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Business Readiness Senior Specialist

Date:  Feb 15, 2021

Cajamarca City, CAJ, PE (Peru)


Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corp. (www.newmont.com) 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 operations in South America are trough two different companies, Newmont Peru SRL and Minera Yanacocha SRL.

Newmont Peru SRL was founded in 1983 as an exploration mining company whose main objective is obtain new gold reserves.

Minera Yanacoca SRL start their operations in 1992 in Cajamarca City partnership with Buenaventura, is the largest gold mine in South America.

  • People: Our goal is to maximize the competitive advantage we realize through our people.
  • Health & Safety : Our goal is to achieve zero harm.
  • Operational Excellence: Our goal is to create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Growth: Our goal is to deliver profitable production gains.
  • Sustainability and External Relations: Our goal is to gain access to land, resources, approvals and capital.


Reports to: Business Readiness Manager.

Directly:  Staff of the Business Readiness Function in the Yanacocha Sulfides Project

Indirectly:  Functional Managers in EPCM and Owners Teams, Functional Team Leads, MYSRL Functional Managers, Corporate-based Functional Peers, Business Assistant, Consultants, Contractors


Provides direction and assists the project team in developing business readiness deliverables so that the project successfully transitions to an operating asset within Yanacocha.  The Business Readiness Senior Specialist is the functional lead for the following:


Business Readiness Deliverables.  Provide the structure, guidance, and oversee the process to the project Functional, Engineering and Construction Leads responsible for the development of a Stage 3-4 Business Readiness plan (BRP).  Ensure that the BRP for each Functional area includes meeting the deliverables for Stages3-4 of the Investment System process.       

Business Readiness Transition.  Review, audit and guide the completion of the transition of the Business Readiness deliverables into operational processes as the project transitions to operations by coordinating all activities to align with Corporate Functional guidelines and standards for processes and systems outlined within the Investment System Process.

Business Readiness Excellence.  Assist the BR Director/Manager to identify processes that result in innovations and communicate or incorporate as applicable in the Investment System, in Standards & Standardization, Management Operating System (MOS) etc.

Essential Duties

Directs the multi-functional team tasked with achieving the business objectives of the project by implementing effective capital management processes related to Business Readiness deliverables.  Essential to this is providing cohesion to all Functional team members tasked with completing the Business Readiness deliverables of the project in Stage 4 and ensuring the smooth hand off to operations.  Essential duties and job requirements include the following:

  • Utilize practical knowledge of the interrelationships of all functions required to execute the Business plan. (20%)
  • Apply knowledge of operational requirements to ensure that seamless transition to operation can occur upon project completion. (20%)
  • Lead the development of scopes, schedules and budgets for Business Readiness across all functions for the Project. (20%)
  • Cross-functional team facilitation for the project to develop Business Readiness plan for Stage 4 and to monitor execution during stage 4. (15%)
  • Monitoring duties to ensure that Corporate, Regional and Site operating standards are met and that Business Readiness plans and activities are effective through the entire project and transfer to operations phase. (10%)
  • Support and participate in third party reviews, application of opportunity and risk assessments, and use of Value Improving practices.  (5%)
  • Establish departmental controls that ensure staff, contractors and consultants meet required quality standards. (5%)
  • Ensure that plans are adequately documented and stored to provide guidance to future project teams and actively share knowledge within Newmont. (5%)

Training & Experience

  • 15 + years combined corporate, engineering and operations experience, preferably at large-scale, multiple pit and multiple process operations.
  • B.Sc. or higher - Advanced business training/degree a plus.
  • Experience in supervision of technical groups
  • Experience supervising  consultants or contractors.
  • Overseas work experience desirable as either a full time or frequently deployed employee.
  • Understanding  the life cycle of capital projects, operations, and reclamation and closure.
  • Knowledge of unit costing methods for budgeting and forecasting.  Working knowledge of gold/copper industry accounting practices and how they drive market valuations.
  • Hands on knowledge of mining methods, processing technologies, and support functions required to operate a mine site.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong communications network with internal and external management level personnel as well as peers.
  • Strong problem solving skills with significant ability to multi task and work within the functional group structure.

Working Conditions

  • Position will require travel to appropriate locations (Mostly Cajamarca/Site and Lima) to support the Yanacocha Sulfides Project scope.
  • Position will require periodic living in the Yanacocha camp
  • Able to work in a remote high altitude environment
  • Position may require domestic and/or international travel.


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.


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