Jun 03, 2021
Reference Id: REF10643N Company Description: We’re looking for an Associate Principal - Market Development to support the creation of new (and accelerate the implementation and alignment of existing) Platinum Group Metals demand creation initiatives across various themes and geographies.
You’re curious, dedicated, talented, and flexible. That’s why you’ll fit in.
As well as discovering, mining and processing many of the essential raw materials that enable, support and enhance modern life, our global business is involved in selling and marketing products – copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal, nickel and diamonds. Through our Marketing Business, we are able to offer innovative solutions to meet our customers’ specific challenges. This includes physical products, logistics and technical support, as well as pricing and financing solutions. By offering freight services as well as actively managing the entire value chain, we ensure cost effective, reliable product supply and quality, when and where our customers need it. We have created new ways of working, devised more streamlined processes and procedures, and standardised information management systems.
To achieve this, we can count on a passionate group of people with a diverse blend of talents. They are at the heart of everything we do.
The Market Development team sits within the Anglo American Marketing Business. Our team members are architects of demand, curators of narrative and deal makers all at once. Our goal is to shape multiple businesses and the operating environment of those businesses simultaneously to create genuine, global excitement for the future of our metals. We wear many hats and must strategize & test opportunities, articulate how to pursue them, inspire others to take action, and execute, while also communicate and advocate for the areas within which those opportunities reside.
We need motivated and talented individuals in our marketing function – people who can anticipate market developments, proactively plan sales and marketing activities and make quick decisions. Are you one of them?
Job Description: Key Tasks
Work closely with the Manager of Market Development to drive the development of the opportunity areas or sectors and to create approaches to overcome current constraints, as well as future visioning possible new opportunity areas of PGM demands Support the ramp up, scale up and scale out of our Venture-Led Research and Venture Building programmes Develop and managing the execution of proposals for new Commercial Collaboration projects, including performing a lot of the early execution yourself, ensuring appropriate commercial return opportunities for Anglo American and adhering to the governance process of Market Development Be on the ground periodically to oversee progress of researches, ventures and collaboration projects Create, curate and communicate the narrative for the opportunity areas of PGM, including contributing to the development of thought leadership across a range of emerging business, technology and consumer topics Manage internal and external stakeholders to secure their buy in / endorsement for the successful implementation of identified market development projects/initiatives This role is a Band 6 and reports to the Manager Market Development
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree Strong commercial experience (in Strategy, Growth, M&A, Implementation, Start-ups, Venturing, Partnerships, Business Development or other similar fields) Ability to handle and progress multiple, diverse workstreams simultaneously Ability to distil complex issues into simple, clear value propositions and articulate (oral and written) to senior audiences Exposure to technology transfer, IP licensing, mergers, acquisitions, or direct investments
Advantageous but not critical:
Experience in a high-pressure business environment or start-up with exposure to multidisciplinary teams and/or involvement with a top-tier consulting firm Knowledge of and previous exposure to early stage innovation ecosystems and funding mechanisms in any or some of hard tech, materials tech, alloy, jewellery, luxury, computing or cleantech / climatech Knowledge of the commodity value chain (ideally PGM’s), end markets and market dynamics Experience in engaging with stakeholders such as governments, trade associations, international conglomerates, or other comparable organisations Master's degree (postgraduate, MBA or equivalent study)
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.
How we are committed to your safety
Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.
Inclusion and Diversity
Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.
Rewards & Benefits
Competitive salary and benefits package Amazing opportunities for learning and growth - from technical training to leadership programs, we bring out the best in people We’re a large, successful multinational company and there are plenty of opportunities to move onward and upwards too. Generous pension plans Subsidised gym memberships
How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of the process.
Anglo American Platinum
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa