Regional Category Manager

Date:  May 25, 2023

Brong-Ahafo Region, BA, GH (Ghana)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and 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 high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

About This Role:

  • The Regional Category Manager is responsible for Managing from “end to end” the development and execution of sourcing strategies for specific assigned goods and/or services categories across the region. 
  • This position will work closely with Asset Management, Inventory Control, Warehousing, Technical Services, Support Departments, Operations, Maintenance and Suppliers to provide consistent, efficient and effective processes and procedures and ultimately drive cost savings whilst also improving Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

In This Role You Will:

Regional Category Management

  • Lead the development and implementation of category procurement strategies for assigned categories regionally.
  • Coordinate with the technical services and project teams in the region and with suppliers to evaluate assigned categories commercially and technically for all projects in the region.
  • Be responsible for awareness and adherence to local content law Agreements and existing local community relationships in the region as they relate to sourcing and procurement activities.
  • Be responsible for the development of new contracts with suppliers and coordinating legal reviews; provides commercial recommendations/modifications for existing and developing contracts according to Corporate and Regional guidelines.
  • Maintain awareness of market trends, conditions and changing technologies to produce market intelligence reports to go out to the business.
  • Develop and track category performance metrics and customer satisfaction metrics,
  • Ensure that managed categories are in compliance with all Newmont policies and procedures (including Supply Chain Management, Ethics, Health and Safety, and Environmental and Sustainability.)


Sourcing and Procurement Strategy

  • Ensures stage 1 – 5 stage gate process requirements and provides inputs and deliverables to get to operational readiness.
  • Make the overall corporation more effective and efficient, through an understanding of local cultural norms, political and social issues.
  • Ensure the execution of single-site or multi-site strategic sourcing initiatives as per the category plan.
  • Provide strategic support including commercial negotiation, execution, implementation and administration for contracts relating to the assigned categories.
  • Support the development and implementation of category procurement strategies for assigned categories for Newmont operations and projects.

Total Cost of Ownership 

  • Ultimately responsible for identification and support of realization tracking of cost savings and process/service improvement opportunities annually.
  • Provide technical assistance and project management to the projects and sites related to operational issues.
  • Develop and manage technical documents, business case documents, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models, should cost and price discipline models for assigned categories as required.


People Management

  • Lead the team of Contract Administrators in executing the category strategy.
  • Identify and capture new enterprise spend areas to add value and drive cost savings.
  • Have direct people management responsibility for the specific category.
  • Practice appropriate leadership and management disciplines with direct and indirect reports to achieve business goals.
  • Supports and contributes to team building events and team dynamics through personally displaying leadership and team attributes.
  • Demonstrate and coache “team values” to all employees to foster a teaming culture.

Interface into Business Planning and Technical Services

  • Manage relevant commodity, service and product information necessary to recommend regional and local supply chain solutions; may liaise with external third-party providers to provide business intelligence and build reports.
  • Develop, review, and analyze data for management reports.
  • Support the collation and finalizing the commodity/services pricing for Business planning purposes.

Customer Relations

  • Establish relationships with internal and external customers as technical expert related to issues for assigned categories.
  • Identify, develop and foster strategic customer and supplier relationships.
  • Conduct internal customer requirement analysis to understand customers’ procurement needs and requirements.
  • Facilitate successful adoption of the Supplier Risk Management (SRiM) program with selected strategic vendors, including but not limited to tracking suppliers’ prequalification, onboarding, management plans, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) spend management, and any other metrics specific to the vendor performance.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations): 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Accounting, Engineering, or related field or equivalent.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP or equivalent enterprise level software packages is necessary.

Additional Knowledge: 

  • Appreciable level of technical knowledge of taxation and accounting.    
  • Working knowledge of SAP.


  • Ten (10) years of directly related strategic sourcing & portfolio management experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience are necessary.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills necessary to obtain continued support and influence internal clients including executives.
  • Strong negotiation, quantitative and presentation skills.
  • Must exhibit outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational skills, and deductive reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and communication skills (writing & verbal skills).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with technical experts, practitioners, and vendors.
  • Ability to foresee market trends and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Visio, PowerPoint, and Excel.


Technical Skills: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills using office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to develop teams and transfer knowledge.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Business continuity.
  • Entrepreneurial skills.
  • Liaison and networking skills.
  • Relationship Management.
  • Reporting.
  • Risk Management.
  • Service Management.
  • Supply Chain Management.
  • Time Management.
  • Sourcing and Procurement.
  • Lifecycle Procurement and Contract Management Practitioner.
  • Supplier Risk Management Process Practitioner.


Behavioural Attributes: 

  • Act Professional.
  • Respectful.
  • Customer focused.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Confident.
  • Reliable and independent.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Results driven.
  • Willing to learn continually.

Working Conditions:

  • Work normally requires minimal physical effort.
  • Travel to domestic and international locations and sites required.
  • Extended hours may be required for calls with international/regions/sites.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

The salary range offered for this role is $. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired.  This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.