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Title:  Director - Global SAP Platform

Requisition ID:  119725

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Executive

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.

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.

Please note: This position has the possibility of working remotely within 150 miles of Phoenix, Arizona for a percentage of the scheduled work time, as determined by the supervisor. If hired, you will be required to comply with Freeport-McMoRan’s requirement of all employees who are working or attending a meeting onsite at a corporate office location, to submit proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to entry, unless the company has granted them a medical or religious accommodation.


You will own and manage the global SAP platform and work in close collaboration with the Global MIS G&A and Operations Business Architecture leads as well as senior business executives to set strategic direction for the SAP ecosystem.

As the platform owner, you will oversee the outsourcing arrangement with Accenture which provides both functional and technical support for all SAP products and platforms.

You will be a key leader on the current ECC to S/4 upgrade and will drive that project to a successful conclusion with the first phase comprising of North America, South America and Europe and a second phase encompassing Indonesia. As an SAP subject matter expert, you will ensure we are utilizing the latest and appropriate product offerings while maximizing the value achieved.

Responsibilities will include setting strategic direction, roadmap development, program management, overall solution development and collaborating with senior business leaders on business priorities.

  • Provide leadership and program management for the ongoing 5 year S/4 global upgrade (currently in year 1). This includes ensuring delivery of the program with the expected value realization while being on time and within budget. Ensure the technical platform is refreshed using the appropriate modern technologies to reduce technical debt, provide more capabilities and allow for more efficient long term support.
  • Manage the Accenture outsourcing relationship to ensure work is prioritized in alignment with the strategic direction/roadmap as well as ensuring Freeport is receiving the service levels and value as expected. This includes management of the contracts and related financials.
  • Interface with the CIO, other IT Directors, Director of Project Management Office, the custom solutions team, the infrastructure team, the security team, vendors, business partners, and other stakeholders to ensure the proper coordination and delivery of projects.
  • Partners with MIS Business Architecture leads/Business Leads to set and refresh global strategic direction for the SAP ecosystem. Deliver a roadmap that embraces the expanded SAP capabilities to further consolidate systems.
  • Post-S/4 upgrade, continue to identify and execute on opportunities to further utilize SAP capabilities that were deferred as part of the project.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires air travel. In accordance with Freeport-McMoRan’s requirement for all employees whose job requires travel by air, if you are hired you will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel by air, unless the company has granted a medical or religious accommodation.
  • Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years of information technology project management experience on large system implementations, including 10 years of SAP experience


  • Master’s degree and eight (8) years of information technology project management experience on large system implementations, including 8 years of SAP experience
  • Expertise in business analysis, technical platforms and project management methodologies
  • Global business experience and perspective
  • Collaborative management style
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with managing large outsourcing contracts
  • Comprehensive understanding of and demonstrated leadership in Agile project management principles and execution methodologies
  • Proficiency in Spanish isn’t required, but is useful when working with South American and Spanish operations.



  • Position is both remote and in a non-smoking collaboration hub located in Tempe, AZ
  • 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 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • 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 allowed by 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 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.

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