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Category Analyst - The Hague, Holland

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Financial Jobs
Procurement Jobs, Material Jobs, Accounting & Control Jobs
Africa, Netherlands, The, Russia
Netherlands, The All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

The Kinross Office which houses the Supply Chain Shared Service Centre East will serve our West Africian and Russian regions.

Job Description

Reporting to Director, Shared Services, Category Analysts will support all analytical activities necessary to deliver on the category management strategies, and support end-to-end strategic sourcing events.

The Category Analyst will also monitor the delivery of key contracts and capture financial savings through negotiation of contract terms, conditions and end-to-end management of supplier performance. The Category Analyst will assist the Category lead in executing category management strategies and support the global supply chain within the Africa and Russia regions.

Job Responsibilities
  • Execute Category Management strategies working with cross functional teams
  • Develop, maintain and enhance Kinross’ approach to the supply market
  • Contribute to category strategies & forecasting activities
  • Assess new market entrants, non-traditional suppliers, and local opportunities
  • Perform detailed analysis on categories to understand the market trends, cost drivers, suppliers and best practices
  • Provide input to value propositions and sourcing options leveraging various techniques
  • Develop and recommend commercial and contracting strategies
  • Support sourcing (RFx Process) process including evaluation
  • Support the development and negotiation of contracts focusing on risk management, best-in-class T&C’s and correct schedule utilization
  • Support the supplier performance and relationship management process driving overall value from contracts and ensure key elements of the original category strategy are achieved via supplier performance management
  • Monitor contract conditions for adherence by suppliers including supporting the rate validation process and follow up with suppliers
  • Work with Site Buyers and buyer in The Hague to ensure all rates and agreements are appropriately administered
  • Support and execute on the reporting and continuous improvement function as outlined by the Corporate Centre of Excellence

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

Education and Experience
  • Diploma in Materials Management, Commerce, Business, Law, Finance or other formal recognized qualifications in an equivalent discipline.
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience in Contract and Contractor Management within the Mining industry or large scale construction is preferred.
  • Formal professional or technical registration in appropriate area of expertise. 
  • Strong commercial skills with ability to organize work and maintain adherence to Standards & Policy.
  • Excellent communication and personnel skills and proactive team player.
  • Requires excellent decision-making capabilities and proven ability to influence others.
  • Sound negotiating capabilities and documentation skills with high attention to detail.
  • Well-developed and sound knowledge of large ERP Supply Chain Management Modules.
  • Self Starter, ability to work alone and un-supervised is essential with Time Management skills.
  • Understanding of category management
  • Thorough understanding of contract structure, terms and conditions and supplier performance
  • Basic understanding of commercial aspects of product / service categories
  • International experience preferred
  • Procurement experience preferred

Ability to travel is a requirement for this role



  • Languages: English required: French, Arabic, or Russian an asset
  • Accountable for technical contribution to project team or sub team
  • Applies understanding of the key business drivers within own area
  • Has conceptual knowledge of practices, procedures, and principles in profession
  • Provides support within own team and on broader project teams
  • Assists with non-standard requests
  • Investigates with assistance from others as needed
  • Makes decisions with procedural guidelines in standard situations
  • Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction
  • Works within guidelines and policies
  • Impact is on own priorities and allocation of time to meet deadlines
  • May impact the work of others on team
  • Can explain and present information in straightforward situations


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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