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Analyst Business Evaluation

Date: 18-Sep-2022

Location: Tucson, AZ, US, 85719

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.


Following the acquisition of Arizona Mining, South32 is the new owner of the Hermosa Project, a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in Arizona.


South32's purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come. We work closely with their host communities to create enduring social and economic value through local employment, infrastructure and facilities development and community investment programs.


The location of this role is the Tucson, Arizona office.


The Role

The Business Evaluations Analyst will have a developing understanding of South32’s investment evaluation methodologies and works with cross-functional teams to assess opportunities (including greenfield projects, capital projects and commercial negotiations) and to make recommendations to senior management. This role will work internally with the Business Evaluations team (Group Manager, Hermosa Principal, Base Metals Lead Analyst) as well as externally with our auditor.


Accountabilities (Include but are not limited to):


Individual Accountabilities:

  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Ensuring that opportunities are appropriately risked and valued at each part of the planning and investment process.
  • Analyzing resource assessments, conceptual development plans and cost benchmarking to support timely investment decision making.
  • Supporting the co-ordination between teams in Planning, Projects, Commercial, Finance and Operations to ensure consistency of assumptions and investment case framing.
  • Ensuring that investment evaluation inputs, methods and assessments meet Group investment standards.
  • Preparing and delivering timely investment presentations, reports & submissions in an objective, comprehensive, and balanced form.
  • Monitoring the completion of investment phase requirements, stage gate deliverables and approvals.
  • Supporting fair value assessment with the Group's auditor. 
  • Supporting South32's capital allocation process.


Qualifications, Skills, and Expertise:

  • Relevant degree (geology, engineering, science, commercial).
  • Post-graduate financial qualifications (desirable).
  • 5+ years of combined operational, projects, corporate finance and / or techno-economic valuation.
  • Preferred- Prior M & A experience and experience in major projects (both advocacy and/or review).
  • Excellent modelling skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to hold and put forward independent views
  • Results focused, delivering quality work products on time.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts.
  • Excellent eye for detail coupled with pragmatic judgement as to if, and when, issues should be raised and escalated.
  • Ability to assess business cases for strengths and weaknesses.


Our Culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organization, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


Nearest Major Market: Tucson