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Title:  Solution Architect III - Product Owner Supply Chain

Requisition ID:  97385

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 minimal supervision, regularly demonstrate program delivery leadership while collaborating with senior leadership to define technology strategy for a line of business. As a business domain authority working on complex issues, implements solutions mostly through the determination of strategy and delegation to others in a group or functional area. Daily activities will include: aligning current project activities with strategic objectives and MIS strategy; researching advancements in technology and the business domain to identify innovation opportunities; leading multiple, complex efforts as part of a holistic program and removing obstacles; and educating business leaders and influencing the digital enablement strategy. Contributes to budget preparation by supplying costs and recommendations, and is routinely expected to set high-level objectives, priorities and timelines that will significantly impact the company or division of the company. Manages supervisors or mid-level professional individual contributors, often collaborates with managers and/or functional site leaders, and has frequent interaction with external colleagues.

  • Understand the organization's strategic objectives and promote solutions that align with MIS strategy. Research industry and technology trends. Identify value-added innovation opportunities and define opportunities to include in business, operations and platform teams' strategies. Model and coach the Freeport Edge behaviors.
  • Leveraging the appropriate project management processes and tools, lead multiple cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams delivering organizational strategic objectives. In alignment with organizational strategic priorities, define and communicate program/epic goals. Track progress towards achieving these goals and help the delivery teams to remove any obstacles.
  • Facilitate design-thinking sessions and other cross-functional requirements gathering and process analysis discussions to define digitization and optimization opportunities. Exhibit mastery of systems and processes in assigned business or operational domain. Using a global mindset, define how best to digitally enable a process aligned with MIS platform strategy.
  • Through collaboration with delivery teams, and business and operational organizations, define organizational priorities and align MIS delivery activities accordingly. Establish and cultivate partnerships with internal and external teams, and key suppliers, to form strategic alliances required 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 eight (8) years of experience managing medium to large technology solution implementations, including three (3) years of experience participating in defining strategy.
  • Influence
    • Trusted business advisor; influences operational process and blueprints
    • Researches technology trends in a domain; defines business case for usage
    • Demonstrate synergies across strategies
  • Process Analysis
    • Facilitate design-thinking sessions to define user-centric solutions
    • Extensive domain knowledge. Recognize and articulate process gaps
    • Define how to digitally enable a business strategy
  • Implementation
    • Manages major projects/programs including budget and staffing
    • Leads 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).
  • Embodies Freeport Edge principles and behaviors.
  • Experience implementing Ariba Network for Fortune 500 organizations.
  • Expert understanding of global supply chain processes.
  • Experience migrating SAP ECC to S4 Hana


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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