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Principal Advisor Business Improvement

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Principal Advisor Business Improvement

  • Looking to make a bigger impact
  • High profile role within our iron ore business
  • Flexible working arrangements considered
  • Join a high performing team, based in Perth with travel

About the role

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

Looking for a role with variety where you can make an impact today while shaping tomorrow? This could be the role you have been waiting for.

We’re looking for a values guided individual to join our Business Improvement team as a Principal Advisor Business Improvement (BI), focusing on coaching and supporting our operational BI teams develop and execute their improvement pipeline to support our iron ore operations.

The safe, efficient and sustainable productivity of our assets is at the heart of everything we do. You’ll be coaching the identification of the root cause of complex operational problems, supporting the identification of solutions and development of implementation plans. You and your team will also be instrumental in the delivery of the pathway by coaching operational stakeholders during execution.

If you enjoy solving problems, working with large stakeholder groups, engaging across multiple functional divisions and building problem solving ability in others, then we’re confident this role won’t disappoint.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

What you’ll bring

You’re a critical thinker, well regarded by your peers, credible and able to lead and coach small teams to success. Confident and commercially savvy, you’ll excel at liaising with a diverse group of stakeholders, collaborating with others and working in a complex setting.

Ready to tackle everything with a can do attitude, you easily engage, build relationships and work with others. You should be able to analyse large detailed datasets to validate root causes as well as help others find solutions using your advanced workshop facilitation techniques.

We’re open to considering individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, mining sector exposure is essential.

Success in the role will be ensured by your ability to solve complex problems, significant experience and:

  • Tertiary qualified in a relevant field e.g. Engineering, Business, Science, Legal or related discipline
  • Good understanding of business improvement principles and practices
  • Postgraduate qualification (eg. MBA) is preferred but not essential
  • Track record in delivering projects
  • Substantial facilitation and workshop experience
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving capability
  • People leadership skills and strong safety mindset
  • Ability to positively influence and engage with large stakeholder groups

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers –generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium –the world’s first to be certified “responsible” –helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

This position is being offered on a full time basis, working Monday – Friday. We are open to discuss flexible working arrangements.

You’ll be based at our Perth CBD Central Park premises in Western Australia, with ad-hoc travel to operational sites in the Pilbara (four nights per fortnight average).

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.

Applications close on Thursday, 4th March 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)