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Title:  Lead Transformation/Agile - MIS

Requisition ID:  87004

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.


Helps to identify and/or shepherd new improvement opportunities of medium impact/size while boosting the probability of success for impact and capturing/realizing value of initiatives for a smaller site scope. Works with the other MIS leaders/team members, relevant executive and corporate leaders, site GMs and leaders, agile teams, product owners, SMEs, team members, etc. to frame the problem, scope the work, shape the solution, challenge the status quo, ask questions to drive innovative thinking and capture value. The Lead deeply understands the Agile values, lives the Freeport Edge behaviors, fosters a high-performance culture in all they do and coaches and develops site/corporate leaders and agile teams.

  • Works closely with leadership, initiative product owners, scrum masters and teams to help problem solve the work, ask questions, guide the direction and create the quarterly plans; helps define the vision for the operating structure of the agile teams and initiatives
  • Shepherds new initiatives, innovative solutions, and new ways of working. Leverages the Transformation Office, MIS, FMMC and other organizations’ resources and service offerings to help solve and drive value across initiatives
  • Proactively and inclusively engages with teams to discuss and address issues with team dynamics, scope, sustainability as a routine problem-solving item
  • Assists leadership in setting an ambitious and clear vision; communicates ‘the story’ effectively and ensures the Freeport Edge culture is embodied in all formal and informal interactions and communications
  • Learns and uses techniques and ways of working that increase collaboration, value capture, predictability, transparency and promotes a culture of experimentation and innovation; guides individuals and teams toward the most appropriate technique
  • Coaches Transformation / Agile team members (Apprentices, Facilitators and Coaches) to drive agile quality standards across agile teams using the TxO standard content and agile health checks
  • Connects with other Transformation / Agile Leads, corporate leaders, site leaders and product owners to share best practices across sites and functions, and is committed to coaching and developing these groups
  • Understands and manages expectations of sponsors and other key stakeholders in partnership with POs, Scrum Masters, TxO leaders, etc.
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED AND eleven (11) years of experience in Information Services, Process Technology, Operations, Operations Support, Engineering, Project Management, Professional Business settings including working on Agile initiatives, OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree AND seven (7) years of experience in Information Services, Process Technology, Operations, Operations Support, Engineering, Project Management, Professional Business settings including working on Agile initiatives, OR
  • Master’s Degree AND five (5) years of experience in Information Services, Process Technology, Operations, Operations Support, Engineering, Project Management, Professional Business settings including working on Agile initiatives
  • Prior experience as a member of an agile team, preferably as Product Owner or Scrum Master
  • A demonstrated thorough understanding of Scrum and Agile principles, values, and practices
  • 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 tell a compelling story
  • Ability to influence a diverse group of stakeholders – strong leadership skills
  • Strong problem solver with ability to lead the team to push the solution and progress
  • Challenger mindset and passion to challenge status quo to find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas – loves and embraces change – known as an emerging change agent
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency and trust across the team
  • Not afraid to ‘roll up the sleeves’ and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn – pushes the team to do the same
  • Learns new skills quickly and knows how to navigate the organization to find experts in specific domain
  • Unbiased facilitator; able to engage all people
  • Was a participant (team member, SME, stakeholder) in prior Agile teams


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of relevanOt domains
  • Comfortable enough with technology and technical areas of expertise to enable discussion to understand risks
  • Strong indirect influencer
  • Experienced in Agile Ways of Working



  • The position may require travel up to 50% of the time, which may require driving and/or flying.
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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