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.
Technical Services (TS) provides global support to Newmont (NEM) and its operating businesses across a range of specialized technical functions. TS expertise covers key resource disciplines, including Operational Technology & Innovation (OT&I), Asset Management (AM), Full Potential (FP), Supply Chain (SC) and business services.
Within Technical Services, the SC function works collaboratively with corporate technical functions and operations to ensure the delivery of competitive, effective and efficient supply of goods and services to meet the needs of the business. It does this by focusing on proactive collaboration, “fit-for-purpose” technical and commercial strategy development and execution, competency and capability, relevant global metrics, and enabling processes and technology.
As NEM continues to expand its technical and digital footprint, it is critical that SC effectively partners with the corporate technical functions to develop and align on a new Technical Global Category Management (GCM) support model. This model includes a wholly aligned strategic approach that represents long term intentions, strategies and guiding principles utilizing the Life Cycle Procurement & Category Management (LPCM) methodology for procurement of technical goods and services.
The primary focus of this role is to implement and manage the GCM support model for technology and to develop the commercial, contracting, service level agreement, procurement and execution strategies in support of various complex technology projects. This role will be responsible for setting the strategies to holistically manage and negotiate all external spend in order to optimise costs, specifications and usage while balancing service levels, risks, supplier diversity, and strategic business objectives for NEM. This role will bring expert knowledge of external supply markets and will partner with business stakeholders to define and develop strategic opportunities to improve the value of our technology and digital solutions.
The role is required to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders within NEM, most frequently at the TS, IT and SC Director and VP levels and occasionally at the CTO and COO level. The role also engages at all levels up to the CEO within the vendor organizations. The role will work with corporate and regional stakeholders to develop and implement “fit-for-purpose” strategies for all key agreements, ensuring utilization of NEM’s Investment System, LPCM playbook and Directorate programs while meeting all SC deliverables in a timely and cost effective manner. This is a leadership role that draws on expertise as a strategic thinker, project manager, technical subject matter expert, technology industry specialist, problem solver, and facilitator.
Strategy & Alignment –Engage with vendors to understand their service development strategies, plans and how NEM can best leverage them. Engage internally with various organizations within NEM to ensure strategy / technology roadmap alignment and process integration. Conduct market research on current best practices, best in class rates and external future category trends. The category manager uses benchmark information to inform the category strategy and includes a roll up into the Category Strategic Plan. Program Governance – Apply NEM’s LPCM methodology in alignment with NEM’s overarching Investment Standard and Directorate programs. Contract Management – Represent TS, OT&I, AM, IT, Legal and SC community in managing global agreements and relationships with key technology vendors and Directorate alliance partners. This activity includes regular monitoring of updated service offerings, support capabilities, contract performance and issue escalation/resolution. The contracting and performance management strategy/support model will be scalable in support of relevant Business Plan volumes and forecasts. Value Tracking and Reporting – Develop performance indicators for improved tracking and measurement of SC deliverables in all stages of technology investments. Possess ability to meet project schedules and costs related to contracting and execution activities; utilize the LPCM methodology and TCO approach; adherence to and align with category strategies. Supply market analysis: Understand supply market in terms of size, growth, players and trends, and potential buying power opportunities. Develop market analysis approach based on validated and innovative analysis frameworks. Goal is to assess the supply market by analyzing supplier bargaining power, buyer bargaining power, pressure from substitutes, market share distribution, supplier rankings, and entry barriers. Visit suppliers to assess operational capability, evaluate risks and roadmap. People Management: Determine development needs for the GCM team. Champion knowledge sharing across team ensuring GCM team continues to develop and consistently implement best in class tools and techniques. Practice appropriate leadership and management disciplines with indirect reports to achieve business goals. Provide active leadership and support across the regions to enable effective team performance. Negotiations: Negotiates skillfully in situations with internal and external parties; can win concessions while maintaining relationships; can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic. Negotiates high-value strategic contracts related to Indirect spend, with a specific focus on technology. Lead vendor selection, pricing, T&C negotiations, and contract execution stages. Category Management: Develop category plans and implement GCM strategies including approaches to supplier selection, on-going assessment and RFx activity. Promote internal stakeholder awareness of LPCM processes. Identifie TCO reduction and CI opportunities. Communications: Drives alignment of category management strategies with stakeholders across various regions in NEM. Develop communication plans to maintain awareness of Directorate category progress and supplier developments. Provide regular market intelligence reporting and research updates to support ongoing stakeholder engagement and awareness. Supplier Relationship Management: Lead interactions with suppliers within the category to guide and maintain appropriate relationships and performance. Arrange effective business reviews and ensure performance and other feedback is delivered to suppliers in line with business and category requirements. Market Intelligence Management: Conducts assessments of existing products/services. Analyze the market to assess potential for new products and services. Research supply options, market trends, and competitors.
Training & Experience
B.A. or B.S. in Supply Chain Management or other business related fields. MBA preferred.
15+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Management with strong background in technology industry, technology goods and services procurement, contracts management, transportation & logistics and materials management processes and systems.
SAP system knowledge
Mining technology experience
Strong data acquisition and analysis skills
>$100M global technology. category portfolio management experience for a globally operated company
Skills and Abilities:
Highly effective interpersonal skills necessary to obtain continued support from and influence internal clients including executives.
Strong negotiation, quantitative and presentation skills.
Must exhibit outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational skills, and deductive reasoning skills.
Demonstrated strong analytical and communication skills (writing & verbal skills).
Ability to work collaboratively with technical experts, practitioners and vendors.
Ability to foresee market trends and stay ahead of the competition
Strong organizational and problem solving skills
Demonstrated proficiency in the four elements that define an effective senior professional role (technical expertise, project management capability, commercial understanding and client engagement skills)
Understand and comply with NEM policies and procedures.
Maintain currency with industry advances and the reasonable professional expectations for their discipline and sphere of engagement.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Visio, PowerPoint, and Excel
Strong PC skills using MS office software
- The position is located in the Denver corporate office.
- Position will require travel to, and assist other domestic and international sites.
- Some extended hours may be required for calls with international regions/sites
To learn more about Newmont visit us at:
- Newmont website: http://www.newmont.com/home/default.aspx
- Lifecycle of a Mine microsite (educational site that explains what happens during each phase of a mine's life): http://lifecycle.newmont.com/
- Newmont's blog site (weekly stories highlighting work being done in Newmont's regions and our employees): http://ourvoice.newmont.com/
- Newmont's annual sustainability report: http://sustainabilityreport.newmont.com/
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.
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