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Title:  Leave Management Specialist

Requisition ID:  8182

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85040

Category:  Human Resources

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.


Administer North America Operations Leave Management including opening leave cases,  maintaining appropriate communication and documentation with employees through leave duration, terminating leaves as depicted by company policies and procedures. Suggest resolution of escalated HR Shared Service Contact Center inquiries.  Direct employees to appropriate resources for transactions handled by other analysts or departments.


  • Process and administer leaves, including assisting employees in determining leave type, sending detailed information packages to employees on leave, continuously updating leave information in the leave tracking sheet, coding the employee timesheets appropriately and directing employees to appropriate resources for handling other leave-related transactions (i.e., benefit plan contributions)
  • Maintain contact, both verbal and written, with employees that are on leave, ensuring necessary employee status information is provided
  • Coordinate information with appropriate internal resources in HR and Safety and with external third-party administrators to handle workflow resulting from leave
  • Process and resolve all types of  leave management administration requests from inception to full completion
  • Aid in identifying policy, procedure and knowledge gaps and recommend potential updates to FAQs and Knowledge Pages for continued improvement of leave management case resolution
  • Collaborate with and provide direction to peers to conduct research, investigate inquiries and provide resolution to escalations from HR Service Center
  • Deliver on designated service level metrics and customer satisfaction results and suggest improvements
  • Collaborate and maintain relationships with peers, Tier 2 Analysts and the business to improve and implement leave management solutions and service delivery
  • Perform other duties as requested

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience in Leave Management or closely related field, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field and one (1) year of experience in Leave Management or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Workers’ Compensation, Short-Term disability (STD), Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), Long-Term Disability (LTD), Military and Personal leaves
  • Knowledge with FMLA regulatory requirement
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Proven experience in providing both internal and external customer service



  • 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
  • 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 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

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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