Principal Human Resources Brazil, Ecuador and Peru

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South America


Chile - Santiago

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Human Resources

Date published

26 June 2020

Date closing

12 July 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


Key Human Resources Advisor to ensure Non-Major Locations (NML) countries receive the right Business Partner, HR Consulting and Labor Relation support aligned with business strategy/growth portfolio and legal country requirements.

Core Accountabilities:
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, Standards/Procedures, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
  • Advise senior leaders in non-major locations on HR topics including culture (I&D), talent pipeline, performance, reward, organisational design, capability (coaching and leadership effectiveness) and Employee Relations (ER) strategy to support high performance and resolve issues.
  • Advise senior leaders in non-major locations on strategic people decisions facing their business or function. 
  • Assist leaders to identify strategic priorities requiring HR support and support HR Operations to plan and prioritize HR resources to support the delivery of strategic priorities, helping to connect the business with the HR function to drive alignment of strategy and execution plans. 
  • Liaise as single point of accountability for non-major locations with the HR Operations team to raise Business Partnering, Consulting and Labor Relations concerns to develop local labor frameworks aligned with our BHP culture and ways of working.
  • Lead and support the identification, development and delivery of improvement initiatives around HR processes to leverage as much as we can the current services provided by our HR Operating Model and advocating for the emerging HR needs in each of the non-major locations.
  • Coach and influence stakeholders through change and engage with key senior business stakeholders and authorities/government entities to proactively inform & understand local context for strategy alignment and compliance requirements.
  • Provide end-to-end Employee Relation support through legal vendors in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru to ensure understanding of legal HR context, workforce requirements and legal commitments with governments/authorities. 
  • Advise Employee Relations negotiations or complex disciplinary cases to support line managers on performance improvement and disputes in these locations.
  • Provide customers with a seamless 'One HR BHP' experience and enabling better measurement of work (e.g. outsourced payroll) as well as an improved workforce culture in our non-major locations. 
  • Work closely with Organisation Sustainability to understand and support BHP strategy, framework and approach to culture, capability, organisational design and workforce transition. 

About You

  • Tertiary qualification in a business management or related discipline.
  • Please attached your CV to be considered in the process.

Experience and Technical Skills:
  • 7+ years of experience in similar positions.
  • Manages multiple tasks simultaneously, maintaining a balance between current and future priorities.
  • Communicates effectively with key stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Influences and negotiates positive project outcomes with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong execution capability to develop and conduct HR initiatives.
  • Wide range of HR topics and country specific knowledge is desirable (Ecuador, Peru and Brazil).
  • Business acumen around industry and HR service delivery.
  • English, Spanish and Portuguese (native ideally).
  • Senior stakeholder engagement, relationship building, and executive coaching skills.
  • Managing service partners, vendors and contractors to achieve business priorities.
  • Strategic problem-solving skills (detailed analysis, well-reasoned judgement, and  decision making skills with attention to detail) including the ability to identify and recommend improvements.
  • Project management experience.
  • Working as part of a geographically dispersed team and working experience in South America – Brazil, Ecuador and Peru desirable.

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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