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Manager - Strategy, Innovation and Technology

Job no: 499284
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

At MMG, we mine to create wealth for our people, our communities and shareholders.

MMG strives to create an inclusive culture by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our vision is to build the world’s most respected mining company.

With the world taking steps towards a transition to a low carbon economy, MMG is focused on the critical materials required to help make this change. As we look ahead, our portfolio and focus places us in a strong position to drive future growth for our business. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of this exciting future and become our next generation of business miner.

We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.

Dugald River is one of the world’s top 10 zinc operations, located near Cloncurry in Queensland. Dugald River was successfully commissioned ahead of schedule and under budget, with first production of zinc concentrate in October 2017.Dugald River is estimated to have a mine life of 20+ years processing an average of 1.7 million tonnes of ore per annum. The operation predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver.

Manager - Strategy, Innovation and Technology

Reporting to the General Manager, as the Strategy, Innovation and Technology Manager you will coordinate and support the delivery of short-term site improvement functions to deliver continuous business improvement across all areas of the operations, including volume improvement and cost reduction. You will be responsible for leading the Geological function to develop the exploration potential of the Dugald River site and provide expert support to Mine Operations and Mine Technical Services. You will also be accountable for leading and coordinating the Management of critical site data to deliver streamlined reporting and optimised analysis of operational performance across areas of the business.

This role will be accountable for leading and positioning Dugald River’s generational transformation of Technical operations, ensuring the capitalisation of new technology to drive business improvement and efficiency through automation. The role will lead the development of long-term growth strategies to maximise the potential of Dugald River, positioning site innovation as key component to a lower carbon green future. 

This role is available on an 8/6, 4/3 roster. The role is available on a drive in, drive out basis (DIDO) from the Cloncurry or Mount Isa Districts or FIFO from Townsville or Brisbane. An attractive additional incentive is available to employees who live or move into the Cloncurry township. MMG is supportive of our local communities and region and persons of Kalkadoon heritage and other local Indigenous are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications highly desired;

  • An undergraduate qualification in a resources related discipline and a continued education in leadership development, business management and continuous improvement

Competencies & knowledge highly desired;

  • This role requires extensive experience in site operational leadership in one or more of the following functions in the resources industry: Mining Operations, Processing Operations, Asset Management, Operational Excellence
  • Significant experience in the management of people, budgets and programmes of work
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving business outcomes in complex environments
  • Extensive knowledge of effective management and leadership tools, techniques and methods
  • Contemporary knowledge and application of operational planning processes and Theory of Constraints

Some of your key responsibilities will include;

  • Develop, coordinate and implement a growth and innovation strategy and work programs to maximise the potential of the Dugald River asset.
  • Work and collaborate with Dugald River leadership team, Australian Operations support function managers and group functions, to establish operational objectives and tactical plans.
  • Embed the MMG values, Code of Conduct, Risk Management and other MMG Standards into our operations to deliver safe site production and ensure compliance to legislative obligations.
  • Determine department objectives, formalise and cascade plans, and manage performance against plans.
  • Working with Site Operational Delivery teams to develop operational and improvement initiatives.
  • In conjunction with site operational and Australian Operations functional areas develop a site Business Plan and an optimised integrated improvement plan that delivers maximum value to the operation.
  • Leveraging MMG group resources and knowledge, both locally and overseas to ensure maximum ROI of improvement initiatives.
  • Lead and manage assigned resources and provide expert geological support to the Dugald River operation.
  • Provide oversite and coordinate site Risk Management processes.
  • Coordinate, manage and continuously develop site data reporting systems.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary package
  • A generous relocation package is available if you choose to relocate locally
  • FIFO from Townville or Brisbane is available.
  • Career Development opportunity working for a Global Organisation
  • A culture of thinking Safety First ‘there is so much more to be safe for’
  • Work for one of the world’s top 10 zinc operations
  • Work with a highly skilled strategic leadership team

As a company, MMG strives for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities 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 application closing date. To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

MMG is committed to supporting our local communities of Cloncurry Shire and Mount Isa City Council Local Government Areas. MMG encourages local residents to apply for opportunities at Dugald River.

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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

MMG is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx: 1208), and operates and develops copper, zinc and other base metals products across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

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