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Title:  Business Solutions Architect II

Requisition ID:  130277

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Information Systems
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Why You Should Apply For This Job: 

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.


Identify and realize opportunities and initiatives in the following areas: Information Systems, Business Process Design, and Continuous Improvement. Analyze existing or proposed systems, to include implementation, integration, monitoring and optimizing strategies, process, systems and methodologies to support department operations, corporate objectives and initiatives. Maintain continued support of the current financial system including upgrades or reimplementation of the platform.
  • Manage early “Initiation” activities for system solutions to meet business needs for business areas
  • Ensure system analysis designs and process maps are documented and communicated with business executives and senior management
  • Work closely with business areas globally, define business-centric MIS requirements and evaluate available and/or custom system solution options
  • Analyze business and systems needs in terms of functional and technical requirements including MIS, Process Technology and business process solutions portions of proposed solutions
  • Mange appropriate action based on proposed solutions
  • Work with the custom, packaged, business intelligence, and operations platform project teams on building and executing business systems project plans and support
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify key suppliers, strategic alliances, and required process improvements
  • Work with business process owners to understand tactical and strategic plans to support business processes and operations
  • Identify MIS related user satisfaction issues within assigned business processes
  • Communicate issues to MIS management and lead resolution of these issues within MIS
  • Provide MIS assistance to production support, including system configuration, system monitoring, and updating interfaces with customer business processes
  • May coach other team members to develop stronger functional and technical skills for the applications which they are aligned to support
  • Where applicable, lead and motivate Business Analysts and other platform employees
  • Stay current on new business processes and/or new technologies that may impact business operations, process and information systems technology and methodology strategies, facilitation techniques and project management concepts
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience in Information Services, Process Technology field including four (4) years of Project Management experience on medium to large system implementations
  • Working knowledge of SOX 404, HAL, Hyperion Enterprise
  • Knowledge of requirements development, requirements analysis and operations management


  • Four (4) years of experience managing IT projects


  • 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 located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator
  • Occasionally work may 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

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here



We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details



The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $102,000-$143,000. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional incentive compensation considerations based on company and individual performance.  Additionally, this position is currently eligible for annual long-term incentive consideration.  Long-term incentives are contingent upon authorized approval under the terms and conditions of the Company's plan and award agreements.  More details will be shared during the hiring process.   


Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).


Equal Opportunity Employer

Please be advised that Freeport-McMoRan will never request payment for job-related expenses from applicants. If you receive any suspicious emails, please disregard them, and report the incident to

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