Senior Advisor - Business Analysis

  • Competitive
  • Montreal, QC, Canada Montreal QC CA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Rio Tinto
  • 09 Jul 18 2018-07-09


  • Great opportunity to work for a pioneering organisation at the forefront of mining and metal processing.
  • Great exposure to investment decisions, operations and commercial matters
  • Role within the finance function, based in Montreal, Qc – Rio Tinto`s hub for Americas

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Advisor in the Business Analysis team challenging the business whilst at the same time generating value-accretive ideas. 

This role is a great opportunity to work in a highly strategic role which requires a broad scope of industry, business, country, regional and operations specific research and analysis to create world class strategies, integrated business plans and value adding, commercial and operational decisions. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business analysis, you will:

  • Generate and evaluate business cases for investments proposals, commercial and business development opportunities, and strategic initiatives;
  • Work with operations and the commercial function to structure and develop business cases: identification and analysis of market and operational drivers, risks, overall valuation;
  • Develop investment committee papers, to present to the Rio Tinto senior management;
  • Support senior management in negotiating and executing projects, through robust analysis;
  • contribute to the strategy and planning process of Product Groups by conducting analysis, and providing updates on the valuation of assets;


About you 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor in Engineering, Finance, or Economics;
  • Master / MBA degree an asset;
  • English proficiency (both spoken and written), French an asset;
  • 2-5 years of experience in analytically demanding roles (e.g. engineering, corporate finance, management consulting);
  • Prior experience in mining and metals, oil and gas or other capital intensive heavy industry a plus (either directly or through professional services);


Your skills - you are / have:

  • Strong analytically
  • Able to combine structure and creativity in problem solving
  • Able to rapidly understand and analyses a business situation / an investment proposal
  • Effective in financial modeling, with a sound understanding of valuation concepts (e.g. IRR, NPV)
  • Excellent in written and oral communication, with an ability to structure / synthetize key messages
  • Highly driven, keen to learn and develop
  • Effective at managing your time and at prioritizing across multiple files
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Business and commercial acumen


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. We’ve led the industry in partnerships, with customers in new markets, and with local communities.

We’ve pioneered technological innovations, such as our Mine of the Future™ programme and our low-CO2 aluminium from hydropower. And we’ve paved the way in areas such as safety, tax transparency and legacy management.

Inclusion & Diversity

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.

If you’re interested in launching your career with us, apply today for an exciting tomorrow.

Apply today if you want to work in a dynamic team, in an environment where we challenge you to bring about positive changes.