Head: Productivity - Newmont Mining Corporation

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Head: Productivity - Newmont Mining Corporation

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Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work for.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.



The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont 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 our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.

About This Role

Newmont is currently recruiting for the Head, of Productivity, Africa. The selected incumbent will integrate and drive leading practice in operational execution and technical performance to achieve maximum productivity across assets (including Functions) within a business unit.

Your role will consist of

Growth Strategy/Governance

  • Provide strategic direction to and manage the coordination, development and quality control of operating and capital planning/forecasting activities for the business unit to ensure short and medium-term production, improvement and fiscal goals are achieved.
  • Custodian for Operations Planning in the business unit. This includes involvement in plan development, alignment with Technical Services and Operational managers at site and sign off of assumptions (including site productivity assumptions) and final plan. Operations Planning incorporates full asset mine plan, asset management plans as well as capital plans.
  • Leverage Newmont's existing key performance metric systems to conduct ongoing analysis of operation performance to monitor productivity, identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies, and drive improvement. This role will also be accountable for prioritizing the areas of focus for improvement.
  • Work with asset leadership to conduct reconciliations/lessons learned when execution does not go to plan. Share relevant lessons learned with the broader organization.
  • Develop an integrated business unit performance scenario to guide prioritization and decision-making.
  • This role will also work closely with Studies, Innovation, and Information Technology. Regarding technology, this role into the operational technology journey to keep this away from sites until trials or implementation are required.

Operations Excellence

Coordinate with site GMs and their teams (and other cross-functional teams, as required) to:

  • Translate strategic direction into operational objectives and actions.
  • Build risk mitigation and opportunity realization strategies to drive plan reliability and improvement.
  • Provide analytical solutions, value assurance review and project management in support of capital project study and delivery.
  • Support sites to adhere to technical and operational standards and regulations.

Prioritize and coordinate Technical Services expertise (including, but not limited to, Asset Management, Mineral Resource Management, Tailings, Mine Modernization) promptly to deliver services and solutions to the most complex or highest priority technical challenges in the business unit. This role is effectively the point of contact who coordinates with the GMs and MD.



Drive and support Global Transformations in the Operational and Technical Space:

  • Further evolution and reliance on Operational Support Networks
  • Full Potential (including resources centralization or decentralization)
  • Mine Modernisation and Decarbonisation
  • Global Planning Framework
  • CAT V0

Drive, promote and motivate day-to-day collaboration, sharing and replication of leading practice across the Newmont in order to deliver improvements in terms of safety, cost, and production.

Your role will consist of (continued)

Safety & Sustainability

Supports the integration of Corporate and business unit Safety,, Health and Sustainability programs by being a key influencer with General Manager and asset leaders. The aim is to connect H&S improvement with productivity work and to ensure the business unit and assets deliver on plans safely and sustainably.

Actively Drive And Support Newmont’s

  • Fatality Risk Management Program.
  • Workplace Responsibility Initiatives.
  • Cyanide Management and Pathway to Zero Spills Program.


  • Enables a sense of belonging and creates a positive and collaborative work environment where diverse perspectives are valued. Encourage collaboration, leverage team members’ strengths, and promote a collective sense of achievement.
  • Develop and coach direct reports, Operational Managers, General Managers and asset leaders by providing constructive feedback, offering guidance and creating opportunities for growth and development.
  • Develop strong and trusting relationships built with asset General Managers and Operational Manager within their Business unit to be able to effectively influence and challenge as appropriate.
  • Actively assists the business unit leadership team (BULT) to build, maintain and replenish the requisite skills, capabilities, mindset and behaviors required to successfully execute technical plans within the business unit at a sustained high level of performance.
  • Be a highly visible, engaged and felt leader in field during site visits to coach asset leaders in 3 main areas namely:
    • Implementing and maintaining industry-leading workplace conditions.
    • Implementation of FRM controls.
    • Rapid replication of leading practices.
  • Participate in Business unit Talent Planning and Assessments.


  • Budgeting, forecasting and reporting financial metrics
  • Be an accountable member of the business unit Investment Council. Must support the approvals process for capital purchases and ensuring necessary hurdle rates, performance criteria and budget requirements are met.
  • Work with and help to ensure the finance team analyzes financial data, monitors key financial performance indicators, develop critical insights and trends and makes data-driven decisions to optimize productivity and commercial performance and resource allocation.
  • Assist with reviewing and developing short (up to 2 years) and medium-term (2-5 years) forecasts.
  • The planning, management and oversight of sustaining capital performance and spend is a key output of this role.
  • Engage strongly with Supply Chain to ensure strategic partnerships are robust and supported, and ensure operations agree with key assumptions and operating metrics being agreed to in contract negotiations with suppliers.

Your Training Skills And Experience Checklist


  • Degree in Engineering, preferably to extractive industry.
  • Experienced operational leader in mining industry and have had experience as Operational General Manager.
  • Key value drivers in full mine to market value chain and interdependence of key levers.
  • Innovative and existing technologies and impact on operational performance.
  • Deep understanding of cultural diversity.
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Fundamentals of Project Management.
  • Fundamentals of Business Improvement / Lean Management



Technical Skills

  • Advanced proficiency in developing and implementing integrated operational solutions across the value chain.
  • Advanced proficiency in undertaking impact analysis that considers safety and sustainability alongside production impacts.
  • Advanced proficiency in developing business cases for improving /changing, quantifying value and addressing stakeholder requirements.
  • Advanced proficiency in the interpretation of benchmarks and data analysis for decision-making.
  • Advanced proficiency in managing through continuous transformation and change.
  • Proficient in contract management

Other Considerations

  • Ability to work in different country and cultural settings including language other than English if appropriate.
  • Will consider rotational expat for this opportunity
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