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Global Mobility Specialist - Toronto

Job Description

To provide centralized global mobility expertise and lead global mobility projects, as well as supporting cross-border immigration, tax and related matters for select groups.

Job Responsibilities

Provide centralized global mobility expertise and support global mobility projects:

Serves as an expert on the global mobility policies including the rationale for current policies, the intent behind these policies, alignment of policies to business context, values and the Kinross culture, and how these policies support different types of expats. Stays current on market practice and trends in global mobility. Understands and monitors evolving legal trends and ensures compliance with applicable legislation.

Provides input and makes recommendations to existing and new policies. Works closely with KGML Global Mobility team to gather feedback on existing policies / exceptions, identifying areas of confusion, develop recommendations, etc.

Collaborates with the regional HR teams to ensure global policies are meeting local needs. Works with regional HR teams to participate in developing local processes and policies where appropriate for expats (e.g. local housing policies, local onboarding, etc.), that are aligned to and/or supplement global programs, providing input and/or insight as needed into challenges and issues to be considered.

Participates in broader projects to represent the global mobility function and understand how global mobility can support or align to other HR initiatives, and provide insight into global mobility challenges or issues that might affect the implementation of such initiatives. Identifies opportunities to align or engage global mobility to support HR projects and engages the KGML Global Mobility team as appropriate.

Provides input and ideas to assist with addressing complex and/or sensitive expat matters including complex international relocations and payroll scenarios.

Acts as a leading contributor on global mobility projects, including such matters as:

Development of a new or modified policy to support a particular business initiative or type  of expat

The rollout and communication of a significant change to expat policies, benefits, or other matters that affect a large number of expats

Reviewing expat premiums and allowances

Collaborating with other functions to develop a new approach to address compliance or other matters (e.g. short-term business travellers)

Supports the development and/or deliver of education and communication needs working closely with KGML Global Mobility, Global Benefits or other groups as appropriate.

Provides cross-border immigration, tax and related matters support for select groups:

Works closely with the Canada and U.S. HR teams to assist with immigration-related matters as needed, including for international relocations. Serves as a central point of contact to assist with and coordinate immigration matters between HR teams for individuals who are outside the scope of KGML Global Mobility (e.g. short-term assignments, development assignments, business travellers, etc.). Develops processes to create efficiency.

Manages internal and short term expatriate assignments, including preparing documentation (offer letters, assignment completion letters, etc.), coordinating tax matters (consultation, hypo tax, annual tax process, etc.), liaising between home and host HR, medical(s), immigration, relocation, travel coordination, payroll compliance for both home and host, primary point of contact for assignee, cost of living allowance calculations, etc.

Coordinates the company’s expatriate tax program for internal and short term expatriate assignments. Works with KGML Global Mobility or home country HR teams to address any unusual situations, to authorize out of scope work, and manage exceptions. Supports HR teams in explaining and/or resolving complex tax issues with assignees. Takes the lead on developing materials to communicate tax matters.

Coordinates the annual tax filing process along with the KGML Global Mobility team for all affected individuals, including expats, short-term assignees, development program assignees, short-term business travellers, international relocations, etc. with the Designated Tax Service Provider. Coordinates related processes with home countries and KGML.

Coordinates activities associated with short-term business traveller tax compliance, including coordinating with affected HR and payroll teams. Works with global payroll functions to improve the payroll and tax process in compliance with local regulations.

Participates in HR process related to vendor selection (in collaboration with Supply Chain) and vendor reviews for global providers (e.g. tax and immigration). Manages day-to-day relationship with key providers, including gathering feedback from key stakeholders on vendor performance, costs, etc. Ensures a high level of service is realized by assignees and Kinross; promptly addresses service concerns with providers; escalates issues as needed. Actively manages costs associated with services provided.

Participates in and/or leads special project as part of the HR Operations team

Skills

Excellent technical skills and ability to understand complex issues such as international tax and immigration.

Able to lead projects and manage multiple competing priorities; strong organizational and process skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to explain complex and technical matters to HR teams and assignees. Ability to interact and manage relationships with individuals at varying levels and from varying backgrounds.

Able to work at a detailed level to complete or review analysis and develop recommendations, but also incorporate the big picture. Strong business judgment.

Able to identify and articulate the linkages between global mobility and/or compliance matters and other HR programs and processes.

Sense of urgency and ability to deliver accurately to tight deadlines; thrives in a fast-paced environment

Strong vendor management skills; able to negotiate and hold providers to account to ensure performance

Able to work independently and make level appropriate decisions; able to manage ambiguity and change

Good knowledge of applicable labour / employment law

Capable of working effectively in a multicultural, multilingual environment

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Labour/Industrial Relations, Business Administration, Finance, or another related area of expertise
HR or Global Mobility certification is an asset

5+ years of HR experience, preferably in Global Mobility, and a broad exposure to different parts of HR

Previous experience in the mining industry or related industry preferred

Prior experience developing, implementing and improving HR processes, procedures and systems, and managing small to medium HR projects

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.
 

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.

Closing Date:
15/12/2019

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