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Specialist Operations

Date: 03-Aug-2022

Location: Singapore, SG, 049318

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.


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. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead, zinc and copper from our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world. 

The Opportunity – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Opportunity 

Reporting to the Manager Operations, the execution and management of resources, activities, information and processes used to deliver a product from South32 Marketing handover point to the point-of-sale, including storage at warehousing locations or delivery to end customer receiving and/or – reselling points.




Individual accountabilities



  • Key liaison between South32 and its customers post contract negotiation
  • Responsible for the execution of South32 commercial contracts ensuring contractual obligations are fulfilled through the entire Supply Chain in compliance with relevant standards & regulatory requirements.
  • Analyses customer’s credit and contractual positions prior to authorising the delivery and/or release of product to mitigate any risks to South32;
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely billing of South32 traded and sundry sales as well as receipt of monies, including the consideration of dispute and quality settlements;
  • Responsible for debt and cash flow management with internal and external stakeholders
  • Co-ordinates shipping formalities with relevant stakeholders at the loading point and/or clearing/discharging of product at the receiving point;
  • Co-ordinates all LOI’s as and when required
  • Responsible for Vessel Vetting to ensure compliance to safety and vessel management standards
  • Responsible for all documentary requirements and activities to ensure timely and accurate release of product from warehouses, including facilitating the release of product in conformance to customers’ schedules;
  • Responsible for all activities and information flow between customers and Marketing post contract negotiation to foster South32’s position as a Supplier of choice
  • Responsible for all aspects of Trade Finance activities, including the sourcing, allocation/utilisation of trade finance facilities as well as negotiating L/Cs to ensure payment risk is mitigated
  • Negotiates confirmation rates for Trade Finance deals 
  • Negotiates post CIF truck and barge rates 
  • Responsible for driving improvements to reduce costs and inefficiencies within the Supply Chain
  • Embeds the use of SAP and South32’s systems, tools and reports in relation to data integrity as well as the capture and storage of information for record keeping and audit purposes;

Key shared responsibilities: 



  • Adheres to work standards and understands the purpose and functionality of controls relevant to their work;
  • Cultivates positive relationships through effective communication and provides constructive feedback to peers on a regular basis;
  • Participates in and contributes to Marketing priorities, as required


Technical/Specialist Skills Required



  • Trade Finance and ICC UCP Publications - SAP Material Management and SAP Sales & Distribution experience highly desirable - Sound knowledge of Microsoft office applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, fluent in English both verbal and written – Knowledge of other languages relevant to the specific market advantageous




  • Tertiary qualifications in logistics/ supply chain management / business administration or similar or equivalent professional experience


What We Offer You 

The South32 Global Marketing Hub is in Singapore, a vibrant, multicultural city. The South32 Marketing Organisation is a dynamic team, focussed on responsibly maximising the revenue line through the sale of all production, associated supply chain logistics and informing a single view of markets and future prices.

Offered as a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract opportunity, you will benefit from a rewarding career path in a company that embraces diversity and collaboration. We offer an attractive remuneration package including performance-based bonus.

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


Applications close 10th August 2022