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Title:  Contract Administrator

Requisition ID:  24423

Fort Madison, IA, US, 52627

Category:  Supply Chain

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining 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 one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, 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 of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Under general supervision, execute and perform general maintenance tasks on services contracts to ensure compliance to Company policies and protect the Company from all risks and liabilities.


  • Receive and review a wide variety of contract requests and in some cases, select the most appropriate sourcing strategy based on the situation and the scope of work.
  • Provide timely, accurate and cost effective contractual agreements to support Company operations with an uninterrupted flow of materials and services.
  • Assist with the review bid proposals from suppliers and recommend or enter into contracts to meet the desired scope of work.
  • Participate in competitive pricing activities with an emphasis on cost reductions, quality and supplier performance through competitive bid events, price negotiations, cost modeling, or other sourcing techniques.
  • Assist with identifying supplier performance issues and work with multiple parties (internal and external to FCX) to resolve issues.
  • Establish a strong and competitive supply base by identifying and qualifying new suppliers, and by evaluating and improving existing suppliers. Develop, maintain and enforce supplier scorecards where appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance to Company, environmental and governmental policies and regulations, in order to reduce or eliminate Company liability.
  • Recommend changes to new or existing corporate policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Engineering or a related field, with no experience required.


  • Prior experience negotiating contracts for services in a mining, manufacturing and/or heavy industrial environment
  • Knowledge of supply chain practices such as cost modeling and bid analysis
  • Proficient in MS Word, & MS Excel to evaluate bids and generate contracts  
  • Experience in CAS (Contract Administration System)
  • Experience conducting bid meetings and bid negotiations


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment
  • Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Burlington

Job Segment: Engineer, Supply, Contract Manager, Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations, Legal

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