Anglo American Mine is Recruiting Digitalisation Advisor (2024)

Closes 21 Feb 2024

Anglo American is a mining company that was formed in 1917 by Sir Ernst Oppenheimer in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 1917, Oppenheimer established Anglo American to mine gold in the Far East Rand. In the early 20th century, the company expanded into other African countries and became a major producer of coal, copper, and uranium. In 1926, Anglo American became the largest single shareholder in De Beers Consolidated Mines, and in 1929, Oppenheimer became chairman of De Beers.

Anglo American is the world’s fourth largest mining company and operates a coal terminal facility. Their products are used in construction, steel manufacturing, electricity generation, engineering, automotive, and infrastructure.

Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

Anglo American Platinum business mines, processes and refines the entire range of platinum group metals (PGMs): platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium.

Anglo American is the world’s leading primary producer of PGMs, which have a range of specialised applications that improve lives across the world – from vehicle fuel cells to jewelry; dentistry to glassmaking; pacemakers to petroleum refining.

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Job Description:


Provide specialist support to enable the achievement of associated plans and digitalization roadmaps of Supply Chain.

Key Tasks

Safety, Health & Environment
• Identify ways to support relevant safety, health & sustainability opportunities and risks and ensure relevant activities complies with all Safety, Health & Environmental requirements.
• Implement relevant activities to ensure that expectations are met in a way that reduces safety related incidents
• Identify value creation opportunities that will deliver Anglo American’s safety and social performance requirements.

Performance & Delivery

• Contribute to the development of the digitalization strategy and road map, critical tasks and performance targets for Supply Chain and the broader organization.
• Provide specialist support with the implementation of the Supply Chain digital critical tasks and performance targets, focusing on the digital deliverables’ roadmap.

• Manage the adoption and deployment of new systems and ensure ongoing operation.
• Monitor and report on the health of applicable products and clusters across the value chain ensuring ongoing integrity and sustainability of digital solutions.

Commercial value delivery
• Ensure digitalization efforts enable value delivery.

Supply Chain Excellence
• Provide specialist support with defining new ways of working, designing functional requirements, enabling systems, tools and templates and advanced analytics.
• Encourage effective change through the organisation that will promote the use and adoption of digital solutions.
• Compile reports and dashboards to ensure delivery of digital solutions.
• Ensure effective data analysis and benchmarking for digitalisation improvement is conducted.

Inclusive procurement
• Support a strategic approach across all digitalization work where communities are central to strategies, ways of working, digital enablement and associated initiatives.

Sustainability & Social
• Support the Supply Chain sustainability strategy and priorities to the wider business through digitalization efforts.

Compliance & Governance
• Ensure compliance to internal Anglo American and Supply Chain Governance requirements for all team members and pertaining to all relevant activities
• Ensure compliance to applicable legislative requirements pertaining to relevant activities
• Regular, timeous and accurate reporting pertaining to all relevant activities

People & Teams
• Embrace a Supply Chain team culture of diversity and inclusiveness
• Support team’s adherence to planned timeframes
• Support cross functional team interactions with internal stakeholders to execute relevant activities


• An undergraduate qualification – Bachelor degree level or equivalent, alternatively relevant qualification and proven track record of extensive practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity
• Experience: Practical experience in relevant field, similar role and/or environment

  • Desirable: A postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline OR a proven track record of extensive practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity. 
  • Valid SA Drivers License
  • Systems Experience: SAP, EWM / WM, Excel

Technical Knowledge:
• Strong technical knowledge across the Supply Chain value chain, ability to integrate and understand what drives excellence
• Digital and Data Science knowledge
• Sound commercial knowledge
• Project management (agile preferred)

Technical Skills: 
• Thought Leadership and Continuous Improvement
• Performance Management & Reporting
• Strategy Definition and Execution
• Supply Chain Systems and Processes

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.

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