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Principal Category Management


Location: Brisbane

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

The role can be based in Brisbane, or Perth.

As a Principal Category Management, you will join a team that manages global indirect services categories such as Professional Labour, Consulting, Legal, Property & Workplace and People Services.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead end-to-end category management activities across multiple indirect services categories.
  • Provide technical expertise in planning, development and implementation of systems, tools, analytics and reporting to facilitate the delivery of best practice procurement outcomes.
  • Partner with Assets and Functions globally to lead strategic sourcing activities and support robust contract management.
  • Influence internal stakeholders and external partners to achieve strategic, social value and decarbonization priorities within their portfolio and the broader Enterprise wide categories.
  • Be responsible for understanding the hygiene of portfolio and assist Category Leads in allocating resources to manage portfolio effectively and manage performance to plans (e.g. Supply management, contract management, governance, value delivery, pipeline build)
  • Keeping abreast of key external trends both functionally and Supply market perspective, new innovation and newly emerging risks

About You

  • Strong ability to manage complex global categories and extensive experience with globally managed indirect services categories like Consulting, Legal, Property & Workplace.
  • Experience in leading strategic end to end sourcing, developing and implementing effective category strategies.
  • Demonstrate abilities in leading complex negotiations to drive effective procurement outcomes.
  • Strong knowledge of the application of procurement processes, systems, tools and data analytics
  • Outstanding stakeholders engagement skills ideally within geographically dispersed environment
  • Ability to synthesize and present complex information in a strategic manner.
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguous environments, entrepreneurial mindset & ability to lead change

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 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.