28 May 2016

Newmont Job Vacancy : Commercial and Contracts Manager

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  • Responsible for the preparation of the commercial execution plans and integration with the contractors to ensure execution and business readiness of the Subika Underground and Ahafo Mill Expansion Projects., implementation, continuous improvement, management and execution of the Subika Underground Mining Contract.
  • Ongoing management of the Underground Mining Contract
  • Provision of commercial support to the Water Treatment and Tailings Storage Facility Projects



  • Actively participates in site safety programs and promotes our safety culture to all Subika Underground staff, and assists Newmont’s Underground Mine Manager in promoting a positive safety culture with the Underground Mining Contractor.
  • Provide commercial advice to the Projects Group with respect to contractual arrangements and interface with Supply Chain Management Department
  • Work directly with Newmont’s Underground Mine Manager to ensure that Underground Mining Contractor mobilises all plant and equipment to site, and commences full scope in required timeframe.
  • Manage the process of verifying, and approving monthly contractor claims and processing for payment in accordance with the contract.
  • Is accountable for value-added, cost savings, and other performance metrics.
  • Develop, recommend and implement programs to enhance working relationships and communication processes to ensure achievement of objectives. Ensure teams share leading practices and lessons learned, use consistent methodologies, and pursue deliverables that are aligned with corporate strategic objectives.
  • Provide support to the Projects Commercial Director to oversee the rationalization and selection of suppliers to optimize Newmont’s supply base as it relates to Projects; ensure strong working relationships with these suppliers are developed and maintained, and provide direction to monitor and continually improve suppliers’ performance.
  •  Responsible for the implementation and continuous monitoring of the service requirement plans in coordination with the operational areas.
  • Develop skills and abilities of direct and indirect reports through ongoing performance measurement and feedback. Provide career guidance and act as a champion and mentor for all commercial resources in the Projects Group.
  • Responsible for the management of Projects Group contracts on site including, but not limited to, rationalization of contracts, and coordination of regular contract review meetings.
  • Become familiar with and strictly adhere to Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environmental standards. Act as a role model in complying with and supporting these standards and practices.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.



  • Collaboration and interaction is expected across the Regional Projects Group as well as across other service and operational areas of Newmont.
  • The position is located at the Ahafo mine site in Ghana.
  • Position may be required to travel to, and assist other domestic sites.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Accounting or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Membership of a contracts management institute(or similar) desirable
  • MBA desirable.



  • Twelve (12) years of directly related procurement experience or equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary.
  • Seven (7) to nine (9) years of management experience – leading teams and having direct reports.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Mining experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills using office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP or equivalent enterprise level software packages is necessary.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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