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.The Strategy and Innovation collective is on a mission to discover technology solutions that will transform our fundamental processes and unlock uncharted value for BHP. The Innovation Partnerships team recognises that this will require commercial innovation through orienting BHP’s internal organisation in new ways to engage with the broader innovation ecosystem in non-traditional ways for mining. This rapidly emerging team is seeking a high performing professional to assess and define the innovation ecosystem, determine business needs, contribute to engagement and positioning strategies and prime external partners. Ultimately, you will stimulate ecosystem development and foster strategic relationships on multiple fronts that will facilitate and accelerate partnership engagement and innovation delivery. Reporting to the Head of Innovation Partnerships, your key accountabilities will include:
- Work in collaboration with other teams addressing partnering initiatives within BHP
- Stakeholder engagement to map BHP internal innovation environment
- Market research and analysis to map external innovation ecosystem including government proponents and policy and non-government entities and dynamics
- Adopt and adapt partnering engagement models and knowledge from other industries into mining
- Lead workshops to drive outcomes for the project
- Develop and validate with stakeholders partnering engagement frameworks and guidance notes drawing on inputs from BHP strategic level documents and guidance
- Provide support and context to frameworks and guidance through the development of use cases and draw on lessons learnt from established literature and previous BHP engagements
- Develop and maintain external partner relationships
To be successful in this role, you will be a customer-centric communications and/or business development professional with the ability to passionately and clearly articulate future vision. Previous experience as an intermediary between highly technical and corporate teams would be highly regarded. You are likely to have a degree in Technology, Science, Engineering or similar discipline, and possess 5+ years post-qualification experience in a related field and an organisation of comparable breadth, depth and complexity. You will have superior interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and the ability to influence, and navigation internal and external stakeholder groups at all levels.
As the preferred candidate, you will be a strategic problem solver, with the ability to quickly comprehend, structure and simplify complex business and organisational challenges, to lead their resolution. You have an inquisitive mind who seeks to understand the big picture to interpret business context, drivers, direction and capability needs. Experience with the implementation of business and operational information systems/technologies will be advantageous. You can demonstrate deep interest and knowledge in innovation, digital technology and its potential, as well as industry 4.0 concepts and best practice applications including decision automation. Familiarity with Design Thinking and Lean Start-up approaches will be highly regarded.
This is a part-time opportunity, offered on a job share basis working 2 days per week.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.