Head of Corporate Affairs-North America

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Region

North America

Location

US - Texas - Houston

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Corporate Affairs

Date published

28 October 2019

Date closing

18 November 2019 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

BHP is a leading global resources company. Our purpose is “to bring people and resources together to build a better world”. We create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. Across our global operations, we are committed to working in ways that are true to Our BHP Charter values of Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability.An outstanding opportunity exists for an enthusiastic professional to become part of our team based in Houston. Reporting to the VP Corporate Affairs-Americas, this role is responsible for providing leadership on the execution of corporate affairs requirements for the Petroleum and North America assets and drive functional performance in alignment with the assets and the functional strategic objectives.

Key Relationships

Internal
  • CA team in North America
  • VP CA Americas, Social Value Manager, Houston EA LT
  • Government Relations & Public Policy team members in Australia
  • Global Sustainability and Public Policy team members in Australia
  • Relevant Group Functions, including HR, HSEC, Tax, Finance, Legal, Company Secretariat, Investor Relations, Marketing, Technology and Supply
  • PLT members and other key managers in the Houston office


Key Relationships 

External 
  • Federal, State and Local Government officials in the U.S., Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Canada
  • Local community representatives and Indigenous People community leaders in North America
  • Key Industry Associations
  • Direct Reports (Positions)
  • Manager Government Relations (US), Principal Government Relations-Exploration, Principal Community, Principal Corporate Affairs-Trinidad & Tobago, Specialist Community-Trinidad & Tobago, Manager CA Potash

Core Accountabilities
  • Provide guidance to Petroleum President and Leadership Team on Corporate Affairs risks and relevant mitigating actions
  • Provide Corporate Affairs input into the Petroleum business and Corporate Affairs Business plans
  • Develop and manage the Stakeholder Engagement Plans for all North America assets
  • Provide advice and input to Business on issues management and co-ordinate input to the Company-wide issues management process
  • Drive alignment of the North America Corporate Affairs function with the overall reputational objectives of the Business and BHP
  • Coordinate appropriate strategic engagement with trade associations
  • Assist Petroleum business with implementation of Social Value in planning process
  • Lead the Social Value implementation process within the Petroleum and Potash business teams.
  • Government Relations and Public Policy Accountabilities
  • Within the jurisdiction for which the office has primary and designated accountability, provide leadership and direction on engagement with government and input to the development of public policy positions related to the Petroleum business
  • Engage with key government stakeholders and provide advice to Petroleum executives in relation to their engagement requirements in line with the Global Government Relations Principles
  • Provide input to the development and execution of a government relations plan to deliver on the Petroleum Business 5 Year Plan and specific asset plans
  • Endorse policy submissions on issues of local and regional significance

Community Accountabilities
  • Lead the Petroleum and Potash assets’ community engagement and development processes so as to minimize adverse social and human rights impacts arising from company activities, develop mutually beneficial relationships with host communities and contribute to the economic and social development of the communities where we operate or have an interest
  • Manage the development and implementation of the community development plan for the respective assets
  • Ensure compliance with Our Requirements for Community Engagement

About You

Behavioral & Leadership Competencies
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Master’s, MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • 15 +  years experience in communications, community and/or government relations, ideally in roles that required a broad global or cross-cultural focus
  • Deep interest and experience in new and emerging technologies – adept at government engagement strategy and implementation
  • Experience in stakeholder management and planning and ability to collaborate with senior stakeholders across multiple sites / global locations
  • Strong project management skills to meet deadlines, establish clear priorities quickly and bring projects to completion on time and within budget
  • Understanding of Corporate Affairs and its role in the management of the Company’s strategy
  • Ability to understand broader Corporate Affairs strategy and ensure deliverables are aligned to this strategy
  • Knowledge of BHP’s operations and structure and understanding of the petroleum industry is desired
  • A willingness to travel domestically and internationally


Experience & Technical Competencies 
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Master’s, MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • 15 +  years experience in communications, community and/or government relations, ideally in roles that required a broad global or cross-cultural focus
  • Deep interest and experience in new and emerging technologies – adept at government engagement strategy and implementation
  • Experience in stakeholder management and planning and ability to collaborate with senior stakeholders across multiple sites / global locations
  • Strong project management skills to meet deadlines, establish clear priorities quickly and bring projects to completion on time and within budget
  • Understanding of Corporate Affairs and its role in the management of the Company’s strategy
  • Ability to understand broader Corporate Affairs strategy and ensure deliverables are aligned to this strategy
  • Knowledge of BHP’s operations and structure and understanding of the petroleum industry is desired
  • A willingness to travel domestically and internationally

Languages
  • English required, Spanish preferred

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.  
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