Portfolio & Strategy Lead
Pangbourne, South East , United Kingdom
10d ago

The Lubricants Portfolio and Strategy team plays a pivotal role in supporting the Lubricants Leadership team and Downstream Segment in developing a competitive strategy, monitoring execution and shaping the portfolio.

The Portfolio & Strategy lead provides portfolio, strategy, and opportunity guidance and support for the CFO and Lubricants Leadership Team.

Typical activities include generation and review of new portfolio opportunities, long-term portfolio optimisation and support of strategy development.

The position offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the drivers of Lubricants strategy and portfolio management processes, deal generation, as well as to acquire a high-

level perspective on the company as a whole and how it creates value whilst managing risk.Reporting to the Head of Portfolio & Strategy, the role-

holder is expected to work closely and collaboratively with a number of teams including CLT teams, Regional Finance and Strategy teams, Downstream Commercial Development, M&A, Lubricants and Segment PPR Teams.

Key accountabilities :

  • Drive central effort in developing and the implementation of strategy in partnership with regional / functional teams to create a clear purpose and direction for the business with a 5-year horizon
  • Establish / adopt a consistent and efficient set of frameworks and tools to operationalise and monitor strategy and propose interventions as needed
  • Provide input to and challenge functions and countries to ensure quality of functional strategies and country strategic implementation plans.
  • Establish link between monthly performance management and alignment to in-year strategic objectives and long-term strategy (Identify lead & lag indicators simple but key value drivers for the business to track)
  • Lead and project manage interventions to support accelerated strategy execution globally or locally as required e.g. support on Transformation programmes, Growth Strategy initiatives, turnaround CLT / function programmes, etc
  • Driving the change management and pace both locally and globally while leveraging Segment and Lubricants common best practice and frameworks
  • Lead long term strategic business planning and portfolio optimisation by providing critical analyses and decision support for better resource allocations
  • Activate and coordinate capital allocation process in line with best practices and internal processes and requirements
  • Drive market and competitor intelligence and understanding of competitive position, identifying and articulating long term trends to help inform leadership decisions
  • Develop and coordinate a quarterly lubricants competitor benchmarking dashboard
  • Supervise screening the market for the portfolio opportunities (partnerships, JVs, acquisitions), evaluating and selecting the key strategic opportunities, running analysis, modelling & deal valuation
  • Lead rigorous commercial analysis and build financial and valuation models and business cases in support of key decisions and growth opportunities
  • Coach and lead CLT (and function) strategy managers team members through strategy development / execution, frameworks, business case development and investment analysis
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders in Regions, Functions and the Segment
  • Essential Education :

  • Post-graduate Degree (or equal) in a business, finance or analytic-oriented field. MBA is an advantage.
  • Essential experience and job requirements :

  • Sound commercial expertise in Business Development, Corporate Development or Planning and Commercial roles. Deal negotiation experience an advantage
  • Strong background of investment analysis process and economic evaluation methodology, GIAAP
  • Skilled at leading through complexity, executing projects in multi-stakeholder, multi-discipline, multi-cultural environments, with regional and country-
  • specific issues and challenges

  • Good understanding of the fundamentals of the Lubricants business an advantage
  • Ability to turn analysis into actionable objectives and act with passion and perseverance to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to coach, challenge, and influence effectively
  • Understanding of financial & valuation and legal deal frameworks concepts. Understanding of corporate reporting beneficial.
  • Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location) :

    This role can be based in the UK, USA, China or Singapore.

    Desirable criteria & qualifications :

  • An ability to work with uncertainty and incomplete data to draw conclusions and make recommendations and business decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills : A strong team player with the ability to influence, challenge, and coach effectively across technical as well as financial teams.
  • Ability to influence at senior levels

  • Performance Bias : ability to work accurately and effectively to tight deadlines, and a track record of pro-activeness under little guidance.
  • Impact through influence : excellent networking and interpersonal skills and ability to manage challenging conversations with multiple diverse stakeholders.
  • Communication : Excellent verbal and written communications skills. An ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Act in a manner consistent with the BP Values & Behaviours by leading through our values, building enduring capability, energizing people and maximizing value in both short-
  • and long-term commitments.

    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.

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