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Continuous Improvement Manager - Tasiast

Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.

Job Description

To ensure the sustainable business improvement and cost saving of the mine through providing high-quality functional and technical support and advise to CI teams embedded in the departments and driving implementation of key business improvement projects across site.

Job Responsibilities

Provide effective methodology and functional support is for the Continuous Improvement Dept.

  • Act as CI team's primary resource for coaching and advising Dept. CI teams
  • Provide thought partnership to help CI team identify priorities, solve root-causes and identify significant cost saving ideas
  • Complete Value Driver Trees and other value estimation analysis

Help evaluate and accelerate implementation for new ideas and wiring improvements

  • Facilitate meetings with Subject Matter Experts in the line to understand issues and risks
  • Coach CI teams to develop specific and measurable work plans with meaningful milestones
  • Work with Dept CI team to quality check and accelerate the completion of all elements of idea forms

Drive the application of Tasiast CI methodology in the department

  • Gain expert understanding of key Improvement concepts and tools and coach Line CI teams
  • Deliver CI training courses for Line CI teams
  • Improve users skills in CI tools through use and hands-on coaching (e.g. driver tree, idea forms, IGSs)

Coach and support HoDs in driving improvements in their departments

  • Provide thought partnership with HoDs and Department CI Leads to identify and prioritize opportunities in the departments
  • Direct analysis to evaluate and confirm opportunities
  • Facilitate and coach the preparation of workshops to define priorities and improvement ideas


Drive urgency and rapid pace when implementing improvements

  • Highlight ideas that are under/over performing to the rest of team
  • Gather data / observations on success of ideas in the field
  • Identify conformance / deviation in improved and existing processes, and suggest improvements 

Ensure sustainability of CI process at Tasiast

  • Conduct periodic audits of meetings and application of key CI tools
  • Flag issues and identify solutions to resolve
  • Implement changes and set up structured tracking to ensure adequate follow-up 

Maintain effective communication channels and networks

  • Provide continuous feedback regarding the level to which stakeholders’ requirements are met
  • Create presentations to be used in summaries of findings, specific updates and monthly meetings
  • Open communication and feedback channels - employees to participate in problem solving and decision making

Perform Continuous Improvement on the mine’s CI process

  • Identify systematic reasons for delay in value realization
  • Initiate analysis and facilitate workshops to develop improvements to core tools and application at site

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in mining, chemical, or metallurgical engineering, accounting, finance or a related field
  • Additional specialized education, including masters level degree or equivalent would be beneficial
  • Formal Lean or Lean Sigma training and experience 
  • Two (2) years experience in continuous improvement role
  • Experience at the supervisory level
  • 10-12 years industry experience
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Good working Knowledge of MS Office


• Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
• Superior leadership and team building capabilities
• Solid project management skills
• Advanced operational knowledge of the mining industry

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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