Supervisor, Logistics – First Quantum Minerals – Western Australia

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Western Australia

Contract Type:

Full Time / Permanent



Salary Description:





First Quantum Minerals

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Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development of logistics plans & strategies for Projects
  • Develop vendor relationships to manage risk, encourage innovation and identify cost-saving opportunities
  • Review charter party and Purchase Order drafts, scrutinizing for commercial acumen, along with clear and well thought out documentation
  • Propose alternative approaches to established processes and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Liaise with project managers and other Projects stakeholders to define requirements and produce commensurate budget estimates and logistics strategies
  • Conduct market research to ensure availability of required products and services and develop logistics plans accordingly
  • Review remote site materials management procedures and interface with home office, to ensure consistency and efficiencies
  • Review requisitions and technical packages for completeness, correctness and clarity
  • Review of tendering documents and bid lists for selected products and services
  • Participate in the commercial evaluations of tenders
  • Negotiate and prepare contracts and purchase orders logistics services ensuring compliance with jurisdictional requirements and minimizing tax obligations
  • Use, maintain and develop the in-house Procurement Database
  • Report progress and close out of projects
  • Spends time working in all disciplines (purchasing, expediting, logistics, site construction contracting) to facilitate complete understanding of procurement function
  • Manages day to day workload, including setting of priorities for logistics department in conjunction with Manager, Project Procurement
  • Manages and mentors expediters including their performance review process
  • Acts as Manager, Project Procurement during absence and leave periods
  • Other tasks that may be assigned from time to time by the Manager Project Procurement


  • Degree or diploma in Business, Supply Chain Management or other related field would be well regarded.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements

  • Experience in the logistics function in a project environment
  • In depth knowledge of contracting/commercial law/terms and conditions
  • Ability to create a positive stakeholder management and customer support environment
  • Strong background in contract writing and administration
  • High level of negotiating skills
  • High level of problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Results driven
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet targets and deadlines
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse and global environment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ logistics experience with significant experience in mining projects

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