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Manager Communications - Perth

Job No. 40291782
Work Type Part Time - Fixed Term
Location Australia - Western Australia
Categories Corporate Affairs/Asuntos Corporativos
Published | W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | W. Australia Standard Time

Manager Communications  (Minerals Australia: Job share) - PERTH

An exciting and rewarding opportunity exists for a Manager Communications (Minerals Australia) to join the Asset and Function Communications team for a 12 month fixed term contract (job share either 4 or 4.5 days per week).

This role reports to the Head of Asset and Function Communications, with a dotted line to the Head of Corporate Affairs. The role is responsible for leading the Minerals Australia communications team, developing practical and effective communications strategies, issues management and works closely with Asset Presidents and local leadership teams. The role will place great emphasis on delivering clear, aligned communications, primarily for the Company priority areas of safety, productivity and culture.


Core Accountabilities;

  • Leads the implementation and monitors effectiveness of integrated communications
  • Leads, coaches and mentors team members to support communications objectives
  • Oversees both general and issues management communication activities and messaging more broadly
  • Provides strategic integrated media and communications advice to senior stakeholders
  • Develops and engages with global communications teams on AFCT team priorities


Experience & Technical Competencies required;

  • Extensive resource or energy experience in Communications, with exposure to and understanding of Asset based issues
  • Previous experience in managing a team within a matrix organization preferable
  • Experience in the development and execution of integrated communications strategies
  • Develop and maintain trusted relationships with key internal stakeholders at all levels, and work closely with local teams to achieve measurable results
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically
  • High attention to detail, be comfortable working autonomously, stay calm under pressure while juggling multiple tasks and deadlines, manage periods of ambiguity with ease, and positively put constructive feedback into practice.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.

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; a generous paid parental leave policy; other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

Reference Number: 40291782

Closing date : 24th November 2017

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

We support flexible work at BHP.   Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team


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