Planning Analyst

Planning Analyst


Business Unit / Group Function: Platinum
Discipline: Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Reference Id: REF10618I
Experience / Work Type: Associate / Permanent Employee
Closing Date: 09 May 2021


Company Description:

Do you want an opportunity to showcase your mining value chain expertise within the world’s leading PGM producer?

Join us as a Planning Analyst to play an integral role in the development of financial models to support long term planning and capital investments analysis within the Anglo American Platinum Limited mining value chain.

We have high standards. You’ll ensure we meet them.

Safe. Smart. Sustainable. Probably not the first words you typically associate with mining. But Anglo American is not your typical mining company.

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives”, delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible.

Job Description:

This role will require responsibility to contribute to the mineral resource, mining, metallurgy, engineering and techno-economic inputs as part of a multi-disciplinary team working on Long Term Planning initiatives and processes, which are both strategic and operational in nature. There is both a strategic and operational focus to the work required for this role which will have an impact on several sections of the organisation.

Your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Provides support services to the Owned and JV Mines Project Teams by contributing to Brownfield and Greenfield investigations which range from conceptual scoping studies through to the implementation and hand-over of approved projects, and the monitoring of progress relative to the approved Investment Proposal.
  • Development and analysis of financial models which will provide a support service for Long Term Planning, Capital Investments analysis and Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions.
  • Ascertain the impact of several inter-dependencies on planning and project outcomes.
  • Regular stakeholder meetings involving the shaping of Long Term Plans and Capital Investment Projects.
  • Compilation of Long Term Planning and Capital Investment reports.
  • Preparation and presentation of Long Term Planning and Capital Investment Valuation outcomes.

This role is within the Financial Planning Department at a Band 6 level reporting to the Principal Mining Engineer Planning and is an Individual Contributor appointment.


Required Qualifications:

  • A recognised degree (NQF7) in the relevant discipline.
  • BCom, MBA or other financial/commercial qualification would be advantageous.
Required Experience:
  • A minimum of 8 years is required with operational / management in the mining industry.
  • Demonstrated financial modelling experience.
  • Demonstrated mining value chain experience, preferably within PGM commodities.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of Financial modelling tools (Hyperion Strategic Finance will be advantageous)
  • Experience in financial modelling tools development, application and systems integration will be advantageous.
  • Mine planning experience would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated Presentation, Analytical, Report Writing and Networking skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience (Power BI would be advantageous).
Additional information:

Anglo American Platinum Limited

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

We are 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 jewellery; dentistry to glassmaking; pacemakers to petroleum refining.

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.


The primary location for this role will be at the Anglo American Platinum Headquarters based in Johannesburg however will eventually be relocated to Rosebank.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, but we are also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Application Closing Date: 09 May 2021 

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