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Sourcing Manager - Packaged Gas, Operating Segment - Americas-

Company: Praxair-Procurement
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Job Description:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion (---24 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 . This position is responsible for strategic sourcing and procurement of regionally managed commodities for the packaged gas business. Specific commodities include purchased industrial and specialty gases, cylinder maintenance, and may include other commodities as assigned. Managed spend falls in the range of $50MM to $100MM. Scope: Under moderate guidance with occasional review of progress and results, this position: *has some influence on whether new policies should be developed/applied *has moderate discretion when entering into contracts on behalf of company *interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices *develops models to address specific business needs and problemsReporting Relationships: This position reports to a Procurement Associate Director. This position has direct supervision of one Procurement Associate employee. Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead complex sourcing efforts to create a competitive advantage through cost reduction, consolidation of regional spend, improved service, reliability and productivity.
  • Negotiate price, terms and conditions relative to assigned commodities. Drive deals of medium to high complexity to successful conclusion without exposing new or unanticipated risk to the quality, timing or reliability for the corporation.
  • Drive continuous improvement through supplier management.
  • Develop local/regional strategic plans in conjunction with business stakeholders; prepares, conducts RFP's & analyzes quotations; recommends supplier selection and implements negotiated contract.
  • Utilize planning and analytical skills to define and maintain the appropriate sourcing strategy. Must have strong MS Excel skills for analysis.
  • Keep current on the technology trends, market players and best practices. Conduct research to build superior market intelligence.
  • Work extensively with R&D and safety critical commodity suppliers and facilitate commercial development of R&D projects, including negotiating supply agreements.
  • Build effective relationships with business stakeholders.
  • Develop and present key metrics, forecasting, spend & savings reports and internal spend Job Requirements:Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in business, Supply Chain or related field is required.
    • Master's Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Business; preferred.
    • 1-3 years' experience negotiating & managing commercial contracts.
    • Minimum 3 years' experience in a strategic sourcing / supply chain/ sales/ operational role.
    • Must be able to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally. 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: Praxair-Procurement, Tonawanda , Sourcing Manager - Packaged Gas, Operating Segment - Americas-, Executive , Tonawanda, New York

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