segunda-feira, 31 de outubro de 2011

Specialist — Transportation metal and chemical

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa. For more information, please visit .Rio Tinto Procurement is a dynamic and professional procurement organization; set up to meet the needs of Rio Tinto's business units. We source and enter into contractual relationships over a large range of goods and services, specializing in mining-specific categories. We source electronically as much as possible via auction and RFx, and transact using the Quadrem electronic marketplace.ContextRio Tinto Procurement's primary purpose is to deliver value by providing safe, efficient and effective procurement and in-bound supply chain services to the Rio Tinto Group businesses and functional operations. Value is achieved through the establishment or improvement of competitive supply markets for the purchase of goods and services. Value is enabled by highly capable people applying uniform processes and e-technologies resulting in continuous supply chain improvement, enhanced corporate social responsibility and measurable savings for Rio Tinto.The Primary Purpose of Operations is to focus on end to end supply chain improvements and process co-ordination between three core areas that make up Operations: Source, Buy and Delivery.Overlaid on RTP's service lines is its Service Delivery model, which serves to provide the necessary cohesion to effectively and efficiently deliver RTP's full range of inbound supply chain services in line with Business Unit client needs and expectations.Primary purposeThis role is responsible for supporting the work of the transportation group, chemical and inbound distribution section, by leading or facilitating joint analysis and negotiations of transportation contracts for business units as applicable and supplementing work done by others in the group.Accountabilities
Establish positive working relationships and proactively ensure the effective delivery of all agreed to services to internal and external customers.
Ensure all Rio Tinto Procurement, Rio Tinto Group and applicable site policies are followed.
Initiate and/or facilitate joint analyses and negotiations of transportation contracts as applicable on inbound materials and/or outbound products for assigned business units.
Initiate or participate in multi-disciplinary studies related to transportation logistics to improve services and reduce costs.
Develop and conduct training for business units to ensure transportation activities are performed appropriately.
Develop and implement new transportation methods to reduce cost and/or improve service.
Maintain freight rate information and advise business units and management of significant cost changes, issues and analyze monthly plan statistics in order to control and/or reduce freight costs.
Maintain current knowledge of transportation industry and assist business unit personnel and/or suppliers in leveraging changes to add value to services.
Collaborate with counterparts in Distribution Services, Business Units, Raw Materials, Marketing, Sales and other applicable groups to ensure compliance to company related policies and government regulations.
Participate in the evaluation of suppliers.
Act as liaison between business unit and suppliers to address and resolve transportation issues.
May participate in the development and implementation of contingency plans for alternative transportation systems in the event of natural or man-made disaster or disruption.
May participate in the development of objectives and policies related to in-bound and out-bound transportation.
May provide general direction or instructions to administrative staff.
May provide coaching and mentoring to junior level employees as appropriate.QualificationsEducation/Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent education/experience required
5 - 7 years experience in various supply chain, transportation and/or logistics positions
Bachelors Degree or equivalent education/experience in logistics, supply chain or related discipline is highly preferred
Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation certification (CITT) highly preferred
Experience in mining, aluminum smelting, oil and gas, or heavy industry preferred
Knowledge and understanding of procurement and supply chain best practices required
Knowledge of contract law preferredSkills/Abilities/Technical Competencies:
Fluency in English is required depending on assigned business unit(s) and/or base work location
Fluency in Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese is preferred depending on assigned business unit(s) and/or base work location
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Computer literate and proficiency with common word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software
Ability to proactively engage, communicate with and influence internal (at all levels within the organization) and external stakeholders
Ability to influence others through negotiation
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a potentially high stress environment
Ability to exemplify and promote a culture of ethics, safety and compliance
Ability to work effectively and productively in a matrix organization with minimal supervisionRelevant experience: The following leadership competencies are applicable at this role level:
External Engagement - basic application of understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain Rio Tinto's competitive advantage such as building a positive reputation through dealing openly fairly and consistently with external parties.Managing Change - basic application of initiating and implementing change with commitment and drive such as constructively challenging the status quo to improve performance or maintaining focus and seeing change through to completion.
Commercial Focus - basic application of applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships such as understanding the core value of the business and the key influences that drive value improvement.
Business Focused Collaboration - basic application of leveraging the broader organization for value creation through sharing knowledge, experience, resources and skills such as sharing and seeking out knowledge, best practice and resources across the Group and the Business Unit.
Operational Delivery - comprehensive application by consistently taking actions that optimize short and long term operational performance such as focusing on operational efficiency and effectiveness to optimize performance.
Leading People - comprehensive application by consistently motivating and developing people to deliver superior results such as creating a climate in which individuals and teams develop their potential and contribute their best and managing accountabilities and providing timely and constructive performance feedback to all direct reports..
Leading Self - comprehensive application by consistently taking responsibility and accountability for own behavior, performance and development such as taking ownership for own performance and decisions and their impact on the business.
Living the Values - comprehensive application by consistently aligning behaviors, decisions and action s with the values and principles in "The Way We Work" and related Group guidelines and standards such as ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, regulations, standards and governance requirements.

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