BP East Pilbara & Future Development

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  18th Apr 2024

Business Partner (BP) Information Services and Technology (IS&T)

Iron Ore East Pilbara & Future Development

  • Become a strategic partner to senior leaders in Rio Tinto Iron Ore
  • Be part of a team that values inclusion, innovative thought and problem solving
  • As part of the IS&T WA leadership team, help shape the culture and business direction
  • Permanent Perth-based, senior manager role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

About the role:

We are looking for an energetic and inspiring leader to join our team as Business Partner, IS&T – Iron Ore East Pilbara & Future Development based in Perth, Western Australia. This business partner (BP) role is the IS&T strategic partner to our Iron Ore customers operating in the East Pilbara mines (Gudai-Darri, West Angelas, Yandicoogina, Rhodes Ridge, and Hope Downs) as well as Iron Ore’s Integrated Planning, State Agreements & Approvals, and Resource Development divisions. The BP works with senior leaders in these teams to understand their business problems and leverages the skills across IS&T to provide solutions. This is a customer-centric role that requires excellent stakeholder engagement at all levels in the organisation, a strong understanding of the Iron Ore business and the ability to operate across a large geographical area.

This role is accountable for leading a small, multi-disciplinary team that works across the broad IS&T business to deliver the maximum value considering the Iron Ore divisions’ investment in IS&T.

Reporting to the Chief Advisor IS&T, Iron Ore, and working within our global Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) team, you will: 

  • Be committed to the safety of yourself and your team and lead by example with an ever-present growth mindset.
  • Integrate into the Iron Ore divisions as a trusted partner to understand their business strategy, problems and opportunities and provide guidance with innovative solutions.
  • Be the IS&T liaison and lead for the development and implementation of technology roadmaps and be accountable for solution delivery for the associated Iron Ore divisions.
  • Work collaboratively with the IS&T Project Delivery team to provide sustainable solutions per customer requirements. 
  • Promote and drive value extraction from the technology currently being used and champion the evaluation and use of new technology in collaboration with global counterparts in IS&T.

What you’ll bring:

  • A growth mindset and strong sense of customer-focus, process simplification, and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent collaboration, influencing and stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to work across various regions, cultures, and time zones.
  • Demonstrated passionate and inclusive leadership capabilities and a history of fostering positive culture and developing people.
  • Possess a solid understanding of the Rio Tinto business and be able to articulate the opportunities throughout the Iron Ore value chain.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A strong safety focus, a commitment to your own safety and to those around you
  • A tertiary qualification in engineering, finance, technology or similar discipline
  • The ability to build, influence and maintain key relationships with a diverse range of peers, wider team members and stakeholders – this role is less about your IS&T skillset (you have a broad team of talented individuals with that skillset) and more about your relationship and communications competency and performance-based abilities
  • The capability to critically analyse data and make effective strategic and operational decisions based on information provided and drive issues to resolution
  • A competent and visible leadership style of guiding, mentoring, developing and empowering team members resulting in positive employee engagement

Where you will be working

This role is based in Perth, Western Australia, out of our Central Park office, working Monday – Friday, with ad hoc and regular travel to sites in the Pilbara.

Rio Tinto Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) operates to enable better alignment with customer priorities, end-to-end accountability and flexibility to prioritise critical work. The function provides solutions that are aligned with current and future business requirements through the development and ongoing delivery of IT strategy and solution roadmaps. Through appropriate governance, consultative processes, and the use of industry best practices, IS&T also ensures that emerging technologies and innovative ideas are constantly evaluated, considered, and adopted, to provide easy-to-use, best-in-class solutions and services.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

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