Inventory Planner (English & Spanish)

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Asia Pacific


Philippines - Manila

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

25 April 2019

Date closing

25 October 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

We seek highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic Supply team as an Inventory Planner. This role will optimize and deliver sustainable materials availability and usage outcomes for the regions.

    • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Group Level Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.
    • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
    • Work collaboratively with Inventory and other colleagues to optimize and deliver sustainable materials availability and usage outcomes
    • A core focus of this role will be driving world class performance through (while also taking into account the local context of the region they are supporting):
      • Management of exceptions, assessing parts availability for scheduled work, and make recommendations in line with the Inventory Planning process
      • Review free text items, identify opportunity for transfers, and ensure Parts Availability alignment with Work Order scheduling
      • Co-ordinates proactively and effectivity to expedite delivery of materials when schedule changes cannot be accommodated
      • Coaches end users to develop understanding of inventory planning process and integration points to optimise Work Management planning
      • Manages demand through the release of purchase requisitions, seeks to utilise inventory within the network by transferring stock, where possible
      • Frequent engagement with regional stakeholders in conducting Parts Availability reviews and actioning recommendations.
      • Address ad hoc queries from business, drumbeat Parts Availability meetings around inventory value, service, Parts Availability, and Work Order planning
    • Participate and support activities such that Inventory meets the Business Plan and meets Department and Global KPIs.
    • Assist the Lead Inventory Planner in resolving complex issues, review of work allocation, and any associated activities to manage team’s performance
    • Assist the Lead Inventory Planner to continuously update and improve procedures and Quick Reference Guides (QRG) documentation for the Team.

About You

• Bachelor’s degree and / or similar qualification in a commercial, business and/or technical discipline

Experience & Technical Competencies
• Pragmatic commercial outlook and exemplary judgement (balances business value vs. risk) to deliver best outcome for BHP
• Demonstrated experience with monitoring parts availability
• Collaborative mind-set and advanced interpersonal skills.
• Capable in building constructive long term relationships.
• An ability to operate effectively in complex environments
• Ability to think laterally to independently resolve issues and influence change.
• Autonomous, detail oriented, organised, and objective.
• Communication skills enabling the influencing of a diverse stakeholder group
• Ability to work individually and in a team as required.
• Ability to support Supply Leaders to deliver upon department KPIs.
• Experience with Work order management and SAP will be highly regarded

• Fluent in English or Spanish, both verbal and written
• Shift work

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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