Principal Strategy & Planning

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Work type

Full Time

Job category

Support Services

Date published

06 August 2019

Date closing

18 August 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

You will be part of a global team that has a unique remit of unparalleled diversity and breath, working across the seven sub-functions that comprise External Affairs. This includes Legal, Corporate Affairs, Risk, Ethics & Compliance, Internal Audit, Group HSE and Group Governance. 

In the role of Principal Strategy & Planning, you will report to the Head of Strategy & Planning for External Affairs and provide superior analytical, process and systems capability to design and embed a function-wide strategy and support programs of work for External Affairs.   
Your responsibilities will include:   
  • Managing the integrated planning process for External Affairs, including delivery of the External Affairs Appraisal, 5 year plan and 2 year budget;
  • Leading function-wide performance reporting to articulate and quantify External Affairs’ value proposition, including progress against plan;
  • Supporting the design and embedment of an integrated External Affairs strategy;
  • Undertaking research to identify best practice and innovation trends globally;
  • Identifying, evaluating and prioritising best practice and innovation opportunities ensuring alignment with the integrated External Affairs strategy;
  • Identifying functional and cross-functional business problems and capability gaps;
  • Undertaking end-to-end performance analysis to identify opportunities to improve the culture, effectiveness and efficiency of External Affairs;
  • Supporting benchmarking activities, including the baselining of current metrics, data sources and reporting processes;
  • Assisting the design and delivery of function-wide programs and initiatives that improve the culture, effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Monitoring the effectiveness and value realisation of continuous improvements post deployment;
  • Building relationships with internal stakeholders to better understand functional performance requirements and strategic objectives ;  
  • Engaging key stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes in strategic planning processes; and
  • Supporting the function-wide embedment of continuous improvement methodology.

About You

Ideally, you are a business professional working in a global organisation, a large matrix structure or a management-consulting firm with demonstrated success in strategy development.  You will have experience in business transformation, planning and project management, along with a demonstrated success in operating in global multidisciplinary teams.    

As a strategic thinker with a strong commercial background, you are able to quickly navigate and understand complex issues to produce first-class business outcomes. Your relationship, negotiation and influencing building skills will be key strengths and you are able to positively impact team culture. A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.

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.  
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