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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Lead Supply Chain - Contracts - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Supply Chain

Job Description:

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.


We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.


Supervise services contracts team members on supply chain procedures, challenges, and opportunities. Create supplier contracts in a timely manner that succinctly communicates product specification or service requirements. Ensure compliance to procedures and limiting Company liability exposure.

  • Supervise staff to meet procurement and sourcing performance objectives and deadlines on a daily basis.  Implement GSC initiatives and objectives with team, track performance against those objectives and regularly provide feedback to employees, both verbally and in writing, in an effort to meet those objectives.
  • Perform initial review of all contract requests to ensure end user group adheres to appropriate policies and processes.  Guide contract team in executing agreement in accordance to GSC practices.
  • Understand entire contract team scope, implement strategic sourcing concepts to maximize value for Company and report sourcing plans to management.
  • Monitor and review GSC department KPIs and other standard reports to understand team performance, ensure workload balance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide support to team on contract terms exceptions and vendor agreements to mitigate or eliminate contract risks.
  • Assess team members’ skills and abilities and ensure appropriate education and training is provided to them.
  • Eliminate or reduce company liability by ensuring compliance to Global Supply Chain, safety, and operational policies, contractual requirements, and governmental regulations.
  • Maintain competitive pricing with emphasis on cost reductions, quality, and supplier delivery performance through competitive bid events, negotiated price, terms and conditions.
  • Maintain synchronization of a supply chain between various internal organizations and suppliers by ensuring information integration in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Create value with timely, accurate, and cost effective contractual agreements.  Resolve transactional discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Develop alliance suppliers to achieve specific safety and business objectives that meet cost, quality, and delivery requirements
  • Pursue changes to new or existing corporate and divisional policies.
  • Formulate and implement supply base strategies to reduce total cost of ownership and establish a robust supply base
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field and five (5) years experience in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering or a related field, OR
  • Master’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field and three (3) years experience in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering or a related field