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Regional Category Manager

Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Denver, CO, US (United States)

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

Reporting to the Director Regional Category Management (Americas), 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 and Operations & Maintenance to provide consistent, efficient and effective processes and procedures and ultimately drive cost savings whilst also improving Total Cost of Ownership.

Business Segments addressed through Category Management include:

  • Consumables – Fuel, Lubricants, other energy categories, Reagents and other basic consumables used by the operations, which have strategic importance and high risk of criticality to operations
  • HME: dealers’ relations and support to the GCM

Your role will consist of

  • Leads and manages the assigned categories sourcing and supplier relationships:
  • Ultimately responsible for identification and support of realization tracking of cost savings and process/service improvement opportunities annually. 
  • Leads the development and implementation of category procurement strategies for assigned categories regionally
  • Coordinates 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
  • Provides technical assistance and project management to the projects and sites related to operational issues.
  • Establishes relationships with internal and external customers as technical expert related to issues for assigned categories.
  • Develops and manages technical documents, documents, business case documents, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models, should cost and price discipline models for assigned categories as required.
  • Manages 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.
  • Identifies, develops and fosters strategic customer and supplier relationships
  • Conducts internal customer requirement analysis to understand customers’ procurement needs and requirements and align these with corporate requirements
  • Responsible for awareness and adherence to First Nations Agreements and existing local community relationships in region as they relate to sourcing and procurement activities
  • Facilitating 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.
  • Develops, reviews, and analyzes data for management reports 
  • Responsible for 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
  • Maintains awareness of market trends, conditions and changing technologies to produce market intelligence reports to go out to the business
  • Establishes category priorities based on potential technical and commercials benefits and opportunities.
  • Develops and tracks category performance metrics customer satisfaction metrics,  
  • Ensures that managed categories are in compliance with all Newmont policies and procedures (including Supply Chain Management, Ethics, Health and Safety, and Environmental and Sustainability.)

Increase integration with Stage Gate process:

  • Supports stage 1 – 5 stage gate process requirements and provides inputs and deliverables to get to operational readiness

Improves organizational effectiveness and human performance:

  • Makes the overall corporation more effective and efficient, through an understanding of local cultural norms, political and social issues 
  • Demonstrates and coaches “team values” to all employees to foster a teaming culture 

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your training, skills, and experience checklist

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Accounting or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Ten (10) years of directly related strategic sourcing & portfolio management experience or equivalent combination of training and experience are necessary. 
  • Mining experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must have ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word and Excel applications 
  • Strong PC skills using MS office software 
  • Knowledge of SAP, Ariba or equivalent enterprise level software packages is necessary. 
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills at all levels within organization and externally.

Working conditions and location

  • Work normally requires minimal physical effort 
  • Travel to domestic and international locations and sites requires 

The salary range offered for this role is $104,550 - 129,150. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver