Materials Assistant Superintendent Suriname

Date:  Feb 12, 2024

Paramaribo, SR

Job Location: Merian 
Workplace Type: Onsite
Recruiter Name: Laura Tellez Lopez 
Job Grade: 105  
Employee Referral Amount: United States Dollar  

About this role


What will you be responsible for?

Under the general direction of the Supply Chain Manager, the Materials Assistant Superintendent is responsible for ensuring the safe and effective operation of the Warehouse, Logistics and Transport, and Inventory functions for the Merian mine. The role will also oversee the daily activities of the warehousing function, ensuring parts and materials are available to support the timely delivery of goods and services to all stakeholders. The incumbent is committed to safe work practices and strives for zero harm. 
This role is also responsible for the development, implementation, continuous improvement, and execution of Newmont´s Materials Management Strategy and to drive shared goals and objectives across the entire Supply Chain, with emphasis specifically on warehousing and inventory management activities. 
Responsible for the development, implementation, continuous improvement, and execution of Newmont’s transportation processes, policies, and guidelines to drive shared goals and objectives across the entire Supply Chain. Oversees national transportation activities, manages transport suppliers, and ensures transport is complete safely and consistently, and in compliance with Company procedures and policies.

In this role you will

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:

  • Adhere to Newmont’s Safety, Health, and Environmental policies and systems.
  • Establish and maintain safe work practices and ensure legal compliance, including to the Suriname import laws.
  • Supervise and manage the effectiveness and performance of warehouse team.
  • Manage warehouse operations, including receiving, storing, picking, issuing, and delivering of materials to end-users.
  • Oversees all warehouse facilities and is responsible for ensuring that materials are moved, and supplies are received, issued, stored and accounted for in a timely, safe and consistent manner, and in compliance with Company procedures and policies.
  • Initiate and monitor priority expediting requests for critical items.
  • Perform regular weekly, monthly, and annual inventory cycle-counting.
  • Coordinate outbound shipments of parts and materials for return or repair.
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives and implement actions to ensure effective warehouse operations. 
  • Guide and mentor direct reports by modeling a strong work ethic and demonstrating core values. 
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the warehouse, including freight, returns, receiving, parcels and transfers.
  • Implements regional strategy and helps develop and implement local strategies for stock control and inventory management, including supplier held stocks/ Vendor Held Stock (VHS), and consignment inventory.
  • Provides specialized analytical approaches that plan performance and safety improvements against targets set by government bodies or Newmont management, including safety and performance investigations of transportation providers (3PL’s, Freight Forwarders, Expediters, etc.)
  • Maintain high levels of accuracy in daily operations.
  • Achieve high levels of end-user satisfaction through excellence in receiving, identifying, dispatching, and assuring quality of goods.
  • Measure and report the effectiveness of warehousing activities and employee performance.
  • Establish good working relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues to drive alignment on operation plans and strategies.
  • Ensure shipments and inventory transactions are accurate.
  • Communicate job expectations and coach employees.
  • Interface with other departments to answer questions or solve problems.
  • Maintained item records, documented necessary information, and utilized reports to project warehouse status.
  • Identify areas of improvement and establish innovative or adjust existing work procedures and practices.
  • Confer and coordinate activities with other departments.
  • Assists SC Manager with hiring and training of new warehouse employees.
  • Receive and record new inventory as it is delivered; inspect and store it according to Newmont’s Policy.
  • Conduct physical inventory, compare results to computerized inventory, and reconcile any differences.
  • Replenish stock and inventory, as needed.

Your training skills and experience Checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!


  • Associate Diploma in Logistics, Supply Chain or Business Administration; bachelor’s degree in supply chain or Logistics preferred; MBA desirable.
  • Journeyperson Parts Technician Red Seal Certification or APICS Certification (or similar) is ideal.


  • A minimum of 20 years’ experience in Supply Chain or Logistics, and Supervision in a remote Mining setting (O&G, Energy, Precious Metals, etc.), in lieu of education, is also acceptable.
  • 15+ years of experience in Parts Distribution, Inventory Management, Material Handling, Supply Chain and Logistics in a remote mining setting.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a leadership, management and/or supervisory role is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate with intermediate proficiency in SAP, MS Office and computerized Inventory Management systems.
  • Hands-on commitment to getting the job done.
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Fluent English speaker (written and spoken) 
  • Fully capable of writing, presenting and interpreting analytical data in English with minimal supervision.
  • Time Management and Sense of Urgency skills
  • Project Management skills.
  • Supplier Risk Management.
  • Valid Driver’s License (mandatory)

Working Conditions and location


Newmont Suriname, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation and operates the Merian Gold Project.
The position is located on the Merian mine site, it is a Drive-In-Drive-Out mine in a warm, humid, tropical rainforest ~175 kilometers by road south-east of Paramaribo.
The shift schedule is 6 weeks of working, followed by 3 weeks off (transportation included).
Accommodation is in a camp/village environment near the workplace.
Must be able to work at a mine site, under all weather conditions, including extreme hot/humid conditions.
Position may be required to travel to and assist other domestic and international sites.



We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

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.

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