Procurement Contracts Manager

Company: BP
Job Title: Procurement Contracts Manager - Maintenance and Turnaround (TAR)
Location: Carson, CA
Carson Business Unit (CBU) is located in Carson, California, just miles from the beaches of Southern California. The BU consists of the Refinery with a nominal 268 KBD crude processing capacity; the 400 megawatt Watson Cogeneration Company (51% BP ownership); a petroleum coke calciner facility; and the Carson Logistics Assets (marine terminals, tank farms, and associated pipelines).
In recent years, CBU has faced significant increases in both the activity level and cost associated with capital projects, routine maintenance and turnarounds. The highly competitive nature of today’s refining environment necessitates an increased focus on maintenance and turnaround efficiency, along with deployment of advanced contracting strategies for third party services, to deliver optimal business outcomes.
The role of "Contracts Manager - Maintenance & TAR" is a new working team leader role intended to bolster CBU’s procurement capability in the critical area of maintenance and turnaround services. The role will report to the CBU Procurement Manager and has six direct reports (existing positions). The Contracts Manager position is also expected to deputize for the CBU Procurement Manager on occasion.
The successful candidate will be responsible for challenging all third party spend arrangements for maintenance and TAR services to deliver reduced overall CBU costs. This will necessarily include developing and implementing "best-in-class" contracting and procurement strategies, optimization of available resources and risk management. The Contracts Manager must maintain an excellent working relationship with the Routine Maintenance and Turnaround teams whilst ensuring actions are in accordance with Group and CBU Procurement policies and guidelines.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, using a broad array of communication and influencing techniques and skills, which operating within BP's Leadership Framework and Code of Conduct. An essential component of the role will be to provide quality direction, coaching, supervision, training, and career development for team members.
Minimum of five years of refining, petrochemicals, and/or petroleum exploration/production experience.Minimum of five years of strategic procurement or related experience.Bachelor Degree or higher.Strong communication, influencing, and team working skills.Excellent analytical, judgment and decision-making skills.High degree of initiative and ability to work independently.
Company Profile
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.
Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) is the process by which BP purchases goods and services from the external marketplace with the aim of maximizing value to the business. Helping ensure we always have the right product, from the right supplier, at the right time and at the right price. This covers everything from office stationery and the stock in our convenience stores to major infrastructure construction projects, offshore structures and world-scale manufacturing sites. BP spends around $40 billion on non-hydrocarbon goods and services each year, so managing this spend effectively is core to the company’s success.
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