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Title:  Senior Business Analyst - Mine Planning

Requisition ID:  126402

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Information Systems
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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.


Provide support for all work related to the evaluation and reporting of mineral reserves and resources company wide. Use advanced data management methods to provide customers with reports and information for mineral reserves and resources. Perform complex economic analysis of projects.

  • Manage and verify data received from sites regarding mineral reserves and resources from all sites. Maintain and consolidate into one database. Prepare consolidation reports. Prepare and review mineral reserves and resources disclosures for the annual 10-K report. Make recommendations for areas of study and improvements.
  • Identify and lead opportunities for improved data analyses for use in evaluating mineral reserves and resources, including assisting with the development of costs, data collection, and collaboration with corporate groups and mine site personnel.
  • Manage the supporting information for the reserve process SOX controls, including coordination with external auditors regarding testing of SOX controls
  • Review Life of Mine (LOM) plans with respect to technical assumptions and financial estimates and analysis.
  • Prepare consolidated metals production plans and forecast summaries.
  • Prepare and review economic analysis of projects.
  • Make project recommendations and lead project implementations.
  • Act as Sharepoint Owner for Central Mine Planning - Reserves Group file and data management.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Science or Mining Engineering and five (5) years of related experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong analytical skills and technical accounting/finance/engineering skills, with close attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills, and presentation of a positive and professional image
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, manage multiple processes, and maintain composure under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced Corporate environment
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards


  • None


  • 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
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator and internal staircase
  • Occasionally work may 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 ten (10) pounds
  • 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 per 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 $79,000 - $109,000. 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 discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process.  To view an example of a Total Rewards Estimate for this role click here:  Total Rewards Estimate


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).


Equal Opportunity Employer

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