Supply Chain Specialist (Japanese speakers)

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Region

Asia Pacific

Location

Philippines - Manila

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Marketing

Date published

20 July 2019

Date closing

30 August 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

Are you fluent in Japanese?  We are looking for bi-lingual Supply Chain Specialists to join our Manila team to help support our Tokyo team. This exciting opportunity gives candidates the chance to shine on an international stage while working in a diversified environment across multiple commodities.  You will be a dynamic and customer-oriented individual with a strong commercial sense, team working skills, as well as experience in an international commodity trading and/or shipping environment is required.  You main accountability will be to manage and execute our sales contracts. Reporting to the Lead of Operations, you will be responsible for performing the following key activities within internal and external rules, regulations, procedures and guidelines.
Core Accountabilities
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC). Take personal accountability for your own health, safety and wellbeing, as well as the people around you.
  • Liaises with customers, team members, service providers and commercial staff as necessary regarding contract execution, loading, coordinates Accounts Receivables/Payables and transportation of materials.
  • Cultivates positive relationships through effective communication and provides constructive feedback to peers on a regular basis.
  • Planning and prioritizing your own work, identifying priorities and timeframes focusing effort on the things that matter most and create value.
  • Consistently look for opportunities for improvement and streamline the contracting process. Engages in cross commodity / cross functional working groups to support functional excellence, governance, general improvement initiatives. Contributes and/or leads productivity improvement projects.
  • Have a clear understanding of governance controls (including external regulations) applicable to the contracting process and executes the controls diligently.  Proposes alternative controls and/or simplification opportunities when governance/compliance frameworks seems ineffective. Identify and confidently escalate risk control deficiencies which factor in applicable regulations, laws and policies.
  • Understand the value of key commercial terms and provide advice to as required. Understand the commercial strategy and can connect elements of the strategy with clauses in the standard contract, identify and proposes opportunities to improve tactical delivery of the strategy in contracts and contribute feedback to the Sales Operations/Planning teams.
  • Construct and deliver clear messages by adapting the level of detail and style for different audiences and situations.  You're approachable, tactful, genuinely caring and considerate of others, building and maintaining relationships.
  • Accurate and timely processing of Marketing requests for all commodities. Core Marketing process including, Billing document creation and cancellation, Laytime creation, Material movement ticketing and analysis updates, Shipping document creation and maintenance, SAP updates to nomination, sales orders, contracts and delivery legs, Interpretation, conversion and capture of sales contracts


About You

Experience& Technical Competencies
  • At least 2 to 3 years relevant working experience in either supply chain management, sales distribution, order fulfilment or letter of credit presentation
  • Have a basic understanding of international trade, freight, distribution, contract law, incoterms and trade financial instruments like letters of credit
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain stakeholder relationships, work with and influence a range of cross functional stakeholders
  • Possess good communication and negotiation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP or similar ERP supply chain systems
  • Possess good working knowledge of process improvement methodology
Languages:
  • Fluent in English & Japanese, both verbal and written

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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