commercial teams.

Disclaimer 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 test (and alcohol screening if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

BP is an equal opportunity employer.

Removal Time 23:59 (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Removal Date 29-Jun-2012

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