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Change Management Specialist | Minerals Australia | Fixed Term 12-18 mths

BHP Billiton

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 06/10/2017

Job Category:

HR & Recruitment / Change Management

Job description:

About Us

At BHP Billiton 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

We are currently seeking a Change Management Specialist to contribute to the overall change management strategy and framework for the global HR function. This dynamic individual will possess; strong experience in sustainable change management, strong facilitation and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to build trust with key project members and stakeholders globally to ensure effective adoption, embedment and sustainment of change. 

Reporting to the End to End Change Manager, within the Functional Strategy and Planning team your duties will include:

  • Contribute to the development and embedment of a best practice change management framework necessary to implement, reinforce and sustain the change necessary for the success of the function.
  • Ensure change activities are integrated within global project plans and are aligned with the strategic objectives of the function.
  • Support and guide all relevant stakeholders through the change journey.
  • Form strong stakeholder networks and relationships to fully understand the change needs and impacts.
  • Prepare and support stakeholders in the implementation and adoption of the business solutions (process and technology changes).
  • Identify human and organisational risks as they relate to the change management journey.
  • Support the execution of ‘initial’ organisational assessments to determine the position of the business, and conduct ongoing reviews to facilitate alignment.
  • Understand the significance of the changes at a global scale (enterprise level) within the functional and asset areas to provide information and recommendations regarding expected global impacts.
  • Generate and maintain advocacy at various levels of the organisation and stakeholder buy-in for the implementation of projects.
  • Facilitate change management sessions with various stakeholders.
  • Support the impacted regions businesses where appropriate, to ensure that they can conduct the necessary local activities to minimise organisational risks.
  • Measure effectiveness of change management plans and make adjustments where necessary.
  • Coordinate and help facilitate the local Change Champions network to maintain momentum and successful embedment of change.

About You

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in business, communications, marketing or similar
  • Significant Change Management experience
  • A creative thinker with experience in Graphic Design is preferable
  • Extensive experience in being part of a team that manages and leads change at a global scale
  • Sound Excel and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders by providing sufficient communications to encourage buy-in at all levels
  • Demonstrated experience in development of change impact assessments and mitigation strategies
  • Strong workshop facilitation and presentation skills
  • Experience in coordinating the set-up of change champion networks
  • Experience in facilitating stakeholder analysis and impact assessments sessions
  • Project Management experience (preferable)


The role can be based in our Perth, Brisbane or Melbourne office depending on the successful candidate. Our modern, open plan offices offer state of the art facilities plus bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers, change rooms and other amenities.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP Billiton, 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, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

Reference Number – 40372506

  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia