Gold Rush Summer Intern - Operations Strategy, Supply Chain

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Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Technical Services, Business Optimization, Supply Chain, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Job Responsibilities

The Gold Rush Corporate Internship Program is an opportunity for students who are enrolled in a related program who want to excel in the mining industry.  This program will have opportunities working closely with many departments in the Kinross Corporate office and mine sites, gaining real-world experience in an exciting, dynamic field.


The Intern position will actively assist the Corporate Supply Chain Team with data preparation and analysis to support:

  • Inventory management & optimization
  • Business process improvement and transactional efficiency
  • Material master data management, standardization & enrichment
  • Global and site specific goods & services operational spend


In addition, there will be opportunities to:

  • Support the business case and options analysis for strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Conduct market research on key consumables used by mine operations
  • Support key projects / initiatives including mine site operational support, performance dashboarding, source to contract system and B2B simplification
  • Regularly interact with and learn from our mine site Supply Chain Professionals and corporate stakeholders in all departments


  • Strong analytical skills in Excel, with knowledge of advanced functions, especially pivot tables and reporting
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to learn and master information technology systems quickly
  • Be able to organize, set priorities and handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Experience with MicroStrategy, Power BI, Tableau or other reporting tools an asset
  • Experience with R, Python, MATLAB or other statistics tools an asset
  • Understanding of basic inventory management an asset
  • Previous customer service experience an asset
  • Proficiency in Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese an asset

Education and Experience

  • 2nd/3rd year business, engineering, computer systems would be ideal

Additional Information & Closing Date

  • Orientation and exposure to Kinross’ culture, goals, objectives and initiatives
  • Hands-on experience working for one of the world’s largest gold-mining companies, where the work you will be doing truly has an impact
  • Acquire indepth experience with an Enterprise ERP (JD Edwards) and BI reporting tools
  • Highly qualified teammates and leadership
  • The opportunity to work side-by-side with skilled professionals


All applications must be submitted by February 15, 2019 at 11:59pm EST


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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