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  • Full Time
  • Ghana


Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname. Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco. Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work. Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund. The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.


The General Manager, Akyem reports directly to the Regional Senior Vice President (RSVP), Africa Operations and serves as a formal member of the Africa Leadership Team.

  • To strategically transform, effectively position, lead and direct the Mine site in delivering a safe, profitable and sustainable business that contributes to the achievement of the African Regional and Newmont strategies.
  • To develop and implement the Mine site’s business strategy, plans and initiatives that is aligned with and support realization of the Region’s overall business strategy, priorities and objectives, in order to increase the Region’s competitive advantage and achieve growth targets.
  • To partner with the RSVP and ARLT to formulate and execute the Africa Operations’ overall business strategy and objectives in order to achieve growth targets.
  • To enable the site Full Potential process and deliver enhanced results through continuous improvement.
  • To develop and maintain all the necessary contacts and relationships with local stakeholders and community groups to foster a smooth and expeditious business program.
  • To lead the mine site’s operations and projects safely and fully comply with all reporting and advisory requirements to governmental and legislated authorities.
  • To provide direction and leadership to all the leaders at the Mine site to ensure the implementation of the Mine site’s and Region’s strategies, objectives, plans, programs, initiatives and procedures to guarantee optimized performance and growth.
  • To accept overall accountability for the Mine site’s adherence to all mining regulations
  • To drive effective stakeholder management at the Mine site to safeguard Newmont’s interests in Africa and guarantee pro-active compliance with all legal and permitting requirements with the goal of fostering increased maturity and operating success for the Africa business in the medium to long term.

Essential Duties

Health and Safety

  • Create and lead a culture of zero harm and minimal health exposures at the mine site by integrating Health and Safety into the site’s business strategy and individual performance plans to achieve improvements year-over-year.
  • Lead the mine site’s team to implement Fatality Risk Management (FRM) standards and processes along with Live Work Elimination as outlined in the Objectives Map.
  • Ensure the quality of pre-start meetings and critical control verifications.
  • Ensure quality of SPE investigations and application of lessons learned.
  • Reduce health exposures by implementing critical controls for key risks by developing and implementing exposure reduction plans.

Operational Excellence

  • Lead the successful delivery of the mine site’s business plans and actively drive performance to guarantee medium and long-term success.
  • Set and maintain a productivity (output-driven) and continuous process improvement culture by creating an environment for employees to challenge the status quo.
  • Drive rapid replication of value adding initiatives from other sites in Newmont while fully supporting and driving the Full Potential Program at site.
  • Drive year-over-year-improvement in cost management and other critical operational performance metrics.
  • Achieve the mine site’s annual production, Cash Sustaining Costs per Gold Equivalent Ounce (CSC/GEO) and Adjusted Free Cash Flow (Adjusted FCF), saving and improvement targets and objectives as defined by the annual Region Strategy Map.
  • Establish and ensure compliance with all Newmont policies and standards, as well as site-specific guidelines and operating procedures.


  • Lead Mine site to achieve profitable, sustainable growth through cost-effective projects and exploration.
  • Accelerate potential expansions and prospects to a stage sufficient to present these projects to Newmont’s Board for approval.
  • Take overall accountability for the successful execution of the Mine site’s growth objectives as defined by the annual Africa Region Road Map.

Essential Duties (continued)


  • Develop and lead an enabled, engaged, performance-driven and diverse Mine site team that works collaboratively with each other to achieve the site’s business plans and objectives.
  • Conduct workforce planning and develop staffing and localization plans.
  • Identify critical skills essential for the sustainability of service delivery and confirm that a succession plan is in place and implemented for the leaders and all the other critical jobs on the Mine site.
  • Provide continuous and comprehensive professional and managerial training to staff to ensure that the team is capable enough to transfer to any region.
  • Confirm that gender diversity targets are met and exceeded.
  • Set an appropriate “tone at the top” that creates trust and acceptance of the Newmont values and direction throughout operations at the Mine site.
  • Develop and drive a culture of integrity, ethics, compliance and speaking-up.
  • Lead the site team and functions to work effectively and efficiently within the Newmont Operating Model
  • Ensure the New Employment model is fully sustained and delivers a highly motivated and effective work force.

Sustainability and External Relations

  • Ensure the mine site complies with all regulations, company policies and procedures, including Newmont’s environmental compliance policy.
  • Build trust and relationships in the local community and serve as an effective company spokesperson.
  • Establish and maintain external relationships (JVs, suppliers, contractors etc.) that support current and future business results.
  • Maintain relationships with local leaders and community decision-makers to maintain the site’s license to operate and to achieve sustainable value for the host communities.
  • Interact with Governmental/Regulatory/Agency officials regularly and where required.
  • Provide input into the local employment management strategy for the mine site.

Training & Experience

Formal Qualification

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering or a related technical discipline plus a Mine Certificate of Competence issued by Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission of Ghana.
  • A MBA or equivalent qualification (Optional).


  • Between 15 – 20 years’ experience in international mining environments with 7 years of senior mine management experience with multi-functional, broad-based management responsibilities, which should ideally include multi-site operations.
  • Demonstrated successes in working collaboratively in multi-cultural teams in expatriate settings. Work in developing countries, specifically in West Africa preferred.
  • A proven track record of delivering “safe” production.
  • Leadership selection and assessment ensuring the right people are in the right roles, removing poor performers / leaders and identifying and developing key successors.

Additional Knowledge

  • Substantial knowledge of gold mining or broader hard rock mining with an extensive understanding of regulations, permitting, risk, and projects.
  • Substantial knowledge of health and safety, sustainability and productivity improvements in the mining industry.
  • Substantial knowledge in working constructively with governments, communities, NGOs and special interest groups.
  • Broad business knowledge and focus, ability to recognize issues, problems and capitalize on opportunities.

Technical Skills

  • Budget control and financial analysis and management skills.
  • Business acumen, conflict management and commercial management skills.
  • Corporate governance, incident and risk management skills.

Working Conditions

  • May consider FIFO rotational schedule (6 weeks on / 3 weeks off)
  • The position is located at the Akyem Mine site
  • Domestic and international travel required
  • Extended and unpredictable hours is the norm

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.


Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. As part of our diversity efforts. females are encouraged to apply.


NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to


Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

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