Senior Procurement Specialist

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Senior Procurement Specialist

Req ID 94975BR Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Countries (State/Region) East Location Belgium - East - Geel Apply now

Role synopsis

In support of the Site Procurement Manager (SPM), the Procurement Specialist (PS) provides procurement support to Manufacturing sites within the context of either the BAU operation or project-based activity.

The primary focus of the PS role is to understand the site’s requirements in support of a specific area of focus such as operations, maintenance, projects or TARs and ensure successful and compliant contract implementation. For a particular area of focus, the PS is responsible for developing a view of demand and site needs, translating this view into a delivery plan and then completing procurement activity against this plan. Supports the SPM to ensure site wide contract and DOA compliance.

The PS also supports ‘break-in’ work which is not captured in the delivery plan i.e. occasions where the site requires procurement support to source goods or services. This may involve passing requirements to category teams or executing local sourcing.In addition, the PS may be called on to support category management initiatives which are specific to the site, subject to business demand and Procurement capacity.

The PS is responsible for working with colleagues across the Downstream Procurement organization, and particularly those in the category excellence organization, to ensure that local requirements and constraints are properly understood and accounted for in the development and delivery of category strategies. They ensure that Downstream Procurement works with business stakeholders as a single, co-ordinated and aligned organization that brings the best global team to deliver value to the business.

Key accountabilities

Stakeholder Management
  • Act as the site-based interface to contract owners and requesters on site and to local suppliers, as defined by the SPM, ensuring business customers are satisfied with their Procurement service.
  • Work as part of a single Downstream Procurement organisation, providing a co-ordinated and aligned interface for business stakeholders, through effective communication and interaction with the global Downstream Procurement organisation

Demand & Planning and Strategy
  • Support demand analysis and gather business needs across spend, including management and planning
  • Support SPM with supplier performance management and compliance program (CAM programme) on behalf of category management team including supplier planning, target setting and holding key meetings
  • Manage inputs to regional and/or local business, supplier and demand insight provided to category teams to inform future category and sourcing strategy development
  • Work with category teams to ensure timeliness and quality of sourcing and contracting; oversee day-to-day interaction with GBS e.g. RfX event management and compliance to local RtP
  • Support contract signing and planning for contract management; perform all contract management activities including contract set-up and handover from Sourcing (working in close partnership with category teams), change negotiation, localisation, on-boarding contract holders and suppliers, contract implementation, disputes and claims, close-out and exit, and compliance management.
  • Provide support for WHSE activity as required e.g. receiving of goods and services and maintenance of min/max levels
  • Perform high-impact expediting as required and provide local requisition support
  • Provide break-in support for short wavelength sourcing, contracting and negotiating (as required by category organisation, due to business demand and capacity)

TAR, Projects and Emergency Incidents
  • Support the TAR manager with TAR planning and execution
  • Respond to emergency outages and incidents, as required

Essential Education

  • University degree in a technical or related equivalent business discipline or a comparable degree program.
  • MCIPS/ISM qualification, or at stage of pre-qualification, desirable.

Essential experience and job requirements

  • Basic Application in sourcing, contracting and contract management
  • Basic Application in tactical procurement
  • Basic Application in supplier management
  • Basic Application in business and demand planning
  • Basic Application in category strategy execution
  • Experience in Ariba e-sourcing or other e-procurement tools is desirable.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications

  • Basic Application in Commercial negotiation skills.
  • Basic Application in Influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Basic Application in Organisational and project management skills.
  • Basic Application in Financial and market analysis skills.
  • Very good written and oral Dutch and English language skills

Relocation available


Travel required

Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?


About BP

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

The Downstream segment has global manufacturing and marketing operations. It is the product and service-led arm of BP, made up of three businesses (Fuels, Lubricants, and Petrochemicals).

We aim to run safe and reliable operations across all our businesses, supported by leading brands and technologies, to deliver high-quality products and services that meet our customers’ needs.

Disciplined execution of our strategy is helping improve our underlying performance, capture opportunities for further growth, generate attractive returns and create a more resilient business that is better able to withstand a range of market conditions; and create opportunities for future growth.

Petrochemicals is a global business, with manufacturing facilities in 10 countries, a production capacity of approximately 15 million tonnes and around 1,700 employees. Our products are applied in many different ways, such as polyester fiber, food packaging and building materials.

We manufacture and market across the following main product lines: purified terephthalic acid (PTA), paraxylene (PX), acetic acid and methanol, as well as olefins and derivatives through our refinery assets in Germany.

Our products are produced using our industry-leading proprietary technologies, which in some cases we monetise through licensing to third parties. We focus on deploying that technology to create competitive advantage.

We also produce speciality products such as metaxylene and are partnering in a new venture that uses our acetic anhydride to treat wood chips to produce high performance medium-density fibreboard. We are playing a part in the transition to a lower carbon future, launching PTAirTM, which supports a lower carbon footprint than average PTA production.



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