Specialist Communications (Turno 4x3)

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South America


Chile - Escondida

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Corporate Affairs

Date published

21 January 2020

Date closing

03 February 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

  • Corporate Affairs is responsible for establishing and driving the strategy to protect and enhance BHP´s reputation.  The Asset and Function Communications team does this through establishing mutually beneficial internal and external relationships.  Corporate Affairs delivers value and manages risk by securing the understanding and support of key stakeholders. 
  • The Asset and Function Communications team (AFCT) plays a critical role in Corporate Affairs.  We work closely with operations across BHP´s regions and offices, and recently globalised functions to implement effective integrated communication strategies.
  • This role is based in Escondida and is responsible for the design and execution of internal and external communication deliverables such as the development of communication plans and strategies, administration of internal channels, supervision and contract administration of suppliers in the area of communication, creation and content editing and relationship with stakeholders within the company.
  • We are looking for a highly capable and self-directed communications professional, with strong skills to planning and create content for leaders and different platforms.  You will report directly to the South America Communications Manager and work closely with her.

Core Accountabilities:
  • Develop and implement communication approach and plans for strategic and tactical initiatives.
  • Identify and produce materials, key messages and collateral to support the Company’s internal and external positioning with regards to Corporate Affairs.
  • Support internal communications for Escondida’s Leadership Team and specific internal clients.
  • Support the business day-to-day strategic Leadership communications including all significant employee communications at the mine.
  • Ensure all communications content and materials are delivered in line with Our Requirements for Communications, Community and External Engagement, and Our Requirements for Market Disclosure, as well as Our Charter values.

About You

Experience and Technical Competencies:
  • 3+  years’ experience in similar positions.
  • Professional degree in related careers.
  • Experience in managing multiple issues in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in managing social media channels and digital platforms. 
  • Experience in speech writing and gathering research and support for content.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Being proactive, creative and task-oriented.
  • Good understanding of strategy formulation, articulation, monitoring and reporting.
  • Bilingual management of communications (written and spoken, desirable).
  • Willingness to locate in Antofagasta.

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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