Materials Coordinator

First Quantum

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.

Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Overall Job Purpose:

  • The Materials Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the procurement, storage, and distribution of materials required for production and maintenance.

  • This role ensures that materials are available when needed, minimizing downtime and supporting continuous operations.

  • The ideal candidate will have 5 / 10 years of experience in industrial mechanical engineering and a strong understanding of supply chain management within a manufacturing or industrial setting.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the procurement process, including sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing materials and supplies.
  • Maintain accurate inventory records and manage stock levels to ensure materials are available when required.
  • Collaborate with production and maintenance teams to forecast material needs and plan accordingly.
  • Monitor supplier performance and establish strong relationships to ensure timely delivery and quality standards are met.
  • Implement and maintain efficient material handling and storage procedures to optimize space and reduce waste.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations in all material handling and storage activities.
  • Conduct regular audits of inventory to verify accuracy and identify discrepancies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve material management processes and reduce costs.
  • Provide regular reports on inventory status, procurement activities, and material usage to management.

Key Job Attributes

  • Strong understanding of procurement processes, inventory management, and supplier relationship management.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in using inventory management software and other relevant IT tools.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with internal teams and external suppliers.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations related to material handling and storage.

Experience required

  • At least 5 years’ maintenance engineering experience in the mining/mineral processing industry or 10 Years Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrate high level of skills in utilizing the approved maintenance information systems.
  • Utilize procurement business rules.
  • Full Working knowledge of appropriate Computerized Maintenance Management System (pronto) transaction codes.
  • Demonstrate high level of material knowledge.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in warehouse system.
  • Comply to requested service level.
  • Follow the procurement work process.
  • Implement the disposition process summary report.
  • Create rebuild/repair process summary report.
  • Complete return verification report (itemized cost sheet of credits)
  • Knowledge of appropriate standards, protocols, and systems.
  • Microsoft Office knowledge and skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Demonstrated skill in verbal and written communications, planning and organizing.
  • Experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • This position may require standing and walking for extended periods.
  • Must be able to lift and move materials as needed.
  • Occasional travel to supplier sites or other company locations may be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • Professional certification in supply chain management (e.g., APICS, CPIM, or equivalent).

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