Principal Solution Design (Commercial Applications)

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Asia Pacific



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Full Time

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Date published

28 July 2020

Date closing

11 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 DevOps team that partners with our Operations, Functions to drive improvement and innovation in safety, culture, productivity and social value through the application of world class technology.

As part of the Global Applications and ERP (Commercial) team, you will report directly into the Lead Solution Design (Commercial), and be accountable for defining strategy, roadmap, solution design and architecture of the In-bound Supply Chain (ERP and non-ERP) applications and platforms. This role is based in Brisbane, Perth or Singapore.

In this role, your key accountabilities will include:
  • Develop and maintain technology strategy and functional roadmaps for In-bound Supply Chain applications, ensuring alignment with global technology strategy and business needs.
  • Manage application lifecycle to keep the applications current and relevant for the business.
  • Accountable for solution design and architecture governance for In-bound Supply Chain applications, identifying new solutions and optimization opportunities that will improve the relevance and performance of the global applications and ERP systems landscape for the Commercial Function.
  • Perform high level solution design for enhancements or changes, incorporating the new design into the existing In-bound Supply Chain application architecture 
  • Support the execution of Opportunity Assessment and Identification & Selection process for projects under the In-bound Supply Chain & Technology portfolio. 
  • Single point accountability for the ownership and ongoing maintenance of all Blueprints within the assigned In-bound Supply Chain application area. 
  • Provide subject matter expertise to technology projects and DevOps teams to drive collaboration within the team to ensure effective execution of solution design on projects and other activities.
  • Engage with stakeholders in technology and business for technology trend analysis, problem management, business impact scoping and other testing / training requirements. 
  • Commit to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development, as well as BHP’s Charter and Code of Conduct.

About You

  • 10-15 years of experience specializing in the design and architecture of In-bound Supply Chain applications.
  • Deep understanding of various aspects of indirect supply chain including but not limited to Demand Planning, Supplier Management, Contract Management, Procurement, External Service Management, Warehousing, Inventory and Logistics areas.
  • Design, configuration and implementation experience in ERP applications covering Request to Pay processes including Inventory Planning, Warehouse, Transportation and Logistics.
  • Experience in B2B process and integration to Supplier Networks like Ariba.
  • Experience in integration between cloud products like Ariba and backend ERP systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with industry best practices and implementing these to solve business problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills 
  • Team working skills, capable of engagement and influence different stakeholders and ability to manage conflicts/issues with the business/end users.
To be successful in this role, you will have the following desirable skills:
  • Relevant SAP application Certification is desirable.
  • Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related (STEM) discipline is desirable.
  • Verbal and written Spanish communication skills would be beneficial
  • Knowledge & practical experience in the area of Agile, DevOps methodologies and practices is an advantage

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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