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Inventory Controller - Miami, AZ

Date posted 07/14/2017

Job Description

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resource company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. The Company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas 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 for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.
Under general supervision, is responsible for the implementation of Global Supply Chain (GSC) Policy relating to inventory management. Interact with maintenance and operations personnel regarding usage forecasts and equipment criticality to ensure optimal service and inventory levels. Responsible for catalog standardization and efficient storage and distribution processes. Identify inventory sharing opportunities across locations. Inventory value of up to $100M per site and total stock code count of up to 40,000 per site.
  • Manage inventory levels for a defined group of stock codes and/or consumables to achieve optimal availability at minimum cost to the business utilizing inputs from maintenance and operations planners and inventory management software tools
  • Ensure processes are in place to monitor and improve inventory accuracy and warehouse service level performance for continued customer satisfaction
  • Implement stocking and replenishment policies, including automation rules and stratification guidelines across all stock codes under their control, to ensure the health of the inventory
  • Evaluate and approve new stock requests from the business to ensure the requested inventory levels will provide optimal parts availability at minimum cost
  • Ensure that all required information is included with the request and set up and maintained in the system accurately
  • Make decisions regarding potentially obsolete, excess and vendor returnable inventory based on inputs from the business and analysis using inventory management software tools
  • Coordinate disposition with Asset Recovery or Purchasing as required
  • Use data and analytical tools to perform root cause analysis on issues that impact inventory performance and initiate appropriate corrective actions
  • Lead and participate in inventory and warehousing projects designed to improve inventory performance
  • Utilize subject matter expertise to make recommendations on inventory management and warehouse best practices
  • Communicate and collaborate with end users and maintenance in evaluating stock level change needs 
  • Perform other duties as requested
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or the related fields of Business, Accounting, or Engineering with no experience required


  • Intermediate experience  with Microsoft Excel 
  • One (1) year of SAP Material Management experience
  • One (1) year of experience in any of the following areas:
    • Inventory Control
    • Accounting
    • Warehousing
  • 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
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment
  • Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • 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 an outdoor or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and 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
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 safety-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 motor 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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Inventory Controller - Miami, AZ

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United StatesArizonaMiami Mine/Smelter

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