Business Improvement Specialist

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Gold Fields Australia

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Business Improvement Specialist

Job ID: 7221
Job Views: 27
Location: Kalgoorlie
Post Code: 6430
Category: Mining & Resources
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 31/01/2024


Company description:

Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, South Africa, Ghana, Peru, Canada and Chile.

Gold Fields' mining assets in the Australia region (GFA) include a 100% interest in the St Ives, Agnew and Granny Smith mines and a 50:50 interest in the Gruyere JV project with Gold Road Resources.

St Ives Gold Mine is located 20km south-east of Kambalda and approximately 80 km south of Kalgoorlie. It is comprised of both open pit and underground operations and produces over 350,000 ounces of gold per annum.

Job description:

Role Details:

Reporting to the Manager: business Improvement at St Ives, you will be responsible for supporting the implementation of improvement programs, activities and methodologies consistent with the site and Regional program. Coach Line Management and Change Leaders to achieve improved efficiency, costs and productivity while providing hands on leadership of improvement projects.

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture, and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role can be offered as residential in Kambalda/Kalgoorlie or surrounds on a 5 days on 2 days off, 4 days on 3 days off roster OR fly in fly out from Perth on an 8 days on 6 days off roster.

Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme
  • Increase annual leave entitlements
  • Long service leave pro rata after 5 years of continuous service
  • Educational assistance

Job Requirements:

About the role:

  • Install the Management Operating System in conjunction with area leads and oversees the utilisation and auditing of the process;
  • Cofacilitate Business Improvement (BI) Learning sessions, providing coaching to area based Change Leaders and their sponsors;
  • Contribute to Site Business Process Review activities and Business Planning sessions;
  • Facilitate projects from the pipeline to meet the Business Plan;
  • Embed in the Department as the BI Subject Matter Expert and internal consultant;
  • Apply visible leadership and change methods at the Project and Department level;
  • Provide input into the communication and change strategy for each BI initiative;
  • Lead and coach problem solving activities applying different methodologies including statistical process analysis and control.


About you:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications in business, science, technical or commercial/financial based disciplines
  • Ideally Six Sigma (Black Belt or Green Belt) trained
  • Ideally Lean Manufacturing or similar training
  • Prior experience in a similar role in a mining environment or other heavy industry
  • Proven experience with influencing people and facilitating improvement initiatives and training sessions
  • Valid manual Drivers Licence

How to Apply:

Applications can be submitted via:


Gold Fields is committed to achieving an inclusive workforce. We recognise that the diverse talent of our people will ultimately determine our growth, performance and success. We strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

We offer:

At Gold Fields we work together as a team to deliver excellent results and take pride in what we do. We actively seek input from others and truly believe that diverse views improve the quality of our work. We work hard, so when the business achieves its goals, employees can share in better salary increases and bonuses, and we have more money to invest in communities and ongoing renewable energy projects.

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