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Contract Category Lead - Capital & Growth Projects

Supply Chain Management
084747 Requisition #
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About Barrick


Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent, and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.


Position Description:


Barrick Nevada is looking for a Contract Category Lead Capital & Growth Projects at our Goldstrike Mine in Nevada.  The successful candidate will support the U.S. mining & processing facilities capital projects developments requiring knowledge and experience in communicating sourcing vision; building strong working relationships with internal stakeholders; implementing to support operations and projects; supporting the team in identifying and capturing new enterprise spend areas to add value and drive cost savings; delivering best in class performance; and performing other duties as assigned.



  • Responsible for delivering contracts that cover the requirements of the user areas; identifying and developing suppliers in the market to support capital projects developments and operational needs
  • Understanding and implementing strategic sourcing methodology to support the development of the category strategy through ongoing management of the category
  • Setting strategic sourcing goals and strategy to support corporate objectives and site level commitments
  • Developing and maintaining contracts register for end-user group and maintain currency
  • Responsible for the continuous improvement and execution of Barrick’s sourcing strategy, policies and guidelines for services categories and contracts; is accountable for value-addition, cost savings, and other performance metrics
  • Actively tracking and measuring demand/usage, identify and remedy supply chain inefficiencies associated with the Category for all sites
  • Interfacing with key client executives, ensure effective visibility of the sourcing vision, and build and maintain strong working relationships with internal clients, ensuring client satisfaction
  • Developing and implementing new concepts in work simplification and cost reduction including life cycle costing, value analysis, and vendor analysis, information necessary to recommend regional solutions
  • Executing the supplier relationship management process including but not limited to tracking supplier performance metrics, safety history and customer satisfaction metrics
  • Ensuring timely and professional service to user departments in the preparation and evaluations of bids, negotiation with suppliers, and recommendation to management for approvals, preparation of contract documentation, issuance of award of contracts and regret letters, and, management and close out of contracts
  • Developing skills and abilities of indirect reports and act as a champion and mentor for all resources in the supply chain organization
  • Knowing and complying with the current Mining Safety and Health regulations and Loss Prevention procedures of Barrick
  • Demonstrating social awareness, commitment and compliance with Barrick’s Social Responsibility Policy, always showing a socially responsible behavior with the Community and with the Company

Position may be required to travel to and assist other domestic and international sites and requires collaboration and interaction across the regional supply chain organizations as well as across other service and operational areas of Barrick.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Engineering, MBA, Law degree preferred
  • Ten (10) years of directly related supply chain experience or equivalent combination of training and experience required. At least five (5) years of direct capital projects development & implementation experience required
  • Mining & processing facilities experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills using office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio required
  • Knowledge of Oracle, Ariba, Ellipse or equivalent enterprise level software packages preferred
  • Excellent skills associated with problem solving and analytics required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Competencies Required:
  • Driving for Results: Measures progress to ensure that the team stays on schedule and meets or exceeds client standards.  Anticipates the impact of decisions and action on both clients and customers. Fosters the creation of measures and systems that drive results. 
  • Planning/Project Management: Manages issues definition and resolution and escalates where appropriate.  Involves right people/groups early in the planning process and ensures execution across teams/projects. 
  • Sourcing:  Directs others to utilize market analysis, business knowledge and procurement expertise to develop market facing activities (RF(x)). Engages end-users to ensure requirements are accurate.
  • Contracting:  Negotiates and executes complex contracts / service orders, commercial terms & conditions and coordinates legal review as required. Leverages contracting best practices, templates and contract management technology to be effective at the contracting process and escalate issues and risks to appropriate leadership.
  • Organizational Awareness: Appreciates how and when others should be kept informed.  General awareness of the impact of decisions made at other levels in the organization.  Knows a means to solicit support for new ideas or projects.  
  • Negotiations:  Develops and implements supplier negotiation strategies and plans based on facts.  Negotiates agreements to achieve results that support sourcing strategies and company’s business objectives.
  • Teamwork:  Facilitates goal-setting and problem –solving.  Identifies and resolves conflicts and removes barriers to effective teamwork.  Builds strong reciprocal relationships with others inside and outside the team and department.  Analyzes team process inefficiencies and recommends improvements.
  • Problem Solving:  Recognizes and acts preventatively on early warning signs of problems.  Sees implications of decisions. Seeks to understand nuances and root causes.  Takes action quickly but avoids rash conclusions.  Finds resourceful ways to keep things on track.  Redefines problems from a broader perspective considering strategic initiatives and business impact.


What we can Offer You 

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations


Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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