Manager Production Scheduling | WAIO | IPRO | FIFO | Pilbara | 5/2/4/3


Location: Western Australia

Job Type: Not Specified


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

We are seeking the talents of an experienced and compassionate people leader who thrives on building cohesive and collaborative teams.

Reporting to the General Manager Integrated Production and Remote Operations (IPRO), the Manager Production Scheduling has direct accountability for the teams delivering mine plans and mine designs within the Weekly to 2Years horizon (inclusive of yearly Budget) for the sites they are responsible for. They also ensure alignment with the strategic plans and supply chain demand, in terms of volume, quality and spatial compliance.

In addition to leadership, you will provide the skills, knowledge and an environment to stimulate critical thinking and problem solving around business direction. This role will see you develop influential relationships with multiple operational and functional stakeholders, providing you with exposure to all levels of the organisation, including senior leadership. You will be required to work directly with site leadership and planning professionals to ensure long term value maximization translates into operational execution.

As the Manager Production Scheduling you will:

  • Ensure Safety by Design remains a key focus of any plan developed;
  • Identify and frame the risks and opportunities associated with the operation, managing change and communicating the operating strategy without compromising on quality and sustainability, whilst maximising productivity
  • Understanding the economic drivers that underpin both revenue and cost within the operation to ensuring these are effectively leveraged through the mine schedule
  • Engage and develop strong relationships with site’s General Managers, Managers, Superintendents and personnel on site ensuring the development of trust and collaboration among the teams;
  • Develop excellent cross-functional working relationships with other key functional areas such as Geoscience & Exploration, Projects, Finance, Marketing and Business Development;
  • Focus on innovative technical and continuous improvement as an imperative;
  • Lead, coach, mentor and develop a team of Superintendents, Engineers and other technical experts and drive a high-performance work culture; and,
  • Drive and advocate for sharing leading practice across BHP, collaborating at all levels, and fostering technical excellence.

About You

Your passion for safety leadership will be second to none and you will pride yourself on driving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and high performance. Your combination of technical knowledge in Mine Planning and people leadership will see you thrive in this role leading, developing, and coaching your team to maximize value, drive productivity improvements and cost reductions and implement positive change.

Experience within an operational environment will further support your success and your excellent interpersonal skills will align you with a range of stakeholders, enabling you to convey information effectively to influence change.

In addition, you will possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering (or related discipline)
  • Experience in a large-scale open pit mining operation in both mine planning and execution space.
  • Demonstrated track record in mentoring and coaching others to achieve success.

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You will be based at one of our mine sites in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on a fly-in fly-out 5/2/4/3 roster. Our FIFO villages have a wide range of facilities and all rooms have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.

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.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

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 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.


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