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General Manager, Newman Operations

Date:  14-Sep-2021
Job Posting End Date:  26-Sep-2021;10:29:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Pilbara

About BHP

At BHP, we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.  Our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world.  With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to create a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and vision, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.


We invest in people and capability to deliver high performance and our aspiration for a gender-balanced workforce. We drive continuous improvement through respect for people’s differences, self-accountability, a hunger to learn and a commercial mindset.  We know we are successful when we have stable and predictable operations with 70,000+ problem solvers across BHP improving the work they do and making better decisions every day.  Come be a part of this success through this leadership role!

About the Role

We welcome applications for General Manager to lead our Newman Operations in the Pilbara region, within the Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) Asset of BHP.  The role provides leadership, technical expertise, and partners with strategic stakeholders to ensure that resource production is delivered in a safe, reliable, and cost effective manner and that business risk is managed effectively.  The General Manager Newman Operations is accountable for the people and equipment capability of the Operation through operating performance targets, together with plans that demonstrate how these will be achieved through the Corporate Alignment Planning (CAP) processes. 


This is a residential role located in the township of Newman, Western Australia.

About You (Skills & Qualifications)

In this role, you will cultivate strong relationships through effective communication and consultation; shaping the culture at our Newman Operations to ensure a safe, productive, sustainable and disciplined approach to work focused on continuous improvement.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to develop and work within team-centric delivery mechanisms holding to the highest values of integrity, care for others and psychological safe teams. 


You will be strategic thinker with the ability to focus and prioritize critical deliverables to provide clear direction, with many competing priorities concurrently.  You will bring creativity to seek, encourage and find non-traditional approaches, while being able demonstrate learning agility and the ability to connect the dots to solve problems.  The successful candidate will be sharp in making sound judgement, leveraging from relevant experience and working effectively within complexity.


We value diversity in thinking and your career to date will testify to your ability get the best from a diverse and inclusive team culture. You will be able to demonstrate strong business acumen, have an understanding of the key drivers of mine production.  Energetic and results-orientated, you work well under pressure bringing attention to detail and an ability to meet multiple and interdependent deadlines.


You are able to establish credibility through your strong technical ability, leadership and excellent communication skills.  You relate well with people with an engaging style allowing you to communicate enthusiastically and build strong working relationships with an acute focus on safety.


Minimum requirements that candidates will bring are:

  • Proven experience of building and leading high performing culture and teams in the resource extraction, engineering, maintenance or processing space
  • Demonstrated confidence in Safety Leadership and holding yourself and others accountable
  • The ability to develop strategy, and align stakeholders and cross-functional teams to drive performance through operating discipline to achieve great results
  • Experience in influencing in all directions through working with peers, Functions, regulatory authorities, and third party or external stakeholders
  • Understanding of the mining industry with a track record in continuous improvement
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant technical discipline


Key accountabilities in this role are to:

  • Deliver a safe system of work. Keep our people safe, injury free and healthy by enabling our Step-up Culture, Charter Values, and Code of Business Conduct. As a Risk Owner, be responsible and accountable to ensure that critical controls are managed and material risk is maintained in a well-controlled state across the Operation
  • Create a culture in which engagement, inclusion and diversity thrive. Create a culture of care by being a visible safety leader, who engages, listens to feedback, shares context, develops and coaches your team
  • Inspire and challenge employees to continually improve and get better every day through a teaching mentality; helping employees find answers and solutions themselves.  Help employees learn from their mistakes and celebrate achievements & successes
  • Ensure cross-functional integration, build trustful relationships, influence and collaborate to deliver safe performance and improve productivity. Demonstrate openness and humility to seek help and learn from others
  • Drive and promote cost efficiency and productivity improvements – identify and solve problems with a collaborative approach
  • Seek excellence, drive consistent performance expectations, understand and apply processes, systems and standards.  Establish routines and measures across the operation to deliver quality field leadership interventions
  • Maintain a performance management system to monitor and control the availability utilization rate to provide a stable and predictable operation. 
  • Lead with business acumen and understand capital management; collaborate with other operations in the Asset to ensure capital is managed and prioritized for the optimal ROI
  • Demonstrate an understanding of asset production supply chain and operation level flow optimisation; mastering the Corporate Alignment Planning process
  • Build personal and team resilience

About Our Process

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to provide a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage a diversity of thought, perspective, journey, and experience. 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 size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance based bonuses and unique BHP employee share program.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

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