Superintendent Projects, Contracts and Procurement

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South America


Chile - Escondida

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

31 July 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

Core Accountabilities
  • Drive world class contract management performance with an emphasis on strategic and complex contracts for Minera Escondida.
  • Develop robust and innovative contract and procurement strategies using historical and future project portfolio data to preserve and improve project portfolio value.
  • Understand local market conditions to meet individual project portfolio requirements.
  • Ensure that market engagement is planned and executed to meet project schedule, quality and cost objectives.
  • Ensure the team has sufficient capacity and capability to provide end-to-end contract management and support project teams.
  • Manage total cost of ownership awareness in project contracts and procurement activities.
  • Manage contractor and contract performance monitoring and reporting to support the Projects Category.
  • Establish and lead relationships with key stakeholders to become a highly valued contract expert, trusted with commercial support to lead negotiations with vendors and provide on-going contract management;
  • Provide leadership that will ensure consistency & high performance against individual asset  and Supply KPIs.
  • Manage Supplier Relationship Management while working collaboratively with projects and cross functional stakeholders.
  • Drive and coach suppliers, Contract Owners and Contract Owner Representatives to optimize supplier performance within the contract framework.
  • Lead the pursuit of projects, operational and commercial excellence through continuous improvement.
  • Apply sound commercial judgement around application of contractual terms and conditions to ensure the contractors performs their obligations under the contract.
  • Lead the implementation of appropriate systems, and processes based on project risk and complexity.
  • Ensure the integrity and maintenance of contract in BRAVO systems and other contract management systems as required;
  • Take responsibility for and providing leadership on claims prevention, assessment and resolution by applying expert knowledge and advice.
  • As required, support direct tendering, negotiation & implementation of complex and high value contracts across Minerals America to reduce total cost to the business.
  • Share replicable current state opportunities across categories and assets to drive enterprise level opportunity.
  • Support Strategic Sourcing or Supply Process improvement projects within Category Management;
  • Ensure local and federal government legislation.
  • Support activities such that Supply meets the Business Plan and Global KPIs.
  • Develop and implement advanced commercial techniques to leverage value creation opportunities.
  • Leads and influences the selection and implementation of commercial models in support of various project delivery models.

About You

Experience & Technical Competencies
  • Strong leadership capability.
  • Coaching and mentoring capability.
  • Diverse and inclusive mindset.
  • Pragmatic commercial outlook and exemplary judgement (balances business value vs. risk) to deliver best outcome for Minerals America.
  • Demonstrated experience with contract law or contract management.
  • Collaborative mindset and advanced interpersonal skills.
  • Highly capable in building constructive long term relationships.
  • Proven ability to operate effectively in complex and ambiguous environments.
  • Ability to think laterally to independently resolve issues and influence change.
  • Strong communication skills enabling the influencing of a diverse stakeholder group.
  • Ability to challenge the norm and produce innovative and forward thinking strategies.
  • Ability to support Project Teams to deliver project KPI´s.
  • Basic English.

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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