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Regional Business Planning-Projects & ERM Manager

Date:  Sep 28, 2021

Miami, FL, US (United States)


Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (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 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

What will you be responsible for?
Lead the South American Strategic Planning process (Scenario Planning) intended to facilitate the understanding of early stage opportunities and collect anticipated results of the regional exploration program in our long-range production profile. Portfolio optimization using high-level cash flow models to evaluate plan alternatives across the region, which serves as the foundation for detailed Budget Planning guidance to the region and the sites.
Support the Director Business Planning in the preparation of quarterly forecasting and annual business plans by executing operational improvements to plan inputs and reviews, coordination and consolidation of plan submissions between regional and site partners, and analysis and communication of the plans to improve understanding and transparency for the region. This role increases the quality of planning, analysis, effective communication and decision making around all regional business performance issues.
The role leads a strict enterprise risk management (ERM) process and a structured and consistent communication of risk assessment outcomes and action plans to mitigate risks.

In this role you will

Scenario planning. This role is responsible for leading the preparation of the annual scenario planning process including but not limited to:

  • Assist in identifying the strategic options at each site to be analysed including the risks and opportunities
  • Liaise with sites and functions to coordinate each of the deliverables to corporate
  • Collate the Master Input Sheets from each of the sites, perform QA/QC on the data and consolidate
  • Provide sound analysis of information to “tell the story” for the region

Budgeting Process (BP).  Support the Business Planning team in analysis of site quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and LOM plans by leveraging trend analysis tools to confirm site inputs into the Planning process.  

  • Facilitate the projects rate and rank prioritization process (capital prioritization/capital governance)
  • Handle end to end process for Exploration, Projects, Full potential, to ensure these are fully integrated and accurately reflected in the annual BP/Forecasts
  • Coordinate with accounting the timely reviews of the business plans for each of the sites and ensures their comments are addressed
  • QA/QC, review and analyse financial and non-financial data, provide high quality commentary, identify trends and investigate anomalies prior to plan/forecast submission
  • Provide sound analysis of information to “tell the story” for the region and explain variances 
  • Ensure deadlines are met with all information submitted in a timely, accurate manner in compliance with SOX, corporate and regional critical control requirements
  • Development and ongoing improvement of Business Planning Processes
  • Build and maintain a Planning Calendar to highlight all Business Planning deliverables.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

  • Facilitates the quarterly Regional Leadership Team (RLT) reviews of the ERM register.
  • ERM QA/QC. Ensures the risk register is up to date and mitigation actions are followed up on. This will require regular interaction with each of the RLT members to understand risks and develop action plans.
  • Liaise with the corporate Risk Management function to ensure alignment of the risk register with corporate requirements and with the Country Risk Strategy for the countries in South America.

Constraints, Framework & Boundaries

  • Constraints: Regional Enterprise risk management process aligned with Corporate
  • ERM process. This role has to work with and through many different managers to achieve maximum results and influence the quality of the regional enterprise risks.
  • Framework: This position participates in the design of operational improvements and is responsible for its effective implementation and operation.
  • Boundaries: This role is concerned with the preparation of business plans, forecast and supports strategic plans and therefore its time horizon focus is both long and short term.


  • We require a broad knowledge of the entire mining and processing value chains in order to provide insights and recommendations. This involves a solid 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 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

Here is what we would need to see from you!

  • 7+ years’ experience Mining industry preferred with an MBA or advanced degree in Finance, Accounting and/or Engineering 
  • Strong sense of responsibility and commitment to safety
  • Committed to continuous improvement with a vested interest in developing oneself as well as others around them
  • Interested in working within a diverse and inclusive environment with passion to work collaboratively and respectfully to achieve mutual success
  • Understanding of the mining and processing value chains and mining projects
  • Strong analytical and financial skills with the ability to review sophisticated financial models for various projects where, at times, limited details are available
  • Knowledge of financial reporting, accounting, budgeting, planning, and tax
  • Knowledge of SAP’s BPC planning application is a plus
  • Agile, with the ability to embrace ambiguity, focus on priorities and re-align when needed
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills, work with little supervision
  • Clear verbal and written communicator with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Works effectively in a cross-organizational and cross-cultural environment
  • Spanish, Dutch and Sranan Tongo skills are desired but not required

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

  • The position is located in the regional headquarters in Miami, Florida. The role requires international travel within the South America region to maintain service levels and facilitate strong relationships with site leadership. Domestic travel to the Corporate headquarters in Denver may be required.
  • The role may require significant work outside of normal office hours to meet major project timeframes.

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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.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.

Nearest Major Market: Miami