Share this Job
Apply now »

Title:  Business Solutions Architect II - Operations

Requisition ID:  469

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Information Systems

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 redesign, and continuous improvement. Obtain value-added information and process technology solutions and products from MIS.  Provide architecting and project management functions to the application platforms in the MIS group and serve as a liaison with the business to define requirements and translate them into system solutions. 
  • Manage early “Initiation” activities for regional system solutions to meet business needs for Operations business areas
  • Responsible for ensuring system analysis designs and process maps are documented and communicated with business executives and senior management
  • Work closely with Operations business areas regionally, define business-centric MIS requirements and evaluate available and/or custom system solution options
  • Understand the tactical and strategic plans of Operations Management in order to support and promote an MIS strategy that aligns with the business process and operations
  • Work with the custom, packaged, business intelligence, and operations platform project teams on building and executing Operations business systems project plans and support
  • Gain a high-level understanding of all systems and processes that support the Operations Management business processes, while specializing in a few specific business areas
  • Work with the Operations Management business process owners to understand the tactical and strategic plans in order to support the business process and operations
  • Provide a medium level of specific Operations business-centric expertise to global MIS projects
  • Understand all MIS related user satisfaction issues within the mine site Operations Management business processes, communicate the issues to MIS management and lead resolution of these issues within MIS
  • Stay current on new business processes, new technologies that may impact the Operations Management business processes, Process and Information Systems technology and methodology strategies, facilitation techniques and project management concepts
  • Analyze potential business problems and determine MIS, Process Technology and business process portions of proposed solution; manage appropriate action based on proposed solutions
  • Where applicable, lead and motivate business analysts and other platform employees
  • Effectively coach and mentor department employees
  • Support employee involvement and development

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
  • Knowledge of requirements development, requirements analysis and operations management




  • Experience with Hadoop, R and other Big Data environments
  • Experience with temporal data analysis and manipulation
  • Experience leading Big Data project teams and working with Data Scientists and Data Analysts
  • Experience working directly with stakeholders to identify, analyze and gather solution requirements
  • Experience analyzing business processes and using requirements to develop common data models
  • Experience managing multiple small information technology projects, including defining scope, creating work plans, resolving issues, and monitoring and reporting status
  • Experience working in the mining industry
  • Experience with Mine Management Systems – Modular Dispatch




  • 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

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

Job Segment: Solution Architect, Operations Manager, Architecture, Information Systems, Technology, Operations, Engineering

Apply now »