Principal ERP Architect

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Queensland, Western Australia

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Full Time

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Date published

27 July 2020

Date closing

09 August 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

Our Global BHP Technology function is undergoing an exciting transformation journey and moving towards more modern ways of working.  Be part of a newly formed global team that partners with our Operations, Functions and Centres of Excellence to drive improvement and innovation in safety, culture, productivity and social value through the application of world class technology.

Reporting to the Manager Architecture, Quality and Compliance, your key accountabilities will include: 
  • Develop overarching strategy and direction for BHPs ERP Solutions as we migrate from R/3 to S/4HANA as part of our NextGen ERP program of work
  • Oversight of Solution Architecture services to Global Applications and ERP projects
  • Provide technical expertise to projects on solution design activities as required
  • Participates as required in the global architecture chapter representing Global Applications and ERP as the lead global ERP Architect
  • Engage with key senior business and technology stakeholders to ensure the adequacy and the sustainability of the ERP landscape
  • Manage matrix relationships when working cross functionally and reporting into other parts of the business 
  • Guide and coaches wider team members on architectural matters and mentors junior members of the team

About You

To be successful in this role, you are likely to be degree qualified, preferably in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) subject or possess the equivalent IT functional experience in a similar role. You will have 10+ years’ post-qualification experience and a TOGAF (or equivalent) certification will be well regarded. Demonstrable experience in Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid Waterfall project methodologies, as well as the ability to lead large matrixed teams and support staff will see you thrive in this role. Proven expertise in developing strategy and roadmaps for complex ERP environments and SAP technology, preferably S/4HANA would be expected. Cross-functional experience (Infrastructure, Applications, Cloud, etc.) and experience of mining, oil and gas, manufacturing or similar environments will also be looked on favourably. 

 As the preferred candidate, you have superior interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to develop meaningful relationships and influence stakeholders across all organisational levels, including senior management. Your analytical and systems thinking approach will be well refined, and you can understand and communicate highly technical information to non-technical audiences. You will be highly organised with the ability to prioritise effectively and manage multiple tasks and demands simultaneously. Experience managing diverse cross-functional global teams and programs will be advantageous in this role. 

Visa and Relocation support is not available for this role.

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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