Manager Reward Australia and Asia

Date:  14-Oct-2021
Job Posting End Date:  28-Oct-2021;09:29:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
Job Location/Region:  Perth

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 and future facing commodities, 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, inclusive, and diverse 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 (Job Description)

Reporting into the Global Head of Reward, the Manager Reward Australia & Asia will lead the Australian Reward team supporting Minerals Australia and Global Functions to deliver global, regional and local Reward solutions. Responsible to lead local engagement with the business in Australia and Asia, provision of specialist and technical reward advice, and support the team with the deployment of all relevant regional and global strategic reward initiatives, with consideration of the local and regional market context.


This is a global search; with the role to be based in Perth, Australia. 

About You (Skills & Qualifications)

You will bring a deep technical expertise in remuneration and benefit programs in Australia and Asia, including ability to think conceptually, analyze, problem solve and drive practical solutions.  Experience with managing a high performing team to deliver and execute global reward activities and initiatives is paramount, while always promoting a culture of innovation, learning and development and continuous improvement across the team.  You will have the ability to influence others to achieve desired outcomes, including being able to work with people across all levels of the organization (from administrators to Vice Presidents) and cross-culturally as part of a global, matrixed team.


You are a forward-thinking leader with a strong focus on safety, inclusion and diversity, productivity and maximizing the benefit of learning technology. You are able to translate data analytics into commercial insights and strategic business priorities.


We value diversity in thinking and your career to date will testify to your ability to demonstrate strong critical reasoning skills, quickly grasp technical concepts and apply theories. You will be able to demonstrate strong business acumen, have an understanding of the key drivers of shareholder value.  Energetic and driven, you work well under pressure, bringing attention to detail, are comfortable with ambiguity, and an ability to meet multiple and competing deadlines.


You are able to establish credibility through your strong remuneration expertise, leadership and excellent communication skills.  You relate well with people with an engaging style allowing you to communicate confidently and build strong working relationships.


Minimum requirements that this candidate will bring are:

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, Finance, Business Administration or relevant field
  • Experience with the management and understanding of incentive plans, bonus pooling and relevant reward and remuneration processes
  • Extensive technical experience in global remuneration and benefit programs as well as strong people management (directly or indirectly) in a global company
  • A track record of building and leading high performing culture and inclusive teams across multiple locations and disciplines to deliver performance
  • The ability to develop strategy, and align stakeholders and teams to drive performance through operating discipline to achieve great results
  • Remuneration and Benefit Certification (e.g. World at Work) preferred
  • Good understanding of HR practices and compensation/ remuneration cycle management
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously while prioritizing and meeting deadline
  • Proficiency in use of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Microsoft Excel, Project management skills, along with experience in SAP preferred


Your accountabilities will include, and not be limited to:

  • Manage, motivate, coach and develop a team of remuneration and benefit specialists to deliver world class support to the business to ensure service delivery is compliant, timely and customer-focused whilst maintaining operational discipline
  • Act as a strategic partner to HR and leaders across Australia and Asia, and provide deep functional remuneration and benefits expertise to add value to the business, including the governance and deployment of the global and local remuneration frameworks, policies and procedures
  • Develop and enable Reward team members through leadership and performance management.  Support and lead organizational change through effective change management with the team
  • Contribute to the strategic design and implementation of global remuneration policy, recognition programs and frameworks, with regional and business input
  • As a member of the Reward Leadership team, develop a common global reward strategy and philosophy informed by both the Company strategy and HR priorities, to deliver global reward frameworks and programs to address immediate and future workforce needs
  • Support the Australian Reward team to provide technical and specialist reward advice on:
    • application of remuneration philosophy and frameworks,
    • understanding impacts of reward decisions (including legacy arrangements),
    • resolving complex employee remuneration and benefit queries and be the point of escalation for the business on compliance issues,
    • consistent application of flexible work arrangements and other I&D initiatives,
    • other adhoc remuneration components including the application of reward in industrial agreements, and
    • strategic application of reward in consultation with other HR sub-functions. 

Accountabilities (continued)

  • Provide strategic reward guidance to HR teams for any new country entries, including remuneration program design, vendor appointments, reward compliance and regulatory registrations etc. 
  • Proactively seek an understanding of the relevant external salary market landscape, forecasts and movements and interpret the information for internal stakeholders
  • Support the Employee Relations team with the remuneration elements in the development and implementation of Industrial Agreements
  • Provide specialist advice and support to the Australian Reward and Reward Operations teams in key remuneration activities, including job grading, reward and benefit plan administration, annual reward review processes, pay equity analysis, external reporting, executive remuneration proposals and payments, union agreement support, enquiry management, etc.
  • Lead assigned global and regional reward initiatives including continuous improvement and simplification projects through the development and implementation of common global approaches, while considering and representing the interests of regional and local businesses
  • Support the management of local external vendor relationships and contract management for remuneration, benefits and recognition services to ensure high quality service delivery and prompt resolution of issues; Facilitate the appointment of new vendors in country/location
  • Accountable for compliance with relevant Group Level Documents (GLDs), legislation, agreements and standards

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.


BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website (LINK) 

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 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.