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.
Working as part of the Safety & Sustainability Team, leads the Corporation’s Health and Safety programs. Tracks performance, identifies priorities, and develops strategies and programs to ensure continuous improvement in the Corporation’s health and safety performance. Supports regional and site staff in all aspects of health and safety management, such as the identification of best practices, investigation of root causes, assessment of risks, implementation of critical controls, and tracking leading indicators of performance. Supports the implementation of training & development programs for safety leadership at all levels. Works with other functions such as Projects, Exploration, Supply Chain, Human Resources, and others to ensure that health and safety considerations are given due priority in all aspects of the business. Works with the Director, Safety & Sustainability Audits to ensure that the audit program provides a rigorous review of each site’s ability to manage health and safety, and supports sites in actions to address deficiencies and realize continuous improvement opportunities. Supports all of the Corporation’s reporting on health and safety matters.
Work assignments will require considerable tact and judgment in building relationships, communications and problem solving. This position will work closely with Regional Health and Safety Managers as well as with all site managers and other functional groups within Kinross
1. To manage the Corporation’s health and safety programs
- Oversees the corporate health and safety function including setting goals, and developing systems and measures that appropriately assess functional performance; accountable for results.
- Provides input into the development of corporate/regional and site procedures/practices and policies.
- Responds to requests and provides guidance and advice across the group / function.
- Provides expertise and guidance to all sites within Kinross in all disciplines associated with Health and Safety Management.
- Measures, audits, and evaluates the health and safety management system and hazard controls at Kinross operations for compliance with Kinross’ Health and Safety requirements and communicates the results of the evaluations to site management and the appropriate corporate personnel.
2. To use in-depth technical knowledge to manage corporate health and safety
- Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of corporate health and safety issues.
- Assist Regional and site personnel in implementing Kinross Health and Safety Programs.
- Actively engage and support the development of Kinross Regional and Site Health and Safety Personnel, as needed.
- Implement change efforts including designing and implementing change strategies, ensuring buy-in, and mitigating risks.
- Collaborates with cross-functional teams and considers the business impact of decisions on diverse groups; influences others to achieve project goals often without direct authority.
- Participates on or leads task forces related to health and safety.
- Coordinates and develops safety initiatives and training programs at sites.
- Implements strategic developments in the field of Health and Safety.
- Advises and assists site management in the development of hazard control methods and techniques consistent with Kinross Health and Safety requirements.
3. To advise the management group on corporate health and safety
- Prepares business cases and reports regarding projects and initiatives and presents recommendations and status updates to key stakeholders.
- Reviews best practices and the competitive landscape and recommends continuous improvement efforts in corporate health and safety.
- Influences leaders and key stakeholders to buy into health and safety change efforts that will result in sustained competitive advantage.
- Provides expert guidance to the Continuous Improvement process.
- Stays current with technological developments, laws, regulations, standards, codes, methods, and practices related to hazard controls.
Education and Experience
- Requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Occupational health and safety or industrial hygiene or related field and 10 years of mine safety and health experience. In the absence of a formal degree, additional years of experience may be used to replace the need for a formal degree.
- Certification through an accredited association such as CMSP, CSM, CSP or CIH is desired however an equivalent combination of training, education and experience may also be acceptable.
- Expertise in the following; modern safety management techniques, risk management, root cause analysis and advanced accident investigation procedures is expected.
- Additionally, a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in safety, industrial hygiene or mining is expected. This position also requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in a health and safety management position.
- In-depth understanding of Kinross’ processes a definite asset.
- Experience leading projects of varying scope and complexity.
- Fluency in Spanish, French or Russian is considered an asset.
- Health and Safety experience in Exploration and or Greenfield Projects is considered an asset.
- Ability to learn quickly.
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 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.
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