Principal, Corporate Affairs

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North America


Canada - ON - Toronto, Canada - SK - Saskatoon

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Corporate Affairs

Date published

14 May 2020

Date closing

28 May 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

An outstanding opportunity exists for an enthusiastic professional to become part of our team based in Saskatoon as a Principal, Corporate Affairs. Reporting to the Manager or Corporate Affairs, Petroleum and Legacy Assets, this role is responsible for providing leadership on the execution of Corporate Affairs requirements for the Legacy Assets portfolio in the Canada and drives performance in alignment with the assets and the functional strategic objectives. The principal, Corporate Affairs is part of a dynamic team of Government, Community and Corporate Affairs professionals that achieve results on behalf of the business.The Principal, Corporate Affairs, will have responsibility for stakeholder relations, assist in policy development and lead strategic engagement to successfully execute BHP business objectives throughout the Legacy Assets portfolio of assets.
  • Provide guidance to Manager, Corporate Affairs and the Legacy Assets team on political and community risks, opportunities and relevant mitigating actions
  • Provide Corporate Affairs input into the Legacy Assets business plans
  • Develop the Stakeholder Engagement Plans for Canadian Legacy Assets
  • Assist Legacy Assets and Petroleum business with implementation of Social Value in planning process
  • Engages state and local officials, peers, and other key influencers to educate them about our business while developing strategic partnerships for our business
  • Partners with local government, trade, civic and business organizations to advance and sustain efforts in new communities to align the social value of the business
  • Manages multiple projects/assignments simultaneously
  • Provide input to the development and execution of a government relations plan to deliver on the Petroleum Business 5 Year Plan and specific asset plans
  • Develop and implement the community development plan for Legacy Assets and Petroleum in Canada
  • Ensure compliance with Our Requirements for Community Engagement

About You

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 7+  years’ experience in communications, community and/or government relations, ideally in roles that required a broad global or cross-cultural focus
  • Experience in stakeholder management and planning and ability to collaborate with stakeholders across multiple sites / global locations
  • Understanding of Corporate Affairs and its role in the management of the Company’s strategy
  • Can be located in Saskatoon or Toronto
  • Ability to work independently with direct line leader in a different geographical location
  • A willingness to travel 50%-70% domestically and internationally

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.  ImportantThe 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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