Senior Advisor – Business Improvement - #9820740

Rio Tinto

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Contract type: Full time

Senior Advisor – Business Improvement

  • Join a global organization that drives control system improvements in an integrated site with excellent opportunities for career development and technical expertise
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Role based in Salt Lake City, UT

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Senior Advisor – Business Improvement to provide support to our site’s teams in the form of strategy and tactics, system design, change facilitation, teaching, and coaching of lean tools to surpass our business goals on a sustainable basis while leveraging employee engagement. You will be working closely with various local team members to drive cross-area improvement projects and high-level initiatives.

  • Reporting to the Manager, Business Improvement, and working in a collaborative community, you will be responsible for:
  • Facilitating and supporting the high-reliability practices and standards to the most important business change initiatives,
  • Mentoring and coaching through kaizens that contribute to a step-change in business performance
  • Coaching other principal roles in lean, problem solving, kaizen and 6 Sigma
  • Working closely with a network of change agents across operations and functions.
  • Cultivate and maintains strong operational relationships, building connection among business units
  • Maintain knowledge of the latest industry trends in performance improvement and change management

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety and wellbeing of yourself and your team
  • Relevant manufacturing experience in lean and business improvement,
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams and engaging employees,
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization,
  • Bachelor or master’s degree, preferred
  • Project management / Project Support
  • Travel within and outside the US will be required (when safe to do so).

What we offer

We are committed to providing our employees with a generous benefits package. Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking, your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress, we provide:

  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • Advantageous salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • Access to top-tier family-friendly health programs including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life insurance coverage, and various voluntary benefits.
  • Excellent retirement plan including up to 6% defined company contribution; Generous 401k matching program
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program, which allows you to purchase Rio Tinto Company shares.
  • Comprehensive leave policies which cover all moments that matter in life: PTO (paid time off), paid holidays, and paid bereavement leave.
  • A favorable child-caregiver leave program (Up to 100% salary top-up)
  • Discount programs for leisure purposes and access to Virgin Pulse with incentives supporting your wellbeing
  • Ongoing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family; to help in addressing educational opportunities, addiction treatment, depression, stress, domestic issues, financial management, and legal concerns.
  • Our team and industry experts are here to support and work with you to explore your learning potential and career goals

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive. We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Where you’ll be working

Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, fully integrated copper mining operation, including a concentrator, smelter and refinery, located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. We produce copper, precious metals including gold and silver, molybdenum and sulfuric acid. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903, and is one of the top producing mines in the world, comprising approximately 11 percent of U.S. annual copper production.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, Veterans and active-duty armed forces, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable being themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.

ignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.

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