BP Americas, Inc. Know Your Counterparty (KYC) Team Lead, North America in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Know Your Counterparty (KYC) Team Lead, North America


Integrated Supply & Trading

Role synopsis:

Assist with the management and leadership of the Counterparty Due Diligence (CDD) team across two fast moving and dynamic energy commodity business units in Integrated Supply & Trading (IST). The role is responsible for supporting performance delivery of effective and efficient Know Your Customer (KYC)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) procedures including completion of quality due diligence reviews for new counterparties, advising the business on CDD related issues, and driving timely monitoring of existing counterparties for the Global Oil America (GOA) & North America Gas & Power (NAGP) businesses. In addition, successful candidate will be required to provide on the job assistance, guidance, and coaching to a team of KYC Analysts, supporting the business units in meeting their KYC/AML due diligence obligations and taking appropriate steps to ensure general compliance and timely escalation of issues to the KYC Manager, North America and/or Global Head of CDD as appropriate.

The CDD team is responsible for ensuring accurate, timely, and effective due diligence processes, covering KYC/AML, Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC), and Sanctions monitoring activities of new trading counterparties and regional facilitation of KYC record maintenance for existing trading counterparties. The North America CDD team is a key part of the Global CDD function within BP’s IST strategic business unit, responsible for the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of Terrorist Financing compliance program.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Negligible travel

Key accountabilities:

  • Accountable for conducting thorough KYC/AML due diligence on prospective counterparties across both the Oil and Gas businesses

  • Maintain effective interaction and communication within team and with key front office and business stakeholders across the two business units and locations

  • Assist with management of the day to day activities and resources to ensure that CDD team objectives are met

  • Act as a senior KYC/AML technical advisor and provide effective support and guidance to both KYC Analysts and front office staff

  • Provide senior leadership to the KYC Analysts and take responsibility for raising standards and driving good practice

  • Help develop, lead, and motivate a well-trained and qualified CDD team, providing high quality standard work, customer oriented service and ensuring compliance with internal and external KYC/AML rules and regulations

  • Influence and initiate improvements to CDD processes ensuring continual consistent provision of effective and efficient CDD procedures

  • Take responsibility for special projects within the Global CDD function as may be required

  • Provide regular and ad hoc management reports and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within set standards

Essential Education:

Bachelor's Degree or educated to degree level

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Excellent KYC/AML knowledge, experience and functional expertise.

  • Good analytical, process and project management skills with an eye for detail.

  • Ability to manage, design and implement effective KYC processes, systems and policies.

  • Superb people management and leadership skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to influence through effective communications and collaboration with colleagues and internal and external customers

  • Fluent Spanish is a plus

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.

Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) is BP's face to the traded markets for BP in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance. IST's role is to enhance Group value through distinctive supply, commodity trading, risk management and information technology skills underpinned by a world class finance, control and compliance infrastructure. IST has a dynamic and highly skilled workforce, which creates value by combining analysis and commercial innovation with the material asset base of BP.

IST Finance operates in support of IST's strategic objectives, helping it to achieve its aim of being the world's pre-eminent energy trader, in a controlled and compliant way. IST Finance is an integral function within BP's global oil and gas trading and supply activities. It is accountable for short term planning and for all financial and middle office control and reporting activities. It also ensures consistency and monitors compliance in processes and Operating Standards. IST Finance operates around 3 Global processes: Accounting & Reporting, Trade Completion and Product Control and operates seamlessly with the Risk function to support the business.

IST fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. We are proud of our stance on fairness, equal opportunity and meritocracy, which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential.

Application close date:



Financial & Process Control

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest).

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Excellent technical understanding of the KYC/AML rules and regulations and the practical applications in a dynamic and commercial environment

  • Membership of a technical or professional KYC/AML body will be an added advantage

  • Significant experience of working in a senior position within a service oriented business environment across multiple locations with strong KYC/AML emphasis and focus.

  • This should ideally be within a financial services or commodities trading business including derivative products. Exceptional people management and motivation skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build partnership with the business, compliance, legal and other control functions.

  • Diverse and strong experience in dealing with complex issues/problems and providing guidance to a team.

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.