Contracts Specialist

Location
Cadia Valley Operations, Australia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 22, 2021
Closes
Aug 21, 2021
Ref
980411
Work Term
Contract
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
Discover what is possible with us

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Operations near and far

Cadia Valley Operation is located in Central Western New South Wales, approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional township of Orange and a convenient three hours from the capital city of Sydney. Employees reside in varied accommodation options in and around the district of Orange with the surrounding area's occupied by winery's, stone fruit orchards, farming and national parks.

Employees have access to the area's wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector with a modern well-equipped regional hospital, excellent educational facilities, shopping, large selection of sport and recreation options, transport and other services such as childcare.

Who we're looking for

We are seeking an organised and motivated Contracts Specialist to join the Underground Development team at Cadia and provide business critical support to the contract owners through efficient contract management. Reporting to the Superintendent of Project Controls and overseeing two direct reports, you will ensure that the key business transactions involving purchase and supply of goods and/or services are adequately covered by appropriate contractual instrument.

This truly is a rewarding opportunity to make an impact and add true value to the business by assisting in the maintenance & control of contract performance, costs and quality, and the reduction and control of risk.

Key deliverables include, but not limited to:
  • Provide timely contractual advice to internal stakeholders regarding operational and commercial decisions
  • Negotiate, resolve and liaise with legal counsel, internal stakeholders and vendors on contract qualifications and proposed contractual amendments as required
  • Raise variations to reflect and formalise key changes to the contract
  • Maintain the information management systems with accurate contract details

As the ideal candidate, you will be a team-oriented professional with the ability to work with various stakeholders and meet required safety, operational and commercial outcomes. While a background in contracts management will help you hit the ground running, we are open to candidates who have worked in accounting or are commercially astute and thrive in a dynamic organisation and industry.

In addition to your finely tuned problem-solving and decision-making abilities, you will also ideally have:
  • Experience with developing and negotiating contracts, whilst maintaining a strong commitment to workplace health and safety
  • Strong analytical skills along with understanding of contractual processes
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, SAP and Aconex experience is advantageous

Please note: This is a Fixed-Term Contract until November 2022 that will work on a Monday to Friday roster at Cadia.

Our commitment to you

Ownership is part of how we work. You will be part of a high-performance culture that is building our future. While structure and processes guide how we work, we continue to find opportunities to be nimble and provide support to develop, coach and mentor team members to continuously improve their knowledge and skills and relationship interactions.

Newcrest is also committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on enhancing diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

If you are seeking a new career challenge, where you can transfer your existing skills, into a innovative and high performing environment, we'd love to hear from you!

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.

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