Lead Payroll Improvement

Date:  1 Apr 2024
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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 Team

Global Business Services (GBS) Strategic E2E Transformation is responsible for delivering short-, medium- and long-term projects for the BHP payroll Improvement program. These improvements are across different aspects of payroll such as data, controls and governance, systems and processes. Accurate, timely and efficient payroll is a critical core process for any organization, so joining this team provides an exciting opportunity to be part of the improvement of foundational HR processes that all employees rely on. 
We have newly established Lead positions available within the Systems and Automation stream of work, who will be accountable for the end-to-end management of sizeable work streams within a capital funded program. We are looking for passionate people who have previous experience delivering a technology transformation project and are keen to be involved in an initiative that will have a meaningful and positive impact to BHP globally.

About the Role

We are currently looking for several people leaders that will lead and manage workstreams within E2E Strategic Transformation – Systems and Automation. Accountable in prioritizing, integrating and effectively delivering project workstream aligned to overall program objectives. Provides day-to-day leadership over the team.


  • Partner with technology to drive workstream execution and ensure delivery is according to plan; successful quality completion of deliverables are produced; timely escalation of risks and issues are prioritized and communicated to key stakeholders; business readiness activities support the solution and corresponding mitigations and controls are in place.
  • Use functional and project management expertise to guide the team, ensuring solutions are resolving issues at the root cause; are aligned to program guiding principles; integrate appropriately with other workstream solutions as well as the broader HR roadmap 
  • Provide strategic guidance to the team and partner with peers to ensure that the solutions align with other workstreams as well as the broader HR/ GBS H2R roadmap
  • Risk identification and resolution, proactive, pragmatic problem solving to ensure deadlines are met and that initiatives move forward at pace
  • Identification and engagement with key stakeholders aligned to the program OCM plan
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with people located globally, both within BHP and externally (e.g. consultants, service providers, vendors etc.)
  • Manage a mixed, location diverse team of Principals, Specialists and external consultants and responsible for the associated people leadership activities.
  • Ensure relevant reporting, documentation, governance and adherence to project framework requirements

About You

  • Previous experience in leading workstreams within a large scale technology transformation from a functional/business perspective
  • You’re comfortable to take the lead, proactively seek clarity and drive for outcomes when things are unclear
  • Project management capability to lead workstreams from scoping to embedment
  • Ability to lead a location diverse and virtual team, leveraging the various skills and experiences to achieve the objective
  • Ability to work pragmatically, simplify complex issues and keep team focused on key priorities
  • Strong strategic, analytical and creative mind with agile decision-making skills and ability to problem solve
  • Ability to identify and understand different stakeholders and their needs, influence others and work collaboratively to get aligned outcomes.
  • You can build strong personal connections and good working relationships and use these effectively.
  • Inquisitive in nature, strong attention to detail and determination to deliver.
  • Experience in HR operations, payroll transformations or a keen interest in HR systems and technology is advantageous.


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. 

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. 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.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].