Newmont Ghana Recruiting 2 Positions

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9 Jun, 2013

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Newmont Ghana Gold Limited a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the World’s largest gold mining companies.

Job Title:  Senior Strategic Planning and Reporting Analyst (130828)

Job Description

PURPOSE
Co-lead with the Regional Planning Director the facilitation and management of the Strategic Plan process in the region as well as lead the establishment and further improvement of the planning reporting framework in the Region.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Strategic Planning Process

  • Assistance to the Regional Planning Director in the facilitation and management of the Regional Strategic Plan development process;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the continuous improvement, alignment and integration of the Strategic Planning process into the business to deliver on Newmont’s vision and mission;
  • Development of the Strategic Planning timeline as well as the Planning process to ensure alignment with Regional and Corporate Calendars;
  • Collaborating with the Regional Leadership and Site Management teams to agree on and select key stakeholders to facilitate relevant inputs and build consensus around critical growth projects in the Strategic Plan building blocks;
  • Coordinating and facilitating all Regional Strategic Planning events, including Workshops, Review meetings and recommended/approved options for Corporate;
  • Assist  the  Regional  Planning  Director  in  managing  the  internal  reporting process that summarizes strategic planning efforts and provides the regional Strategic and Business Plan recommendations to Corporate;
  • Coordinate  the  development  of  regional  SWOT  analysis  and  subsequent integration of risk information into the regional and corporate business planning process; by leveraging on effective relationships within the regional and corporate leadership and planning personnel;
  • Conduct  a  post-planning  review  through  the  Lessons  Learned  Report  and different Plan versions Variance Analysis to determine continuous improvements to the planning process and suggest further improvements to the Regional Planning Director.
  • Provide management with the appropriate information for various “what if”
  • scenarios.

Strategic Planning Tools

  • In coordination with the Regional Planning Director, manage the development and deployment of Regional Strategic Planning Tools to improve on planning analysis and reports;
  • Continuous   improvement   and   development   of   the   regional   Portfolio Management Tool (PMT) and similar and further integration into the planning process;
  • Subject Matter  Expert for  the  Strategic Planning analytical tools.  Requires knowledge of financial accounting, tax and project valuation modeling;
  • Effectively communicate analytical results and  methods to  personnel at  all levels of the organization both verbally and in written formats.

Regional Portfolio Analysis

  • Support major growth projects in the region throughout the study process by introducing portfolio view and “layering” of projects;
  • Through the Regional Planning Director, collaborate with Site, Regional
  • Leadership and Projects teams as well as Corporate Planning to ensure region specifics and views are considered and accounted for in the Global Portfolio of operating scenarios;
  • Facilitating and ensuring alignment of major growth projects’ objectives to the regional and corporate strategic goals to ensure their progress through the Stage Gate Process;
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of portfolio decision making analysis and assist in information sharing of best practices;
  • Own the compilation process of the deliverables/presentations that communicate the results of the internal assets of the region as well as assessing the external opportunities regarding future projects and making relevant recommendations.

Regional Reporting Framework

  • Manage the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of  the Regional Planning Reporting Framework to relevantly address the information requirements of the Regional, Site as well as Corporate Leadership Teams;
  • Collaborate  with  relevant  stakeholders to  continuously identify,  define  and establish relevant KPIs and Metrics for performance related reporting to Regional and Site Leadership;
  • Own the process of development and deployment of Standard regional reporting templates on agreed KPIs and Metrics for the Regional and Site Leadership teams;
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders and coordinate the process of integrating regional information from different databases to produce relevant reports for reporting to regional and site leadership teams;
  • Continuously  explore  opportunities  for  improving  the  quality  of  regional Standard reports, Templates and Presentations to key stakeholders (Corporate, Regional and Site Leadership).

Stakeholder Management

  • Develop and manage crucial business relationships with senior management members across the organization – Corporate Planning, Regional Leadership and Site Management teams – throughout the Strategic Planning processes;
  • Build trust and credibility with regional and site leadership that fosters open communication, collaboration and creates results for the business.

Leadership and Team

  • Actively collaborate in a high-performing team through leadership practices including information sharing;
  • Provide feedback to individuals in the business that improves their strategic planning skills, understanding of Newmont’s portfolio approach and general financial and business acumen;
  • Key to this role is the ability to develop internal relationships with other Newmont employees.

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

  • This role requires managing crucial business processes to deliver on the Region’s
  • Strategic and Business Plan objectives;
  • This role has to collaborate with Regional and Site leadership levels as well as
  • Corporate Planning team to achieve maximum results;
  • The Reporting function in this role requires deployment and integration of regional data and information across different databases with different characteristics and templates;
  • This role is expected to impact on the quality of planning and reporting in assigned entities.

Framework:

  • The Strategic Planning function requires effective coordination across senior management levels as well as deployment of robust and effective planning processes and tools
  • This position must be able to understand and leverage the various businesses, technical and commercial processes that make up the core value chain of Newmont’s regional mining business.

Boundaries

  • This role is primarily focused on managing the development of multiple Strategic Plan building blocks and deploying high level critical analysis in determining the optimal Strategic option for the region;
  • This role also demands developing a Regional Planning Reporting framework that better meet the information needs of the Regional and Site Leadership teams as well as Corporate Planning

CHALLENGES

  • This role requires a broad knowledge of the entire mining and processing value chains.
  • This role requires someone who is effective at working with people across the organization to ensure that robust plans are produced and communicated across the business in a timely manner;
  • Requires strong influencing and communication capabilities.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The position is located at the Regional Office in Accra.
  • Position may be required to travel within the region or internationally in order to assist sites.
  • Willingness to put in extra hours as travel, projects and priorities dictate; ability to accommodate meeting times outside typical business hours to attend global calls, etc.

WORKING RELATIONSHIP

  • Reports directly to: Regional Planning Director
  • No Direct Reports

Required Skills or Experience 

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Finance and/or Economics; preferably biased toward mining, finance or mineral economics, or engineering related science.
  • 5-7 years of experience in finance/economics or business planning with in-depth knowledge of financial accounting.
  • Experience with economic and finance related to mining and/or extractive resource industries preferred.
  • Knowledge in complex financial modeling (simulation, real option analysis)
  • In-depth knowledge of portfolio management including development of portfolio management tools.
  • Thorough knowledge of cash flow models (net income, operating cash flow, free cash flow, cash flow for distribution).
  • Ability to do complex analytical work strategically as well as on a tactical level
  • Role requires taking initiative, tact and excellent communication skills including building strong relationships on a regional and global basis
  • Strong presentation skills are required.
  • Concise communication and a high degree of accuracy are required with respect to the analysis; this information is provided to the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and senior management.
  • High degree of collaboration and team orientation required 

How To Apply

We encourage all candidates to apply online by visiting our website at:

  • Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • This position is Job #130828

Offer valid till: 07 Jul, 2013

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Job Title 2: Senior Business Planning Analyst (130829)

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the World’s largest gold mining companies.

Job Description

 

PURPOSE
Assist the Regional BP Manager in the coordination of the budgeting and forecasting process, financial analysis, cost control, financial modeling and the preparation of presentation and other reports. This position will have extensive interactions with other departments; senior Ghana based Management and other Newmont entities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Business Planning Process

  • Assist in the coordination and preparation of  business plans for the Assigned
  • Entities within the Region
  • Contributes to the effectiveness of the regional business planning processes by assisting  in  leading,  managing  and  optimizing  the  planning,  monitoring, analysis and communication for assigned entities;
  • Assist in the coordination of the business planning processes for designated sites/entities as part of the Africa region business planning initiative, including coordination with operating functions, providing analysis of plans, actuals, assessment of risks and opportunities, and strategic impacts.
  • Assist in preparing consolidated long-range plans included in the LOM plan updates;
  • Support and assist the Regional Manager – Planning in any initiatives which require support in terms of analysis or special information;
  • Assist  in  the  coordination  and  alignment  of  Africa  region  guidance  for designated sites/entities,
  • Assist    in  the  implementation  of  regional  business  planning  standards  in designates sites/entities;

Analysis and Cost Control

  • Assist in reviewing and analyzing monthly financial reports to identify potential cost control issues;
  • Assist in the control over the maintenance of costs by responsibility, activity, cost center, cost element and other performance indicators;
  • Assist in the compilation of monthly reports and providing explanation for major variances against plans and budgets;
  • Assist with the development and review of yearly budget and forecast;
  • Execute continuous improvement initiatives or opportunities within the business planning area and the company as a whole;

Regional Portfolio Analysis

  • Assistance to Operations Planning in the identification of site plans that provide the best leverage to the chosen scenarios by using the internally developed Portfolio Management tools;
  • Work  with  other  team  members  to  manage  the  compilation, synthesis and communication of regional strategic/business scenarios within the regional context to ARLT and other regional stakeholders;
  • Work with various groups (IT, Tax, Discovery & Development, Accounting, Operations & Performance planning) under the supervision of the Regional Manager – Planning to address any issues on input and output;

Technology Enablement

  • Assist  in  the  implementation  of  business  planning  systems  through  the validation and testing of logics
  • Assist in the definition and development of BP reports as and when required by stakeholders

Stakeholder Management

  • Assist in managing key Stakeholders in designates sites/entities through the business planning processes;
  • Build  trust  and  credibility  with  Site  and  regional  teams  that  fosters  open communication, collaboration and creates results for the business.
  • Provide management with the appropriate information for various “what if”
  • scenarios.
  • Interact with department heads in the review of their cost center reports and facilitate their understanding of costs charged to their cost center.
  • Assist  cost  centers  managers  with  weekly,  monthly  and  annual  operations reports, etc.
  • Implement  metrics  and  monitor  results  for  areas  of  responsibilities  and employees to track progress towards company and departmental goals.

Leadership and Team

  • Establish a high-performing standard among team members;
  • Provide feedback and coaching to individuals in the business that improves their strategic  planning  skills,  understanding  of  Newmont’s  portfolio  approach  and general financial and business acumen;

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
  • Corporate;
  • This role has to work with and through many different cost center managers to achieve maximum results;
  • This role is expected to impact on the quality of planning in assigned entities

Framework

  • The Business Planning function must rely on a robust, effective and well-utilized planning process;
  • This position must be able to understand and leverage the various businesses, technical and commercial processes that make up the core value chain of Newmont’s regional mining business.

Boundaries

  • This role is concerned mainly with assisting in the preparation of business plans with a greater level of precision as compared to strategic plans;
  • This role actively assists in developing of an understanding of the optimal strategic plan scenario for the region and further validates a business plan consistency as opposed to the strategic plan.

CHALLENGES

  • This role requires a broad knowledge of the entire mining and processing value chains.
  • This role requires someone who is effective at working with people across the organization to ensure that robust plans are produced and communicated across the business in a timely manner;
  • Requires strong influencing and communication capabilities.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Position may require to travel to and assist other domestic and international sites;
  • Extensive travel to remote locations with limited or primitive conditions may be necessarily.

WORKING RELATIONSHIP

  • Reports directly to: Regional Manager – Planning
  • Horizontal relationship within the Africa Business Planning group: Snr Planning Analyst
  • Patronage: No direct reports
  • Corporate: Denver / Global Business Planning 

Required Skills or Experience

  • BSc Degree in Information Technology, BSc Admin (Finance/Accounting) or BCom
  • CPA or equivalent is required
  • 5-7 years of equivalent combination of education and experience in financial modeling, cost control and economic analysis, or similar.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with Oracle Planning software, BPC or similar. Must have experience with a computer-based accounting system.
  • Advanced customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with management, clients and customers at all levels
  • Business Process Mapping and Analysis
  • Previous mine site finance / accounting experience preferred.
  • Strong leadership and management presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated people management experience and the ability to work with internal and external partners and experience with continuous improvement programs and integrated management systems.
  • Must have strong in computer and Excel skills.
  • Experience with a U.S.-based company is strongly desired.
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications 

How To Apply

We encourage all candidates to apply online by visiting our website at:

  • Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • This position is Job #130829

Offer valid till: 07 Jul, 2013

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