quarta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2014


Global Commodity Specialist - Supply Chain (2 Year Contract)
Supply Chain
Toronto Corporate Head Office
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,000 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Based out of our Toronto office, the Global Commodity Specialist is part of a dynamic Supply Chain team responsible for providing exceptional support to our mine sites around the world. The role is charged with supporting the analysis, organization, negotiation and implementation of optimal commercial arrangements in accordance with Kinross’ strategic sourcing policies and processes. 

Overall responsibilities for this role include minimizing commercial risk, improving security of supply, lowering total cost of ownership and meeting client’s expectations and specifications.

Key Accountabilities:
Leads the development, implementation and execution of the sourcing and purchasing strategy (incl. inventory plan) for chemicals, steel, mining equipment (e.g., tires and mobile fleets) globally for projects, operations, and maintenance
Work with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability
Support spend analysis and opportunity identification for a variety of goods and services
Create RFX documents/packages in accordance with Kinross SC Policy and Guidelines
Analyze bids and provide an analysis report to mine site management
Draft letters of recommendation, intent and award from the bid analysis
Collaborate with legal department to develop robust commercial contracts
Monitor historical commodity performance and understand how economic and political issues drive commodity costs
Manages relevant commodity, service and product information necessary to recommend global, regional and local supply chain solutions
Responsible for the identification of cost savings and process / service improvement opportunities
Manage supplier performance and development activities in a way that assures their ability to satisfy requirements and fosters continuous improvement, including tracking certain KPIs 

At least five years’ transactional purchasing experience in mining, manufacturing, oil & gas or other heavy industry, preferably in direct materials
A business, finance or supply chain management post-secondary degree from a recognized institution
Demonstrated advancement from a tactical to strategic sourcing role
Combination of domestic and international commercial experience preferred
Knowledge of strategic sourcing process (from opportunity assessment to contract execution)
Experience in purchasing and/or sourcing chemicals, steel or MRO related goods and services is preferred
Self-starter and the ability to work both in a team environment and independently
Familiar with the foundational elements of a goods/services contract
Experience in commercial negotiations
Excellent written and oral communicator and facilitator
Advanced literacy in key Microsoft office products (namely Excel, Word)
Comfortable interacting with broad internal stakeholder group and supply base
Working knowledge of a ERP system (e.g., SAP, JDE, etc.)
Strong English skills required, other languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian) an asset
Travel required on an as needed basis (approx. 10-20%)

To apply: http://jobs.kinross.com/job/Toronto-Global-Commodity-Specialist-Supply-Chain-%282-Year-Contract%29-ON/221744900/?feedId=4&utm_source=Indeed

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