Lead, Financial Planning

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Asia Pacific


Philippines - Manila

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

01 October 2019

Date closing

17 October 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

We seek highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team as a Lead Planning This role manages the day-to-day activities of the GAS Planning team, is responsible for ensuring the quality and timeliness of the team’s deliverables and driving continuous improvement. The role manages the end to end planning processes assigned to the GAS Planning team and ensures overall process governance. The role will work closely with the Planning & Analysis Council and Reporting Managers Forum to ensure enterprise standardization and adherence to the planning process.  

Key Relationships 

Internal Relationships:

  • Group Reporting
  • Finance Business Partners 
  • Planning & Analysis 
  • Accounting & Reporting 
  • Various teams from the business and assets (Operations, Planning, Maintenance, Projects)
  • Technology
Core Accountabilities
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the BHP Charter and Code of Business Conduct.
  • Lead, coach and mentor four direct reports to ensure delivery against performance targets.
  • Establish a value-driven and consistent culture across the GAS Planning team that is metrics driven, action-oriented and drives continuous improvement.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in governance routines to provide input on items such as process scope and service delivery and assist in resolving operational issues.
  • Coordinate Forecast, Budget and 5 Year Plan financial submissions including review of instructions, timetables and checklists. 
  • Oversee the maintenance of master data quality and ensure global planning assumptions are updated/maintained appropriately.
  • Oversee the governance and integrity (data accuracy/completeness) of the Prime financial planning system.
  • In collaboration with key internal stakeholders, manage and prioritize pipeline of Prime financial planning system improvement initiatives in order to deliver maximum productivity benefit for business users, including analysis of business processes to identify improvement and automation opportunities.
  • Drive the adoption of SAP Analytics Cloud through ensuring a robust training and engagement plan is executed and championing system usage.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest trends and best practices in planning and business intelligence.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and provide assistance with queries and request

Behavioural & Leadership Competencies 

  • Engage – effective communication (written and oral).
  • Learn and adapt – learning agility. 
  • Manage risk – data management (ensure data security and integrity).
  • Achieve results – ability to plan and execute work in a disciplined manner, be accountable, effective stakeholder management and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Problem solve – ability to problem solve and strong data analytics and diagnosis.
  • Lead change – ensure appropriate management of change

About You

  • Degree qualification in Commerce (Finance or Accounting)
  • Professional accounting designation
Experience & Technical Competencies
  • Minimum of 7+ years' experience working with a large corporate or professional environment in a business planning capacity.
  • Demonstrated financial planning process knowledge, data analytics and diagnosis with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, stakeholder engagement and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively and deliver as needed.
  • Strong understanding of technology infrastructure and master data management principles.
  • Experience working with Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 11.0 (embedded) and SAP Analytics Cloud planning highly advantageous.
Non-Technical Competencies:
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written.
  • Fluent Spanish, both verbal and written a benefit.

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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