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Regional Business Planning Director

Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Location: 

Miami, FL, US (United States)

 

Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. Newmont prides itself on safety and embraces diversity, engages employees, fosters innovation, rewards high performance and develops great leaders.

Dimensions

The scope of this role covers all of the South American region and gives to the effectiveness of: Operations: 3 operations, 1 non-managed joint venture & various exploration properties. Attributable Production: 1.1 – 1.2 Million ounces. Operational Costs: USD 800 Million. Capital Portfolio: USD 2.6 Billion (over the next 5 years). Revenues: USD 1.2 Billion. The Regional Director Business Planning oversees a team of 5 who help to implement and execute the business planning and control processes. The role also acts as a primary point of contact between the region and corporate planning.

Purpose

Develop & oversee regional business planning, including capital investment allocation, that maps to regional and Group strategy, then monitor analyze and report on the execution of those plans to ensure visibility and effective, timely correction to meet business goals for operations, capital improvements and business developments. This role includes coordination of the regional capital investment approval process as well as overseeing the regional enterprise risk management.

Essential Duties

Manage the effectiveness of all business planning processes, leading, managing, and optimizing the planning, monitoring, analysis and communication around: Champion Newmont Goldcorp's accounting standards by partnering with Corporate Planning and regional sites to ensure budgets and forecasts are appropriately and consistently reflected. Execute the QAQC accounting review as part of the annual planning process. Manage the Capital and Investment program including implementation of a robust capital allocation / prioritization process. Manage the business growth and development process providing valuable input in to the working team in the progression of the region’s growth strategy. Establish business plan and budget for the portfolio of sites and projects; monitors progress against budget and manages financial performance. Manage the planning processes that include coordination with operating functions, providing analysis of plans, and analysis of actual versus planned, assessment of risks and opportunities, and strategic impacts. Based on this, the position provides judgement and summarization of planning issues for discussion with regional and corporate management. Provide advice and improvement assistance to operations and individual departments. Provide a key interface to the strategic planning function through quality feedback and working cooperatively to achieve a high degree of integration at site, regional and corporate levels. Key areas of overlap include rate and rank activities, scenario planning and pushing through strategic direction changes. Monitor supplies and maintain appropriate inventories; estimate quantities of materials and supplies needed and place orders; recommend and assist with equipment purchases including budget planning for operating and major purchases; coordinate the maintenance of time, material, work order and equipment use records. Assist with monitoring the Quality Assurance procedures implemented by Implementation Contractor on the project. Coordinate and consolidate the Enterprise Risk Management. Support the region to ensure a robust process around the identification, capture and reporting of enterprise risks, including documentation of the controls in place and that risk owners are monitoring those controls on a regular basis. Facilitates debate and discussion by the Regional Leadership Team. Provide ongoing forecasting that highlight potential impacts to business plan mentorship. Lead a team in the delivery of the above tasks, crafting the team and allocating the work to ensure optimal output. Participate in and direct other special projects that may require this team’s expertise. The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Constraints, Framework and Boundaries

Constraints: All planning is based on assumptions and standards, while both are largely driven by Denver; this role participates in a global team that helps to define those global constraints...This role has to work with and through many different managers to achieve maximum results. The quality of planning work can contribute significantly to the Company’s success and this is something that this role is expected to influence.
Framework: The Business Planning function must rely on a robust, effective and well-utilized planning process. Currently this process is being reviewed and may be changed or adjusted, this position may be requested to participate in the development of potential changes in the process and will certainly be responsible for the effective communication, roll out and operation on any new process for the region. In addition to the planning framework, this position must be able to understand and leverage the various business, technical and commercial processes that make up the core value chain of Newmont Goldcorp’s regional mining business. This familiarity typically comes from extensive experience in the mining industry.
Boundaries: The main vertical boundary is the relationship with the corporate business planning function, where this position participates in the corporate-level planning and standards generation, and maintains consistent communication at all stages of plan development and monitoring to facilitate the free flow of information necessary for planning at corporate and regional levels in a collaborative, synchronous manner. This boundary is more of a coordinated team rather than a handoff. This role requires a broad knowledge of the entire mining and processing value chains. This involves a working understanding of how business areas relate to one another, what changes in one part of the system are likely to impact in other areas, and where the value drivers are in the business. This is typically achieved only with a depth of experience in like-industry operations.  The individual is not expected to be expert in all areas - it is necessary to also have the judgement that can evaluate and equally weigh expertise from others that lies outside of one’s direct experience. There is a significant “People” dimension to this role as the successful candidate needs to be able to deal with and influence multiple senior leaders in the Region and at Corporate

Working Relationships

Regional Chief Financial Officer – direct supervisor, accountable to RCFO for role deliverables.
Regional Controller – a closely related peer – a high value relationship ensuring connection across all elements of Finance in the region
Site Business Managers – SBMs are critical to the planning quality and implementation of planning processes on sites; they can provide an extension and integration of the quality planning processes.
General Managers Operations – GMs have to execute the business plans and are a key customer of much of the information provided, while also being involved in the decision-making and planning implementation aspects of this role.
Denver / Global Business Planning team – This role should work closely with peers and others in the corporate team to ensure alignment, share information and support changes & requests when necessary.
Project Managers - This is a key source of support for project managers who are moving through the stage gate process and need support to ensure adequate review of the planning from functional expertise, peer reviewers, etc.
AFE Managers - This role is responsible for ensuring that the AFE process works well including providing training, skills and advice to AFE managers.

Training & Experience

Preference is for a Masters or MBA but possibly a B.S degree in Business, Finance, Engineering or Geology with equivalent expertise and skills. Minimum 15 years in mining and processing industry, or equivalent. Broad understanding of all the operational and service functional areas that support the mining business model, with in-depth expertise in many areas. Business knowledge that can identify issues and problems and take advantage of opportunities. Project management competency and the ability to manager other project managers. Process improvement, continuous improvement and innovation capabilities. Safety management and planning. Enterprise level Risk identification and mitigation. Very high level of analytical capability. Strong communication skills. Influence, impact and motivation skills, including establishing and maintaining highly effective cross-organizational relationships. Teamwork and Leadership skills. Ability to work effectively in an international and cross-cultural environment.

Working Conditions

Corporate office environment.  Travel requirement 25% of the time.   

For more information on 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, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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