Principal Advisor Scheduling And Integrated Sales Operations

Rio Tinto Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

Principal Advisor Scheduling and Integrated Sales Operations

  • A great opportunity to work for a global company

  • Advance your career and develop your leadership potential in a pioneering organisation

  • Role based in Chicago

About the role

The high-quality materials Rio Tinto produces are essential to making modern life work. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: from microscopic circuit board parts in your smartphone and computer to the hull of a super tanker, our materials make up the world around us. We own and operate open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters, power stations, and research and service facilities. We use our railways, ports and ships to deliver our products to our customers. Underpinning everything we do is an absolute commitment to safety for our people, contractors, and the communities and environments in which we operate.

We are looking Principal Advisor Scheduling and Integrated Sales Operations.

  • The Principal Advisor Scheduling is tasked with generating short-term sales forecasts, and ensuring alignment between the sales forecast and production planning

  • Development of tools and systems to support schedule optimisation

  • Provide weekly revenue forecast to the Kennecott finance team

  • Interacting with KUC Operations to optimise the production and delivery schedule[NP1] and representing Sales & Marketing in production planning and, outbound logistics discussions and providing timely operational updates to the marketing team

  • This role will need to work with different teams/roles such as sales, operations, finance, logistics, etc.

  • Link with sales and sales operations team to gather, analyze and consolidate data into a single forecast

  • Balancing the working capital requirements of KUC against optimal delivery schedule based on grade.

  • Work with the OT sales operations team to create a single copper position for Rio Tinto

  • Provide support for future initiatives regarding potential 3rd party purchase and integrate these into current processes.

  • Perform ad-hoc raw material invoicing activities

  • Act as backup for invoicing and collections analyst

  • Continuously improve forecasting techniques, method, and approach

  • Continuously identify areas for improvement in current processes and reports

  • Performance will be measured against revenue, working capital and capacity utilisation targets

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Marketing or a related filed

  • 2-5 years sales and marketing experience with scheduling and / or logistics experience

  • 2-5 years operational experience, copper experience highly desirable

  • LEAN management experience

Technical Competencies and skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Financial modelling skills

  • Ability to deal with complex problems and optionality

  • Demonstrated understanding of copper mining and processing

  • Comprehensive planning, scheduling and deviation management skills and the ability to solve complex problems

  • Preferred experience using SAP

  • Strong internal and external stakeholder management and business partner management skills

  • Good communication skills, written, verbal and presentation

  • Ability to operate in matrix organization

  • Experience in generating and implementing outcomes to improve workflows and processes to increase efficiency and eliminate waste

  • Using complex database(s) and business systems

  • Knowledge in accounting practices and accounts receivable a plus

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto Procurement provides supply chain services that deliver value to the Rio Tinto Group through the strategic sourcing and buying of goods and services for all operations and businesses. Playing a fundamental role, value is achieved through uniformed processes, e-technology, increased corporate social responsibility and measurable savings for the Group.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It's a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it's this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit for more information.

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Principal Advisor Scheduling And Integrated Sales Operations

Rio Tinto