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Asset Management Enablement Manager - Toronto

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs
Asset & Maintenance Jobs, Electrical Engineer Jobs, Industrial Engineer Jobs, Maintenance Jobs, Mechanical Engineer Jobs, Engineering Management Jobs
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:
Job Description

The Asset Management Enablement Manager is the champion of the Kinross Way for Maintenance, working in alignment with other team members and functional Business Process Owners (HR, Finance, and Supply Chain) to ensure the consistent application of Maintenance processes. 

The Asset Management Enablement Manager works closely with the Director of Global Maintenance and maintenance teams globally to ensure the enablement of maintenance through the proper use of business systems, tools and technology within the framework of Asset Management

Job Responsibilities

•    Contributes to/supports the long-term vision/strategy on asset management tools, technologies and systems
•    Support Asset Management and/or reliability improvement initiatives as needed by the business
•    Support sites globally in the use of JD Edwards specifically related to optimizing the application of the system for better supporting maintenance activities like Preventive Maintenance, Planned Components Replacements, Shutdown Management, etc.
•    Analyze JD Edwards enhancement requests and works with IT to develop the the best strategy to satisfy customer needs
•    Lead the Maintenance Change Advisory Board and participate in the Maintenance Advisory Team, including leading the Maintenance Advisory Team as required
•    Take co-lead in any asset management process-related change initiatives
•    Act as representative for Maintenance in business process optimization exercises
•    Advise on the integration of Maintenance processes with other organizational processes (HR, Finance, and Supply Chain)
•    Ensure effective implementation and application of the Asset Management module in JD Edwards, especially for active implementation projects
•    Lead the development and implementation of a standardized Key Performance Indicator reporting system to measure the effectiveness and usage of the Maintenance BPO processes and JD Edwards system


Key Activities

•    Support the Director of Global Maintenance Programs in development and realization of the Asset Management Vision and Improvement Plan
•    Participate in Asset Management Peer Reviews evaluating mine site alignment to the Kinross Way for Maintenance Standards
•    Participates on the Maintenance JD Edwards project team on JD Edwards implementations, providing guidance and governance to each site on how to align to the Kinross Way for Maintenance
•    Support the Maintenance Corporate Team on developing mobile and fixed equipment analysis including but not limited to TCO’s, Reliability Analysis, PM’s Optimization Analysis, Asset Management Internal/External Benchmarking, etc. 
•    Work with sites to coach staff to support the Kinross Way for Maintenance where needed
•    Support the definition, implementation and governance of Kinross Way KPIs
•    Support implementation for other Maintenance related IT platforms such as Xeras, Business Intelligence, Mobility, etc.
•    Provide guidance to the sites on implementation of new tools, technologies and systems related to Maintenance and be able to provide industry best practices recommendations
•    Document and communicate Maintenance business process changes and additions
•    Identify, initiate, and perform Kinross Way for Maintenance process and JD Edwards system training when required
•    Function as the key contact and point of escalation (when required) for Maintenance business processes at Kinross
•    Facilitate change management
•    Review and address integration issues between various processes and function

Education and Experience


  • University degree in mechanical, industrial, mechatronics, and/or electrical engineering
  • Specialized studies in asset management and reliability is considered an asset.


  • A minimum of 8 years of related work experience or equivalent
  • Expertise in the use on major ERP packages and related EAM or CMMS modules, preferably JD Edwards.
  • Prior business process reengineering or process definition experience; mapping and measuring existing processes, analyzing and modifying, designing new processes, and implementing new processes
  • Previous experience influencing and effectively communicating with internal and external customers, vendors, project teams and senior management
  • Experience with Zero Based Budgeting concepts and software (preferably XERAS) is highly desirable
  • Experience working within site level execution or planning teams in the mining industry is highly desirable

Travel requirements:

  •  Ability to travel > 50%. 
  • Understanding of Asset Management and Reliability principles
  • Working knowledge of process documentation software (Industry Prints, Visio, etc.)
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical, planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong and pragmatic negotiation skills.
  • Ability to define and lead project based workshops 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Team player with a proactive, problem-solving attitude, always aiming to overcome challenges to achieved expected outcomes
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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