The Trade Loan Assistant Manager is accountable to build and lead a business focussed team of SME and Analysts in GBS Asia by managing the Castrol Trade Loan / Investment Portfolio for all Business streams.
Accountable for building capability, coaching and developing team members from the technical and soft skills point of view and supporting changes within the team in the drive for an operational excellence, profesional business partnering & compliance.
This person will also be responsible to support Credit , A / R, Cash & Bank Manager for driving other Cash initatives wihtin the region by bringing best in class knowledge on all aspects.
Deep understanding of the Trade Loan Management processes, evaluating the Trade Loan proposals, supporting the commercial evaluation and driving the Performance culture to minimize underperforming loans.
Manage the end to end process for the relevant countries / businesses supported by GBS Asia in alignment with BP Delegation of Authority framework and the Lubes Customer Policy.
Accountable for building capability and supporting change within the team to drive operational excellence & professional business partnering.
Coach and develop members of the team from all aspects, coordinate allocation of work amongst team members and support team for any operational challenges.
Regular meetings with the business & GBS stakeholders in order to have better understanding and alignment of the processes with developments in the market, business strategies, customer needs etc.
Demonstrate business partnering and ownership behaviors in all aspects.
Act as a Subject Matter expert to provide a worldwide support on any improvements linked to Trade Loan processes, Credit processes, policies and reporting.
Leverage learnings from other GBS centers and deploy best practices across the globe.
Support Credit & Collections initiatives in wider GBS Customer organization.
Leads the financial and investment decision making process, ensuring that there is a robust commercial evaluation process, includes the compiling of, review and monitoring of Investment FM and ATN as required
Ensure to achieve the Cash target by coordinating the LC Discounting process.
System Support and knowledge
Transformation, Continues Improvement and Transitions
Project Management involvement & support
Coach and develop team members
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field with relevant language skills.
3+ years of experience in people management / leading teams
6-8 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Performance Management, Credit Assessments, Collections & Financial / business performance in an international / MNC environment.
Skilful level of business operations and finance
Shared service centre experience; preferrably in oil and gas industry, lubricants industry or similar (eg. paint, chemical, batch processing industry) would be desirable.
Relevant systems knowledge AS 400 and SAP, etc.
MS Office & Power BI Experience
People focus and able to inspire and motivate team members towards common goal.
Coach and mentor
High interpersonal, influential and decision-making skills in order to manage and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders.
Experienced to deal with complex situations while maintaining the right balance of customer and business focus
Able to consistently review and adapt approach and style to meet ever changing requirements.
Experienced to manage conflicting work issues and deadlines to ensure deliverables are met and knows when to escalate urgent matter on timely manner.
Good in analytical and numerical skills with sound financial awareness
Being able to work under fast paced environment
Wise Decision : The ability to make informed and effective decision Proficient
Innovation : The ability to create innovative solutions to business challenges - Foundation
Partnership and teamwork : The ability to work with others to make a real difference - Proficient
Business Awareness : the ability to embrace the changing business environment Intermediate
Leading People : The ability to willingly take the lead when needed Proficient
Performance bias : The ability to work in ways that achieve remarkable performance - Intermediate
Understands financial and accounting information, both published and internal - Proficient
Ensuring that BP's internal control remains effective through compliance with internal requirements via the application of controls and due diligence processes across all business activities.
Understands what effective control means in the BP context, the main control elements that need to be in place and how it's application can lead to the provision of the required level of financial assurance - Intermediate
The ability to monitor and constructively challenge business performance to meet or exceed plan targets through the development, implementation and maintenance of rigorous performance management processes.
The ability to collaborate with others to develop performance contracts which link individuals to organisational objectives, focusing in-year business performance conversations on next actions to be taken.
The ability to provide performance or forecast data that meets the business needs which is relevant, complete, accurate and timely - Proficient
Applying processes and systems that provide for effective internal control, financial discipline and efficient service, both from within the Function and through outsourced partners.
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with IT&S - Foundation
Managing projects and related organisational change to ensure optimal use of resources and achieve objectives within schedule and budget.
Contributing to the delivery of projects by applying financial control and accounting skills to the project financials and monitoring performance metrics - Intermediate