Lead Supply Purchasing (Spanish Speaker)*

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Asia Pacific


Philippines - Manila

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

28 November 2019

Date closing

30 June 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 a well-rounded and dynamic individual to join our GAS Supply team as a Lead Purchasing. Reporting to the Manager Supply Purchasing, you will be responsible to coordinate the activities of a team and provide leadership in performing GAS Supply mandated activities, ensuring effective resource utilization and operational needs are met in a timely and effective manner, in accordance with defined policies and procedures. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership qualities to lead the team in achieving performance targets, as well as champion ongoing process improvement initiatives.
Key remit:
  • Demonstrates and overriding commitment to Health, Safety, Environment and Community
  • Ensure alignment with and compliance to internal controls including Group Level Documents, BHP  Charter and Code of Business, agreements, systems, standards and procedures
  • Leads, coaches and mentors team members to ensure delivery against performance targets and developing technical competencies of team members.
  • Leads the implementation and monitors effectiveness of Continuous Improvement initiatives with support from Supply Analysis & Improvement (A&I)
  • Monitors expectations, understanding and applications of Global Asset Services Supply processes within the team to support compliance with local, internal and external audit requirements
  • Monitors and manages the reporting of mandated activities delivering a consistent service level, achieving set performance targets and KPI's per the Operating Model
  • Validate mandated GAS Supply processes are understood, valued and adhered.
  • Supports the Manager Processing Supply with performance and insights on the management of Global Asset Services Supply risk, service delivery, issues and the relevant mitigating actions
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal functions to ensure operational requirements are met in line with schedules
  • Provide a point of escalation and support on request from Business Partner (s) /Principal Purchasing Partner (s)
  • Supports the Manager Supply Purchasing in business engagement activities
  • Identifies, builds and develops Global Asset Services Supply function talent and capability, including a pipeline of talent for key positions
  • Participate in various projects, in various capacities, as required

About You

The successful candidate should possess:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Commercial, Engineering or related discipline.
  • Fluent in Both English and Spanish, verbal and written
  • 4 – 5 years of working experience in a Regional or International Supply service provision position
  • At least 3 years of managerial experience, leading sub teams and/or projects
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage confidently with stakeholders and explain complex issues, able to collaborate with multiple small groups of internal stakeholders or middle management level
  • Experience in the delivery of Purchasing in a large MNC to a variety of regional customers.
  • Thorough understanding of Purchasing functional process
  • Working knowledge of process improvement processes and methodology highly desirable.
  • Understanding of internal audit controls and SOX controls.
  • Process orientation – shows attention to detail and is action oriented to follow and improve on processes and procedures
  • Business acumen – understands organisational products and services, and applies     basic business terminology.
  •  Planning and organising – prioritises own work and completes tasks to assigned deadline.
  • Strong analytical skills and decision making skills;
  • Strong skills in SAP (MM module) and e-business such as Ariba is essential.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite application such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word and have data analytical skills and reporting capability

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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