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Analyst - Operations Strategy - Toronto

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Financial Jobs
Business Analyst Jobs, Business Planning Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Job Description

Provides analytical and project management support for various Operations Strategy programs and projects, from cross-site programs, to high-priority individual site support projects and business cases. Contributes to each project by
combining experience and business judgment, with financial and technical analysis, the development and delivery of
site-specific or senior-level communications materials, collaborative project management, and other diagnostic and support tools.

Job Responsibilities

1. Provide analytical and project management support for various Operations Strategy programs and projects, from broader cross-site programs, to high-priority individual site support projects, by doing the following:

Generally speaking, supports Kinross and its sites and projects in making their most strategic decisions, through analysis, modelling and impactful communication

With moderate instruction and guidance, performs error-free and insightful analysis, financial or otherwise, that supports site, cross-site or Corporate projects in areas of decision making, diligence, project management, budgeting or cost management

Applies understanding of key business drivers within our area to build and maintain financial models, which will often support multi-million dollar decisions (if not 10s or 100s-of-millions of dollars). Pressure-tests others’ models and analysis

Support broader corporate global programs outside of own area, such as Working Capital, the Kinross Way for Supply Chain and Maintenance, etc. This includes the development of reporting tools, supporting site action plans, etc.

Based on experience, contributes technical advice and insights to projects

Makes decisions within procedures and guidelines in standard situations

Explains and presents complex information in a straightforward way, by developing and delivering communications materials for sites and senior executives, up to the SLT level

Supports the analysis and preparation of communication materials for AFEs, Strategic Business Cases, and the Strategic Business Planning process in general

Assist with non-standard requests for support and identify solutions to such requests

You will need to be as self-directed as possible to achieve the above tasks, while working within guidance, guidelines and policies

Job Responsibilities Cont'd

2. Other, general support as required:

Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

Manages the flow of information between the sites

Drive and facilitates discussions around best practices

Uses developing knowledge of Kinross operations to support sites, pressure-test business models, etc.

Analyzes and interprets data (e.g. operating metrics like: tons hauled; equipment efficiency; downtime due to maintenance, operating constraints and suboptimal performance)

Assists in identifying cost savings opportunities and building full potential cost models

Responds to a variety of internal and / or external requests, many of which will not be standard and will require advanced problem-solving approaches

Prepares straightforward communication materials, manuals, and other written materials related to evaluations, technical issues, programs, or systems

Actively seeks mentorship and learning to improve product or technical knowledge and skill set

Performs analysis and coordination on due diligences for Mergers and Acquisitions. Potentially assist with merger integration

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, accounting or finance or a related field. Additional specialized education, including masters level degree (specifically an MBA) or equivalent would be beneficial, but not required

Two or more years of experience in the construction/civil/mining industry, preferably with progressive experience in a project/operations environment (corporate or site-level)

Two or more years of experience with exposure to financial and strategic modeling in an asset-intensive industry (preferably civil/mining)


Expert level skills in Excel: ability to build financial models, and perform analysis to pinpoint opportunities for improvement

Proficiency with Powerpoint

Operations and strategy analysis experience including developing and analyzing financial and full potential models

Understanding of financial statements and mining concepts

Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills set: ability to complete a Design of Experiments, Logistical Regression, Modeling, statistically literate etc.

Ability to interact effectively with Senior Management

Previous experience in the mining industry and/or a major consultancy is strongly preferred

Flexibility in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle significant variation in workload

Experience supervising or mentoring financial or consulting employees

Possesses good time-management skills, and is able to work effectively under pressure

Effective at managing multiple projects in parallel.

Conversational French, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian is a major asset, but not a requirement.

Ability to function within the following travel requirements: frequent travel to remote mine sites in Mauritania, Ghana, Chile, Brazil, Nevada, Washington State, Alaska and Far East Russia. The expectation is that the role will require up to 2 weeks of travel out of every 4 weeks.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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, Investor Relations, Exploration, Geology and Mine Planning, among others.

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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