Manager Production

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North America


Canada - SK - Saskatoon

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Major Projects, Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

14 August 2020

Date closing

07 September 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

Our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world. This is why we exist as a company and at the heart of this is our people. At BHP, our people work together to learn and embrace new ways to discover their potential. 
People sit at the heart of our values and we put their safety first, always. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  We celebrate the unique contributions our people make to our Company and to the world. 
We work together with communities through partnerships that create investments, provide jobs and generate opportunities for families, towns, regions, and nations. 
We produce the resources essential for global progress and we share the benefits fairly for generations to come. We contribute to a resilient environment. 
Potash is a potassium-rich salt mainly used in fertiliser to improve the quality and yield of agricultural production. As an essential nutrient for plant growth, potash is a vital link in the global food supply chain. BHP holds exploration permits and mining leases covering approximately 9,600 square kilometres in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. 
The Jansen Potash Project, located approximately 140 km east of Saskatoon, is BHP’s first potash project. Jansen will add diversity and a Canadian presence to our global portfolio. Jansen’s large resource endowment provides the opportunity to develop it in stages, with anticipated initial capacity of 4 Mtpa.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team, based in Saskatoon, SK. This role is accountable for providing leadership, vision, and direction to the Production team. The team is accountable for the development of production knowledge within the operations team to deliver optimal outcomes in safety, productivity, and cost for the Jansen Mine Site operations.  This role will report to the Head of Production for Potash and provide day-to-day leadership and support to the production team to deliver on priorities.

As the Manager Production, you will be responsible for: 
  • Optimizing and implementing the Production Readiness Plan for inclusion in the Project schedule and cost estimates. Including managing planned 3rd party support contracts through the project development phase of the Jansen project.
  • Providing operational leadership into the identification of the most critical elements of production at a broad system level in order to prioritize the effort in project development and operations phases.
  • Managing the development and deployment of the production standards and procedures and systems across the business
  • Recruiting the future production team to align with BHP Charter of Values,  and Potash vision for diversity
  • Leading the team to develop the production program for the Jansen Operation including fostering team culture and setting clear routines to maximize time in field
  • Owning risks by managing, developing, and implementing all controls. 

About You

The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline or the equivalent experience/education combination. You will need experience managing and leading a team within a heavy industrial environment (underground mining preferred, soft rock or Potash mining experience an asset). Experience with developing procedures using technology is also an asset. The successful candidate will have past experience in contract management and budgeting. 

Your communication and influencing skills will be key strengths and you will be experienced in dealing with an array of stakeholders at various levels within the business.  You are experienced at prioritizing different projects or resources, and adapting to changing priorities and emerging issues. You will demonstrate strong decision-making skills and proven experience in building a diverse team and developing capability within an existing team.  
This role will be based in Saskatoon initially and within a period of 2-3 years is expected to transition to being based at the Jansen site. 

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.  
The 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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