Director Asuntos Externos

Lima, Peru
Mar 20, 2021
Apr 17, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corp. ( ) 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 operations in South America are trough two different companies, Newmont Peru SRL and Minera Yanacocha SRL.

Newmont Peru SRL was founded in 1983 as an exploration mining company whose main objective is obtain new gold reserves.

Minera Yanacoca SRL start their operations in 1992 in Cajamarca City partnership with Buenaventura, is the largest gold mine in South America.
  • People: Our goal is to maximize the competitive advantage we realize through our people.
  • Health & Safety : Our goal is to achieve zero harm.
  • Operational Excellence: Our goal is to create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Growth: Our goal is to deliver profitable production gains.
  • Sustainability and External Relations: Our goal is to gain access to land, resources, approvals and capital.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?

The Senior Director of External Relations will be tasked with building and improving Newmont's long term reputation in Peru. In addition, the Director of External Relations will manage all Government Relations, Community Relations and Communications (Internal and External) and collaborate closely appropriately with other functions. The Director of External Relations will work with Newmont employees and key contractors to ensure adequate consideration of socio-political criteria in decision-making, and lead direct engagement with national and international government authorities, NGOs, industry associations, and international organizations. A key for the role will be success in promoting continuous improvement, and to provide guidance and mentoring to all External Relations staff.

Your role will consist of

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:
  • We development and supervise implementation of partner relations management strategy
  • We build and manage Peru's government relations strategy
  • We development and execute Peru's community investment strategy which supports locals hiring & procurement projects.
  • We active leadership and support of Peru's Foundation (ALAC)
  • Effectively engage with industry organizations to support the industry initiatives, identified possible risks and improve reputation of the mining industry in Peru.
  • We responsible for implementation and compliance of Newmont standards associated to the External Relations function.
  • We proactively identify and manage national and international socio-political risks to the business
  • We identify and manage Human Rights risk associated to our activities in Peru
  • We support the Yanacocha and explorations team in crisis management.
  • We serve as company speaker when and if required.
  • We supervise and manage a complaint and grievance system and measure fulfillment of local commitments
  • We develop and coordinate engagement plans for national, international NGOs and industry associations,
  • We development and implementation Peru's External communication strategy
  • We develop and maintain proficient and constructive relationships with media and relevant opinion leaders
  • Protect and improve Newmont Peru's and Yanacocha reputation in Peru
  • We develop and implement Peru's internal communication strategy to maintain employees and business partners advised, engaged and motivated to - achieve business objectives
  • We provide messaging and materials support to key partners both external and internal
  • We are a Safety Leader and provide Transparent Felt Safety Leadership

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

Your training, skills, and experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!
  • University degree in relevant field and minimum of 10-15 years of experience in Government Affairs, External Affairs, Community Relations, and/or Communications, including experience in mining project development, and experience in Peru. Technical and legal acuity is well considered.
  • Experience in the extractive industry in developing countries is a must.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing teams
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish required
  • Experience in crafting and implementing balanced development projects
  • Specific training and experience in conflict resolution and dialogue, including design and implementation of partner engagement plans
  • Strong project management skills, including in scheduling and budgets with demonstrated ability to achieve deadlines and manage priorities
  • Strong understanding of the different functions within a mining organization, and how to collaborate with them
  • Broad business knowledge and focus, with the ability to recognize issues, problems and capitalize on opportunities
  • Ability to mentor, coach and direct multicultural teams of varying experience and education levels
  • Broad business knowledge and focus, with the ability to recognize issues and capitalize on opportunities

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!
  • Will require domestic and international travel.
  • Flexible hours to accommodate global meeting times

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.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes. If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to .