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Business Readiness Manager

Date:  Feb 15, 2021
Location: 

Brong-Ahafo Region, BA, GH (Ghana)

 

Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.

Purpose

This role will ensure the operability of the future Major Project mine through input and leadership of the Stage Gate Process, developing collaboration between Projects and Regional Business units, and providing the vision of a long-term operational view.
 

Essential Duties

1.Operations Management

  • Accountable to develop and lead the Operations project management effort. This will include the team responsible for process/metallurgy, geology, mine engineering, operations development, land, legal, IT, contracts, materials management, risk management, accounting mine maintenance, H&S, Emergency Response, Security, tax and assessment of the business case financials.
  • Ensure that Newmont global standards for HSLP, S&ER, IT, and all functions are understood and followed by the new business from the project phase through to when the project becomes operational.
  • Accountable to develop and lead the business, a it relates to the new investment.  This includes management of land, legal, IT, contracts, materials management, risk management, accounting, tax and assessment of the business case financials.  This will include setting up the Ahafo North business.
  • Support ongoing site activities from a business perspective so that project goals are accomplished as planned.

2.Project Execution & Management

  • Successfully execute interim infrastructure or other programs necessary for project advancement.
  • Ensure the Stage Gate scope of work for S&ER, Business, HR and Operations is complete and also supports the future operability of the project.
  • Ensure all project activities are conducted within a Newmont H&S, S&ER, and Business culture and meet local regulatory requirements.
  • Provide leadership on overall project strategies as part of the project management team and provide continuity as the project progress through Stage Gate, construction and operations. 
  • Facilitate the appropriate participation in, support for and ownership of the project by the Regional Business Unit to ensure the future success of the project.

3.People Strategy

  • Accountable to develop and lead HR and People strategy for the Ahafo North Major Project, including all integration and startup activities in the new Greenfield environment.
  • Retain and develop an operations team who are available and ready for operations.
  • Develop, hire, and provide leadership to the team responsible for S&ER, Operations, Business and HR in Ahafo North.

4.Stakeholder Management

  • Ensure all project activities are conducted within a One Newmont HSLP, ESR, and Business culture and meet local regulatory requirements. 
  • Support ongoing site activities from a Business perspective so that project goals are accomplished as planned. 

Become familiar with and strictly adhere to Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environmental standards. Act as a role model in complying with and supporting these standards and practices.
The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
 

Training & Experience

Knowledge:

  • Minimum of an engineering degree in a mining related discipline or a business degree

Experience:

  • 15 years of experience in a mining environment with 5+ years of senior mine management experience with multi-functional, broad based management responsibilities. International experience would be an asset.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically; comfortable moving between strategic and tactical work.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Team leadership skills required.
  • Proven ability to understand and be able to synthesize cross-functional information.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills appropriate for consultation and impact to all levels of management. The ability to present ideas clearly, facilitate discussions and reaches agreement or consensus on difficult issues.
  • Broad business knowledge and focus, ability to recognize issues, problems and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Ability to influence and drive change in the organization.
  • Ability to mentor, coach and direct workgroup by establishing stretch goals for development of staff and promotion of business growth within the region.
  • Ability to consult, listen, and provide superior input to the stage gate process.
  • Maturity to ensure coordination/collaboration at all levels and across all functions in the organization.

Working Conditions

  • Position is located at Ahafo and Ahafo North Sites
  • The work will be in a field project office that has the usual dynamics of expanding staff and limited resources.
  • Position will be required to travel to other locations and project offices in Ghana and also visit construction and mining sites and must be fit enough to traverse rough ground, climb ladders, and walk for minutes without tiring.
     

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.