Superintendent, Inventory Control
First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 3 días

Job description : Purpose


To manage the operation of the storekeeping and distribution facilities for the Inventory Control section.

Key Accountabilities and Challenges

Reporting to the Manager-Inventory, Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be responsible for :

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
  • Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the process plant control room.
  • Plan and execute cycle counting and stock counting program in line with corporate requirements.
  • Ensures that all stock counts are planned and that all activities required prior to and after the stock count are completed
  • Ensures that all stock variances are investigated, and that corrective action is implemented to address the root cause of the variance
  • Ensures all stock data is updated so that the physical stock and system stock are accurately represented
  • Implements audit systems to verify that all transactions relating to any adjustments made are entered without exception
  • Prepares and allocates various reports related to inventory management; Trains all warehouse operatives in good warehousing practice to ensure that stock items are placed and transferred correctly and that the necessary transactions are completed in SAP.
  • Reviews and provides the information for reconciliation of stock values between finance and the store
  • Manages the master data creation process and receives all item master input data and reviews for alignment to business rules, and ensures that no duplicate items or master data is created by understanding data base and interacting with the users
  • Ensures that all suppliers identified are approved on the Approved supplier list prior to submitting the request to the Group Master Data Specialist
  • Reviews and Maintains changes requested to master data on the system
  • Trouble shoot issues experienced by the users related to the master data or the SAP System
  • Ensure all standard inventory reports have been run at the defined frequency, and that they have been issued
  • Train users on the business rules for master data creation and accessing of data and reports
  • Ensures that the standards in terms of safety and environment are adhered to in the workplace and during operations covered by the inventory controlling team.
  • Organizes and implements a filing system for all documents generated by its activities in accordance with procedures.
  • Perform any other tasks related to the overall objective of the position or department .
  • Applies proper policies and procedures in the field of inventory management
  • Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions.
  • Implement FQM Way culture in the Control Room team - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together."
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by .
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Education
  • Undergraduate degree in business, legal or other complimentary background a much
  • MBA and / or advanced Supply Chain certifications are a plus
  • 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
  • 8-10 years progressive experience in mining specific Inventory Controller.
  • 8-10 years of direct management experience.
  • Language
  • Fluency in English is required and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training desirable.


  • Leadership disposition.
  • Proven results facilitating continuous improvement activity.
  • Results driven.
  • Proven success in planning and organizing.
  • Strategic in decision making.
  • Strength in cultural adaptability
  • Working Conditions

    Cobre Panama is a remote site and the position is offered as Residential or FIFO.

    Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential or FIFO with a strong preference for the incumbent to be residential.

    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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