Specialist External Affairs Operations -Legal, Group Governance, Ethics & Investigations, Compliance

Date:  8 Jul 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


The purpose of the External Affairs (EA) Operations team is to enable and amplify the impact of our EA team. A critical trusted partner of EA sub-functions, sought after for your strategic insight and support. Reporting to the Manager External Affairs Operations – Legal, Group Governance, Ethics & Investigations, Compliance, you will support these sub-functions globally with a focus on partnering with them to identify and deliver transformation and improvement opportunities and initiatives (specifically technology and data improvements) that leave a positive impact on the culture, capabilities, and performance of EA, and transform how the team works. 


EA Operations delivers value by:


  • Innovating – spot, design and implement quality improvements and new ideas that enable the EA team.
  • Optimising – manage and implement large-scale systems, processes, tools and technology solutions and changes to ensure they work for the people that use them most.
  • Strategising & Transforming – scan the horizon for new developments to ensure EA remains a future focussed world class team. Identifies, designs and implements process improvement initiatives (incudes identifying painpoints and embedding solutions). 


This role reports to the Manager, External Affairs Operations for Legal, Group Governance, Ethics & Investigations and Compliance in Singapore who sits on the Legal Executive Committee.


The role is able to be performed from the following BHP locations - Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Manila or Santiago.


This role will accept applications until 11:59pm AEST on 31st July 2024. 


Your responsibilities


This role will support our Legal, Group Governance, Ethics & Investigations and Compliance teams globally, with a focus on Technology and Data:


  • Act as a technical subject matter expert, who deeply understands sub-functional work, strategy, needs and challenges, and is sought out by the sub-function for advice, strategic insight, and support.
  • Collaborate with our teams to manage technology and software applications:
    • Maintain and drive enhancements for existing custom-built technology tools
    • Identify, design, develop, and implement new software applications and custom solutions, engaging directly with stakeholders to conceptualise their requirements and ensuring solutions meet those requirements.
    • Support with the roll out of new technology (and/or technology updates), including managing adoption and supporting ongoing use of tools.
    • Support horizon scanning for new and emerging technologies, including opportunities to use AI to monitor risks and opportunities and to enhance outputs and streamline processes.
  • Wrangle and manage complex data from multiple sources to create meaningful insights:
    • Use relevant technology tools to visualise data and simplify complex reporting from multiple functions and data entry points (including using Microsoft Office tools and other dashboard platforms) and to automate processes (Nintex, Power Automate etc). 
    • Support teams to carry out routine benchmarking and present relevant internal and external data to tell a story and/or support critical business decisions.
  • Work with other business stakeholders (eg. Finance, Procurement, Cyber, Technology) to manage processes and systems as they affect EA and empowering and enabling EA to navigate these tools and systems in an easy and efficient way.

About You


  • Experience managing a high volume of projects, including technology projects (from inception through the implementation including managing organisational change).  
  • Very strong data preparation, collation (from multiple sources and programs), management, visualisation, and analysis skills, turning complex data into business-critical insights.
  • Must have extensive experience using Microsoft 365 suite including Excel, PowerBI, Power Automate, SharePoint and other low code/no code platforms, including Nintex. 
  • Interest in emerging technologies and finding novel applications of existing and emerging tech.
  • Solid understanding of software development principles and agile methodologies.
  • A problem solving mindset – taking responsibility from opportunity framing, process design, solution build and delivery, and documentation. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and be a dependable team player who brings energy and enthusiasm to the team and interactions with internal customers. Ability to work in a geographically spread team and contribute to team culture. 


Formal requirements include:


  • Tertiary qualification (Bachelor’s degree) in Law, Computer Science, Business or Technology related field is required.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience working in a large multi-national organisation, top-tier firm, alternative legal provider, management consulting firm, big 4 firm, or top-tier professional services firm.


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].