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Manager, Global Maintenance Programs

Kinross Gold Corporation

Date: Sep 7, 2014

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Manager, Global Maintenance Programs
Continuous Improvement/Operations Strategy
Toronto Corporate Head Office
Full Time

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 9,000 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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 and Investor Relations.

Purpose of Role
Leads the Maintenance Business Improvement function of the Operations Strategy group by guiding and coordinating the direction of the Kinross Way for Maintenance at a global level through standardization of business processes, measures, systems and interfaces. Provides support to regional and site Maintenance management through leadership of the Maintenance Advisory Team, and management of the maintenance portion of the Kinross Business Process Optimization group, and is heavily integrated with the IT group for any changes relating to maintenance.

Works closely with other functional leaders to ensure common goals are achieved through coordination of effort and minimization of redundancy.

Key Areas of Responsibilities and Duties
Global Responsibilities
Chair the Maintenance Advisory Team (MAT), composed of ~55 experts in maintenance, both plant and mobile, from around the company (incl. Maintenance Managers, Planning Superintendents, IT and JDE experts, Supply Chain representatives, etc.). The role of the MAT has been and continues to be to develop and implement the Kinross Way for Maintenance, and to share best practices in maintenance across the company
Participate in and promote the continued development and implementation of the Kinross Way for Maintenance, conducting site visits, workshops and conference calls with members of the Maintenance Advisory Team
Manage the Business Process Owner(s) for Maintenance in order to support the Business Process Optimization efforts for future JDE deployments; this includes ensuring that all JDE deployments are properly staffed from a maintenance perspective, and that the Maintenance JDE Standards are properly embedded into all JDE implementations.
Direct the leadership of the BPO Change Advisory Team to establish the JDE global data and configuration standards, and system customization/enhancement decisions in order to effectively support Kinross Way business processes.
Support development, implementation, and improvement within Kinross of standardized maintenance business processes and systems
Organize and lead the development and implementation of standard maintenance performance measures and reporting systems
Coordinate and improve company-wide communication in the area of maintenance to leverage best practices across the company
Ensure all maintenance governance, guidance, and standards documentation is kept up to date and communicated throughout the company
Act as the maintenance representative for other Kinross Way and Way Forward initiatives and programs
Manage the maintenance of and further development of the Kinross Connected Maintenance site
Prepare the agenda and organize any planned Maintenance Conferences, including selection of topics and speakers, presentation content, etc.
Assist with escalation of impacts to the maintenance organization by other business functions
Liaise with other Operations Excellence and CI teams to participate in and drive specific improvement initiatives as they relate to maintenance
Liaise with other corporate functional leaders to act as the voice for maintenance at Kinross

Site specific or Regionally focused Responsibilities
Support or lead site specific maintenance improvement initiatives where required by the sites. This includes any and all projects where the site needs outside support to develop business cases, identify and quantify improvements or gains, implement or execute change programs, provide training and advice on best practices, and other support as required.
Coordinate and lead an annual or bi-annual series of Peer Reviews, whereby a team of Kinross corporate, site experts and consultants perform site diagnostics at all Kinross sites using a standardized method. Lead on-site reviews of site maintenance practices to identify areas for system and process improvement, share best practices, and improve the maintenance organization.  Following a Peer Review, collaborate with the site to prepare a site action plan to address opportunities for improvement in maintenance
Integrate all current and future Greenfield Projects into the Kinross Way for Maintenance.  This is a large undertaking that includes ensuring that Project Directors and their teams have proper maintenance resources, and that those resources are focused on ensuring a maintainable design and world-class operations-readiness.  Support projects and existing operations in design reviews, project planning, and organizational planning prior to handover from project to operational phases
Define and support sites with implementing Change Management programs including selection and hiring of consulting resources as required.  Work with all levels of the organization (GMs and top site management and down) to ensure buy-in and sustainability of the changes. 
Identify areas of further improvement potential within the maintenance organization
Guide operations in the adoption of standardized processes and interpretation of the Kinross Way for Maintenance
Act as the Global Talent Champion for Maintenance. This includes assisting with development and review of organizational and succession management plans, selection, and recruitment of site and regional maintenance personnel, and guiding personnel with achieving their professional development plans.
University degree in the Maintenance or Engineering discipline

10+ years (preferably 15+) of experience in mining maintenance, specifically in the Maintenance Process Improvement and management areas
Experience with mining maintenance best practices
Experience implementing business process / behavioral change initiatives
Experience mapping and measuring existing processes, analyzing and modifying, designing new processes, and implementing new processes
Experience leading teams and projects
Experience with major ERP software as an end user as well as implementation experience
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written with site maintenance teams at all levels, project management teams, and senior management

Very strong change management skills, especially in the most challenging of environments
Strong understanding of Project Management, budgeting and cost management within the maintenance function of the minerals industry
Strong knowledge of standard industry approaches and best practices in the area of maintenance and reliability
Ability to make and present quality presentations
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization

Company Operating Name: Kinross Gold Corporation
Business Address: 25 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2V5
Contact: 416-365-5123
Compensation:  $175,000 - $200,000 per year + Bonus
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Group Insurance, Pension Plan, RRSP, Vision Care
Work Location: 25 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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