B2B Product Sales Specialist

B2B Product Sales Specialist

BP is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.

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The B2B Product Sales Specialist (PSC) leads sales activities withing the commercial channel of trade to achieve margin and volume goals aligned within the long-term strategic vision of the bp Midstream Product Solutions Americas organization.

The position is responsible for the profitable growth of discretionary (spot) and term sales, through management of a cross-functional team with members from Sales, Pricing, Supply, and Trading and Shipping (T&S), increasing sustainable sales margin, while ensuring efficient product flow in line with Supply, T&S and branded retail business requirements. The B2B PSC develops and manages long term strategic relationships with customers and delivers integrated margin and volume targets by regional plan.

Key Accountabilities

  • Primary responsibility is to grow and optimize sales revenue and gross integrated margin for the commercial channel of trade, growing discretionary (spot) and term sales while developing strategic business relationships with customers. Understanding current customer energy needs and developing a path into more sustainable energy sources, as needed.
  • Structures and negotiates sophisticated fuel supply offers and contracts. Handles customer negotiations and relationship management at both senior as well as operational level.
  • Analyzes and monitors performance, contract compliance and volume ratability; identifies and implements profit improvement opportunities.
  • Acts as subject matter expert of the industry for the segment - understanding specific business models, competitive pressures, market dynamics, and other key drivers that influence revenue opportunities.
  • Sales/Financial Targets: Grow sales revenue and gross margin with national accounts.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Develop and manage value-based relationships with customers, lead account reviews, reinforce BP value proposition and facilitate overall customer satisfaction. Work with customers to establish a common set of goals and objectives linked to the account plan with focus on value creation, growth, mutual ownership, and execution.
  • Customer Insight Development: Anticipates and forecasts customer needs for offer development based on knowledge of customer business performance and plans, emerging market trends and market segmentation. Works with customer to develop deep customer insight.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Ensures a high level of customer satisfaction delivering services/offers aligned with bp’s strategic intent.
  • Uses Salesforce and the Challenger Sale framework to develop customer account plans, incorporating market strategies and customer insights for the development of strategic offers, achieving financial and share of wallet targets aligned with bp’s strategic intent.


BA/BS in Business or equivalent field


3 -5 years of business experience including:

  • At least 3 years relevant front line B2B sales, supply and/or pricing experience.
  • Track record of effectively leading a team preferred
  • Experience in Functional Relationship Management roles including dealing with senior management in customer organizations and a proven ability to influence external parties or governing bodies to win business or resolve conflict at a senior level.
  • Exposure to Marketing or Analytical roles – Knowledge of key business drivers, oil industry pricing structure and vulnerabilities and ability to analyze competition, customer profitability and forecasting to drive business results and develop long-term plans for the team and business.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically.
  • Strong advocacy and interpersonal skills (internal and with 3rd parties).
  • Strong team leadership and coaching abilities.
  • Ability to identify and develop new and non-traditional business opportunities, as well as new customers.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop market and network plans for a territory.
  • Knowledge of discretionary (spot) and term sales and B2B relationship management.
  • Strategic use of MS Office Suite.

Considering Joining bp?

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment! We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. bp is committed to encouraging an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, excellent retirement benefits, and more!