BP Americas, Inc. Products Growth & Optimization Manager in Chicago, Illinois


Job title:

Products Growth & Optimization Manager



Role synopsis:

The Products Growth & Optimization Manager is responsible for the delivery of inorganic growth and oversight of organic growth, as well for commercial delivery and gross margin growth of the product pipelines.

Additionally, this is a team leader role managing the Products Optimization Manager and Products Commercial Coordinator roles.

Req ID:



United States - Illinois - Chicago

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead and direct cross functional project teams in initial stages of commercial project development.

  • Lead complex commercial negotiations with senior executives of affiliates, customers and/or partners.

  • Use In-depth knowledge of the Capital Value Process (CVP) to execute large commercial projects effectively.

  • Use creativity, entrepreneurship, risk taking, marketing, and experience capture midstream opportunities.

  • Prioritize multi-year growth and commercial investment plans.

  • Provide oversight and coordination of the engineering scope, financial analysis, and the approval process for comm. projects.

  • Coordination with the Engineering and Operation to properly define project expectations for customers (scope, timing, options).

  • Provide communication of delivery progress to stakeholders.

  • Generate ideas through internal and external networks to grow with affiliates and third parties.

Essential Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business discipline required.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Strategy development and/or execution experience preferred.

  • MBA desired.

About BP:

US Pipelines and Logistics (USPL’s) strategy is to create integrated logistics value for BP by maintaining high pipeline, terminal and transportation availability, storage flexibility for trading. It is a pipeline transportation company that owns and operates liquid pipelines and terminal facilities throughout the United States. Employing more than 1200 employees, USPL safely transports millions of barrels per day of oil, refined products, natural gas liquids, carbon dioxide and chemicals throughout the US. The Terminal facilities are light-oil terminals, most of which produce custom blends of gasoline. Additionally, USPL interacts with a number of BP segments including Upstream, Integrated Supply & Trading, and Downstream as well as third party shippers. USPL is also a partner in several joint ventures. In support of these interactions, we maintain a strong business relationship with internal and external customers.

Application close date:



Business Development

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Illinois


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Deep market and competitive knowledge with 7 years experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Large and complex contract negotiation and commercial experience.

  • Joint Venture management knowledge.

  • Knowledge of Finance methodologies.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.