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Principal Portfolio Strategy & Development Ventures


Location: United States

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 BHP Ventures

We are a dedicated internal venture capital investment unit, established to build and manage the following:

  • A portfolio of technology investments that not only help accelerate BHP’s innovation activities today, but also seeds future growth options for the company to thrive for decades ahead.
  • To generate opportunities to support the company’s most important strategic priorities. Our success depends on our ability to engage as closely with our C-suite (Executive Leadership Team, or ELT) as we do with our start-ups and drive common outcomes.
  • Securing the future growth of our current operations by accessing cutting-edge technologies and leading capabilities, growing our resource base in nickel, copper and other “future-facing” commodities by discovering and/or recovering resource first, growing our business into new verticals and horizontals, and seeding potential new business lines, such as carbon removal.

Our team is global, our portfolio is global, and our vision is big. If we are successful, our early-stage investment strategy will find and develop leading technologies and talent from across the world which, when combined with the power of BHP’s current capabilities, can together unlock significant value for our companies, partners and for BHP and its stakeholders.

About the role

Your key roles will include early-stage company assessment and support, including:

  • Qualifying, prioritizing, managing, screening, and tracking a high volume of new investment opportunities;
  • Undertaking independent research into technology areas in which BHP Ventures could target through its investments, over time developing expertise in multiple verticals to identify trends and recommend investment opportunities;
  • Gaining fluency and meaningful exposure to tech and the tech investing ecosystem to assess the attractiveness of potential opportunities, having regard to the strategic value BHP could realise through an investment and the commercial appeal of the investment;
  • Leading transaction execution teams harnessing the insights and participation of key internal business stakeholders and potentially external advisors as relevant;
  • Providing high-quality, insightful, and efficient due diligence as needed including financial analysis and modelling, market research, competitive analysis, and customer interviews;
  • Authoring investment memos and manage the investment processes from start to finish including coordinating with legal and finance teams.

You will also be pivotal to ensuring world class corporate venture operations, including by:

  • Supporting ongoing portfolio management and follow-on funding rounds.
  • Creating content, events, and more to enhance BHP Ventures brand.

By sitting within our broader Portfolio Strategy & Development function, which is accountable for BHP’s corporate strategy and its growth agenda, you may also have the opportunity to rotate to other teams critical in developing and delivering BHP’s most important strategic priorities.

About You

You should have previous technology investment experience, with an understanding of risk and how to price it, and a familiarity with investment process, transaction documents, and key terms.
You must be a fast learner, a careful listener, curious about everything, and able to quickly assess a range of technologies… Can you navigate from quantum physics to equipment autonomy to carbon capture and sequestration, quickly determine what could be real and what is likely to just be hype… all in one day?
You must be comfortable and thrive in a fast-paced and unstructured working environment, which means you have a strong bias for action and impeccable attention to detail.
Perhaps most importantly, you need passion… passion about Climate Tech, sustainable business practices and investing for global impact, passion for driving outcomes as part of an awesome team and passion about building your own career as a prolific investment professional.

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.

NOTE 1: For this opportunity we need to ask for your personal resume. Please make sure it is attached in our system.
NOTE 2: If you get a video interview invitation, further in the process, please reply, record and submit your answers as soon as possible, and consider it as a mandatory step of the recruitment process. You need to answer in the same language you are asked in.