Principal Finance Business Partner

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Engineering, Finance/Accounting, Operations, Processing, Strategy & Development

Date published

14 January 2020

Date closing

28 January 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

Join BHP and Olympic Dam, a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people in Adelaide, South Australia. Olympic Dam is one of Australia’s largest mines and a complex minerals processing operation. Olympic Dam is unique in that we produce Copper, Uranium, Gold and Silver. This role is based in Adelaide, a vibrant, cultured, friendly environment to live, work and play in. The role requires regular site travel to Roxby downs to meet with key operational stakeholders. 
We are currently seeking a Finance Business Partner (FBP) to support Olympic Dam’s Surface Operations which includes the processing, smelting and refining activities to produce our products. The role reports to the Head of Finance and is key to drive business outcomes and provide a commercial lens from long term strategic direction to short term tactical decision making.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Act with a business owner mindset with their operational colleagues and seek to understand and optimise the value chain.
  • Through a commercial lens, understand competitor performance and benchmarks that indicate what’s possible to inform decisions and set targets
  • Frame value opportunities and own business cases from formation to approval and provide valuation support.
  • Given the breadth of improvement required at operations, focus on coaching operational leaders through creation and validation of improvement opportunities.
  • Cross functional deployment as the ‘value coach’ to the Engage & Aspire (E&A) phase of our BHP Operating System deployment to support an analytical and methodical approach to distil symptoms of problems into root causes and drive the completion  of gap closing solutions for the business.
  • Attend operational leadership routines to systemically prioritise improvement opportunities, provide a commercial lens and drive business performance and risk mitigation strategies to ensure operational stability. Assist the operation effectively prioritise where effort and capital should be deployed.
  • FBPs hand off necessary budget, forecasting and reporting activities to the Planning & Analytics scrum (P&A). The P&A scrum consists of planners and analysts who provide budgeting, forecasting and analytical support.

About You

You are an enthusiastic, confident self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of a team. With either an Accounting, Engineering or Finance degree (or both) you will have previous experience in a similar role. Your strong technical understanding of budgeting, forecasting and management accounting, will support your operational understanding and enable you to add value through financial insight. Strong attention to detail and critical thinking will be key to your success, as will your ability to achieve deadlines and problem solve. Finally, your strong communication skills will ensure you are at ease when working with a range of stakeholders, and will enable you to build and maintain relationships.This is an excellent opportunity for you to consolidate your career with an organisation that places priority on safety and high performance through encouraging while achieving superior business results by stretching capabilities. The size and magnitude of our business provides significant opportunity for professional development to leadership roles, attractive salary packages which includes employee share options and performance based bonuses. In addition to the above benefits this role is a great opportunity for you to take advantage of our flexible work arrangements.

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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