Superintendent Procurement

April 23, 2024
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Job Description

Papua New Guinea 

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New Porgera Limited (NPL) is a company incorporated in Papua New Guinea, and operates the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga Province on behalf of the Porgera Joint Venture partners. The Porgera Gold Mine employs over 2,500 Papua New Guineans, and over the life of the mine it has contributed approximately 10% of Papua New Guinea’s total annual exports. NPL offers experienced mining professionals the opportunity to play an important role in the training and development of our national workforce. The role will not only challenge your skills but can be very rewarding. 

Superintendent Procurement – Barrick Gold – Porgera Operations

Role Overview

We are currently seeking an experienced Superintendent Procurement to join our team at the Porgera operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the procurement team to ensure timely conversion of purchase orders, adherence to procurement policies and standards, and continuous improvement of performance metrics. Additionally, this role will oversee the effective population and consolidation of purchase orders, engage with the logistics team to expedite orders when necessary, and identify opportunities for process simplification and automation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the procurement team to convert purchase orders within the SLA and according to procurement policies and standards.
  • Deliver weekly/monthly KPI metrics on performance and continuously improve on metrics.
  • Expedite orders when necessary by engaging the logistics team and liaising with end users.
  • Ensure effective population and consolidation of purchase orders to simplify the procure-to-pay (P2P) process.
  • Identify key initiatives to simplify and automate PO issuance and process.
  • Manage the effectiveness and efficiency of senior supervisors, supervisors, and purchasing officers.
  • Engage outsource partners to assist in capacity requirements and assist in metric development.
  • Assist in spend analysis to identify new contracting opportunities and potential savings opportunities.
  • Assist with the investigation and resolution of all invoice mismatches associated with orders.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement and logistics management within the mining or heavy industry sector.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate a diverse team.
  • Proven track record of delivering KPI metrics and driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Sound knowledge of procurement processes, policies, and standards.
  • Experience in spend analysis and identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy.

Why Barrick Gold:

  • Pioneering Opportunity: You will be based at the Porgera site. Be at the forefront of a start-up mine site. This offers a unique opportunity for complete autonomy and the ability to shape the department as you see fit.
  • Remuneration & Benefits: A very good remuneration structure accompanies this position within the 3:2 family-friendly roster.
  • Safety Culture: Join a company that prioritizes safety, and lead a team towards best-in-class safety practices.
  • Upskilling Impact: Contribute to the development of a highly capable national workforce, making a lasting impact on the industry.

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