Principal Risk Business Partner Americas LA & MEX


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.

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Act as trusted risk advisor to the Legacy Assets and Metal Exploration teams (LA & MEX), supporting the achievement of operational and functional objectives to protect and create value through risk expertise, insight, oversight and challenge.

About the Role

Main Functions:

  • Develop and deliver the vision and global risk plan across Legacy Assets and Metal Exploration teams. In doing so, ensure that the plan reflects a deep understanding of customer needs including operational and/or functional objectives and priorities, the role of the Asset in managing BHP’s risk, as well as risk exposure and the proportionate support of Priority Group Risks, risk capability, risk culture and global risk priorities
  • Trusted advisor providing risk tools, process, oversight and insights to inform decision-making and governance across Legacy Assets and Metal Exploration lead teams and more broadly. Includes:
  • Strategic advisor to Group Risk Representatives to support global control framework design including Our Requirements, Key Risk Indicators, aligned assurance program and best practice sharing;
  • Advisor to risk and control owners, providing insight and oversight to support efficient and effective risk management and control design and verification;
  • Applying a deep understanding of the risk framework, including risk appetite, architecture, governance, process and systems, to drive consistent and quality application.
  • Contribute to the creation, continual improvement, and support of the Company-wide risk management framework for all risks, including policies and procedures, tools, roles and responsibilities, and best practice methodologies.
  • Support line management to maintain an effective control environment (with consideration to both efficiency and effectiveness for control design, verification, and testing) and to implement the Risk Architecture (RAS, KRIs).
  • Identify local operational and functional emerging risks and changing regulatory requirements and alert line management for inclusion in the local risk profile.
  • Monitor risk performance, capability and culture to build a deep understanding of relative strengths and gaps to inform action and reporting.
  • Deliver field coaching, training, storytelling and other prioritised actions to build risk capability and drive risk culture uplift.
  • Work collaboratively across and lead through influence the RBP network to support globally consistent advice on Legacy Assets and/or Metal Exploration risks, as well as connecting Asset and Functional personnel to share insight and expertise and address global opportunities.
  • Identify and address opportunities to integrate risk into Operational and Functional routines, processes and mind-set, leveraging BOS to remove waste and focus on value add activities.

About You

  • Extensive experience liaising with, and influencing, diverse stakeholder groups spanning operational and functional disciplines, diverse leadership teams from multiple geographies, commodities, jurisdictions, and senior executives.
  • Experience in risk management in an operational environment, with knowledge of professional standards (ISO31000, COSO, RIMS, or equivalent).
  • 5+ years previous experience leading and managing teams.
  • SAP Risk Management experience preferred.
  • Degree in engineering / technology / finance or other relevant field.
  • Professional risk accreditation, or equivalent.
  • English written and spoken.
  • Global perspective and understanding of mining and processing industries, Legacy Assets, and/or Metal Exploration.

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 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran

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