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Title:  Solution Architect II - Business

Requisition ID:  113949

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, 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.


Under moderate supervision, manages specific program(s), project(s) and/or people. Regularly demonstrate project delivery leadership while overseeing the efforts of multi-disciplinary medium to large projects to deliver solutions to business problems. Works on complex issues and implements solutions mostly through the determination of strategy and delegation to others in a group or functional area. Daily activities will include: reviewing and updating solution documentation; communicating project status and goals to project stakeholders, including executives; leading design-thinking workshops to deconstruct business processes and align with MIS platform strategy; collaborating with multiple, cross-functional project teams to define workplans and remove obstacles; and training, coaching and advising other project team members. Limited budget responsibility, as well as some latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may impact department or individual work groups, and often collaborates with managers and/or functional site leaders, and has some interaction with external colleagues.

  • Lead early “Initiation” activities for system solutions to meet prioritized business objectives. Analyze business and systems needs in terms of functional and technical requirements. Facilitate workshops as appropriate to define the business need. Ensure system analysis designs and process maps are documented and communicated with appropriate stakeholders. Using a global mindset, recommend how best to digitally enable a process aligned with MIS platform strategy.
  • Working with other architects, stay current on new business processes, technologies, methodologies, and work facilitation models likely to create innovation opportunities. Coach other team members to develop stronger functional and technical skills for the applications which they are aligned to support. Where applicable, lead and motivate analysts and other platform employees. Exhibit and encourage Freeport Edge behaviors.
  • Leveraging the appropriate project management processes and tools, lead cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams delivering organizational strategic objectives. Aligned to organizational strategic priorities, define and communicate project plans to achieve the strategic objectives. Track progress towards achieving these goals and help the delivery teams to remove any obstacles.
  • Through collaboration with delivery teams, and business and operational organizations, build and execute project plans and support models. Provide MIS assistance to production support, including system configuration, system monitoring, and updating interfaces with customer business processes. Establish and cultivate partnerships with internal and external teams to achieve organizational goals. Identify MIS-related user satisfaction issues. Communicate issues to MIS management and lead resolution of these issues.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technology or business discipline and five (5) years of experience managing medium to large technical solution implementations.
  • Communication
    • Capable of creating executive briefings and presenting to senior management.
    • Trusted technical advisor capable of participating in early-initiation meetings for business initiatives.
  • Process Analysis
    • Facilitates sessions with unrelated teams to break down business process, identify gaps and define options to remediate.
    • Strong understanding of technology platforms and strategy and can align solutions to them.
  • Implementation
    • Manages major projects and small/minor programs.
    • Works with multiple cross-functional teams to deliver solutions.
    • Resolves most obstacles and project conflicts and knows when to escalate.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management with five (5) years of experience leading technology project teams.
  • Experience with Microsoft Online (O365/M365) environment including SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Forms, Whiteboard, Delve, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experience Working in Agile project management methodology and Agile teams and working with Developers, Architects, and Business Customers.
  • Experience working directly with stakeholders to identify, analyze and gather solution requirements.
  • Experience analyzing business processes and using requirements to develop common data models.
  • Experience with data analysis and manipulation.
  • Experience with Visio and project management software (MSProject, Planner, DevOps).
  • Understands and demonstrates Freeport Edge principles and behaviors.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hart 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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