Superintendent Governance & Systems

Date:  21-Sep-2022
Job Posting End Date:  06-Oct-2022;01:59:59GMT
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

In 2021, BHP approved a CA$7.5 billion investment in Jansen Stage 1 in Saskatchewan, Canada, which is aligned with their strategy of growing exposure to future facing commodities in world-class assets. The project is expected to produce 4.35 million tonnes of potash per year with initial production targeted for 2027, ramping up to full production over two years. Jansen potash project is located approximately 140 km southeast of Saskatoon. Potash opens a new front for growth and is an expandable resource that can support a century or more of operations. Potash provides BHP with greater diversification by commodity, country, and customer.


Reporting to the Manager Project Commercial, the Superintendent Governance & Systems provides leadership to the Program & Systems team focused on the delivery of systems, program, risk management and governance activities and solutions to the procurement sub-function. This position is instrumental in translating strategy into operational plans for the department.

About the Role

  • Manages end-to-end Supply Chain to enhance efficiency, drive optimization, and maximize value
  • Understands the business context, BHP operating model and ways of working to enhance decision making, productivity and value chain performance
  • Is knowledgeable of other countries' political, historical, and cultural context to build partnerships, market expertise and achieve business outcomes within an international context
  • Sources information, plans and conducts analysis to support evidence-based decision making
  • Identifies and assesses opportunities and challenges, makes risk informed decisions, uses BHP's risk management framework, and builds a risk awareness culture to support safe and productive performance outcomes
  • Mitigates people, environmental and community risks across the value chain, in alignment with sustainability and public policy
  • Coaches and develops team leaders / teams to deliver high performance
  • Plays a major role in establishing and developing new policies and procedures related to Supply Chain
  • Engages the capabilities of the entire organization
  • Strives to achieve 100% safety, 100% customer value and 0% waste
  • Knows our customer and is obsessed with meeting their needs

About You


  • Experience in a large project environment (mining, power, oil & gas, construction)
  • Previous experience leading and managing diverse teams


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Management or Commerce, Law, Engineering or related disciplines
  • Experience with enterprise systems / digital strategy systems such as SAP, SmartPlant, etc.

Pivotal Experiences for the Role:

  • Exposure to implementation of global / regional / local strategy, standards processes, systems, and plans
  • Analysis and/or benchmarking of Major Capital Programs performance
  • Previous exposure to the creation of risk and quality assurance management plans
  • Program Management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing systems within the contracts and procurement space
  • Experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships

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.