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Digital Operations and Risk Specialist, Asia Pacific

Req ID 81141BR Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Location China - Central - Shanghai, Singapore - Flexible - Singapore

Role synopsis

The role supports the Digital Operations and Risk Manager in the region to develop the strategy for business and IT requirements, and the design and delivery for Procurement processes and systems.

The role will work with a network of stakeholders across the region, and interface to key strategic programmes (e.g. GSD, GMT) and other functions at BP (e.g. IT&S), ensuring local requirements are met.

The role is responsible for implementing the systems agenda in the region, to support the strategic agenda of the Downstream Procurement function, including the delivery of the systems infrastructure to support Functional Excellence.

This role also supports the regional relationship between Downstream Procurement and GBS, helping to ensure the effective delivery of services to Downstream Procurement in the region.

The role contributes to the monitoring of the operations procurement in the region to drive performance, improvement, risk management and to resolve issues/blockages in the system, by reviewing sourcing plans, operational metrics across source to pay, holding operational performance reviews and working with GBS.

Key accountabilities

• Support the Digital Operations and Risk Manager with the implementation and continuous improvement of Downstream Procurement processes and the related enabling technology.
• Engage with Procurement stakeholders to understand business and process requirements and implement systems and data solutions.
• Engage with Retail, IT&S and GBS stakeholders (as applicable) to define and deploy systems and data assets.
• Coordinate programmes and deliver projects to deploy and improve applicable systems and data assets.
• Contribute to systems governance and change control processes for applicable systems and data assets.
• Provide systems and data subject matter expertise and support to process, metrics and operating model design and deployment activities.
• Coordinate and collate the Downstream Procurement functional risks across the region and ensure alignment with the segment risk management policies, approach and objectives.

Essential Education

University degree in a technical or business discipline. Advanced or master’s degree preferred.

Essential experience and job requirements

Skilled in supply chain management business process and systems
Skilled application in supply chain processes and systems in the retail (FMCG) and or oil and gas industry
Skilled application in communicating with and influencing at all levels in an organisation.
Basic application in the management of third party service providers (to include internal providers such as IT&S and GBS, and external providers such as software companies and system integrators)
Skilled application in program and project management – demonstrable experience of delivering value-creating projects, on time and on budget.
Basic application in risk management
Proficiency in English Language

c. Other

Previous experience in system service delivery and/or consulting organisations/environment is desirable.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally for at least 25% of the role.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)


Desirable criteria & qualifications


Relocation available

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required

Yes - up to 10%

Is this a part time position?


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 over 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

BP has been operating in China since the early 1970s. With a total investment of US$4.7 billion at the end of 2009, BP is one of the leading foreign investors in China. BP’s business activities include offshore gas production, chemical joint ventures, aviation fuel supply, LPG import and marketing, oil product and lubricant retailing, solar power installations and manufacturing, and the sales of chemicals technology.

In addition to these commercial projects, BP has been actively engaged in energy research activities, particularly clean energy and alternative energy R&D initiatives, aiming to develop clean, sustainable and local energy solutions to support the Chinese economic development. The projects we are involved in include

- Clean Energy Facing the Future – a 10-Year R&D initiative in partnership with Chinese Academy of Science
- Clean Energy Commercialization Centre, a research joint venture in Partnership with Chinese Academy of Science
- BP- Tsinghua Clean Energy Research and Education Centre
- BP-Sun Yat-Sen University Center for LNG Education, Training and Research

In parallel, BP has been working to invest in the community to help address the local issues. By the end of 2009, BP’s total community investment in China exceeded US$12 million and BP’s community practices have been recognized by “2007 Multinational Corporation with Utmost Core Competitiveness in China” Award jointly issued by UNEP and China International Institute of Multinational Corporations, and also “China’s Best Corporate Citizenship Award” by 21st Century Business Herald and 21st Century Business Review for 5 consecutive years since 2004.



Closing Date

[ "31-Oct-2017" ]

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