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Title:  Transformation/Agile Coach

Requisition ID:  53903

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Human Resources

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 limited Supervision, the Transformation/Agile Coach encoursges, empowers, facilitates and provides guidance to both leadership and Agile teams to support corporate and site agile initiatives with little oversight.  The Transformation/Agile Coach will guide and coach all team members formally and informally (with keen focus on the organization's leaders/stakeholders, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and agile teams), striving to unlock the potential and curiosity in everyone while focusing on the highest impact work.  The Transformation/Agile Coach will act as a subject matter expert across many topics and will embrace change while acting as a steward of Agile methodologies, encourage & standardize core Agile principles in the organization and foster the Freeport Edge way of working.

  • Build, facilitate and coach multiple high performing agile teams and Transformation/Agile initiatives; look for ways to strengthen team's understanding of Agile, e.g., Agile values, Scrum concepts and Agile principles.  Coach the agile teams to identify and weigh tradeoffs between short and long term benefits to drive shared vision between the team.
  • Teach and improve Agile practices across the organization.  Work closely with Tranformation/Agile leadership to build an Agile enterprise that is more focused on aspirational goals, business value and driving outcomes; play a key role in supporting one ore more communities of practice.
  • Evolve the ways of working base don the nature of work; this includes applying agile in more operational settings like running and maintaining a plant, a fleet, a piece of equipment, etc.  Develop, hone and apply new problem-solving techniques including bottleneck analysis, root cause analysis, Lean management, design thinking concepts, etc.
  • Bring transparency to the organization on the impact of the agile teams as well as monitor and coach the health of the agile teams.  Check to ensure that commitments, pace and quality are on track as well as help the team understand how to inspect & adapt where needed.  Leverage Transformation Office agile assessments and health checks.  Develop meaningful coaching plans to help teams grow and develop further in Agile ways of working.  Develop, coach and partner with the Transformation/Agile Apprentices.  Partner and work closely with the Transformation/Agile Facilitators.
  • Help to empower leadership teams in building, growing, and sustaining a thriving Agile community and the Freeport Edge culture; foster a continuous learning environment, pressure and embrace the uncomfortable, and help teams to inspect & adapt.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED AND nine (9) years of experience in Operations, Operations Support, Engineering, Project Management, Professional Business settings, OR
  • Bachelor's Degree AND five (5) years of experience in Operations, Operations Support, Engineering Project Management, Professional Business settings OR
  • Master's Degree AND three (3) years of experience in Operations, Operations Support, Engineering, Project Management, Professional Business settings
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization
  • Passionate problem solver who succeeds in ambiguous situations, tirelessly advocates for the best possible solution
  • Active coach and mentor whose goals are to grow and maximize the team's potential
  • Strong communicator with emerging ability to communicate complex messages
  • Was a participant (team member, SME) in prior Agile team and is considered someone who could become an agile expert
  • Unbiased facilitator; able to engage all people at all levels; emerging leaderships skills
  • Self-aware of cognitive biases and its impact on decision making.  Decision making focused on the primary aim to build high performing teams, develop team members and deliver outcomes
  • Challenger mindset and passion to challenge status quo to find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas - loves and embraces change especially in new and evolving environments
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency and trust across the team
  • Passionate about understanding people/teams in various stages of Agile environment
  • Learns new skills quickly and knows how to navigate the organization to find experts in specific domain
  • Ability to receive and act on developmental feedback quickly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of relevant domains
  • Deep experience on Agile values and principles
  • Deep experience in working on, facilitating and/or coaching Agile teams
  • Experienced indirect influencer
  • Scrum Master certification, Scrum Alliance or


  • The position may require travel up to 50% of the time, which may require driving and/or flying
  • 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 othe 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 unescroted 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 perosnal 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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