Manager - Supply Chain Governance

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Date: Mar 11, 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, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Job Description

Kinross Gold Corp is seeking candidates for the position of Manager, Supply Chain Governance. This role will be accountable to monitor global supply chain operations to ensure governance with the Kinross supply chain policy and procedures, and industry standards to support efficient and compliant operations across the Kinross purchasing and supply chain function.

The manager supports supply chain staff by providing subject matter expertise to supply chain programs by performing routine checks of processes, systems and documentation to ensure procedures meet policy requirements. The manager will develop and deliver training programs and governance support, by developing tools and monitoring KPI’s, to promote efficient and compliant operations. This full-time position will be based in Toronto reporting to the Senior Director Supply Chain and requires travel of up to 30% of the time to site and region offices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead development of internal supply chain governance processes
  • Participate in the design and implementation of supply chain processes and systems to ensure policy requirements are achieved and to reduce organizational risk
  • Recommend and implement KPI’s to monitor supply chain governance   
  • Conduct routine spots checks on procurement and supply chain processes to document governance issues, develop statistics and submit reports on risks and recommendations
  • Ensure all records and documents are completed and properly maintained as per supply chain policy requirements
  • Follow up to verify corrective actions and recommendations are implemented
  • Develop and deliver training policy programs for all staff
  • Coordinate with Internal Audit on audit planning, reports and recommendations
  • Ensure the supply chain policy is reviewed and updated regularly
  • Act as the subject matter expert on supply chain policy issues
  • Manage the supplier due diligence process
  • Ensure the business meets supplier due diligence requirements
  • Remain informed on regulations that may impact policy requirements
  • Collaborate with Legal, Security and Compliance departments as required

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree Business, Finance, Accounting, Law or related area.
  • 10+ years of work experience in roles as a technical advisor, program manager, consultant
  • Strong knowledge of purchasing and supply chain processes and best practices
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, with strong problem solving skills and ability to gather, analyze and evaluate facts to prepare concise oral and written reports
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with change management, and ability to influence and encourage collaboration to achieve common goals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy governance management
  • Fluency in English is required, French, Arabic, Spanish,  Russian or Portuguese would be a benefit


• Attention to detail and strong analytical skills
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Able to exercise independent judgment and problem-solve
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to facilitate groups to arrive at a decision, and manage cross-functional projects 


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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