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Title:  Regional Manager Corporate Contracts

Requisition ID:  129993

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Supply Chain
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Why You Should Apply For This Job: 

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.


Provides leadership and mentors multiple teams of contracts managers and administrators responsible for all engineering, construction, and services contracts on assigned capital projects across an assigned region.  Responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Corporate policies and procedures across those projects. Reporting to the Corporate Management team, ensuring the flow of valuable, analyzed information between the multiple projects and the Corporate Management team.

  • Provides input to the Contract Management standards and procedures, including Standard Operating Procedures and Contracts Manual. Adapts Guidelines and Training materials for use in the assigned projects.
  • Responsible for the implementation of Company policies and Standards on assigned Capital Projects as part of the project setup and audits for compliance during the different stages of the projects
  • Facilitates training to the key Contracts Team members on large Capital projects and coordinates the training and orientation of Junior team members by the appropriate Contract personnel on the different projects under his leadership
  • Works closely with project contracts team, and all relevant departments to analyze all major contracts to identify areas of risk such as ambiguities, conflicts, or deviations from the scope of work. Makes recommendations to the Project Managers on the mitigation of these risks. Closely monitors and supports remedial actions and recommends appropriate actions in order to reduce Company’s liability.
  • Supports the Director of Contracts Management to establish and develop strategies to achieve the annual goals and objectives
  • Develops and manages appropriate mechanisms to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions by the different project contracts teams. This includes driving proper contract administration though control of the back charges, claims, correspondence, weekly meetings, proper documentation and other critical activities as dictated by the Contracts Manual. 
  • Leads the development of the strategic approach to engineering contracting for large capital projects (E, EP, EPC, EPCM contracts)
  • Liaise with management within Engineering & Construction as well as other support services groups such as Legal, Risk and Sites, to ensure contract compliance, risk mitigation and service management
  • Participates on project management meetings and provides contractual points of view and recommendations on strategic discussions regarding planning, execution and close out of contractual matters including claim prevention and dispute resolution
  • Supervises and provides guidance to other project team members to ensure technical competence and consistency of administration across different projects and contract packages within large projects.  
  • Ensures the flow of valuable and analyzed information and reporting to the Corporate Management Team as it relates to Contracts Management plans, status and results. 
  • Supports the project contracts teams to develop the lessons learned document at the end of each project
  • Performs other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED and sixteen (16) years of experience in Supply Chain or the related fields of Business, Accounting, or Engineering; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or the related fields of Business, Accounting, or Engineering and twelve (12) years of experience in Supply Chain or the related fields of Business, Accounting, or Engineering


  • At least two (2) years of experience managing teams Contract Management professionals
  • Experience managing E, C, EP, EPC, EPCM and CM contracts from negotiation though close out for large mining, oil and gas or industrial projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction-related processes, as well as a thorough knowledge of industry practices.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership, team building and delegation abilities.
  • Superior analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work on a deadline driven environment with multiple tasks required to be developed simultaneously.
  • Knowledge and ability to write and understand contracts language.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Proven negotiation skills.



  • 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

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here



We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details



The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $118,000-$165,000. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional incentive compensation considerations based on company and individual performance.  Additionally, this position is currently eligible for annual long-term incentive consideration.  Long-term incentives are contingent upon authorized approval under the terms and conditions of the Company's plan and award agreements.  More details will be shared during the hiring process.   


Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).


Please be advised that Freeport-McMoRan will never request payment for job-related expenses from applicants. If you receive any suspicious emails, please disregard them, and report the incident to


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