Supervisor, Contract Services
First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 6 días

Job description : Purpose


  • The Contracts Services Supervisor will provide support to the Supply Chain Department - Contracts Area, in the organization, direction, and supervision of the Contracts Officers activities;
  • regarding to planning, formation and administration of the service contracts required for the sustainability of the Cobre Panama Mine operation.

    Key Accountabilities and Challenges

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
  • Responsible to organize, provide direction and supervision to the assigned team of Contracts Officers in order to accomplish the work objectives.
  • Lead and execute major sourcing process; including the pre and post award activities.
  • Carry out the daily monitoring of the Contracts Officer performance and provide constructive feedback and mentoring.
  • Provide expert advice to the Contracts Officers team related to specialized topics : e.g. sourcing strategies, negotiations, Contractor performance monitoring, risk management and claims management.
  • Anticipate and escalate to Contracts Superintendent the critical issues with the Contractors in order to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Carry out technical review of the Contract Officer’s deliverables i.e. contract documents, communications with contractors, proposals evaluations, among others deliverables related to the Contracts Management.
  • Provide support, guidance and mentoring to End Users and other internal stakeholders regarding contracts guidelines, practices and processes, commercial and legal terms, insurance and risk related issues.
  • Ensure the use of the appropriate Company's standard contract template to prepare and issue the services contracts and their amendments.
  • Support to the Contract Officers in the negotiation of the contract terms.

  • Carry out a critical evaluation of the services contract requests or contracts in execution in order to identify synergies and cost reduction opportunities for negotiation purposes.
  • Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions
  • Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance.
  • Implement FQM Way culture in the Contracts team - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together."
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Contracts Superintendent.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Education
  • Master in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Procurement or related field.
  • Degree in Industrial Engineer, Businness, Economics or Legal
  • Specialization in Contracts Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management is preferred
  • Skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience
  • A minimum of three to five years prior commercial and contracting management experience providing support to operations as part of a Supply Chain team in comparable environment (mining or industrial sector).
  • Previous experience of JD Edwards in Purchasing & Contracts or similar ERP
  • Language
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and is required and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training desirable.


  • Unquestionable business integrity
  • Be flexible and versatile and prepared to take on challenges as needed
  • Take ownership, turn ideas into action, overcome obstacles and deliver results.
  • Motivate, delegate and direct the efforts of their team effectively
  • Strength in cultural adaptability
  • Working Conditions

    Cobre Panama is a remote site and the position is offered to be located on Cobre Panama 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.

    Safety and Environment

  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Ensure all Safety and Environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
  • Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings
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