Principal Risk and Structured Solutions

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Asia Pacific



Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

01 September 2019

Date closing

16 September 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

We seek highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team as a Principal, Risk and Structuring Solutions.  Reporting to the Manager Risk and Structuring Solutions, you will be part of a small, dynamic team that works with our Commercial functions to deliver innovative financial structures and financial counterparty relationships through:
  • identification and leveraging of risk and value drivers present in BHP’s commodity portfolio and relevant commodity markets;
  • analysis of complex commercial challenges and design impactful, integrated solutions that enhance the value of the underlying portfolio;
  • collaboration with regional and global teams on the formulation of both procurement and sales strategies and relevant strategic initiatives; and
  • building of relationship with external financial institutions, exchanges, brokers and internal commercial teams to enable business growth.
Core Accountabilities
  • Develop new structured financing and risk management solutions that enable commercial strategies through value creation, risk mitigation, and optimization of working capital and supply chain constraints.
  • Provide expert advice on working capital, trade and commodity financing and other solutions to Commercial teams, working closely with key stakeholders and support functions.
  • Contribute to the development of sales and procurement strategies across BHP’s portfolio through advice on optimal structures to leverage BHP’s commercial risk appetite.
  • SME and single-point-of-contact (SPOC), leading and representing Treasury on commercial funding matters across Asia, particularly in relation to China.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant panel banks, brokers and exchanges to facilitate delivery of required solutions.

About You

  • Strategic thinker with balanced analytical and creative approach, with high learning agility and capacity to operate at both strategic and tactical levels.
  • Financial valuation and risk management expertise spanning working capital, credit risk, product risk and other risks relating to commodities trading.
  • Demonstrated track record of value delivery in financial structuring or risk management disciplines, with a good conceptual grasp of risk-adjusted value.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory and legal frameworks applicable to BHP’s commodity portfolio and marketing entities.
  • Collaborative with superior ability to bring people from different disciplines, internal and external, together to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience in corporate treasury, commodities or banking is preferred, with specific experience in structuring solutions to be  an advantage.
  • Ability to speak in Mandarin and experience working in China will also be an advantage.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognize 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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