Officer, Contracts
First Quantum Minerals
hace 6 días

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Job description :

General Role Purpose (brief description of this job)

The Contracts Officer will provide support to the Commercial Department - Contracts & CatMan Area, in the planning, sourcing, drafting and administration of contracts related to low complexity and spend categories for the supply of goods and / or services required for the sustainability of the Cobre Panama Mine operation.

Qualifications (required for job) & Knowledge & Experience

  • Degree in Industrial Engineer, Business, Law or related field
  • 3+ years of progressive work experience in Sourcing, Contracts Drafting, Negotiation and Contracts Management for the Goods and Services to provide support to operations as part of a Supply Chain team in comparable environment (mining or industrial sector).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Experience with ERP systems, particularly JD Edwards and SAP Ariba would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office application.
  • Familiarity with practices, processes and procedures throughout the supply chain.
  • Fluency in English is required and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded
  • Core Specific Responsibilities & Expected Deliverables

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama, Company’s policies and guidelines and in particular the Contracts area procedures and the Company Local Procurement Policy.
  • Conduct Source to Contracts Process for the Contracting on a defined portfolio of Categories (low complexity and spend).
  • Work with the internal customers and stakeholders the planning, formation and commercial administration of the contracts.
  • Provide commercial support to the internal customers in the preparation of the scope of work / scope of supply (Services and / or Goods).
  • Lead and execute sourcing (tenders) process for the supply of goods and services : Tender documents preparation.
  • Lead the integral evaluation and negotiation of proposals; and issue the recommendations to award.
  • Use the appropriate standard contract documents to prepare new contracts and contracts amendments.
  • Execute the Contracts Close-out Process following proper Company procedure to ensure property disposition, final payments, and documents / clearances have been received
  • Continued identification of risks and opportunities throughout the contract process during the Contracts lifecycle.
  • Build strong, value-adding relationships with contractors, internal customers, and cross-functional departments.
  • Execute early internal and external key stakeholder engagement and their buy in, during the sourcing process and even during the commercial contract management stage.
  • Research and evaluate prospective service providers, and conduct administrative support for the creation of the suppliers in Company’s ERP.
  • Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Behavioural Traits / Personal Characteristics

  • Unquestionable business integrity
  • Bolder : Flexible, versatile, and prepared to take on challenges as needed.
  • Smarter : always looks for efficiencies and better ways of doing things
  • Driven : Sets high standards, is motivated and determined.
  • Together : communicates well with peers and understand others views.
  • Operational Requirements

    Cobre Panama is a remote site and the position is offered to be located on Site, however due to the current COVID-19 conditions, the personnel will be allowed to work from home in tele trabajo scheme or at the Company’s office in Panama City o Penonome City as per Contracts Superintendent instructions, which can vary from time to time.

    Rosters and working hours may vary depending on business requirements.

    Environmental Responsibilities

  • Comply with current environmental regulations in Panama
  • Comply with the commitments contained in the Environmental Impact Studies and other additional studies in this regard, which apply to your area and activities.
  • Comply with the provisions of the Cobre Panama Environmental Management System.
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