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Title:  Lead MIS Delivery II

Requisition ID:  117243

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.

Please note: This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time. The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations . This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the positions shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Under moderate supervision, the MIS Delivery Lead manages the prioritization and capacity management functions within a specific program globally, in partnership with other Delivery Leads. Regularly demonstrates Program Delivery leadership by managing the flow of value through the Program using various tools, such as the Program Kanban and other information radiators. Works with MIS senior leadership, product owners, platform owners, architects, etc. to facilitate the discussions, refine epics/features, align initiatives to business objectives, challenge the teams’ thinking, and identify ways to resolve constraints. Partners with MIS senior leadership to create action plans to resolve resource limitations, remove obstacles and training, coaching and advising other agile program and team members. The Lead deeply understands the Agile values, fosters an innovative culture, and coaches MIS leaders on the processes.

  • In conjunction with MIS senior leadership & other Delivery Leads, own the prioritization of a program within the entire MIS portfolio, including epics and features. Facilitate the prioritization process including measuring value, confirming ranking, resolving conflicts, and communicating results. Support MIS leadership in liaising with business partners regarding prioritization.
  • Proactively engage with MIS agile teams to understand staffing plans and identify resource constraints. Work collaboratively to determine solutions and if necessary, identify possible action plans and escalate. Conduct discussions with MIS leadership including VP and Directors, to resolve constraints, then coordinate recommended actions.
  • Facilitate Master Planning readiness by fostering a continuous improvement process that drives the synthesis of a vision, feature and capability estimation and backlogs. Create reports/dashboards to reflect prioritization and resource demand/supply. Conduct analysis to identify future resourcing concerns and working with MIS management, create plans to address them. Conduct periodic meetings with MIS senior leadership to discuss/resolve issues.
  • Create combined MIS strategic roadmaps that tie epics/features to business objectives and reflect major dependencies. Report on progress towards achieving the objectives.
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED AND eleven (11) years of experience in Information Services, Process Technology, Project Management, Professional Business settings, OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree AND seven (7) years of experience in Information Services, Process Technology, Project Management, Professional Business settings OR
  • Master’s Degree AND five (5) years of experience in Information Services, Process Technology, Project Management, Professional Business settings
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization, including senior leaders
  • Strong communication skills with ability to deliver complex messages / trade-offs and influence a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Experience leading IT Teams of 5+ professionals (direct and/or indirect reports)
  • Experience with large scale technology product delivery
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.) and tools
  • Understanding of Agile/Lean leadership principles
  • Familiarity with Azure DevOps to manage portfolios and features
  • Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Creative problem solver, with strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills across a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scrum Master or Product Owner certification preferred
  • Experience with resource and prioritization management
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a scrum master/technology project/program manager or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Collaborative aptitude and experience working in a fast paced, ever-evolving environment
  • Ability to think critically and challenge conventional thinking
  • Support development of Scrum Masters and Team Members through advocacy and engagement in the CoP’s.



  • 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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