Karina Harris – Regional Head of Indirect Procurement, Asia Pacific, BP

Karina Harris’s current role BP Regional Head – Asia Pacific Indirect Procurement.

Core Competencies:

Procurement Strategy, Category Management, Risk Management and Compliance, Negotiation, Team Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Process Automation, Project Management, Employee Engagement, Talent and Skills Development, Working Capital Improvements, Develop strategic relationships across borders with internal stakeholders and external suppliers, Deliver procurement in region that meet all the legal and regulatory requirements across all 12 markets, Data Analytics

Key Focus

  •  Develop a winning team
  •  Integrate complex, multifunctional requirements with many of BP Businesses
  •  Ensure consistency with partner companies
  •  Deliver Financial Value both, cost reduction and cost avoidance
  •  Consolidate Vendor base
  •  Maximise leverage and growth with partner companies
  •  Global procurement opportunities end to end
  •  Managing Diversity of business needs
  •  Project Managing and Resource management
  •  External Supplier Facilitation and negotiation
  •  Keeping abreast of technology changes in the market place
  •  Procurement change programs in region focus on SAP’s Salesforce, Ariba
  •  Strategic analysis of data to measure and assess opportunities in the market.

Category Experience

Information and Technology

Human Resources –including strategic solutions for Temp and Permanent Recruitment

Travel and Entertainment ( Asia Pacific and Middle East )

Professional Services – including Finance, ZBB, Audit, Legal, Strategy, Fleet

Property – including Capital works, Office modernization, Design & Construction and Integrated Facilities Management

Education and experience includes

MBA in Business administration, MCIPS, Six Sigma Black Belt, completed  a Tertiary Qualification in Business Management, Project Management, Procurement and Negotiating Strategy , Problem solving and analytical studies in areas requiring a high level of experience focused businesses in Oil and Gas, Retail and Hospitality Industries.