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Procurement Associate

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

About Linde:Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2023 sales of $33 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 aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, 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 and its products and services, please visit Overview:This position will lead the support for the LG&E Operations group through management of a set of commodities/services. Additionally, this position will support the five regional LGUS sourcing managers (N, S, E, W and HyCO) with collective issues, and will deliver hard savings goals by carrying out the strategic sourcing process.Scope:This position receives a moderate level of guidance / direction, from the North Region Sourcing manager and common tactical work from the regional sourcing managers alike. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a set of commodities / services in the Plant & Production areas supporting LG&E, LGUS, and other Linde entities as support is needed, with the objective of ensuring the procurement process runs smoothly.Reporting Relationships: This position will report to the North Region Sourcing Manager. There are no direct reports but the person in this role may provide direction to Associate Buyers.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead management of a set of commodities / services supporting the LG&E, LGUS, and other Linde entities as support is needed.
  • Assist 5 regional sourcing managers with both tactical and strategic activities.
  • Assist in the development of strategic plans for those commodities / services that are assigned as primary responsibilities.
  • In conjunction with project management, business, sourcing, and requisitioner: solicits and analyzes quotations; selects successful supplier/contractor and completes purchases within set boundaries.
  • Procures equipment, materials, engineering, and construction services from approved suppliers at the lowest evaluated cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability and delivery.
  • Uses management control tools and provides feedback to sourcing and business stakeholders.
  • Is key contact for suppliers, engineering, operations, and project management for assigned commodities / services.
  • Follows procurement standards and quality systems.
  • Focuses on compliance with procurement processes.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree required. Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business, Engineering or related fields preferred. Experience in lieu of degree considered.
    • Very strong working experience with Microsoft suit of tools including Excel, Word, and Power Point
    • Strong familiarity with JD Edwards
    • Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills
    • Ability to take a given idea or task to completion with minimal to no further direction
    • Successful candidate must be results driven
    • 1 year experience negotiating contracts desirableAt Linde, we strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, celebrates our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is committed to remaining an employer of choice for the diverse, ever-increasing pool of global talent. To learn more, visit About Linde.We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, health, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) (with matching), and pension benefits.Linde thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.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.Pay Range: 65,000 - 90,000

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Tonawanda , Procurement Associate, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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