Jan 06, 2021

Business Improvement Advisor Operational Planning

  • Anglo American Platinum
  • Kathu, South Africa
Full time Business Development

Job Description

Reference Id: REF2715A

Company Description:
Mining may be a centuries-old activity, but at Anglo American, we are pushing the boundaries to make a positive change towards truly modern, safe, and productive mines.

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives", delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible – from mobile phones to medicines.

How do we do this? By questioning the way things have always been done and actively developing solutions to find new ways of working.

You want to challenge the status quo. That’s why we want you.

Kumba’s largest operations are remotely located in the northern cape. It is next to government the largest employer in the province which enhances the complexities of the current mining landscape with regards to regulatory, socio-political and labour market realities. Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, the iron ore commodity cycle has been at favourable highs for quite some time.

We’re looking for a talented Business Improvement Advisor Operational Planning who shares our values and our belief in a better future for mining. Could you be one of them?

Job Description:
Provide support into the Integrated Improvement efforts of the Integrated Planning and Operating Model department in terms of trend and data analysis with recommendations as well as to facilitate the identification, implementation and embedding of AAOM initiatives in the business.

We are looking for someone with a

Relevant Tertiary qualification minimum of a B. Tech or Bachelor’s degree. (Industrial, Mining, Processing, Geoscience, etc.) or equivalent
Driver’s License (light vehicle
Qualification/certification in the following would be advantageous: Lean, 6Sigma, Project Management
We are looking for someone with;

2-3 years’ experience in Mining (preferably open-pit), Processing or Engineering industry
1+ year relevant Business Improvement experience, or related field
Project Management experience (advantageous)
Advanced computer Literacy (MS Office, Projects, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Valid South African Driver’s license
Experience in identifying and implementing business improvement opportunities and projects at mines
Good written and verbal communication skills
Experience in strategy implementation and business planning in business units
Additional information:

Good understanding of Anglo American plc and Kumba Iron Ore policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
Knowledge of the Mining Industry and relevant legislation including the Mine Health and Safety Act
Good understanding of Open cast Iron Ore Mining and Beneficiation Processes
Good knowledge of Business Improvement processes and methodologies
Knowledge of Business Process Re-engineering
Good knowledge of change management methodologies

Analytical Skills
Problem Solving and Troubleshooting Skills, including Root Cause Analysis
Project Management Skills (advantageous)
Verbal and Written communication Skills
Interpersonal Skills – key to success
Change Management Skills
Facilitation Skills
Computer Skills – (MS Office)
Who we are

Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Inclusion and Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer

Background Checks

If your application is successful, criminal and other background checks, where appropriate, will be required.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

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