Procurement Advisor

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Full Time
Job Description

Join our Team in Dubai and advance your career as Procurement Advisor!

Responsible for acting as a dedicated category resource, providing analyst support for category strategy development (category aligned) using sound category management knowledge, and conducting day-to-day procurement execution activities in order to meet the Service Level Agreements and Operational Level Agreements for procurement operations.

In this role you will (be):

  • Accountable for the operation of the Middle East (ME) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia procurement hub and coordinate all procurement strategies and activity within the region.
  • Accountable for 3P contracts, Packaging Contracts
  • Developing and delivering procurement strategies for new market entries in MEKSA
  • Building and maintaining working relationships with business partners, providing a key point of contact for ME stakeholders and developing improvement opportunities
  • Be responsible for the delivery of delegated category sourcing, post award supplier integration market intelligence and analytical support to the supply market segment sourcing teams, in MEKSA ensuring this activity takes place in accordance with corporate policies and processes, defined governance and delegations of authority.
  • To supervise the provision of procurement data, knowledge management and systems/process transformation activities
  • To ensure that all activities meet BP’s standards of business ethics; contract compliance standards; risk management expectations; HSSE requirements and minimize reputational risks to BP.

You need to be successful in

  • Fluency in English (Arabic is a plus)
  • Around 3-5 years of procurement experience
  • Experience dealing with Middle East suppliers/companies
  • Science or Business Degree is vital (similar Masters’ degree is an advantage)
  • Procurement professional (CIPS or equivalent) preferred
  • The post-holder must have excellent networking and negotiating skills, a federal and open style.
  • A sound understanding of commercial and business fundamentals and drivers of the wider lubricant business in MEKSA and also those fundamentals from the perspective of a manufacturer.
  • Experience in Supply Chain management, Manufacturing, Technology or Business Management a plus
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.
  • Understanding of strategic supplier/customer dynamics/relationships.
  • The ability to form good relationships with people at all levels and from a variety of backgrounds is crucial for this role.

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and ambitious environment.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.

Travel Requirement

Up to 10% travel should be expected with this role.

Relocation Assistance

This role is not eligible for relocation.

Remote Type

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working.


  • Agility core practices, Agreements and negotiations, Analytical Thinking.
  • Category Management, Category Strategy, Commercial Acumen, Communication, Contract Management.
  • Decision Making, Market Analysis, Market Knowledge.
  • Negotiation, Negotiation planning and preparation.
  • Procurement, Procurement Operations, Procurement Strategies.
  • Sourcing strategy, Stakeholder Management, Strategic Market Analysis.
  • Supplier Selection, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Management.

Legal Disclaimer

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).