Lead, Procurement

Brucejack Mine,Vancouver Office, Brucejack Mine,Vancouver Office
Sep 21, 2022
Oct 21, 2022
Full Time
Welcome to Newcrest!

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 recognize 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.

The Opportunity:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lead, Procurement to join our Vancouver Regional Office. The successful candidate will provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective administering of full contracting lifecycles in accordance with legal requirements and company objectives. Develop and recommend contract strategies (including the identification of compensation and market approach models) with the objective of safety improvement, operation continuity, cost reduction and compliance, planning and executing Request for Proposal (RFP) processes, evaluating proposals, providing Recommendations to Award (RTA), creating conforming contracts for execution, administering (including assessment of payment and commercial claims), and closing contracts.

The accountabilities for the Procurement Lead to be delivered through inspired leadership focused on duty of care, operational discipline, value creation and continuous improvement are:
  • Support share holder and corporate value through demonstrated achievement toward the strategic objectives
  • Ensure effective safety and health management across areas of accountability through high standards of housekeeping, effective critical controls, and proactive elimination of hazards
  • Promptly investigate all injuries, actual or high potential incidents within your area of responsibility and ensure that corrective actions are completed on time and verified
  • Driving operational discipline in alignment with business priorities and expectations through clearly defining what is expected, ensuring understanding of expectations, verifying that expectations are delivered on and leading by example
  • Collaborate with peers and management in identifying and pursuing cross discipline initiatives to deliver on business needs
  • Support the delivery of contract management processes including change management, progress claim verification, variations, site instructions and letter correspondence between Newcrest and contractors
  • Support the development and improvement of business opportunities under the Impact Benefit Agreements
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategy for category of responsibility and update on a quarterly basis
  • Support the development and improvement of supplier management
  • Support the development and improvement of supplier and service master data
  • Lead tenders including plan, prepare, and manage of the documents and process, analyze, and evaluate commercial proposals
  • Lead the technical evaluation process in coordination with Project Owners/Managers
  • Drive supplier consolidation of contracts across site (i.e., consolidate civil works and maintenance shutdown labor hire)
  • Administer contracts (post-award), including evaluating pre-mobilization deliverables, negotiating/resolving disputes, negotiating changes, implementing change management procedures, and closing contracts
  • Reference legal and commercial terms and rely on those terms to manage contractors, advise Project Owners/Managers and project teams on the use of these terms
  • Ensure site contract management and SAP pricing are accurately maintained in Ariba

What we offer:

All our team members are rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:
  • Extended Health and Dental benefits and insurance for eligible employees
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications
  • Ongoing training with continuous growth and development opportunities

About You:

Qualifications (essential and desirable)
  • Business Management, Supply Chain, Accounting, Law or similar
  • Logistics and Materials Management or similar
  • Project Management or similar (desirable)

Behavioural Competencies
  • Highly capable in negotiation and influence
  • Ability to formulate strong business relationships (internal and external)
  • Experience communicating effectively to a wide range of audiences, both in writing (e.g., briefings, announcements, brochures) and verbally (e.g., presentations, meetings, one-on-one)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, presentation, negotiation, planning and organizational skills

Technical Capabilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficient with P2P platforms such as SAP
  • Experience with Power BI
  • Experience in contractual and commercial terms
  • Experience in commercial and market analytics

Required Knowledge and Experience (essential and desirable)
  • Experience in heavy industry contracts, procurement, and logistics
  • Experience in contract negotiations
  • Experience working on heavy industry sites, preferable in mining
  • Experience with business opportunity development for landowner, indigenous or first nation groups desirable
  • Strong understanding of contract lifecycle, project procedures, project roles and responsibilities
  • Ability for strategic and pragmatic thinking, and a growth mindset. Able to make decisions taking into consideration an array of perspectives

Our commitment to you:

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.

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

Newcrest promotes a drug and alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Next Steps:

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, submit your application online before the advertised application closing date.