Specialist Procurement - Projects | Perth | Permanent


Location: Perth

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

A Specialist in the Procurement Projects team, providing functional support to Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) Site Engineering and Nickel West (NiW) in the successful delivery of their projects.

As a member of the Procurement Projects team you will be responsible for working collaboratively to plan, implement and manage the procurement of contracts according to the approved strategy with an overriding commitment to health, safety, social value, environment responsibility and sustainable development.

The Procurement Projects team requires a diligent professional to provide ongoing procurement support for existing and planned contract packages. A core focus of this role will be as an integrated member of the Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) and Nickel West (NiW) Site Engineering Projects team and providing support to other members of the team. As part of the role, you will be expected to foster collaborative relationships both internally and with external parties for the successful delivery of the WAIO and NiW Site Engineering Projects.

You will be required to travel to Company offices and sites from time to time as the project team requires.

Key accountabilities

The primary responsibility of this role is to drive world class sourcing and administration of Contracts for the Procurement Projects team (with an emphasis on construction contracts) through:

  • Development of execution strategies, undertake sourcing, execute new contracts and manage contract variations compliant with the BHP Charter, Code of Conduct, Group Level Documents (GLDs)
  • Ensuring the appropriate allocation of risks through the selection of the most effective commercial pricing models
  • Drafting of high quality tender and contract documents to minimise ambiguity, thereby reducing opportunities for claims
  • Influencing the selection of the various procurement strategies (e.g. fixed lump sum, cost reimbursable, Target Cost)
  • Providing contract management (incl. administration) support to project teams throughout the contract life-cycle
  • Providing contractor and contract performance monitoring and reporting to support the Projects Category (KPI reporting, spend analytics, contract variations incl. claims management, and off-contract spend)
  • Maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to become a highly valued contract expert, trusted with commercial support, to lead negotiations with vendors and provide on-going contract management up to and including close-out
  • Ensuring consistency and high performance against projects and commercial Procurement KPIs
  • Pursuing projects, operational and commercial excellence through continuous improvement
  • Application of sound commercial judgement around application of contractual terms and conditions to ensure that contractors perform their obligations under the contract
  • Understanding and implementing principles and methods of dispute avoidance and resolution.
  • Supports direct tendering, negotiation and implementation of complex and high value contracts to reduce the total cost to the business as required
  • Ensures local government and federal government legislation is well understood and abided by
  • Participates and support activities such that the Procurement team meets the Business Plan and meets Department and Global KPIs.
  • Develops and implements advanced commercial techniques to leverage value creation opportunities

About You

Ideally, you will have experience of procurement in construction projects and working with project teams with preferably experience within the mining and mineral resources industry. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a high standard of oral and written communication skills.

The following will assist in the performance of the role:

  • Pragmatic commercial outlook and exemplary judgement (balances business value vs. risk) to deliver best outcome for BHP.
  • Demonstrated experience with contract law and/or contract management.
  • Collaborative mindset and advanced interpersonal skills.
  • Highly capable in building constructive long term relationships.
  • Proven ability to operate effectively in complex and ambiguous environments.
  • Autonomous, detail oriented, organised, and objective.
  • Advanced communication skills enabling the influencing of a diverse stakeholder group (frontline to executive).
  • Ability to support Procurement Leaders to deliver upon department KPIs.
  • Ability to support Project Teams to deliver project KPIs
  • Autonomous, detail oriented, organised, and objective.
  • Proficient in the MS Office Suite of products, specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ideally with a territory qualification in Quantity Surveying
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a similar role

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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