Senior Contracts Officer

Apply now Requisition Number: 502057
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Panama
Location: Donoso
Site: Cobre Panama - Mine Site
Categories: Procurement and Logistics

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

 We are currently seeking and experienced Senior Contracts Officer to join our dedicated team in Donoso Colón.
 
 Roles and responsibilities
 
o Contracts planning, drafting and administration for mine operations and process plant areas
o Liaise with end users to obtain optimum contract strategy
o Provide support, guidance and mentorship to other internal stakeholders for all contractual-related issues
o Lead and execute the major sourcing process to ensure optimum results, including the preparation of the
 sourcing documents; review, coordination and issue of amendments; leading evaluation and negotiation of proposals;
 and issue the  recommendations to award.
o Use the appropriate Company’s standard contract documents to prepare new contracts and contracts amendments.
o Conduct post-award commercial contract administration activities including tracking and monitoring the compliance
 of the  contractual obligations, monitoring Contractor performance, reviewing and negotiating variations, issuing
 and recording  correspondence.
o Execute contracts closure, following proper Company procedure to ensure property disposition, final payments, and   documents/clearances have been received.
o Build strong, value-adding relationships with contractors, internal customers, and cross-functional departments.
o Continued identification of risks and opportunities throughout the contract process during the Contracts lifecycle
 and implementation of continuous improvement through the use of tools, training and templates;
o Ensure that  the contract practices are compliant with internal audit control requirements
 
Skills, knowledge and experience
 
Essential
• Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Procurement or related field or equivalent experience.
• A minimum of eight years prior commercial and contracting management experience providing support to operations
 as part of a Supply Chain team in mining industry.
• Extensive knowledge and experience of strategic sourcing and negotiations
• Good IT skills
• Good communication skills
• Unquestionable business integrity
• Firm commitment to safe work practices
 
Preferred
• Familiarity with application of English contract law in a commercial environment.
• Juris or Paralegal certification
• Good written and spoken Spanish and English
• Previous experience of JD Edwards in Purchasing & Contracts.
• Previous experience in remote locations.
 
 

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