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Sourcing Manager

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

Job Description:

Scope: This position serves the Linde Gas Plants & Production business and is responsible for managing locally, regionally, and nationally scoped commodities / services by carrying out the strategic sourcing process with appropriate level of guidance and direction from management. Incumbents act as Regional procurement Plants & Production owner (South), commodity owners, focal points for Linde business(s) and are responsible for obtaining, logging and expanding productivity / synergy savings.


  • Develops and maintains local / regional / national strategic plans for assigned commodities as a primary responsibility
  • Manages locally, regionally, and nationally scoped commodities by carrying out the strategic sourcing process.
  • Creates and negotiates complex supply agreements consistent with Linde's business interests.
  • Extracts relevant data from diverse sources.
  • In conjunction with Project Management, business, sourcing, and requisitioner, solicits and analyzes quotations; selects successful supplier/contractor and negotiates purchases; ensures that supplier management process is implemented.
  • Procures equipment, materials, services, engineering and construction services from approved suppliers at the lowest evaluated cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability and delivery.
  • Measures the results of strategy implementation and provide actionable feedback to business stakeholders.
  • Develops key metrics, forecasting and spend/save reports with the objective of enhancing the understanding of terms and market activity. Improves compliance and use of management control tools.
  • Maintains a key role in commercial activities with suppliers, engineering, operations, and project management. Has lead role in optimizing supplier base.
  • May use total cost of ownership levers to achieve cost reduction, cycle time reduction, improved service, increased reliability and productivity improvements.
  • Drives continuous improvement through Praxair's quality system.


    • Bachelor's Degree required; Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing, Engineering or related fields preferred.
    • MBA and/ or Professional Certification is desirable
    • Minimum 3 years of strategic sourcing / supply chain/ procurement experience
    • 3+ years' experience negotiating & managing commercial contracts
    • Assertive and hi level interpersonal / communication skills required
    • Ability to travel up to 15% is preferred
      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 , Sourcing Manager, Executive , Tonawanda, New York

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