Manager - IT Business Analysis

Date: Nov 1, 2022

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.

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The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced people leader to join our Global IT Team as the Manager, IT Business Analysis. Reporting to the Senior Director, Enterprise Applications & Project Management Office, the Manager, IT Business Analysis will lead a team of Business Analysts to provide business analysis and project management support on various business and technology projects. The Manager, IT Business Analysis will also be responsible for developing business analysis processes and standards and accountable for the ongoing operation, enhancement and adoption of Kinross’s enterprise demand and portfolio management process. The Manager, IT Business Analysis will also be responsible for operating as a Senior Business Analyst on costly and complex enterprise technology and business projects.

This position will be in the Kinross Corporate Head Office in downtown Toronto. Kinross operates according to a hybrid work model whereby employees are required to work from Kinross’s office a minimum of three days per week.

What You Will Do

  • Lead, mentor, and coach a team of high-performing IT Business Analysts by providing business analysis and project management services following best practices.
  • Develop business analysis processes, templates and standards that align with industry best practices and are fit for use across Kinross globally. 
  • Promote, educate, and market the value of business analysis processes and standards. 
  • Manage large and complex business analysis initiatives and projects.
  • Perform enterprise and strategic analysis to support the development of new processes, systems, technologies, and capabilities.
  • Provide strategic direction and guidance for Kinross’s digital collaboration solutions and roadmap.
  • Operate and champion Kinross’s enterprise IT demand management process to ensure project proposals are objectively evaluated and approved following defined governance processes.
  • Organize, coordinate, and facilitate Kinross Global IT’s enterprise governance forum, the Technology Advisory Board. 
  • Perform research and analysis to identify opportunities for process improvement and automation.
  • Keep apprised of emerging technologies, industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.
  • Provide strategic direction and guidance in support of technology identification, evaluation and selection initiatives 
  • Provide coaching, development, succession, recruitment, resource management, team leadership, and input into performance and development plans.
  • Manage positive team, vendor, client, and technology partner relationships.
  • Develop, deliver, and facilitate end-user training for various enterprise applications and digital collaboration tools. 
  • Facilitate business and technical meetings to elicit requirements, conduct process walkthroughs, define solution designs, review functional specifications, implementation plans & others as required.
  • Oversee the administration of application support for business solutions not limited to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint 2010, 2016 and SharePoint Online, Zoom, ServiceNow, K2, and Microsoft Forms.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Computer Science, Information Systems or Project Management
  • Must possess one of the following business analysis certifications at the time of hire: Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or the Project Management Institute Professional in Business Analysis (PMI PBA).
  • PMP designation would be considered an asset
  • Completion of formal training in business analysis from an IIBA and/or a PMI-accredited training provider.

Reporting Relationships

  • 6-8 years of verifiable professional experience as a Business Analyst.
  • 3-5 years of demonstrable people leadership experience. 
  • 6-8 years of experience in a function related to business process optimization, technical project delivery, process automation, and application development. 
  • Proven track record of successfully working on cross-functional projects within an organization.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives, sponsors, team members, stakeholders, and peers.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional presentation skills with the ability to communicate technical material to business leaders
  • Knowledge and experience with any of the following technologies: Microsoft Office 365, ServiceNow, K2, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Power Automate
  • Proficient with writing SQL scripts to troubleshoot and provide application support
  • Ability to work & communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to work independently & autonomously with minimal direction if required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Fluent in English Language
  • Language skills in French, Spanish or Portuguese are assets, but not mandatory
     

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 be hired. Masks are not mandated in the office; however, employees are encouraged to wear a mask if it is more comfortable for them. Kinross reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.