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Senior Regional Category Specialist

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 Senior Regional Category Manager (Americas), the Senior Analyst is responsible for supporting the development and execution of sourcing strategies for specific assigned goods and/or services categories across the region.  This position will work directly with the Senior Regional Category Manager and will interact closely with key internal and external stakeholders, such as suppliers, end users and supply chain team members. The roles key focus includes conducting analyses needed to develop Category Strategies, executing strategic sourcing initiatives, and performing various reporting requirements for the Categories managed by the team.

Business Segments addressed through Category Management include:

  • Services – Contract Mining, Drilling Services, Laboratory Services and Other Labour Services for both Operations and Projects teams which have strategic importance and high risk of criticality to operations.
  • Goods – Ground Support Consumables and Ventilation Infrastructure

Your role will consist of

Development of category strategies and execution of sourcing initiatives

  • Provides strong analytical ability to perform spend analysis, contracts analysis and market analysis by actively engaging with multiple systems and data sources.
  • Develops and applies business case models and documents, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models, should cost and price discipline models for assigned categories as required.
  • Supports the development and implementation of category procurement strategies for assigned categories for Newmont operations and projects.
  • Executes single-site or multi-site strategic sourcing initiatives as per the category plan
  • Provides support including commercial negotiation, execution, implementation and administration for contracts relating to the assigned categories.
  • Interface with senior internal and external stakeholders to establish and execute an effective supplier relationship management program.
  • Supports 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.
  • Support 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.
  • Leverage supplier relationships to ensure effective responses are implemented to address changing business circumstances.
  • Interface with operations and suppliers to provide technical assistance and project management to address operational issues relating to safety, technical support capabilities, security of supply of critical goods and services.

Your training, skills, and experience checklist

Commercial Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience working for a world class supply management organization in the context of category management.
  • Minimum five years of experience creating and managing comprehensive forecasting,  budgeting and technical supplier management performance measurement programs 
  • Extensive knowledge of strategic sourcing, category management and spend management.
  • Minimum five years of experience developing market intelligence, should cost models for goods and services, situated across multiple regional and global mine sites.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Accounting, Engineering (mining, industrial, mechanical, process, chemical, etc.) or related field, or equivalent experience, is required.
  • Master’s degree in business administration or certification in procurement excellence preferred.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word; with a working knowledge of Microsoft Visio and Projects.
  • Previos experience as Ariba user or administrator.
  • Experience using and creating dashboards in PowerBI and Tableau.
  • Strong financial literacy and analytical skills, with capability to assess overall financial health of current and potential suppliers/contractors and market trends. 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to influence others. Written and spoken Spanish are a plus.  
  • Knowledge of SAP or equivalent ERP system is desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years of directly related procurement experience or equivalent combination of training and experience are necessary.
  • Mining experience preferred.
  • Global awareness through experience working with other cultures and people.
  • Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and pay close attention to details.
  • Possess high ethical and professional standards in all dealings.

Working conditions and location

  • The position is located in the Denver Corporate office; travel to other domestic and international sites is required.  Some extended hours may be required for calls with international regions/sites.

The salary range offered for this role is $88,825 - 109,725. 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