Analyst Supply Category Management*

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Asia Pacific


Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

01 July 2020

Date closing

12 July 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

We seek highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team as Analyst Supply Category Management in the Category Management team to provide support activities to the team and execute GAS processes meeting operational needs in a timely and effective manner adhering to defined policies and procedures.
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Work collaboratively with Supply and other colleagues to optimise and deliver sustainable sourcing outcomes.
  • Supporting the development of Category Strategies, ensuring local context is met and providing input on current contract performance. A core focus of this role will be driving world class contract management performance through:
  1. Executing Supply’s accountability for contract performance. This includes ensuring suppliers are performing to the contract requirements and rectifying non-conformances to contract terms
  2. Proactive administration and management of contracts (including strategically critical) within the relevant category, including KPI reporting, spend analytics, identification of scope creep, and off-contract spend.
  3. Ensuring consistency & high performance against operational and commercial supply KPIs
  4. Supporting the Regional Category Manager in the Supplier Relationship Management process as it applies to the relevant category, while working collaboratively with operational and/or technical stakeholders
  5. Support Category Managers and Contract Owners to optimise supplier performance within the contract framework
  6. Pursuing operational and commercial excellence through continuous improvement
  7. Applying sound commercial judgement around application of contractual terms
  8. Maintaining contract data in BHP systems
  9. Support Category Manager in the management of the commercial terms of the contract e.g. providing data and information for price reviews and periodic review meetings
  • Varying contracts as required including updating or expanding scopes of services and schedules of materials.
  • Lead or support direct tendering, negotiation& implementation of local sourcing requirements
  • As required, support direct tendering, negotiation & implementation of a range of contracts across BHP to reduce total cost to the business
  • Proactively share replicable current state opportunities across categories and assets to drive enterprise level opportunity Support Strategic Sourcing or Supply Process improvement projects within Category Management.
  • Participate and support activities such that Supply meets the Business Plan and meets Department and Global KPIs.
  • Develop and implement commercial techniques (such as e-Sourcing and low cost country sourcing) to leverage value creation opportunities.
  • Assist Lead Category Management in resolving complex issues, review of work allocation and associated regular and ad-hoc reporting activities to manage team’s performance.
  • Assist the Lead Category Management to continuously update and improve procedures and Quick Reference Guides (QRG) documentation for the Team.

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree and / or similar qualification in a commercial, business and/or technical discipline
  • Experience in procurement within ERP system, with SAP preferred
Experience & Technical Competencies
  • Pragmatic commercial outlook and exemplary judgement (balances business value vs. risk) to deliver best outcome for BHP 
  • Demonstrated experience with commercial contract and contract management. 
  • Collaborative mindset and advanced interpersonal skills. 
  • Highly capable in building constructive long term relationships. 
  • Proven ability to operate effectively in complex and ambiguous environments
  • Ability to think laterally to independently resolve issues and influence change. 
  • Autonomous, detail oriented, organised, and objective. 
  • Communication skills enabling the influencing of a diverse stakeholder group
  • Ability to work individually and in a team as required.
  • Ability to support Supply Leaders to deliver upon department KPIs.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  ImportantThe safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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