Senior Director, International Government Relations

Newmont Mining Corporation Greenwood Village , CO 80111

Posted 4 months ago

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.


Constructive engagement with governments is a key factor in ensuring the company's business interests, operations and projects are promoted and protected. The Sr. Director, International Government Relations develops the enterprise-level government relations strategy and plans for execution, with strong input and collaboration from the regional S&ER resources, the SVP - External Relations and the EVP and Chief Sustainability Officer. This role will establish standards for engaging with governments and key external stakeholders.

Essential Duties

  • Develops enterprise-level international government relations strategy and plans for execution, incorporating points of connection with regional and country level government outreach.

  • Generates and implements the global policies and standards for international Government Relations at Newmont. This includes our strategic approach and positions on how we will engage with governments and key external stakeholders in international jurisdictions.

  • Leads and manages the international Government Relations team at Corporate; provides guidance, direction and coaching to team members and the regional and country level government relations team members.

  • Establishes and manages the budget associated with international Government Relations.

  • In collaboration with Legal and regional resources, supports the Corporate Development, Regional, Exploration and Project teams in all aspects of government relations, including facilitating a process which leads to the production of robust country strategies

  • Identifies and prioritizes legislative, regulatory and policy issues relevant to Newmont operations and projects at its international operations.

  • Builds relationships and maintains direct contact with government officials, ambassadors and other policymakers and their staffs.

  • Engages with nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations, other mining companies, suppliers and appropriate business and trade associations in coordination with SVP, External Relations.

  • Contributes government relations and political risk insights to the development of the global S&ER strategy.

  • Develops and implements a framework to manage country and political risk globally and locally, including scanning for policy and regulatory trends, communicating them to affected functions or regions, and developing guidance for mitigation.

  • Directs and manages the New Country Entry process to ensure coordination with relevant functions based on risks and relevant business interests.

  • Implements and leads a government relations community of practice globally that enables the exchange of best practices and fosters exchange of information and learning.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience


  • Position requires a bachelor's degree in International Relations, Political Science, and/or direct diplomatic or foreign service experience, graduate degree preferred (e.g., JD, MA in International Studies).


  • 15-20 years of government, diplomatic or Foreign Service experience.

  • Mining, construction, utilities or other heavy industry experience strongly preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding and building relationships with external governments, organizations or networks that strengthen and sustain Newmont's competitive advantage.

  • Strategic thinking; incorporating multiple, diverse perspectives into and integrated government relations framework.

  • Analytic thinking; breaks down complex problems to find workable solutions.

  • Proactive environment scanning to identify emerging policy or risk areas for the company.

  • Team leadership; building a high performing core and indirect team within a globally distributed the organization.

  • Relationship building and influence skills; ability to work across lines of formal authority to get things done or move multiple organizations in the same direction.

  • Stakeholder management; grasp the underlying relationship networks within an organization and engage key groups or individuals to build support for an initiative or course of action.

  • Building credibility with Corporate/Region executives and external leaders or stakeholders; presentation and communication skills.

  • Leveraging the broader organization for value creation through sharing knowledge, experience, resources and skills (business focused collaboration)

Working Conditions

  • Located in the Denver corporate office.

  • Required to travel to regional offices and operating sites and Washington DC, all as necessary to perform the duties of the role.

To learn more about Newmont visit us at:

  • Newmont website:

  • Lifecycle of a Mine microsite (educational site that explains what happens during each phase of a mine's life):

  • Newmont's blog site (weekly stories highlighting work being done in Newmont's regions and our employees):

  • Newmont's annual sustainability report:

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes. If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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