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Commercial Manager - Projects - Toronto

Job Description

The Commercial Manager will lead the planning, solicitation, negotiation, and management of contracts for complex services and engineered equipment required by Kinross’ major capital projects.  The Commercial Manager will provide and implement standard industry best practices in all aspects of sourcing, purchasing, and contract administration, including the preparation, review and issue of contractual documentation and the implementation of effective commercial measures to facilitate the efficient and well-controlled execution of the work under contract.  The Commercial Manager will ensure that practices are in place to identify and minimize liabilities and commercial risks to Kinross including the avoidance of disputes and timely resolution of commercial claims. 

Job Responsibilities

Oversee and guide the purchasing and contract management function in the following key roles and responsibilities:

  • Sourcing analysis, market survey and contractor pre-qualification sufficient to recommend to project leadership an optimized project packaging and delivery strategy
  • Lead in the formulation, negotiation, legal review and execution of agreements, contracts, change orders and other contract documentation
  • Put in place measures to manage compliance with contractual obligations and to proactively identify potential contract changes, deviations or claims
  • Manage and negotiate claims and other legal actions
  • Ability to supervise and review the work of others performing the duties above
  • Conduct their activities in accordance with the highest ethical standards and Kinross’ policies and procedures
Education and Experience
  • University degree in engineering, business, finance, law with at least 10 years of experience with the formulation, negotiation and administration of complex contractual relationships, or equivalent in experience and education in mining, construction or heavy industry. 
  • Formal training in contract law or contract administration is an asset
  • Intimate knowledge of the standards and practices of the heavy construction industry
  • Must have demonstrated ability to provide leadership, possess management skills and be able to organize, set priorities and handle multiple complex tasks at one time
  • Must have strong administrative, communication, and organizational skills
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and be attentive to detail
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure against competing priorities and timelines
  • Demonstrated ability in an international business context including the ability to work effectively with teams incorporating varied different business cultures
  • Must have above-average ability to communicate effectively in English and a second language (Russian, Spanish or French) including the preparation of contracts, reports and other documents that require precise use of language
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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