Marketing

The Marketing organisation sells and moves to market BHP Billiton's products and manages credit and price risk associated with the revenue line.

  • About Marketing

     BHP Billiton’s Marketing organisation is responsible for managing the Group’s revenue line, which includes:

    • selling our products and the purchase of all major raw materials;
    • the supply chain for our various products, from asset to market, and raw materials, from suppliers to asset;
    • managing credit and price risk associated with the revenue line;
    • achieving market clearing prices for the Group’s products;
    • defining our view of long-term market fundamentals.

     
    The Marketing organisation has hubs in Singapore and Houston with marketers located in regional offices close to our customers. This ensures we are able to meet our customers' needs and understand the markets that underpin our business.

    Our market insight is strengthened by the multi-commodity nature of our business, our proximity to our customers and the easy flow of information in our centralised marketing structure. Not only does this allow us to form a more robust view of long-term market fundamentals, but it also positions us to respond quickly to changes in the marketplace as they arise.​

  • Leadership

    Arnoud Balhuizen, President, Marketing

    Arnoud was appointed as President Marketing in May 2013.  Prior to this, he was Vice President of the Petroleum TMU based in Houston.  Arnoud started his career with Billiton in 1994 working for Billiton’s Marketing and Aluminium Trading division in the Netherlands.  From 2004 to 2007 Arnoud was General Manager Marketing, Copper Cathode and was appointed Vice President Marketing, Iron Ore in 2008.  Arnoud holds a degree in Business Economics from The Hague ‘Hogeschool’ University and a degree in Management & Administration from the Teesside University in the United Kingdom.