BP Downstream Vacancy for Retail Area Manager-Flexible Locations

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. 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.

The Downstream Segment is responsible for the supply and trading, refining, marketing and transportation of crude oil and petroleum products to wholesale and retail customers. We market our products in over 100 countries, operating primarily in Asia, Europe and North America but also in Australia, Africa and Central and South America.

Role synopsis

In the UK, BP is one of the only retail businesses currently experiencing significant growth, expansion and transformation. That’s because we provide essential, innovative products and service to our customers, while always keeping customer service our number-one priority, regardless of whether our team is selling clean and efficient fuels, market-leading lubricants or lunch from one of our M&S Simply Food stores.

BP is looking to expand its community in the external market place and develop meaningful relationships with prospective candidates before a vacancy becomes immediately available, ensuring that candidates receive information about BP and their area of interest whilst building up a relationship with a BP recruiter in order to maximise understanding of the business whilst the ideal BP job comes available.

Key accountabilities

As part of our BP retail team, you’ll be placed at the heart of our expanding retail network, playing an important role in helping us oversee the operations of retail stores in your personal area. It will be your responsibility for making sure each store is performing at the highest standard, is championing a safe and positive environment, and is delivering the exceptional level of customer service that distinguishes us in the retail arena. For the right candidate, this is a varied and exciting role, with plentiful opportunity for progression.

Essential Education

Degree or equivalent

Essential experience and job requirements

A passion for customer service, an ability to get the most out of people and the ability to forge excellent working relationships are all essential for this role. Alongside these qualities, you’ll have:

  • Proven experience leading, motivating and inspiring large teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to mentor store managers to drive sales and ensure best-in-class execution across your area
  • Sound financial awareness and ability to optimise business performance
  • Drive, determination and an ability to work well to targets
  • Sound leadership skills, and a strong personal sense of responsibility

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)


Desirable criteria & qualifications


Relocation available


Travel required

Yes – up to 75%

Is this a part time position?




Closing Date


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