Requisition Number: 509598Contract Type: Fixed TermCountry: PanamaLocation: DonosoSite: Cobre Panama - Mine SiteCategories: Procurement and LogisticsFirst 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.
Key Accountabilities and Challenges
Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
Strictly comply with HSE procedures and standards in particular a high standard of housekeeping.
Adherence to all FQM Cobre Panama policies and procedures.
Assist with the promotion and implementation of Best Practice policies.
Liaise closely with the Accounts Payable area of Finance Department to ensure efficient and timely receipt and payment for warehouse items.
Develop procedures and processes to track, monitor and expedite the payment of supplier invoices.
Follow up, investigate and resolve administrative issues for outstanding invoices and supplier shipments that have not been processed.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the warehouse, wider Commercial team, and all areas of the Operation.
Ensure timely and direct communication with Accounts Payable, end users and external suppliers
Undertake nominated training activities to maintain and up-skill required competencies.
Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions.
Adopt the FQM Way culture across the business – “Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together”
Act as deputy for colleagues as required.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Completion of secondary school.
Good computer skills in MS Office.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to undertake the manual duties of the role.
Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
A minimum of 5 years mine-site or similar industry
Experience with ERP systems, particulary JDEdwards highly regarded.
Fluency in Spanish is required and competency in English highly regarded.