Specialist Continuous Improvement

Date:  15-Nov-2022
Job Posting End Date:  30-Nov-2022;00:59:59GMT
Job Country: 


Job State/Province:  Saskatchewan
Job Location/Region:  Saskatoon


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 Potash

BHP’s Jansen Potash Project located approximately 140 km east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is BHP’s first and most advanced potash project. Jansen will add diversity and a Canadian presence to BHP’s global portfolio. Jansen’s large resource endowment provides the opportunity to develop it in stages, with anticipated initial capacity of 4.35 Mtpa. The BHP Board has recently sanctioned Jansen Project (Stage 1), with a US $5.7 billion investment. The project is now entering the construction phase, with the first potash expected in 2027.


Reporting to the Lead Continuous Improvement, the Specialist Continuous Improvement contributes to identifying, scoping and delivering ongoing business improvement within the Operations Readiness and future operations scopes of work. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the team that will be accountable to build and drive the improvement function for the world’s newest underground potash mine. The Specialist Continuous Improvement Specialist will focus on owning and building the Jansen specific improvement process and manage the pipeline of initiatives focused on the full operation from underground to the logistics network. 

About the Role

In this role, you will:


  • Collect and analyze qualitative data through research design and the facilitation of ideation/idea generation, and synthesizes the data to generate and enhance insight

  • Communicate narratives about the problem or idea at hand, using visual representations to engage and motivate the audience

  • Coach individuals and teams in the application of lean continuous improvement principles, practices and tools by building rapport, providing feedback and overcoming barriers to lean implementation to support the achievement of the global lean transformation

  • Plan and track the delivery of and manages a project to generate value and drive the achievement of project outcomes

  • Determine the underlying cause of problems and evaluates multiple solutions to ensure a planned and structured approach to solving complex problems

  • Identify, implement and evaluate the success of continuous improvement activities/initiatives to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of BHP systems and processes

  • Strive to achieve 100% safety, 100% customer value and 0% waste

Work Location

Downtown, Saskatoon; 40 hours per week, parking is provided on-site.

About You


  • Post secondary accreditation in engineering, finance, mathematics, computer science, or any similar discipline

  • Working knowledge and experience in data analysis, Lean Continuous Improvement processes and Project Management

  • Demonstrated experience in an operating environment

  • Aptitude for data analysis

  • Proficiency in Power BI is considered an asset

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability influence a wide variety of stakeholders 

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  

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 a unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognize 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.