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  • Posted: Sep 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • As a global and diversified mining business, we use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and mine, process, move and market our products to customers around the world. For almost 100 years, we have been mining the minerals that society needs to develop and prosper. We provide our investors with a balanced portfolio of oppo...
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    Principal Data Delivery

    Job Description:


    To support the Head of Digital to manage the integrated data management programme to enable the deployment activities associated with the operational environment related to Product and Portfolio Management execution for Data Analytics.

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Lead with the Head of Digital (and key partners) to complete data related processes and services for the BU for the 3-5yr planning horizon. 

    • Through a thorough understanding of the BU  requirements for data, service the BU requirements from a data services perspective to successfully plan, deploy and close out digital initiatives to enable the digital transformation of the BU. 

    • Responsible and accountable for the identifying the appropriate BU specific data required to be sourced, and curated in the Anglo American Data Platform. 

    • Aligning the BU deployment roadmap to the central Data analytics team data provisioning roadmap over the 3 – 5 year time horizon. 

    • Responsible and accountable to ensure that site data is aligned to the global standards allowing for use in reporting and analytic use-cases at both business unit and group level.

    • Align the BU deployment roadmap with Group IM teams to  ensure access to data required for DA and BU  specific requirements.

    • Responsible to drive the adoption of the Data Policy ensuring the tools and techniques of the VDP are embedded in the BU. 

    • Works with site and BU leadership to ensure Data Governance, Ownership and stewardship are embedded in operational processes.

    • Manage the team of Data Professionals to ensure BU specific  requirements are met.

    • Manage relationships (BU, DA & IM)  and direct the BU work program of deployment with system integrators and technology vendors.

    • Directing work of discipline SMEs to investigate innovation opportunities.

    • Create a purpose-led, high-performing culture within the discipline that is aligned with the company values, is inclusive and promotes diversity.

    • Rewrite the policies, processes and systems which apply to your work and operate within these requirements.

    • Identify any issues around these that interfere with your ability to complete work or meet the plan.


    Bachelor Degree in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science. 

    Knowledge and Experience:

    Technical Knowledge:

    • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in a data technology role

    • Detailed understanding of operational processes related to data management

    • Strong track record of consulting and services engagement

    • Demonstrated track record of stakeholder engagement to enable aligned goals

    • High level knowledge of enterprise data, data quality, data integration and has demonstrated success of working with data sources in mining, oil and gas, geoscience or similar disciplines, data integration, data lake and data quality workflows

    • Engages cross-functional teams to share best practice, ensuring technical excellence and sustainable commercial decisions.

    • Optimizes productivity and quality targets by utilizing deep technical expertise and cooperating with multi-disciplinary teams to highlight and address areas of improvement.

    • Detailed understanding of application lifecycle management.

    • Key principles and elements of the Operating Model (Operational Planning, Work Management, and Feedback) and understanding of how to maintain its integrity on site.

    • Project management fundamentals.

    • New technologies and their impact on operational activities.

    • Business improvement tools and techniques.


    • Strong proven analytical skills and attention to detail.

    • Commercial/business drivers across value chain.

    • Financial metrics & budgeting in the context of project management/product development.


    • Drives the delivery of technical solutions in projects and operations by demonstrating agile project management skills, management of backlog(s) in DevOps and active resource management, including effective control of deliverables and technical staff.

    • Manages, monitors and drives product development and deployment activities within the upstream. Proactively escalates risks and proposes mitigating actions.


    • Safety, health and environment, legislative, statutory, regulatory and permitting requirements.

    Additional information:

    Who we are

    We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

    What we offer

    When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programs, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Anglo American on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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