Business Analyst
Vale
Greater Sudbury, ON
Who We Are

Vale is one of the world's largest mining companies, with a presence in more than 30 countries across five continents worldwide. Our mission is to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development.

Vale is also the world's largest producer of nickel, with its Base Metals business headquartered in Toronto. Operating in Canada for more than 100 years, our Canadian operations also produce copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver. We aim to produce profitably but only as a safe, high-quality and sustainable mining company where our most important value is "life matters most". We are an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and promotes diversity in our work force.
Vale's operations in Sudbury are home to one of the largest integrated mining complexes in the world, including six mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery. It is also one of the safest, with the mines being awarded the national John T. Ryan award in several recent consecutive years. Sudbury is also the heart of Vale's environmental initiatives. In partnership with the community, Sudbury has made great strides in its environmental recovery program and through improved mining practices and support in the re-greening of the region. For these and other efforts globally, in 2013 Vale was named one of the 50 most sustainable corporations in the world, according to the 9th edition of the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations.

Our Sudbury Operation is currently seeking a:
BUSINESS ANALYST (Local 2020-05)

To provide financial analysis support at the plant level to the Canadian Operations to review opportunities to improve the business while assisting Plant Management in the coordination and preparation of the quarterly forecast, annual plan and the company's five-year plan, operating budget, capital budget.

Accountabilities:
Provide information and analysis with respect to costs, product cost and unit costs for Ontario Operations Management and Corporate reporting of plan, actual and forecast amounts.
Ensure costs charged to accounts are valid and consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Vale policies and procedures.
Assist Management in and coordinate the preparation of forecasts, annual plan and five-year plan for operating and capital budgets in compliance with guidelines and timeline set by NA Management reporting & budgeting groups.
Track plant performance against value drivers and educate others on the plant business value drivers
Participate in cross functional teams at the plant to perform deviation and root cause analysis and implement action plans that are measurable and contribute to the overall costs or business value drivers
Design and deliver business value acumen at the plants
Provide analytical support to assist the plant management in ensuring that the range of financial outcomes, value drivers and risks are fully evaluated and aligned to strategic intent of plant, operations and corporate levels for capital and operating spend
Attend daily, monthly and ad hoc plant update meetings with plant management
Using data to measure and interpret key plant level financial and non-financial KPI's,including business value drivers, trends, tracking and reporting progress of strategic objectives and recommended corrective actions to key stakeholders
Track, analyze and provide information of actual spend at the plant against capital and operating budgets and contract consumption in each operating area
Identify and understand the cause-effect relationship between the plant KPIs and define the root cause of the deviation
Be a member in the capital risk ranking process at the plant level to ensure all site capital proposals meet cost benefit and business value justifications, provide analysis and advice to plant management for all capex submissions
Review and provide input to plant specific business cases (ex. Engineering requests, upgrades, mobile equipment rent vs buy scenarios, total cost of ownership business cases) with direction and oversight from NA Business& Support group
Provide guidance and make decisions on capital vs operating spend at the plant, capital lease criteria with direction and oversight from NA Financial Reporting group
Ensure plant financial reporting requirements are delivered accurately and timely
Prepare and analyze quarterly reconciliations of key balances
Provide support to the plant manager by the accumulation and analysis of the monthly forecast using tools such as the production plan and cost driver calculation
Organize and coordinate yearly fixed asset reviews to ensure accurate and up to date asset balances and life expectancy at the plant level
Review plant process orders and key inventory balances for month end close process
Provide information for the accumulation and analysis of the monthly forecast using tools such as the production plan and cost driver calculation.
Provide information to external and internal auditors to ensure integrity and compliance of financial statements
Hours of Work: Day Shift, Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 4:30

Posting date: April 18, 2019

Closing date: April 25, 2019

Education: University business graduate or equivalent. (Business or Commerce program preferred)

Experience: Three years of progressive relevant experience in a resource, processing or manufacturing environment.

Processes: Strong knowledge of accounting policies and procedures, product costing methods and financial business systems

Computer: Proficiency with Microsoft Office products to include Word, Access and Outlook and Vale Accounting systems to include, Oracle or SAP. Requires advanced knowledge of Excel spreadsheets for modeling and analysis (extra weight on this component). Interview/Testing/Reference Criteria

Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of financial accounting systems
Knowledge of Mining, Milling and Refining Processes.
Demonstrated competency in Excel

Comments:
This position is covered under the Collective Agreement between Vlae and the Lcoal 2020-05 United Steelworkers.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.