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Principal Value Chain

Date:  23-Feb-2021
Job Posting End Date:  07-Mar-2021;21:59:59GMT
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Job Description

Reporting to the Manager Production Technology MinAM Value Chain Procurement, the Principal Value Chain Procurement provides domain category expertise in ensuring the business’s production technology needs strategically match with the market, takes responsibility for supplier relationship management as well as administration of highly strategic contracts and engages with the team to track and monitor performance targets, including optimal cost of ownership and surety of supply.  
Main responsibilities:
•    Supports the development of innovative, value-driven multi-year category strategies by leveraging deep category knowledge, market intelligence, awareness of technological developments, emerging markets awareness and a detailed understanding of business needs

•    Develops strong relationships with internal business leaders and key stakeholders to understand business objectives and translate these into Procurement needs

•    Develops sourcing strategies and supply solutions that balance stakeholder needs, productivity, commercial value and risk

•    Leads the development of a sourcing plan aligned with category strategies and ensures contract coverage adequately supports business plans

•    Executes higher value and criticality strategic sourcing projects and provides commercial coaching and guidance to Technology stakeholders on sourcing projects and processes

•    Leads supplier negotiations for production technology agreements
Reviews market engagement strategies, negotiation plans and contract award recommendations

•    Prepares and socialises contracts for internal endorsements and approvals

•    Ensures capture of productivity improvements supporting measurement of team performance and scorecard

•    Identifies and develops relationships with key suppliers and works with the business to design performance measures and track and manage performance for selected key suppliers against contract and business requirements

•    Builds a continuous improvement pipeline of incremental value with key suppliers, managing the entire lifecycle of opportunities from ideation through to benefits realisation

The ideal candidate for this role needs to be able to demonstrate:
•    Comprehensive understanding of production technology needs, especially control systems, communications, applications, infrastructure, cyber-security and services. 
Relevant experience in mining and oil and gas industries is preferred

•    Significant experience in leading the end-to-end Source to Contract process across a number of sub-categories within technology

•    Proven results in delivering recognised value and improving processes through influencing and negotiation
Ability to analyse complex business processes and risk factors
•    12+ years of relevant industry experience with a focus on procurement of technology 
•    Effectively work with a global, cross-functional team of peers, internal stakeholders and external suppliers 
•    Application of sourcing techniques and strategies and knowledge of innovative sourcing methodologies such as TCO, “clean-sheeting”, e-auctions 
•    Proven instances of analysing complex business processes, risk factors and control systems
•    Proficiency in SAP environment and GCMS(Bravo) contract management solution
•    Advanced level of written and spoken English and Spanish

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

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.


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.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, 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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