Risk Specialist | Singapore / Manila / Gurgaon / Shanghai | Fixed Term (contract)

Date:  17 Feb 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 Role

Reporting to the Head of Credit and Market Risk, the Risk Specialist is responsible for providing risk analytical support and related advisory services to BHP Commercial teams globally across multiple commodity groups and inbound procurement for BHP’s assets. 


The Risk Specialist should be willing to support and drive change as the business evolves and have a proven track record conducting risk management activities and strategies. 


Core Accountabilities:

  • Support the Credit and Market Risk managers to deliver the global governance mandate for counterparty and market risk for all of BHP’s commercial activities.
  • Perform risk analyses to uncover insights on portfolio credit performance trends and monitor market conditions and news media continually for economic trends or adverse conditions that impact counterparties, exposures or business relationships.
  • Understand Market Risk Management concepts, models, instruments, and exposures (e.g. time spread, basis risk, non-linear products)
  • Articulate and with an ability to document areas of market risk, limits, and weaknesses 
  • Preserve credit scoring model policy, processes, and procedures towards managing default risk and predicting credit losses at the counterparty and portfolio levels.
  • Utilize and enhance in-house analytic tools to evaluate and maintain robust data analysis and reporting for management to make timely, informed decisions. Ensure the accuracy of data, exposure, and reports.
  • Interface extensively with front office personnel to gather information needed for credit due diligence on complex and structured transactions and provide recommendations for credit enhancement and deal structuring.
  • Participate in the audit process responding to questions raised by auditors and or regulators during annual exams.
  • Participate and collaborate in cross-functional projects as a subject matter expert for credit and market risk.
  • Enthusiastic in demonstrating strong teamwork and collaboration by partnering with others to meet common objectives.  
  • Be able to lead cross-functional projects.

About You


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; preferably in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Finance, Statistics, Economics, or Data Analytics.
  • Extensive years of experience, preferably in the commodities industry.
  • Professional qualifications in risk or finance an advantage (FRM, CFA, CQF, etc).
  • Critical thinking and ability to interpret a vast and complex amount of information. Requires the skill to articulate risk exposures, financial analysis, and salient insights. Must be able to identify complex scenarios to influence positive business outcomes while highlighting the key economic effects.
  • Prior experience in using SAP and/or third-party credit analytics platforms is highly desirable.
  • Risk sensitivity and ability to steer decisions through discussions with the business units.
  • Flexibility to work under tight deadlines and in a multitasking environment.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Understanding of Potash commodity is highly desirable 
  • Amenable to working in either Singapore, Manila, India or China



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].