Moly-Cop employs 1,709 people across 8 countries
At Moly-Cop, we know business success comes from empowering and valuing our people. Moly-Cop directly employs around 1,709 people across 8 countries, and it is these women and men who deliver value to our customers, our investors and the communities in which we operate.
Benefiting from Diversity
We believe that there is strength in diversity, and what sets us apart as individuals makes us stronger as a team. As a result, Moly-Cop's diversity plans are focused on delivering diversity in three specific areas:
- Diversity of thinking
- Gender diversity
- Cultural diversity
One of the inherent strengths of Moly-Cop is its international footprint which naturally brings cultural diversity and a global mindset to our business model. Current diversity initiatives include:
- Women at Moly-Cop – a program that engages current and future female leaders in both Australia and the Americas
- Moly-Cop Global Development Program – an exchange program for finance professionals between Australia and the Americas
- Building a Respectful Workplace – a program that explores diversity, bias, discrimination, bullying and inclusion.
Moly-Cop is very committed to becoming world class in safety so that our employees, contractors and visitors can go home safely each day. As one of our two Core Values, along with Customer, safety is forefront in our business.
Developing Our People
Moly-Cop’s people development efforts are focused on ensuring that we build and sustain the capabilities critical to our success across our businesses and markets. We also invest in ensuring our employees have the skills to work safely, as well as growing our leaders to create an environment where people can be their best.
Our businesses and regions provide a range of learning initiatives for employees at all levels. These include programs such as Leading People to Safety, Regional Manager Development, World Class Safety as well as mentoring, study support, exposure to senior leaders, stretch projects and secondments.
The Moly-Cop business spans four continents, so no matter wherever you join us you’ll have the opportunity to make your mark. You’ll be challenged to reach your potential and given every opportunity to succeed. Our strong track record of internal promotion, learning and development will allow you to further your career as you grow your professional and personal skills. The careers we offer are diverse and range from engineering to sales, metallurgy to logistics and operations to accountancy
Learning Spanish / Learning English
It’s believed that more than half of the world’s population speaks at least two languages; but as anyone who has tried to learn a second language as an adult knows, it’s a challenging experience. Which makes it all the more impressive that every morning in our Grinding Media plant in Guadalajara, Mexico, around 15 people gather for an hour of English language studies.
These classes have now been running for three years, and Moly-Cop Mexico’s General Manager Roberto Zaragoza says the dedication of the students is outstanding. “Half the class is in the employees’ own time since they arrive to work half an hour early, but the benefits are very clear, when they have to communicate with Australia, USA or Canada, or when they have an English-speaking visitor.”
In Australia, some Moly-Cop employees completed a beginner’s Spanish course, held at our offices in Sydney. Two classes were also run at Moly-Cop’s Waratah plant.
Developing a Global Mindset
As an international company, Moly-Cop can offer talented employees fantastic opportunities to build their skills in a global context. One such employee, Daniel Sáez, has been seconded from his position as Senior Financial Analyst in Chile to the Group Internal Audit team in Sydney.
Daniel’s manager, Lance Dawber, identified his potential, and sought out the opportunity for Daniel to build his understanding of the Moly-Cop business while also improving his English skills. “Daniel is a future finance leader within Moly-Cop, with this secondment he will build his skills and his network of contacts within Moly-Cop which will be beneficial for any role he may move into in the future. It is also a great opportunity for Daniel and his wife Marjorie to enjoy and learn more about Australia while on secondment,” Lance said.
Over the last six months, Daniel has worked with the Internal Audit team across Moly-Cop sites within Australia. As well as his auditing responsibilities, Daniel is also able to identify and share best practice, and brings a range of personal and financial skills to the role. Quickly improving his English, Daniel credits his new team for helping him and Marjorie settle in Sydney.
“The team here is very multicultural, with people from Chinese, Sri Lankan and Indian backgrounds, and they have made me feel very welcome,” Daniel said. “This has been the best opportunity I have ever been given for my career development, and it has also been one of the best opportunities for me personally.”
Daniel Sáez from Moly-Cop Chile, who was seconded to a finance role in Australia