Job title: Legal Manager, Commercial

Company: Newmont

Job description: Workplace Type: Hybrid – Remote/OnsitePosting End Date:Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( ) is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont’s core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.DimensionsAbout this roleThe Legal team has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Manager, Commercial in our North America office based in Vancouver. This position will report to the Head, of Legal, North America, and work with a variety of internal partners across all functional areas at the North America office based in Vancouver, as well as at the mine sites. Primarily supporting commercial matters for Newmont’s mine sites in Ontario and Quebec but capable of supporting other North America business unit legal work.The Legal Manager, Commercial will provide legal advice, analysis, and support on a broad range of areas including, commercial contracts, joint venture management, environmental and permitting, local partner disputes, and corporate transactions (acquisitions, divestitures, and other public M&A with TSX listed companies).Your role will consist ofHere is a snapshot of what your day-to-day will look like:

  • Provide legal counsel and advice to Newmont’s mine sites in Ontario, but also capable of advising on commercial matters relating to the Provinces of Quebec, British Columbia, and Yukon.
  • Negotiating, drafting, and interpreting sophisticated agreements.
  • Supporting commercial negotiations and leading existing partner relationships and projects.
  • Providing legal advice to internal partners in order to support the business in achieving its objectives, mitigate risk/commercial disputes, and ensure compliance.
  • Support joint venture development/management, and other transactional matters within the North America business unit involving other TSX listed mining companies.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and be attuned to legal and business trends that could impact the business and proactively and effectively communicate this information to key partners.
  • Ensure and make sure all departments’ adherence to company contracting standards and procedures, including but not limited to regular training roll-outs.
  • Serve as an internal resource on legal claims and disputes relating to commercial arrangements, whether it be royalty disputes or construction contract disagreements.
  • This position requires a high energy self-motivated individual who strives to achieve success with the highest standards of performance while pursuing proactive, strategic, creative and practical solutions to the legal issues and challenges faced by the company.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.Your Training, Skills & Experience checklistHere is what we need to see from you!Education:

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  • J.D. or L.L.M. at an accredited law school with at least 7 years of post-call experience gained in-house or private practice, and with a strong background in commercial law.
  • Called to the Bar of a Canadian province – BC or Ontario preferred.


  • Shown experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements.
  • Experience in resource extraction law (mining or oil & gas) is an asset.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of relevant legal issues, laws and regulations.
  • Strong analytical skills and discernment to make sound decisions and recommendations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage successfully with personnel throughout an organization.
  • Strong organizational abilities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Working Conditions & LocationWhere you will be located

  • The position is located in the North America office based in Vancouver (or working remotely from Ontario).
  • Position may involve travel to Newmont sites and other office locations for meetings.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!The salary range offered for this role is USD $160,240- 190,285. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience. The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. This role also will be eligible for participation in a discretionary long-term incentive program, pursuant to which an employee may receive awards based on their level and individual performance.Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits: Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; defined benefit pension; 401(k) program with company match; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); wellbeing reimbursement program; adoption assistance; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance. All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Job date: Fri, 22 Mar 2024 03:10:22 GMT