Suppliers have a significant impact on Freeport-McMoRan’s operations and costs. Supplier and contractor relationships are key to Freeport-McMoRan’s success.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Global Supply Chain manages strategic and high profile commodities and services on a global, regional, and / or local basis.

In addition to the commercial process, Global Supply Chain manages systems, processes and procedures throughout the supply chain company wide. At Freeport-McMoRan, the supply chain begins with our suppliers’ suppliers and ends with our consumption. Total supply chain costs are managed using the Freeport-McMoRan Hourglass Approach.

Commitment to Suppliers

Freeport-McMoRan commits to conduct all business:

  • in a fair and reasonable manner
  • with high integrity
  • utilizing best available data for decision making
  • enabling accountability
  • driving innovation and creativity
  • fostering open and honest communications

Contact GSC Contact Supplier & Help Desk

Freeport-McMoRan Financial Shared Services (FSS)
  • Freeport-McMoRan’s FSS Division handles all accounts payable functions, including supplier / contractor invoice payments and processing, for Freeport-McMoRan’s North American operational mining, refining and copper rod sites except Pinal Creek.
  • Please direct all invoice, payment and accounts payable inquiries to the number above to ensure prompt attention.
  • Inquiries should not be directed to the Branch accounting department.
  • Please reference the correct, open purchase order (PO) number on your invoices to ensure timely payment. Failure to reference an accurate PO number will slow the process and may result in the return of your unprocessed invoice.
  • Please communicate Freeport-McMoRan’s need for a PO to your order entry personnel.
Freeport-McMoRan’s FSS Commitment to its Suppliers & Contractors
  • Increase customer and supplier / contractor satisfaction.
  • Ensure timely and accurate payment to suppliers.
  • Support business partnerships between Freeport-McMoRan and its suppliers.
GSC Management
  • Ryan Henry
    Director, GSC Operations NA & SA, Business Process
  • Bruce Nickle
    Director, Logistics and Transportation, GSC Colorado & NM Ops and Sulfuric Acid
  • Daniel Paling
    Director, Procurement & GSC Downstream Operations

GSC Commodity Managers
  • Dan Christensen
    Strategic Sourcing Manager, Global
    Commodities – Lubricants, Process Controls, Industrial Gases, Refractory Brick, Safety, MRO
  • Kelly Clark
    Contract Responsibilities - PTFI Contract Management
    Underground Mining, Medical Clinics and Services
  • Hugo Toro Gonzales 
    Manager Contracts and Commodities - Santiago, Chile
    Global Commodities – Conveyor Equipment and Supplies, Water Treatment Chemicals, Regional Fuels
  • Sergio Henriquez
    Senior Manager / Commodity Manager, Santiago
    Commodities – Energy and El Abra Mill Project Infrastructure
  • Morgan Johnson
    Strategic Sourcing Manager, Global
    Commodities – Processing Equipment, Chemicals, Reagents
  • Thomas Knudsen
    Commodity Manager
    Commodities – Fuel Supply, Natural Gas North America
  • Steve McBride
    Commodity Manager, Global
    Commodities – Environmental, Overhead Cranes
  • Alvaro Meneses
    Strategic Sourcing Manager, Santiago Chile
    Commodities – Global Grinding Media, Regional: Explosives, Hoist Cables (Electrical), Wire and Cable, Wear Material, Cathode Blanks, Global Lead Anodes, Drip Line, Sulfuric Acid, MRO Steel, Pumps, Electrical Supplies, Transformers, Sodium Hydrosulfide
  • Gary Rogers
    Strategic Services Group Manager, Global
    CCommodities – Explosives, Explosive Services, Mining Information Systems & Technologies, Exploration/Drilling Services
  • Jason Bowsher
    Strategic Sourcing Manager, Global
    Commodities – Mobile Equipment, Mining Equipment Tires, Shovel, Drills
  • Victor Suripatty
    PTFI Gen Supt, Strategic Commodities
    Commodities – Multiple Regional Strategic Vendors
NA - GSC Site Leaders
  • Stephanie Hewitt 
    Phoenix, AZ, Technology Center, Corporate and Resource Management, Downstream Processing
SA - GSC Site Leaders
PTFI - GSC Site Leaders
  • Rob Ledet
    PTFI Procurement 
    New Orleans, LA
Oil & Gas - GSC Site Leaders
  • Daniel Paling
    Director, Procurement & GSC Downstream Operations 

Hourglass Approach

Freeport-McMoRan Global Supply Chain has developed a unique initiative called the “Hourglass”.

Examining The Supply Chain Process

The Hourglass approach requires Freeport-McMoRan and its suppliers to jointly examine the supply chain process from

  • operational need identification to
  • supplier material purchase and production to
  • material and service delivery to
  • payment settlement. 
Working Together to Reduce Waste and Increase Profit

The objectives are to understand each business and all related activities that impact both companies. The intent is not to shift costs but rather to seek out opportunities that jointly eliminate waste and inefficiencies, creating shared savings and greater profitability for both companies. This strategic relationship focuses heavily on using data to make better business decisions.

The Hourglass Model illustrates Freeport-McMoRan’s total supply chain cost to Freeport-McMoRan, including the negotiated contractual pricing (the narrowest point) to supplier and Freeport-McMoRan costs that occur before, during, and after need identification. Some of the business processes and costs analyzed in the Hourglass project are represented in the boxes in the upper and lower triangles of the Hourglass. These processes and costs include:

  • planning
  • sourcing
  • emergency ordering
  • order fulfillment
  • freight & shipping
  • stock-out process
  • component failure tracking
  • receiving & inventory management
  • invoicing & billing
  • warranty management
  • payment processing 

A typical Hourglass project will analyze two to three of these supplier and Freeport-McMoRan processes/costs areas.

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Upcoming Bidding Events / Forward Auctions

To view potential upcoming bidding events, get registered in Ariba:
Registering in Ariba Discovery Portal allows your company profile to be visible to us and several other buying organizations present on the portal. You will be added to Ariba’s communications list so that you can be notified of upcoming bidding opportunities pertaining to your commodity. The Ariba Discovery portal is also the location where we will be searching for suppliers while conducting sourcing events in addition to our SAP system and other business directories.

Note: Supplier registration does not guarantee an invitation to a sourcing event or contract award. Also, not all Freeport bidding events are posted on the Ariba Discovery platform – only the ones where we are looking for additional participants.

There is no cost to register. Please follow the link below to complete your Ariba registration, if you haven’t done so already.

Please visit the Ariba Discovery page for details about upcoming bidding events and self-nomination.

Commodity Listing

For information on Freeport-McMoRan’s top commodities, please review the Commodity Management area.


Payment Information Payment Process | Electronic Invoice Payment Requirement

Electronic Payments via PayMode®

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Additional questions about electronic payments setup and authorization should be directed to:

Financial Shared Services Client Care
Inquiries should not be directed to mine accounting departments.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Ariba Supplier Network

Sales of Equipment & Materials

Freeport-McMoRan’s Asset Recycling and Disposition Team

Freeport-McMoRan’s Asset Recycling and Disposition Team offers sales of used, open pit and underground mining equipment and primary and secondary crushing, milling, flotation and processing equipment.

For more information on items that are available for sale or for information on upcoming auction events please contact one of the following representatives.

Asset Recycling and Disposition Contacts
North America
South America

Terms & Conditions General Terms and Conditions   |   Service Order Terms and Conditions   |   South America - Términos y Condiciones Generales Orden de Servicio Sudamérica   |   Indonesia - Terms and Conditions   

Policy Documents

Health and Safety Policies | Specific Health and Safety Policies Company Policies

Health and Safety Policies

Contractor Safety and Health Manual

Updates to the Contractor Safety Manual will be posted here. Revisions and updates are communicated through our Global Supply Chain and FM Project Manager. Project Managers, please refer to sections 1.2 and 3.2.1 of the Manual.

The latest revision of the FCX Contractor Safety Manual is located here. Please be sure you have destroyed any printed copies of the previous revision by the expiration date on the cover and are only using the most current version. All changes made to this version are found in the Revision History section of the manual. Please contact your site project manager for specific policies related to your scope of work.

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Specific Health and Safety Policies

The latest revision of the FCX Health and Safety Policies and Global Significant Risk Policies are located here. Please be sure you have destroyed any printed copies of the previous versions and are only using the most current version. Please contact your site project manager for specific policies related to your scope of work.

Administration Policy
Aviation Safety
Bus Safety
Cellular and Hand Held Communication Devices Guideline
Confined Space
Control of Hazardous Energy Sources (LOTOTO)
Electrical Safety
Fatigue Management Guideline
Flagging and Barricading Guideline
Hazardous Gas Monitoring Systems and Appurtenances
HDPE Pipe Handling
Hot Work
Industrial Railroad
Interaction with Heavy Mobile Equipment - Surface Road Design, Light Vehicles and Ground Personnel
Material Handling Conveyance
MSHA Training Requirements for Contractors and Visitors (SOP)
Property Entry Guidelines-Surface Mines North America
Shovel Move
Standard Safety Requirements Policy
Sulfuric Acid Bulk Handling Policy
Surface Blasting
Utility Location (Blue Stake)
Working at Heights

Company Policies

Anti-Corruption Policy
Principles of Business Conduct
Community Policy
Environmental Policy
Human Rights Policy