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General Manager - BHP Olympic Dam

General Manager - BHP Olympic Dam

  • 635110
  • All of Australia, Australia
  • Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Roxby Downs, SA, Australia, 5725
  • Full Time

We have an opportunity for a current employee to take the next step in their career to move into a senior leadership role overseeing a key client site in our ESS portfolio.

This new role of General Manager – Olympic Dam will oversee and execute the retention and growth strategy for the Olympic Dam contract with BHP for the Compass Group Australia (CGA) business. This particular contract is critical in the overall client strategy with BHP. Olympic Dam provides services for the full range of food services, security, facilities management and a range of other support services to BHP.

Key strategic priorities

The General Manager - Olympic Dam is accountable for leading the Olympic Dam team and driving the desired Compass culture for the purpose of successfully managing the BHP relationship. Being the first point of contact for the client, this role will leverage critical colleagues within Compass to ensure the smooth operations of this contract.

This role is responsible for enhancing the accountability, safety and overall performance in the following 3 strategic areas: Planning & Scheduling responsibilities, Key MAP2 (Consumer Sales & Marketing) activities and People & Safety responsibilities.

For a copy of the full Position Description or a confidential discussion please contact: or (02) 9797 4980

Must be SA based or willing to relocate.

Our expectation is you would have the following:

Commercial & Results Orientation

  • Strong financial acumen and building team awareness of financial deliverables
  • Solid stakeholder engagement capabilities
  • Is committed to attaining the highest levels of commercial success individually & for the team 
  • A strong communicator. Able to manage relationships at different levels across the organisation

Project Management

  • Delivers against multiple initiatives and is able to prioritize multiple demands effectively
  • Solid experience in FIFO management
  • Demonstrated experience driving a culture of procedural management and efficiency (adherence to processes and standard operating procedures)
  • Previous management of complex laundry services (circa 2000 uniforms daily)

Change Management

  • Embraces, promotes and adapts well to change. Leads the change elements balancing positive collaboration with meeting both time and outcome targets.

Openness, Trust & Security

  • Maintains the highest ethical and professional standards
  • We want all our relationships to be based on honesty, respect, fairness and a commitment to open dialogue.

 Team Leadership & Coaching

  • Strong, inspiring, collaborative and effective leadership style of transient teams.
  • Experienced in drawing and adapting strategic insight from market and internal data.
  • Role models our values especially in safety and care for our people.

Planning & Organising

  • Creates, communicates and ensures effective delivery of structured plans and outcomes.
  • Ability to set and operate at pace in an entrepreneurial environment.

Client / Consumer Focus

  • Builds strong relationships with internal customers
  • Understands providing excellent customer service that builds lasting business relationships is the basis of our business.

Passion for Quality

  • Look to replicate success, learn from mistakes and develop the ideas, innovation and practices that will help us improve and lead our market.
  • Passion for all things culinary

Win Through Teamwork

  • Evidence of an ability to work cross-functionally with colleagues for example in operations, finance, customer service

The Benefits

Compass Group is an organisation that's proud of its great people. We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great internal talent and offer many diverse opportunities for career advancement. Recognised as an employer of choice we also have an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive scheme, recognition programs including service and safety awards, team event days, site-based benefits and company discounts.

We embrace equal opportunity and promote diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply.


Our people’s unique backgrounds, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the diverse communities that we serve, where everyone feels empowered and valued. By building diverse teams means we are creating inclusive environments for all our people and also those we connect with through our day to day operation. We welcome & encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identity and people with disability.


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