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Business Improvement Leader

Job no: 979347
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Red Chris Mine - Canada


Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.


We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.



Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. This position is a permanent position at our Red Chris Mine Site.  


Who we’re looking for

Reporting to the Business Improvement Superintendent, the Business Improvement Leader is responsible for developing and supporting business improvement initiatives and managing the improvement pipeline across the Red Chris Mine value chain.


  • Deliver the company wide Edge Performance program

  • Benchmark site performance

  • Identify opportunities for improvement

  • Assist in building business cases, and track initiative progress. 

  • Facilitate cross departmental co-operation and collaboration to maximize business value by ensuring site and corporate initiatives are translated into Red Chris business goals.

  • Strong data interpretation and visualization skills are critical to the role’s effective delivery of performance improvement

  • Facilitate cross departmental co-operation and collaboration to maximize business value by ensuring site and corporate initiatives are translated into Red Chris business goals.

We are looking for a candidate that has a demonstrated commitment and leadership in providing a safe working environment by promoting and maintaining a culture of ‘safe production’ by compliance with company safety systems, policies, procedures and accountabilities. Take a proactive risk management approach to departmental tasks, i.e., recognise, analyse, respond to ensure risks are at an acceptable level.


In addition, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Business or Computer Science.
  • Prioritize value additive change and provide routine updates to the Red Chris improvement initiative pipeline.
  • Benchmarking and business case analysis.
  • Coach line owners to implements their business improvement projects.
  • Skilled trainer to support independent departmental involvement in Business Improvement software suite.
  • Project timeline, budget and value tracking.
  • Strong analytical experience – Value driver trees, Data analytics & visualizations, NPV & FCF analyses, Theory of constraints, Statistical analyses and database proficiency (SQL, PowerBI, Parcview).
  • Strong facilitation skills – idea generating session prep and facilitation, Root cause session facilitation (Kepner-Tregoe or other).
  • Work closely across multiple work areas/disciplines (mine, mill, tailings, warehouse, camp and contractors).
  • Influence people across all work areas and encourage positive and sustainable change.
  • Subject matter expert in business improvement in maintenance, mining and/or mineral processing.
  • Coordinate and facilitate weekly business improvement initiative reviews in pursuit of sustainable, timely implementation.
  • Drive compliance with Red Chris standards, procedures, policies and government legislation.


Our commitment to you

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest’s commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.





Advertised: Atlantic Daylight Time
Applications close: Atlantic Daylight Time

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