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Procurement Specialist

Company: Linde
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $30 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company, please visit our website at .

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Specialist to join our Corporate Procurement team located in Tonawanda, NY or Danbury, CT. This position will lead the strategic sourcing process and manage various commodities, such as Corporate Finance functions, Financial Audit Recovery and Reporting, Insurance, Tax, and other indirect services. Reporting to Corporate Procurement management, this role collaborates regularly with senior management and regional procurement personnel.


This position is responsible for strategic sourcing / procurement of Business Services such as Finance, Insurance, Audit services or consultants. Other commodities may be assigned. (approximately $50M in spend).

Primary Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Develop category strategies in conjunction with business stakeholders that deliver multi-year savings plans.
  • Lead sourcing efforts to create a competitive advantage through cost reduction, consolidation of global spend, improved service, reliability, and productivity.
  • Negotiate price, terms and conditions and implement contracts relative to assigned commodities. Drive deals of medium complexity to successful conclusion without exposing new or unanticipated risk to the quality, timing, or reliability for the corporation. Collaboration with Legal departments.
  • Prepare, conduct RFP's & analyze quotations; recommend supplier selection; monitor supplier performance.
  • Conduct research to build superior market intelligence; keep current on market trends, market players and best practices with Category Management.
  • Measure the results of strategy implementation and provide actionable feedback to business stakeholders.
  • Responsible for supplier management process with key suppliers and drives continuous improvement & innovation through supplier relationship management.
  • Use total cost of ownership levers to achieve cost reduction, cycle time reduction, improved service, and increased reliability and productivity improvements.
  • Develop key metrics, forecasting and spend/save reports with the objective of enhancing the understanding of terms and market activity.
  • Proactively seeks new productivity opportunities from internal customers, other Linde regions, and suppliers.
  • Drives compliance with safety, quality, and productivity goals in support of leadership objectives.
  • Maintain professional relations with suppliers, other external entities, and Linde personnel.


    • Bachelor's Degree required; Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, or related fields preferred.
    • MBA and/or Professional Certification (i.e. CPM, CPSM -, CCMP) highly desirable
    • 3+ years in Procurement, Supply Chain, Sales and/or Business-related field required
    • Six Sigma working knowledge is desirable
    • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office software essential
    • Experience with JDE and SAP an asset
      Other considerations:

      The successful candidate will:
      • Demonstrate a sense of urgency to drive for results that have a direct and measurable impact.
      • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with strong time management skills and the ability to handle multi-tasks, and follow-through
      • Must have highly developed communication (verbal & written), interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and customer focus skills.
      • Experience negotiating commercial contracts
      • Strong attention to detail, time management, and ability to meet assigned deadlines
      • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
      • Deep understanding of complex commodities chains
      • Exceptional negotiation and influencing skills
      • Travel
        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Linde, Tonawanda , Procurement Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Tonawanda, New York

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