Procurement Business Partner (Manager)
Rio Tinto
Yellowknife, NT, Canada
10h ago
source : Jobillico

ProcurementBusiness Partner

  • Bea part of a group that is safety-driven, and that values inclusionand diversity
  • Yourcontribution will enable operational leaders, and our site, toachieve full operational potential by achieving the greatest valueout of supply-chain services
  • Roleis based in Yellowknife, NT
  • About therole

    Weare looking for a Procurement Business Partner to be responsible for delivering value by providing safe,efficient and effective procurement and in-bound supply chainservices, establishing or improving competitive supply markets forthe purchase of goods and services, applying uniform processes ande-technologies resulting in continuous supply chain improvement,enhanced corporate social responsibility and measurable savings forDiavik and supporting operations through effective and efficientlogistics and transportation services

    This position is a great opportunity toshowcase and demonstrate your understanding of procurement bestpractices, commercial law and mining requirements, as you lead ateam.

    This positionwill be based in Yellowknife NT and will require working at thesite on a regular basis. and will bereporting to the President and COO with dotted line reporting toSenior Business Partner Commerical, youwill :

  • Contribute toDiavik’s performance as a Zero Harm workplace through engagementand active participation in safety initiatives and ensuring safetyissues are considered in work processes, negotiations andcontracts;
  • Ensure teammembers carry out sound category management processes, projectimplementation methodologies are deployed and implementation iscompleted in accordance with RTP’s process, documentation andgovernance requirements.
  • This includes processes such asnegotiation, risk mitigation, change management andinnovation.

  • Engage with RioTinto Procurement to plan and deliver high-quality procurementservices to the business - ensuring that Diavik receives thegreatest value from the sourcing function;
  • Leading andmotivating an effective procurement department to deliver theprocurement and logistics needs of thebusiness;
  • Manage winterroad participation in the Joint Venture as part of the operationsmanagement committee OMC . Responsibilities will be to ensure RioTinto’s governances, policies and procedures are followed based onthe terms and conditions of the Joint Venture.
  • Work closely withthe Director of the Joint Venture to ensure the construction,maintenance, health and safety, operation and closure of the WinterRoad

  • Governance : Contribute to a strong governance culture in Diavik by complyingwith ''The way we work'', other governance policies and proceduresand through active participation in good governance practices,etc.;
  • CustomerService : Ensure the effective delivery of all agreed services tocustomers (internal or external) at the required standards byestablishing effective partnership relationships and proactivelyparticipating in a culture of excellentservice;
  • Contribute tothe sourcing process by ensuring suppliers are selected on thebasis of safety, innovation, local content quality, service andprice - working closely with Diavik communities team to ensurelocal requirements are met.
  • Aboutyou

    Tobe successfully considered for this role, you willhave :

  • A strong safetymindset.
  • 5+ years ofprocurement, service delivery & supply chainexperience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management,Business or Engineering;
  • Previous experience with mining company,multi-national manufacturing. Remote work experiencepreferred
  • Strongcommercial acumen with proven category and contract managementcapabilities (Management all types ifcontracts);
  • Strongproject management, problem solving and customer relationshipmanagement skills;
  • Ability to achieve outcomes throughinfluencing and collaboration with others to ensure adherence tobroader finance and risk requirements;
  • Materials system skills : SAP (PTP Functions),Strong Excel and or Power BI skills (able to create managementtools such as modelling and scenario analysis etc.);
  • Ability tocommunicate succinctly verbally and in written form with bothinternal and external stakeholders;
  • An ability to work unsupervised and be aself-starter;
  • Transparent andcollaborative
  • Northern residency and experience working in across-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the uniquechallenges and opportunities presented to those living in theNorth, are assets.

    Hiring priority will be given to qualifiedapplicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI ParticipationAgreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in theNorthwest Territories and Nunavut Territories.

    Members must clearlyidentify their status on the online job application and resume ifthey wish to receive priority consideration.

    Where you will beworking

    Located in the Northwest Territories ofCanada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-qualitydiamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting thelocal environment, as well as supporting communities throughemployment and education.


    As pioneers in mining andmetals, we produce materials essential to humanprogress.

    Our long history is filled with firsts. We’vedeveloped some of the world’s largest and best quality mines andoperations, and our 47,000 people work in around 35 countriesacross six continents.

    Aluminium, copper, diamonds, and industrialminerals, iron ore and uranium : our materials make up the worldaround us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitalsand throughout your home appliances.

    Creating an inclusive anddiverse workforce

    We are a diverse team of talented,enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. Nomatter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common.

    It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted andvalued for our differences, not judged by them. We all havesomething to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes fora great organization and fulfilling career.

    So if this sounds like you andthe opportunity you are looking for, applynow.

    Ifyou are looking for change, a new career and would like to work fora successful global organization, join ustoday.

    Please note, inorder to be successfully considered for this role you must completeall pre-screening questions.

    Closing Date : February 15,2020

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