Stockley Park Role synopsis IT&S (Information Technology & Services) is a major global Function in BP, responsible for all IT related services across the Group. GOI (Global Operations and Infrastructure) is accountable for providing effective and efficient global IT&S infrastructure services that underpin all of BP’s business operations.
GOI services cover all IT&S infrastructure platforms to support and enable applications and information systems, all end user productivity services & tools including telephony, messaging and desktops, all supporting telecommunications and all supporting service management process and tools across IT&S. GOI is accountable for the design, build and day to day operational delivery of these services.
The GOI Planning Manager role (Level G) offers the opportunity to lead the financial planning process for GOI, a critical part of BP’s IT activity set with good exposure to the IT&S Central Planning Manager and the IT&S Planning Managers for the segments and other central IT&S teams. By running the GOI plan process, the Planning Manager will have significant interaction with the GOI LT and the Finance Leads that support them therein. The candidate will need to have strong interpersonal skills, good business judgment and the ability to work within tight timelines. Key accountabilities The Planning Manager will have the following key accountabilities:
Work closely with the IT&S Central Planning team to understand the key parameters of the planning cycle and to communicate these within the GOI organisation.
Lead the production of the cost plan across GOI.
Work closely with the GOI demand capture lead to take the outputs of this process (requests for GOI services) and translate it into BU allocations.
Lead efforts to simplify and standardize processes and systems relating to the GOI Plan.
Communication of plan timescales, assumptions, status, bridge charts etc.
Analysis of the key drivers of the plan and changes against prior years for both costs and allocations to BUs.
Working closely with key areas of GOI to understand the plan drivers and the most appropriate allocation keys for the GOI service offers.
Provide input to the IT&S Central Planning team for the GOI plan used in the IT&S LT annual plan reviews and the 3 year financial framework.
Support the GOI Finance Manager and his direct reports in running the GOI Finance team activities. Essential Education Degree in accounting or business or related field. Essential experience and job requirements Finance experience, preferably in an SPU and/or Function.
Strong performance bias.
Excellent financial & analytical and communication skills.
Reliable & hardworking individual, that thrives on a challenge and works effectively under pressure.
Ability to assimilate complex and ambiguous data into concise insights.
Ability to progress issues, even when only partial information is available.
Ability to build and use networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge.
Excellent proficiency in MS PowerPoint and Excel, with knowledge of MS Access beneficial. Desirable criteria & qualifications Solid Management Accounting / Budgetary Control.
Accounting qualification or equivalent.
Prior experience in planning and performance management.
Ability to identity ways to do activities simpler, faster, better, more efficiently.
Experience of the IT industry / Data centers / Desktop Services / Telecommunications. Relocation available No Travel required Negligible travel Is this a part time position? No 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 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 is one of the three largest energy companies in the world, operating in over 100 countries across 6 continents. Information Technology and Services (IT&S), provides a full range of IT services to BP's global business segments. IT&S Global Operations and Infrastructures (GOI) plays the critical role of delivering defined world-class operational services that the BP businesses can rely upon in support of their own performance. Our specific accountabilities include the delivery of services to specified target levels, including availability, recoverability and cost to the corporation. These services must also be delivered safely and secured against the growing risk of viruses and other security threats. GOI's goals for working with its customers are to: Deliver reliable, secure and recoverable infrastructure services, achieve base levels of enterprise integrity, ensure transparency of costs and services, provide customers with choices that meet their needs, demonstrate superior performance through benchmarks. We aim to benchmark our performance favourably against a defined peer group of the world's best and intend to raise our levels of performance and professionalism to rival any major business corporation in the world - this is what we mean by being "World Class". To achieve this exciting level of performance will require a commensurate level of enthusiasm, commitment and expertise in our people. Disclaimer BP is an equal opportunity employer Removal Time 23:59 (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Removal Date 20-Mar-2012
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