Principal - Category Manager

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

20 March 2020

Date closing

27 March 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

  • Work as part of an extended leadership unit across Category Management and assist Heads of and Category Leads to prioritize work and resources, in line with the business plan
  • Support Category Lead with “landlord” mentoring, coaching and guidance to support team members to successfully deliver the plan, working as one team to improve overall performance
  • Contribute to achieving Supply performance targets
  • Lead project teams of specialists on specific programs of work, projects or other contract portfolio accountabilities e.g. Hygiene of the portfolio
  • Lead team members to develop category strategies that optimize sustainable commercial outcomes for spend categories
  • Work collaboratively across Supply (Region, Global and across sub-functions) and operational stakeholders across Australia to deliver the business plan
  • Accountable for the performance of allocated teams and deliverable outcomes
  • Demonstrate ability for complex problem solving and support team members to problem resolve for self and team
  • Build trusted relationships and effectively influences key asset and functional stakeholders to deliver required work outcomes
  • Work with Heads of and Category Leads to build team culture across Category Management
  • Assist Category Leads to manage portfolio risks and governance requirements

About You

  • Ability to manage complex, regional and / or global categories
  • Ability to manage stakeholders across multiple geographical regions
  • Role models an ability to thrive in ambiguous environments
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Advanced entrepreneurial mindset & ability to lead change
  • Skilled in conflict management & facilitation
  • Skilled in coaching & mentoring of team members and stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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.  #LI
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