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Product Planning Specialist - Global QMS: Climax, CO, US, 80429

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Logistics Jobs, Procurement Jobs, Material Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Climax Molybdenum is the world’s leading producer of molybdenum and has a long, successful history of doing business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner. We have operated in Colorado for more than 100 years and today have mining and milling operations near Leadville, Kremmling and Empire. Our Climax mine is located between Frisco and Leadville. Our Henderson mine and mill are an hour’s drive apart – separated by the Continental Divide and a 15-mile conveyor system (10 miles is underground). The Henderson mine is about 50 miles west of Denver and 10 miles west of Empire, and the mill is located between Dillon and Kremmling.

Climax Molybdenum has the assets, drive and financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers. Take time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at one of our sites – the Climax mine and the Henderson mine and / or mill. Live life at the top!


Under general supervision, responsible for materials management of the assigned department by scheduling and prioritizing activities in collaboration with site leadership. Uses SAP and QMS management systems to achieve the assigned planning and scheduling objectives. Responsible for effective planning, scheduling, communication, auditing, forecasting, and monitoring inventory levels. Supports the functional direction of Global Supply Chain and Quality Management Principles and how that integrates into the direction, strategy, and vision for sales forecasts, demand planning, production planning, and inventory optimization.

  • Coordinates and plans outbound concentrate shipping activities within SAP for assigned area(s). This includes but is not limited to “turn-arounds” or shutdowns in coordination with Master Production and SOP planning needs of the company.
  • Coordinates onsite Global Supply Chain Quality Management System, for assigned area(s). This includes but is not limited to maintaining and auditing the integrity of SAP and Quality Management Systems for assigned area(s).
  • Through interaction with leadership, determine raw materials, WIP requirements and finished goods packaging taking into consideration the operations capabilities to develop daily, monthly and long-term production plans consistent with the corporate master plan and schedules. Performs troubleshooting of inventory discrepancies.
  • Prepare and communicate plant production schedules on a daily, weekly and monthly basis in coordination with the Operations Manager and Regional S&OP requirements to optimize customer satisfaction and production efficiencies. Responsible for the integrity of the S&OP planning data, including inventory levels as reported on a routine basis. Prepares various production and inventory reports.
  • Confer with supervision to determine status of the production schedule. Expedite production on a routine basis if needed, minimize impact of scheduling delays and implement effective alternatives in coordination with other producing sites to obtain optimal supply chain efficiencies.
  • Perform other duties as requested.
  • Works on moderately complex issues, implements solutions through a coordination of efforts.
  • Collaborates with site supervision, peers in the same functional area at other sites, and the corporate planning group along with sales.
  • Works under moderate to minimal supervision and has latitude to set priorities and timelines that are typically governed by the master plan.
  • Has no budget responsibility.
  • Does not manage people or a departmental function.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field and three (3) years of related experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Materials Management, Finance, Accounting, or Industrial Operations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate safety leadership.
  • Ability and willingness e traveling between sites


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in SAP and Excel
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 QMS Standards
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-starter



  • 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 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • 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

Benefits & Compensation

The company provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package offering health and welfare benefits, paid time off, retirement, and more. These benefits are available to you and your eligible dependents on your first day of employment. Some of your benefits are company paid, and you will pay a portion of other benefits. The company pays the greatest portion of your benefits, passing along only a fraction of the total cost to employees. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details

Pay Range:

$69,400 - $94,000 Annually 

Rate of pay dependent on competency, experience, qualifications and skills

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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