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Title:  Manager Value Chain Sustainability

Requisition ID:  58423

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Environmental

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, New Hampshire, Michigan, Illinois and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the position 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.


Global manager of the process for minerals and metals due diligence requirements for FCX Responsible Production Framework certifications, compliance with London Metals Exchange (LME) and EU Due Diligence Legislation requirements. This includes developing, executing and communicating a global strategy that enables the company to maintain compliance and competitive advantage across copper and molybdenum markets.

  • Develop, implement, maintain, and continually improve a global minerals and metals responsible sourcing strategy for FCX that is risk-based and driven by value. Provide periodic updates to senior leadership on the Sustainability Leadership Team to apprise and gather feedback.
  • Manage audit requirements for certifications, brand compliance with LME, and applicable legislation as they relate to human rights and environmental due diligence for the minerals and metals FCX purchases.
  • Monitor and influence the development of Chain of Custody and traceability standards for minerals and metals globally. Develop and execute a strategy to enable the business to implement these standards. Communicate and gather feedback on strategy internally to senior management including the Sustainability Leadership Team.
  • Identify and implement collaborations for the business that will enable more efficient execution of the OECD 5 Step Framework and Guidelines for MNEs. Work with key suppliers to build capacity in responsible production/sustainability and provide expert advisory support where value added for FCX and its customers.
  • May supervise personnel responsible for due diligence or other elements of Value Chain frameworks.
  • Develop and deliver training on compliance requirements for metals and minerals due diligence.
  • Work closely with Global Supply Chain team to support implementation of SAP Ariba and other software to support goods and services and minerals and metals sourcing. Development of an audit program for suppliers that will meet compliance needs.
  • Maintain expertise on Value Chain frameworks globally and influence development of critical standards, including the following: the Copper Mark Due Diligence Standard, London Metals Exchange requirements, Responsible Minerals Initiative, Responsible Steel, LBMA and others as they develop. This will include communicating FCXs position and achievements externally to customers, institutions, NGOs and suppliers.
  • Develop and publish annual OECD Step 5 report for FCX, working in close collaboration with ESG Relations, GSC, and Assurance.
  • Provide input for Annual Sustainability external reporting in close collaboration with ESG Relations & GSC, including due diligence data and narrative, support development of UK Modern Slavery Act Statement, develop and submit LME Brand reports to maintain compliance for all FCX Brands.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental, Human Rights, International Development, Business, or related field and nine (9) years of experience in environmental or sustainability management or closely related field, including project management experience; OR
  • Master’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental, Human Rights, International Development, Business, or related field and seven (7) years of experience in human rights, environmental or sustainability management or closely related field, including project management experience.
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and work independently or in a team environment
  • Proven ability to develop and implement strategy across functions
  • Experience in Responsible Sourcing management programs
  • Experience in Human Rights or other Due Diligence execution and analysis
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Able to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • Ability to build external networks to monitor and influence standards development


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business skills/acumen relevant to the mining sector
  • Experience with blockchain or other traceability systems
  • Experience in collaborative industry mechanisms for responsible production
  • Experience in supplier audit programs
  • Experience in external report preparation
  • Previous experience collecting, managing and disclosing (internal or external) quantitative and qualitative data related to the sustainability field preferred


Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator. Occasionally work will 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 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • 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 safey-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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