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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Buyer


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Brisbane, Australia 

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Job Description:

This position will be located at the International Purveyor’s Inc. (IPI) Brisbane office.  Position reports to Site Manager supporting PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PTFI) copper and gold mining operations in Papua, Indonesia.


Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Manage procurement of assigned commodity group for Stock and Direct Charge orders; ensuring placement of purchase orders in accordance with company policy and procedures, in a timely manner, and at optimum price and delivery.

  2. Facilitate and assign Bid Analysis requests to respective buyer/supplier in either Brisbane or US/NOLA office.

  3. Facilitate and assign DCPRs to respective buyer/supplier in either Brisbane or US/NOLA office.

  4. Negotiate and evaluate supplier contract pricing through assessment against Inventory usage, along with research on market and competitor analysis as required.

  5. Interact directly with site operations to maintain understanding of site operation requirements.

  6. Maintain ethical supplier relationships and identify best practice benchmarks

  7. Measure supplier performance; identify areas for improvement and implement process to provide cost efficient supply chain. 

  8. Control expediting of allocated purchase orders to ensure continuous supply of required goods.

  9. Maintain understanding of site inventory levels for assigned strategic commodities working with Inventory control to adjust stock levels and ensure service levels for site customers.

  10. Provide technical assistance from off site suppliers to support operation, maintenance, and engineering departments.