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Performance and Change Manager


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The Performance and Change Manager plays a critical role in the delivery of the Downstream Procurement agenda and is responsible for performance management, execution of major change programmes (in relation to planning transformation and performance management) and supporting the efficient running of the function - aiding the journey to become a world class Procurement organisation.

Supporting the Performance Director, the role is responsible for the delivery of world class performance management across the global downstream procurement function. Specifically, the role will support the deployment and effective operation of the performance management of the function. The role will manage the planning & performance agenda to ensure all stakeholders are engaged and informed in matters related to annual planning, budget setting (as supported by Finance), forecasting & reporting and functional performance management.

The role will provide support to planning and performance tools/processes relating to value tracking, reporting and analytics to ensure central reporting content for the PLT and CFO is accurate, alongside that which is made available to S&E regional directors, sites, hubs and categories. The Planning and Performance Manager will support specific functional initiatives and programmes (e.g. Cash Optimisation, Data Quality improvement and transformation), these programmes are key to value delivery and development of the functional offer.

The role will require the Performance and Change Manager to develop communications and presentations for executive stakeholders including preparation for Quarterly Performance Reviews with the Downstream CFO, regular virtual and face-to-face sessions with the CPO and Procurement Leadership Team (PLT) and other stakeholder groups as required. The Performance and Change Manager must be able to effectively connect with Strategy & Excellence (S&E) Regional Directors, Product Owners, GBS Analytics, Global Category Directors, Site and Hub Leaders local finance teams along with the Procurement Leadership team to define key global metrics and drive programs which improve the quality, availability and reliability of reporting and data across the function.

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Key activities:

Procurement Value Delivery is regarded as a main contributor in generating added value for the company and achieving stable growth for the future. To support this, the main tasks of the job holder are:


  • To provide Downstream Procurement with reporting, process and control expertise in close co-operation with Finance
  • To manage the delivery of in year and plan financial and non-financial information to support the monitoring and performance of Downstream Procurement teams globally. Overseeing the effective aggregation of performance and planning inputs from S&E regional Delivery and Change teams (AsPac, North America and Europe) and Global Category Directors.
  • To manage planning and performance activity to ensure stakeholders are engaged and informed in matters related to annual planning, budget setting, forecasting & reporting and functional performance management to ensure transparency, consistency, accuracy & timeliness of data inputs and outputs
  • Work closely with Global Finance around inputs into the periodic Strategy Refresh process
  • To manage planning and performance related tools/processes related to value tracking/reporting, spend analytics
  • Contribute to the setting of global $ value delivery targets during the planning process, supporting the overall strategy


  • Manage Downstream Procurement planning activities including strategic planning priorities
  • Consolidate measurement and reporting of quarterly performance including alignment to group wide standards and future initiatives
  • Provide support, data and analysis for executive engagement and strategic presentations to ensure full benefits of Downstream Procurement are recognized within segment and group
  • Support the Performance Director in managing the PVF / Salesforce Working Groups to support standardization and consistency to ways of working
  • Support compliance to Downstream Procurement standards, minimise risk and cost exposure

Performance and Program Management

  • Drive performance management, delivery assurance and associated reporting and measurement of Downstream Procurement in year financial delivery, including cash flow impact and alignment to the plan, working with and through respective business finance teams.
  • Manage the annual value delivery planning process and drive coordination, input into the planning process and the business aligned Strategic Planning Cycles. Ensure timely connectivity to in-year performance reporting.
  • Manage strategic initiatives around digitalising core metrics, performance management and planning, specifically the improvement in quality of data and reporting available across the function
  • Reports progress on assigned projects and change activities
  • Responsible for managing the relationship with the key Procurement and business stakeholders impacted by the implementation of assigned projects
  • Responsible for the effective mobilisation and management of resources to deliver assigned projects
  • Collaborates with the business to remove roadblocks and enables the practical delivery of the change programs, maximising value for BP.
  • Review the functional budget (with BP Finance and the Procurement Leadership Team), interfaces with Finance and HR to ensure all the headcount and budgetary costs for Downstream Procurement to ensure functional headcount and cost structure is on plan
  • Drive projects which improve the quality of reporting/data available to regional procurement and global category teams (eg for, QPR’s, business reviews, annual planning processes)
  • Prepare materials and provide inputs to business processes and forums that articulate procurement performance, delivery and related risk mitigation.
Essential Education
  • Degree Level (Finance qualification would be desirable)
Other Information
  • This Role will have 1 direct report

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.

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