The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross' operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT, Investor Relations, Exploration, Geology and Mine Planning, among others.
Provides analytical and project management support for various Operations Strategy programs and projects, from cross-site programs, to high-priority individual site support projects and business cases. Contributes to each project by
combining experience and business judgment, with financial and technical analysis, the development and delivery of
site-specific or senior-level communications materials, collaborative project management, and other diagnostic and support tools.
1. Provide analytical and project management support for various Operations Strategy programs and projects, from broader cross-site programs, to high-priority individual site support projects, by doing the following:
Generally speaking, supports Kinross and its sites and projects in making their most strategic decisions, through analysis, modelling and impactful communication
With moderate instruction and guidance, performs error-free and insightful analysis, financial or otherwise, that supports site, cross-site or Corporate projects in areas of decision making, diligence, project management, budgeting or cost management
Applies understanding of key business drivers within our area to build and maintain financial models, which will often support multi-million dollar decisions (if not 10s or 100s-of-millions of dollars). Pressure-tests others' models and analysis
Support broader corporate global programs outside of own area, such as Working Capital, the Kinross Way for Supply Chain and Maintenance, etc. This includes the development of reporting tools, supporting site action plans, etc.
Based on experience, contributes technical advice and insights to projects
Makes decisions within procedures and guidelines in standard situations
Explains and presents complex information in a straightforward way, by developing and delivering communications materials for sites and senior executives, up to the SLT level
Supports the analysis and preparation of communication materials for AFEs, Strategic Business Cases, and the Strategic Business Planning process in general
Assist with non-standard requests for support and identify solutions to such requests
You will need to be as self-directed as possible to achieve the above tasks, while working within guidance, guidelines and policies
Job Responsibilities Cont'd
2. Other, general support as required:
Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
Manages the flow of information between the sites
Drive and facilitates discussions around best practices
Uses developing knowledge of Kinross operations to support sites, pressure-test business models, etc.
Analyzes and interprets data (e.g. operating metrics like:
tons hauled; equipment efficiency; downtime due to maintenance, operating constraints and suboptimal performance)
Assists in identifying cost savings opportunities and building full potential cost models
Responds to a variety of internal and / or external requests, many of which will not be standard and will require advanced problem-solving approaches
Prepares straightforward communication materials, manuals, and other written materials related to evaluations, technical issues, programs, or systems
Actively seeks mentorship and learning to improve product or technical knowledge and skill set
Performs analysis and coordination on due diligences for Mergers and Acquisitions. Potentially assist with merger integration
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in engineering, accounting or finance or a related field. Additional specialized education, including masters level degree (specifically an MBA) or equivalent would be beneficial, but not required
Two or more years of experience in the construction/civil/mining industry, preferably with progressive experience in a project/operations environment (corporate or site-level)
Two or more years of experience with exposure to financial and strategic modeling in an asset-intensive industry (preferably civil/mining)
Expert level skills in Excel:
ability to build financial models, and perform analysis to pinpoint opportunities for improvement
Proficiency with Powerpoint
Operations and strategy analysis experience including developing and analyzing financial and full potential models
Understanding of financial statements and mining concepts
Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills set:
ability to complete a Design of Experiments, Logistical Regression, Modeling, statistically literate etc.
Ability to interact effectively with Senior Management
Previous experience in the mining industry and/or a major consultancy is strongly preferred
Flexibility in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle significant variation in workload
Experience supervising or mentoring financial or consulting employees
Possesses good time-management skills, and is able to work effectively under pressure
Effective at managing multiple projects in parallel.
Conversational French, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian is a major asset, but not a requirement.
Ability to function within the following travel requirements:
frequent travel to remote mine sites in Mauritania, Ghana, Chile, Brazil, Nevada, Washington State, Alaska and Far East Russia. The expectation is that the role will require up to 2 weeks of travel out of every 4 weeks.
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.