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Materials Procurement Manager

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Logistics Jobs, Procurement Jobs, Material Jobs
Africa, French Africa, Mauritania, West Africa
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Nouakchott, Nouakchott, Mauritania

The Tasiast mine is an open-pit operation in northwestern Mauritania located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored. The mine is proceeding with an expansion that is expected to increase production and lower operating costs.  

Job Description

To lead the development, implementation, continuous improvement and execution of Kinross’s Procurement strategy, policies and guidelines to drive shared goals and objectives across the Supply Chain specifically for the Materials oriented goods categories.  Communicates the purchasing vision and builds strong working relationships with internal clients.  Supports the team in identifying and capturing new enterprise spend areas to add value and drive cost savings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the continuous improvement and execution of Kinross’s purchasing strategy, policies and guidelines in regard to materials categories and contracts; is accountable for value-added, cost savings, and other performance metrics.
  • Manage the material demand yearly needs with the user areas as well as identify and develop suppliers in the market to support commercial and operational needs.
  • Interface with key client executives, ensure effective visibility of the purchasing vision, and build and maintain strong working relationships with internal clients. Ensure client satisfaction.
  • Interface with Projects groups for all materials purchasing requirements from start to finish. Assist with upfront planning, vendor selection, understanding lead times and operational transition integration and business readiness. 
  • Develop and implement new concepts in work simplification and cost reduction including life cycle costing, value analysis, vendor analysis and information necessary to recommend regional solutions.
  • Implements the strategic sourcing methodology to support the development of the materials commodity strategy through ongoing management of the category.
  • Execute the supplier relationship management process including but not limited to tracking supplier performance metrics, cost influences and customer satisfaction metrics.
  • Ensure timely and professional service to user departments in the preparation and evaluations of bids, negotiation with suppliers, award recommendations, preparation of contract documentation, issuance of award of contracts and regret letters, and, management and close out of contracts related to materials and goods.
  • Negotiate commercial and contractual conditions seeking the best possible price, terms of execution, and quality conditions.
  • Administrate tender processes, participating in the selection of suppliers and bid lists.
  • Provide advice, answer queries from suppliers.
  • Develop skills and abilities of indirect reports and act as a champion and mentor for all resources in the supply chain organization
  • Know and comply with the current Mining Safety and Health regulations and Loss Prevention procedures of Kinross.
  • Demonstrate social awareness, commitment and compliance with Kinross’s Social Responsibility Policy, always showing a socially responsible behavior with the Community and with the Company.


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Education and Experience

Must speak / read / write English  - French and Arabic language skills highly regarded but not essential

  • 6 to 8 years of directly related procurement / sourcing experience or equivalent combination of Supply Chain management experience necessary.
  • Mining experience essential.
  • Experience in EPCM contracting, procurement or contractor management would be desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Accounting or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Strong computer skills using office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Knowledge of JDE or equivalent enterprise level software packages is necessary.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


• Significant knowledge of all of the disciplines referenced in this job profile; specifically contracts administration, procurement (of both capital equipment as well as operating parts, materials and supplies), remote warehousing and inventory control, and specifically international logistics
• Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
• Highly organized
• Good working knowledge of project management and spreadsheet computer program skills
• Expert analytical skills
• Advanced project management skills
• Strong understanding of project development and project construction process flows within the mineral industry
• Strong knowledge of standard industry approaches with respect to project procurement and logistics management


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.

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, Manager, Supply, Operations, Management

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