Analyst, Operations Strategy

Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date ASAP

Hybrid Work Environment (3 days in office, 2 days remote with flexible hours)

Dress Code Business Casual

Location Downtown Toronto, Outside of Union Station (TTC & GO accessible)

A Great Place to Work



Who We Are


Kinross is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our four core values of Putting People First, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, High Performance Culture, and Rigorous Financial Discipline. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).

Mining responsibly is a priority for Kinross, and we foster a culture that makes responsible mining and operational success inseparable. In 2021, Kinross committed to a greenhouse gas reduction action plan as part of its Climate Change strategy, reached approximately 1 million beneficiaries through its community programs, and recycled 80% of the water used at our sites. We also achieved record high levels of local employment, with 99% of total workforce from within host countries, and advanced inclusion and diversity targets, including instituting a Global Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council.

Purpose of Role


Provides analytical and project management support for various Operations Strategy programs and projects, from cross-site programs, to high-priority individual site support projects and business cases. Contributes to each project by combining experience and business judgment, with financial and technical analysis, the development and delivery of site-specific or senior-level communications materials, collaborative project management, and other diagnostic and support tools.

Job Responsibilities


1. Provide analytical and project management support for various Operations Strategy programs and projects, from broader cross-site programs, to high-priority individual site support projects, by doing the following:


  • Generally speaking, supports Kinross and its sites and projects in making their most strategic decisions, through analysis, modelling and impactful communication
  • With minimal instruction and guidance, performs error-free and insightful analysis, financial or otherwise, that supports site, cross-site or Corporate projects in areas of decision making, diligence, project management, budgeting or cost management
  • Applies understanding of key business drivers within our area to build and maintain financial models, which will often support multi-million dollar decisions (if not 10s or 100s-of-millions of dollars). Pressure-tests others’ models and analysis
  • Supports broader corporate global programs outside of own area, such as Working Capital, the Kinross Way for Supply Chain and Maintenance, etc. This includes the development of reporting tools, supporting site action plans, etc.
  • Based on experience, contributes technical advice and insights to projects
  • Makes decisions within procedures and guidelines in standard situations
  • Explains and presents complex information in a straightforward way, by developing and delivering communications materials for sites and senior executives, up to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) level
  • Supports and often leads the analysis and preparation of communication materials for Authorizations For Expenditure (AFEs), Strategic Business Cases, and the Strategic Business Planning process in general with minimal guidance
  • Assists with non-standard requests for support and identify solutions to such requests
  • You will need to be as self-directed as possible to achieve the above tasks, while working within guidance, guidelines and policies


2. Other, general support as required:


  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Manages the flow of information between the sites
  • Drives and facilitates discussions around best practices
  • Uses developing knowledge of Kinross operations to support sites, pressure-test business models, etc.
  • Analyzes and interprets data (e.g., operating metrics such as tons hauled, equipment efficiency, downtime due to maintenance, operating constraints and suboptimal performance)
  • Assists and often leads efforts to identify cost savings opportunities and build full potential cost models
  • Responds to a variety of internal and / or external requests, many of which will not be standard and will require advanced problem-solving approaches
  • Prepares straightforward communication materials, manuals, and other written materials related to evaluations, technical issues, programs, or systems
  • Actively seeks mentorship and learning to improve product or technical knowledge and skill set
  • Performs analysis and coordination on due diligences for Mergers and Acquisitions. Potentially assists with merger integration

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, accounting or finance or a related field. Additional specialized education, including masters level degree (specifically an MBA) or equivalent would be beneficial, but not required
  • Two or more years of experience in the mining or adjacent (i.e., construction or civil works) industries, preferably with progressive experience in a project/operations environment (corporate or site-level)
  • Two or more years of experience with exposure to financial and strategic modeling in an asset-intensive industry (preferably mining)



  • Expert level skills in Excel: ability to build financial models, and perform analysis to pinpoint opportunities for improvement
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint
  • Operations and strategy analysis experience including developing and analyzing financial and full potential models
  • Understanding of financial statements and mining concepts
  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills set: ability to complete a design of experiments, logistical regression, modeling, statistically literate etc.
  • Ability to interact effectively with Senior Management
  • Previous experience in the mining industry and/or a major consultancy is strongly preferred
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle significant variation in workload
  • Experience supervising or mentoring financial or consulting employees
  • Possesses good time-management skills, and is able to work effectively under pressure
  • Effective at managing multiple projects in parallel
  • Conversational French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic is a major asset, but not a requirement

Travel Requirements


Ability to function within the following travel requirements: frequent travel to remote mine sites in Mauritania, Chile, Brazil, Nevada, Washington State, and Alaska. The expectation is that the role will require up to 2 weeks of travel out of every 4 weeks.



Our Approach to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in alignment with our health and safety standards, all Kinross Gold Corporation employees working from the Toronto office, must be fully vaccinated with at least two doses of an approved vaccine. If offered this position, you must show proof of vaccination prior to being hired. Masks are not mandated in the office, however, employees are encouraged to wear a mask if they are more comfortable doing so. Kinross reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time at its sole discretion.