Lead Principal Portfolio Strategy and Development

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South America


Chile - Santiago

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Finance/Accounting, Major Projects, Strategy & Development

Date published

20 January 2020

Date closing

21 January 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

About the culture and the opportunity
Do you want to influence key business decisions?  Is being challenged by new ideas and perspectives in an environment where you are valued and respected important to you?  Do you thrive on learning and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders?  Are you interested in joining a world leader in the resource sector?

Then this is an excellent opportunity for you to join BHP’s Portfolio Strategy & Development (PS&D) team. PS&D brings together Decision Evaluation, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategy & Market Intelligence work into one team. Team members work in a global ‘pool’ and move between areas, balancing individual career aspirations and business priorities. 

This role will focus on Decision Evaluation activities (previously known as Investment Evaluation), whose purpose is lead evaluation activities for decisions related to capital investments, planning, transactions and commercial opportunities across the Company so that the value of every business decision is clear and well informed.  We achieve this by providing independent, robust and high quality economic evaluations of proposed investment opportunities taking in to account risks and uncertainties. To maximize our influence we operate in a collaborative and commercially astute way.

We are seeking a Lead Principal to join us in our Santiago office.

About the role 
This Lead Principal will come from a diverse range of backgrounds including consulting, investment banking, corporate finance, law or engineering.  Irrespective of background, and leveraging strong financial modelling capabilities, they will be able to offer commercial insight, analytical expertise and strategic thinking and have strong communication and leadership skills. 

Their primary accountabilities will be to create shareholder value by framing, modelling, evaluating and clearly communicating proposed investments to senior decision-makers. The resource pool structure enables work and development opportunities across our global PS&D network.

Working either independently or in cross-functional project, planning, commercial or transaction teams, they will be required to influence and challenge thinking, prepare concisely written reports and clearly articulate outputs and insights to senior management and other key stakeholders.

About You

Qualifications, Experience and Technical Competencies
The Lead Principal will be based in Santiago, Chile You will have successfully completed a relevant undergraduate degree and a broadening post graduate finance qualification will be viewed favorably.  You will have demonstrated experience with financial evaluations to support investment decisions. Experience within the resources, manufacturing or other process-driven industry would be an advantage but not essential. Must be willing to relocate to Santiago, Chile.

We value diversity in thinking and your career to date will testify to your ability to demonstrate strong critical reasoning skills, quickly grasp technical concepts and apply theories. You will be able to demonstrate strong business acumen, have an understanding of the key drivers of shareholder value and deploy strong financial modelling skills. 

Energetic and driven, you work well under pressure bringing attention to detail and an ability to meet multiple and competing deadlines.You are able to establish credibility through your strong technical ability, leadership and excellent communication skills.  You relate well with people with an engaging style allowing you to communicate confidently and build strong working relationships.
In order to support the engagement of the best candidates, flexible work arrangements are available.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply online and attached your CV in English version.

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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