GM - HR Business Partners

  • Woodside Energy
  • Perth WA, Australia
Experienced Professionals Human Resources

Job Description

GM - HR Business Partners


Date: 22-Mar-2019

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd


About Woodside:


Woodside is the pioneer of the LNG industry in Australia, and the largest Australian natural gas producer.


We started with a bold idea, and the drive to see it through. More than sixty years later, this pioneering spirit still guides us.


We seek ways to continuously improve, always striving for better outcomes. We are solution-focused, exploring fresh ideas and embracing new ways of working, enabled by technology and innovation.


The Woodside Compass defines the fundamental values that make our people Woodsiders: Respect, Discipline, Working Sustainably, Working Together, Integrity and Excellence.


We know great results come from people feeling valued and getting the support they need to reach their full potential.


We work together, combining our distinctive capabilities to deliver the best possible result.  We believe that by doing what’s right, by living our values every day, we can perform to our very best.


More than a career: an adventure.




About the Role:


The GM – HR Business Partners will lead our team of experienced generalists in providing coaching, support and strategic direction to our leaders throughout the business. This position is a key member of our HR leadership team, reporting directly to the Vice President of People and Global Capability (HR) with direct access to other members of Woodside’s executive team.




Duties & Responsibilities:


In addition to leading and managing a large team of high performing HR Business Partners, the successful candidate will deliver the People and Global Capability strategy in partnership with the executives and leadership team.


Other responsibilities include:

  • The successful implementation of annual people processes including remuneration, capability and performance management.
  • Deployment of corporate HR initiatives across learning & development, resourcing and inclusion & diversity.
  • Partnering with divisional leadership teams to deliver Woodside’s business plan, considering implications for organisational design, workforce planning, capability development, resource deployment and employee engagement.
  • Contributing to the leadership of the HR function, including providing input to the safety and wellbeing of the HR team, resource allocation and continuous improvement of HR systems and processes.




Skills & Experience:


We’re looking for applicants who have:

  • Significant experience across all/some of the following fields:
    • Leadership and management through others of large, geographically dispersed teams
    • Inspiring and developing others to achieve high performance
    • Strategic performance management and transformation
    • Employee engagement
    • Leadership development and succession planning
    • Data analytics
  • Strong business orientation and clear focus on outcomes
  • Outstanding influencing and analytical skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including confidence in working with the executive level of an organisation
  • Personal discretion and experience working on highly confidential deliverables
  • Demonstrated success in building long term partnerships
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field
  • Active membership in a professional association for HR practitioners will be considered advantageous.


Candidates with a broad range of experience within any industries are encouraged to apply, although those who have worked in HR functions with a centre of excellence/matrix structure will be highly regarded. International experience is desirable.




Recognition & Reward:


A career with Woodside is rewarding both personally and professionally.  We offer:

  • Work on world-class operating assets and development projects, alongside industry leaders.
  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs and assistance with further education.
  • Values in action.
  • Industry-leading 16 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies.
  • Community volunteering opportunities.
  • A new, award-winning headquarters facility, Mia Yellagonga.
  • Heavily subsidised gym membership.
  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, share plans, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance.


Woodside is an increasingly inclusive and diverse company. We want all Woodsiders to feel safe in bringing their whole selves to work and confident they will get a fair go.


Applications close at 11.59pm AWST on Sunday 7 April 2019.