Specialist Category Management | Operational Support Services

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Queensland, Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

27 September 2020

Date closing

01 October 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

  • Support the team to drive a high performance culture across team members and the broader Category Management unit
  • Ensure alignment with other Value Chain Teams on category strategies and improving functional excellence
  • Identify opportunities to improve Category Management and contribute to delivering performance to plans (e.g. Contract management, governance, value delivery, pipeline build)
  • Develop and manage plans to meet Category deliverables and Supply targets
  • Maintain operational discipline to meet governance requirements
  • Build trusted relationships with key asset and functional stakeholders
  • Keeping abreast of key external trends both functionally and market perspective, new innovation and newly emerging risks
  • Driving collaboration by participating in cross-functional teams to identify and execute opportunities to reduce TCO (i.e. considering not only price but risk, utility, demand, productivity and so on)
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to drive total value chain outcomes related to external spend  using best practice tools
  • Effective communication of strategies to all levels of internal stakeholders, from senior leadership to frontline operations
  • Develop implementation contract management plans, to ensure that value is sustainably realised (which may include defining and tracking success measures)

About You

  • Detailed understanding of the procurement life cycle including technical knowledge, demand analysis, spend analysis, market dynamics
  • Works collaboratively across procurement (Regional, Global and across sub-functions) and operational stakeholders across Australia to develop and execute category and sourcing strategies
  • Strong commercial acumen and ability to support the development and implementation of complex, regional and / or global categories and sourcing strategies
  • Ability to manage and influence stakeholders across multiple geographical regions
  • Identify risks and appropriate commercial control options
  • Ability to think laterally to independently resolve issues and influence change
  • Role models an ability to thrive in ambiguous environments
  • Exercises sound judgement to listen; ask the right questions; validate assumptions and understand stakeholder requirements
  • Skilled in conflict management & facilitation
  • Approaching work with a strategic mind-set including the ability to identify new opportunities and drive them to implementation

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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