Commercial Graduate

Rio Tinto
Montreal, QC, CAN
Jun 23, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Full Time
Expression of Interest

2022 Commercial Graduate Program

What if from day one you didn't just watch things happen, you made things happen?
What if you didn't just make an impression, you created a legacy?
What if you didn't just start a job, you transformed an industry?
  • Start your career and be part of our prestigious Graduate Excellence Path program
  • Varied, stimulating and fascinating work
  • Join a global organization that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Position based at our Commercial office in Montreal, QC

Graduate careers rarely impact everyday life. But at Rio Tinto, your innovation will deliver the building blocks humankind relies on. Like the copper in our cars. The iron in our buildings. And the salt that seasons our meals. This is complex work that calls for natural leadership and the ability to quickly develop new skills. Work that thrives from creative thinking and demands astute environmental stewardship. Work that ultimately shapes society and drives human progress.

Our Program

At Rio Tinto, you'll have the flexibility, choice and freedom to be yourself and direct your career. Our Graduate Development Program gives you the perfect start: an opportunity to immediately get to grips with real work, develop your technical expertise and start a legacy that improves life for millions globally.

In fact, as well as experience in your chosen field, you can expect:
  • A comprehensive training program that gives you the tools to excel and progress
  • A diverse and highly inclusive team culture that encourages collaboration across geographies, commodities, disciplines and markets
  • Access to industry-leading professionals who'll nurture your talent and help to fast track your career path
  • Exposure to innovative projects and technology that propel mining into the digital age
  • A wide selection of digital learning materials and world-class leadership content available to boost professional growth and development

Who we're looking for

We're looking for an exceptional graduate with a degree in Business, Engineering, Marketing, or any related field, who wants to learn and make an impact. An ambitious personality with the gravitas to inspire colleagues and the curiosity and analytical mind to challenge the status quo. Knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese considered an asset.

So if you're on track to graduate in 2022 or have completed your studies within the last two years, we encourage you to apply.

About the role

The role is based in the Montreal office and will be collaborating closely with stakeholders in Salt Lake City, Chicago and Singapore. The role will involve a minimum of two and maximum of four rotations within the two-year Grad program in the following areas (but not limited to) our Commercial team.

Sales: Managing the sales portfolio through origination activities, including driving contract terms, negotiations and extracting contract value. Also responsible for building and improving customer relations and collecting customer market intelligence.

Sales and Operations Planning: Developing and analyzing integrated plans and schedules that deliver Rio Tinto's value chain strategies to optimize value chain performance, aligned with market demand.

Marketing: Strengthening competitive advantage and value creation through market development, Product to Market strategy, pricing and brand management.

Customer service: Single touch point for post-deal customer interactions and ensure customer satisfaction through the timely provision of relevant information (e.g. follow-up on contract changes, relay unexpected delivery delays, oversee collections, etc.)

The successful candidate will identify a range of alternatives to ensure the implementation of sustainable solutions and assist the Commercial team by:
  • Providing strong data analysis of existing plans and providing insight into risks and opportunities in the 0-12-month period.
  • Creating and organising commercial databases, connecting with existing sources and creating visualisations to enhance decision making.
  • Leading and contributing to commercial projects and adding tangible value to the business.
  • Supporting existing sales and sales operations as well as new business development.

Where you will be working

Our Montreal office is a global hub for Rio Tinto and supports operations across Canada, the United States and other parts of the world. It is the headquarters for our industry leading aluminium business and supports operations that produce a range of other materials including diamonds, copper, iron ore and industrial minerals. As well as Corporate Relations, our Montreal office includes corporate support functions such as Procurement, HR, IS&T, and Finance.

Built around a dedicated hub in Singapore and regional offices in Chicago and Frankfurt, our commercial teams are entrepreneurial, fast-paced and highly specialised part of our business. Our team has a deliberately open and entrepreneurial culture where we reward the creation of value through innovation and risk taking. You get to work alongside inspiring and creative colleagues and learn and grow every single day.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It's a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it's this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our 47,000 people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminum, copper, diamonds, and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home appliances.

Click here to watch more about our pioneering business and how we partner for human progress.

Be the progress. Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

*This is an expression of interest; Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove it at any time, therefore, if you are interested in applying, please submit your application as soon as possible

All progress begins with pioneers - at Rio Tinto, it begins with you.