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Process Manager

Date:  Jul 22, 2021

Mazapil, Zacatecas, MX (Mexico)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

About this role

The Process Manager leads all operations and technical activities within the process plant, comprising the Metallurgy, Operations, and Process Control groups. The manager sets the vision for the process area and drives accountability to meet or exceed expectations in safety, production, environmental, financial, and technical performance, working in close collaboration with asset management and mining teams to develop and execute on safe production plans.

In this role you will

  • Lead and manage the process area in a manner intrinsically grounded in the company’s values and vision, providing clear direction and leadership to all team members.
  • Create a work environment of accountability, openness, and technical and personal curiosity.
  • Encourage collaboration within the team and between disciplines and areas, facilitating constructive professional relationships.
  • Work hand-in-hand with asset management and mining areas to deliver production targets in a consistent, sustainable way.
  • Coach and mentor process plant team members to improve performance, ensure ongoing growth and development, and create organic succession plans.
  • Set clear priorities for area leads in support of business plans, with well-defined expectations and criteria of success.
  • Sponsor continuous improvement initiatives within the process plant to meet and exceed current expectations.
  • Foster an active culture of continuous improvement where every individual is encouraged to challenge current practices and seek improvement.
  • Develop and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) used for the process technical services and operations teams.
  • Report out on plant objectives and performance in a clear, transparent manner to all levels of the organisation and, when required, outside stakeholders.
  • Develop and execute the Process area’s annual business plan and strategy, in alignment with regional and corporate strategies and expectations for financial and productivity performance.
  • Develop and manage the capital expenditure and operating budgets for the Process area, in alignment with site and company business objectives.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to comprehensive safety, environmental, and social responsibility practices, ensuring that these practices are foundational to the team’s daily work.
  • Actively drive a safety-focussed work environment, implementing fatality risk control and verification processes and creating an environment where employees are empowered and expected to speak openly about safety concerns.
  • Manage all contractors and employees to ensure compliance with all standard operating procedures, safety and environmental standards, and local and company regulations.
  • Stand in for the site General Manager as necessary (on a duty roster basis or as the situation requires).
  • Identify, evaluate, and manage risks in the Process area, developing management plans and communicating status and trend direction.
  • Develop practical, viable contingency plans in response to key risks to ensure plan delivery. 
  • Work with union business partners to ensure consistent, fair application of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and develop a long-term mutually beneficial working relationship.

Your training, skills & experience checklist

Functional and Technical skills 

  • Strong ability and desire to coach, mentor, and develop team members with highly variable skillsets.
  • Demonstrated capability in building and fostering an adaptable, motivated team, inspiring others to embrace change and perform at a high level.
  • Ability to prioritise highly dynamic workload and manage multiple priorities and stakeholders, changing focus and priority as the operation demands.
  • Ability to safely and efficiently manage operational activities and deliver productivity improvements in a complex process plant.
  • Demonstrated ability and leadership to meet and exceed expectations under challenging and dynamic circumstances.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex troubleshooting analyses and resolve a wide variety of plant-wide issues.
  • Strong ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences (e.g. executives, investors, union, workforce).
  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred
  • Clear understanding of how the business is run and of the primary business drivers.
  • Significant business focus, with ability to recognise and act on both issues and opportunities as they arise.
  • Ability to manage change effectively and to create and implement sustainable solutions.
  • Strong desire and ability to make systems-oriented, data-based decisions to deliver results.
  • Demonstrated business improvement achievements and ability to implement strategic plans.
  • Strong cost management skills, adapting to changing conditions and business needs while keeping focus on safe production delivery.
  • Strong project management abilities, understanding key project drivers, resource allocation, cost control, and scope delivery means.
  • Ability to constructively manage conflict to drive improvement.


  • 15+ years’ technical, engineering, operational, or management experience in a process facility, in a base metal, polymetallic sulphide, or precious metals process plant or similar. Minimum 5 years’ senior management experience with broad management responsibilities.
  • Proven track record of effectively managing multiple concurrent priorities with multiple key stakeholders, delivering safe production.
  • Demonstrated leadership of a multidisciplinary, multicultural team in a dynamic, complex work environment.

Professional education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mineral Process, Metallurgical, Chemical, or Mining Engineering. 
  • Additional education in business/finance/management or related fields an asset.

Working conditions & location

Physical or environmental requirements 

  • Work is performed at an industrial ore processing plant and responsibilities require management of hazardous chemicals and work in indoor/outdoor operations. The environment includes exposure to heavy equipment, crushing, grinding, flotation, and cyanide leach/detoxification operations. Work will be conducted in office, laboratory, and plant environments with occasional requirement to enter mine operations and/or office areas.

As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please enter the 11328 number to submit your application online https://jobs.newmont.com/?locale=es_MX 
We are currently not accepting candidates to come through the placement agencies. Newmont is a transnational mining company that respects the rules and is governed by the labor laws in the countries where we have operations. We inform you of the following information:
All our vacancies are posted on our website https://jobs.newmont.com/?locale=es_MX. Emails from Newmont will be from the hr@newmont.com account or will end with @ newmont.com
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