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Job profile summary:

The Performance analyst role is integral to the success of the Lubricants team.

The role will be responsible for all planning & performance insight, forecasting and reporting activities for the USA and Canada Lubricants business. Annual Profit is $300m.

The role will analyse forecasts and plan, identify and propose operational performance interventions and support their implementation and delivery. An essential part of the role is to ensure a proactive business partnering relationship between Finance, the Sales Directors and the Sales teams.

The analyst will work with the US Performance Team in both a support, and influencing/challenge capacity.

This role provides a very good opportunity for the candidate to know the USA Lubricants business and to develop business partnering skills and capabilities.

Key accountabilities:

Strategy and Planning

  • Accountable for supporting the delivery of the annual Plan process and ensuring that the financial and operational plan is robust and underpinned.
  • Responsible for providing performance, trends and financial insights used by the Sales teams through effective performance conversations to serve as early indicators or risks or opportunities to deliver.
  • Supports and prepares the Rolling Forecasts (RFs) for the Sales channels and divisional teams based on, and integrated with, the LBM forecast to support the US RF submission, covering all Operating Contribution elements.
  • The role will draw on specific performance insights and analysis (Vulnerabilities & Opportunities) to ensure integrity and sufficient challenge to reflect the Sales Channels objectives, risks and levers.

Business Partnering and Performance Insights

  • Facilitates conversations between relevant stakeholders to ensure underlying performance is well understood and to proactively challenge and propose performance improvements and interventions.
  • Supports regular forward looking analysis and insight gathering, and participates in ad-hoc projects
  • Establish a focus on Discounts and Rebates for assurance against planned objectives. Liaise with the Sales, Pricing and Trade Programs teams to align MI and share insights to performance.
  • Complete ad hoc inquiries of financial related analysis as requested.
  • Liaise with the Europe GBS Performance Team to ensure quality and relevance of channel related performance support.

Performance Reporting

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of all monthly financial MI utilized by the Channel to help monitor and drive performance delivery and enhanced decision making
  • Translates financial and operational performance to the business and the US Performance Manager and the US Finance Director, and evaluates and articulates the underlying delivery of actuals vs. latest forecasts on a monthly basis to incorporate into the plan and current outlook for the year.
  • Supports actions to manage performance and seeks continuous improvement in performance management and MI to promote standardisation and simplification through a systematic approach
  • Measures and uses business insight to provide commentary on forecast variances to facilitate decision making and ensure forecasts remain accurate and robust.

Essential education

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.

Essential experience and job requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years of Finance, Accounting or related work experience.
  • Business awareness and capability to assess areas requiring attention and/or intervention.
  • Highly focused on delivery with ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Solid understanding of financial and accounting information.
  • Strong business partnering and relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to take the initiatives on issues and work independently and think strategically.
  • Intermediate level skills in Excel and Power Point systems.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in cross-functional teams.

Desirable criteria & qualifications

  • Business & Commercial Acumen
  • Compliance & Control
  • Credit Management
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Integrated Planning
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Leading Sustainable Change
  • Performance Insights
  • Shaping Strategy

Travel required: Negligible travel

Is this a part time position? No

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Job profile summary:


The Senior Performance analyst role is integral to the success of the Lubricants team.

The role will be responsible for all planning & performance insight, forecasting and reporting activities for the USA and Canada Lubricants business. Annual Profit is $300m.The role will analyse forecasts and plan, identify and propose operational performance interventions and support their implementation and delivery. An essential part of the role is to ensure a proactive business partnering relationship between Finance, the Sales Directors and the Sales teams.
The analyst will work with the US Performance Team in both a support, and influencing/challenge capacity.
This role provides a very good opportunity for the candidate to know the USA Lubricants business and to develop business partnering skills and capabilities.



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Key accountabilities:

Strategy and Planning

  • Accountable for supporting the delivery of the annual Plan process and ensuring that the financial and operational plan is robust and underpinned.
  • Responsible for providing performance, trends and financial insights used by the Sales teams through effective performance conversations to serve as early indicators or risks or opportunities to deliver.
  • Supports and prepares the Rolling Forecasts (RFs) for the Sales channels and divisional teams based on, and integrated with, the LBM forecast to support the US RF submission, covering all Operating Contribution elements.
  • The role will draw on specific performance insights and analysis (Vulnerabilities & Opportunities) to ensure integrity and sufficient challenge to reflect the Sales Channels objectives, risks and levers.
Business Partnering and Performance Insights
  • Facilitates conversations between relevant stakeholders to ensure underlying performance is well understood and to proactively challenge and propose performance improvements and interventions.
  • Supports regular forward looking analysis and insight gathering, and participates in ad-hoc projects
  • Establish a focus on Discounts and Rebates for assurance against planned objectives. Liaise with the Sales, Pricing and Trade Programs teams to align MI and share insights to performance.
  • Complete ad hoc inquiries of financial related analysis as requested.
  • Liaise with the Europe GBS Performance Team to ensure quality and relevance of channel related performance support.
Performance Reporting
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of all monthly financial MI utilized by the Channel to help monitor and drive performance delivery and enhanced decision making
  • Translates financial and operational performance to the business and the US Performance Manager and the US Finance Director, and evaluates and articulates the underlying delivery of actuals vs. latest forecasts on a monthly basis to incorporate into the plan and current outlook for the year.
  • Supports actions to manage performance and seeks continuous improvement in performance management and MI to promote standardisation and simplification through a systematic approach
  • Measures and uses business insight to provide commentary on forecast variances to facilitate decision making and ensure forecasts remain accurate and robust.
Essential education
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
Essential experience and job requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years of Finance, Accounting or related work experience.
  • Business awareness and capability to assess areas requiring attention and/or intervention.
  • Highly focused on delivery with ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Solid understanding of financial and accounting information.
  • Strong business partnering and relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to take the initiatives on issues and work independently and think strategically.
  • Intermediate level skills in Excel and Power Point systems.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in cross-functional teams.
Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Business & Commercial Acumen
  • Compliance & Control
  • Credit Management
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Integrated Planning
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Leading Sustainable Change
  • Performance Insights
  • Shaping Strategy



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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