Manager Commercial and Business Improvement

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Aug 04, 2022
Sep 03, 2022
Full Time
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.

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Our Lihir operations is seeking an experienced Manager Commercial and Business Improvement with a strong passion to strategically lead the commercial team to delivers sustainable and profitable growth across the near term and Life of Mine.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for leading the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team to deliver on the strategic and financial goals of the Group. This will be delivered by aligning the finance function with business activity, underpinning budgets and forecasts, through to the impact of cash flow. You will provide reporting and insights on a regular basis to identify forecast risks and performance.

Overseeing a large, multi-jurisdictional team, your strong people leadership coupled with experience in end-to-end procurement (including strategic sourcing) will improve the underlying performance of Lihir by bringing challenge, transparency, and focus on the key cost drivers of site, while building the continuous improvement culture of the site in the Commercial, Contractor Management and Supply functions. As a successful candidate, you will implement the Newcrest Business Improvement Strategy through the promotion of a collaborative and empowering business improvement culture, methodology and toolset on site.

Our ideal candidate will be a degree qualified Commercial Manager with post graduate CA/CPA qualifications and strong experience within the resources sector. They will possess a broad range of experience, including an understanding of the challenges facing remote operations, and expertise in cost reduction. You will have diverse experience working across a variety of medium to large sized mines and / or processing plants and having sound familiarity with international operations and working with people from different cultures. Experience with governance and reporting required under the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act will be viewed favourably.

You will be a proven commercial leader with strong stakeholder management and influencing skills across all levels of an organisation, analytical mindset and ability to derive insight and strategy from complex data.

If you feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role and are seeking a new career challenge, where you can transfer your existing skills, into a positive and empowering team environment, we would love to hear from you!

To register your interest, please apply online before the closing date of 19 August 2022.