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Job Title:  Lead - Commercial

Job Location: 

Adelaide, SA, AU, 5950

Job Description: 

OZ Minerals - A Modern Mining Company

OZ Minerals is an Australian-based modern mining company with a focus on copper, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX100). We own the Prominent Hill, Carrapateena, and Antas copper-gold mines, we are progressing the West Musgrave project in Western Australia (Australia’s largest undeveloped copper-nickel resource) and are developing a portfolio of copper and gold projects in Brazil and other countries.


Our growth strategy is focused on value creation; we achieve success by creating value for all stakeholders. Five key things that help us do so are: having a global copper core, customer focus, capital discipline, using lean principles to drive innovative solutions and having a devolved business model where people collaborate to make better and more agile decisions. Each of these elements is underpinned by safety, capital discipline and our How we work together principles – our foundations for success. Being a modern mining company is about our ability to adapt to the changes around us, harness the innovative ideas of our people and collaborate internally and externally to leverage the experience and knowledge of others.


The OZ Minerals Projects team aims to add value for all Stakeholders and supports OZ Minerals' strategic aspirations by discovering and enabling growth opportunities via an innovative culture, collaboration, and strong technical capability.  We’re a lean and agile team supporting studies and development of high quality mining projects in Australia and Brazil.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager – Project Development & Strategy, you will be required to deliver commercial outcomes for a range of Projects across the portfolio. You will play a key role in delivering value outcomes for all Stakeholders. Leaving hierarchy at the door, you will build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and champion the How We Work Together behaviours. Identifying threats and opportunities is second nature. You thrive on innovation and seek out new ideas from your team and others to create value. You are quick to adapt your thinking and set direction in leading diverse teams to deliver, coaching and mentoring them on key commercial aspects of the project along the way.


We aspire to be a virtual organisation enabling you to base yourself wherever your work-life plan needs you to be. We gather in person from time to time in our Adelaide facility to collaborate, co-create and connect and travel will be required on these occasions.

Who are we looking for?

  • A collaborative professional with strong negotiation and influencing skills and experience developing relationships at all levels.
  • Self-starter and quick thinker with well-developed skills and experiences of working within a team environment.
  • Experience in a similar role, negotiating and managing a portfolio of diverse contractual arrangements for studies, operations and/or complex projects.
  • Understanding of standard commercial principles/strategies for diverse projects.
  • Ability to plan and execute at a strategic level, keeping the team informed and accountable for commercial tasks.
  • Tertiary qualification in business, law, engineering, quality surveyor, finance, cost engineering or equivalent and/or extensive professional experience.
  • Experience in establishing and monitoring contract management, compliance and governance systems and processes/procedures.

What needs to be delivered?

Provide support and advice to the Manager – Project Development & Strategy to maximise value to all Stakeholders.

  • Identify and pursue commercial opportunities across the Projects portfolio, supporting in all commercial activities, including negotiations and general contract management activities.
  • Effectively support the planning and delivery of the commercial strategy and outcomes.
  • Design, develop, implement and improve commercial initiatives, including contract management processes, systems and governance framework.
  • Lead the delivery of major commercial processes (including procurement activities and contract variations) involving specialist workstreams and co-ordination of contractors/consultants, to ensure that quality, cost and time requirements are met.
  • Support a healthy work environment by proactively modelling the How We Work Together behaviours.


Engage and develop positive relationships with all Stakeholders.

  • Proactively engage internal Stakeholders to understand requirements, time-frames, opportunities and threats associated with the work.
  • Effectively work with Legal Counsel to mitigate threats and escalate issues as required.
  • Lead and facilitate productive discussions, ensuring the effectiveness of commercial processes.
  • Prepare and deliver high quality communications suitable for management and external stakeholders (both written and verbal).

To Apply

If you wish to explore the opportunity to be part of this vision, please click on the "Apply' button below. Applications close COB 19 August 2022.

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