Manager Freight Transportation

FreeportMcMoRan Copper & Gold   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 93 days ago

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Job Description

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources 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 the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, 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 for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

This position will lead a team responsible for end-to-end logistics management of selected inbound and outbound commodities including, but not limited to FTL and LTL truck, rail, ocean, air, and parcel as well as certain services such as warehousing, freight forwarding, and customs brokerage. The position will be responsible for operational execution, contract negotiation, contract management, cost and performance reporting and improvement, supplier relationship management, and internal customer satisfaction for assigned commodities.

  • Lead a staff responsible for sourcing, contracting and operational execution of selected transportation commodities, modes and services
  • Manage execution of transportation operations for assigned commodities to meet tactical and strategic objectives
  • Recommend and implement short-term and long-term strategies for the truck, rail and ocean logistics and warehousing of various commodities to and from North American Sites
  • Lead contract negotiations with suppliers, resolve carrier disputes, and oversee the contract administration of truck, rail, and ocean carriers contracts including spot rates, fuel surcharges, and demurrage
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the North American trucking markets (OTR, hazmat, van, flatbed and LTL) railroad markets (Class 1 and regional short line railroads), rail car leasing, ocean freight, bulk terminaling, distributionnetworks and trans loading
  • Identify opportunities to improve transportation customer service by implementing and monitoring applicable metrics and KPI’s, as well as efficiently planning storage capacity, rail car or trucking capacity, or trans load capacity
  • Manage cross functional relationships with truck and rail suppliers, as well as internal customers including various sales groups, Commodity Managers, Safety, Accounts Payable, FCX mine sites, and warehouses
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degreeand six (6) years of experience in Supply Chain, Transportation, Business, Accounting, Engineering or a related field; OR
  • Master's degreeand four (4) years of experience in Supply Chain transportation, Transportation, Business, Accounting, Engineering or a related field
  • Knowledge of transportation management strategies and concepts for procurement of transportation equipment and services
  • Knowledge of governmental and environmental policies and regulations related to transportation and supply chain
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and significant latitude to set objectives, priorities, and timelines that may impact a group or functional area within the company
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and prioritize multiple projects and drive results independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Skill in the use of computer databases to research, maintain and update records and files
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with large complex linked spreadsheets and databases
  • Intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint, Access, eProcurement, Sourcing and ERP systems
  • Ability to manage complex issues and implement solutions through the determination of strategy and delegation to others
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written, with the ability to present material in a group setting and to senior leadership
  • Strong interpersonal capability and ability to work cross functionally and across divisions
  • Ability to work with general office equipment such as a personal computer and keyboard, facsimile machines and photocopier
  • Strong negotiating skills that can be utilized on difficult projects as well as the ability to provide coaching to the team in negotiating strategies



  • Solid understanding of Incoterms, international shipping requirements and US Customs clearance process
  • Experience with DOT rules and regulations
  • Experience negotiating commercial terms including domestic and international transportation (Import/Export)
  • Experience in the planning development, coordination, support, and execution of high impact (immediate and long term) improvement plans
  • Experience in developing metrics and KPI’s to manage logistics operations and transportation suppliers
  • Experience leading various projects and teams
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with both internal and external customers
  • Strong organizational, coordination and project management skills
  • Ability to travel 20% or more
  • Experience in the mining industry


  • 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
  • Occasionally work will 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 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 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.