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Principal Business Improvement

Date: 20-Sep-2022

Location: Mount Kembla, NSW, AU, 2526

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About the role


Reporting to the Manager Business Improvement, you will play a pivotal role in driving the improvement process and implementation of the Operating System at Illawarra Metallurgical Coal’s Dendrobium Mine.  You will lead initiatives with the aim to achieve tangible business benefits in line with IMC’s business plan, while actively seeking out high value opportunities.


Key responsibilities of the role include:


  • Lead the implementation of the improvement project pipeline
  • Perform regular improvement diagnostics and data analysis to address the operation’s constraints, identify value levers and generate ideas to improve operational performance
  • Coach, train and mentor operational personnel in business improvement methodologies and techniques
  • Work with the Operations Leadership team to develop the annual Business Plan and targets aligned to South32 strategic plans
  • Utilise improvement systems and tools to enable effective execution and reporting of improvement initiatives across organisation
  • Lead the implementation and embedment of the South32 Operating Model and Operating System



About you


Ideally you love challenges and enjoy identifying ways to support the team meet their objectives. With proven project management skills, you will possess:


  • Tertiary or postgraduate qualification in relevant discipline (Engineering, Finance, Mining, Processing or similar)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in delivering improvements in large organisations
  • Very strong communication and consultative skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong influencing skills, capable of driving significant change
  • Relevant and demonstrated work experience in a similar role. 



Our benefits 


  • Competitive Salaries and bonus structures
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan





This position will be at the Dendrobium operation which is in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney.



About us


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.



Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


If you’re good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you’re the best at what you do, come work at South32!


Applications for this job will close on Tuesday 4th October 2022.