Procurement Associate III

Procurement Associate III
Procurement Associate III Primary Responsibilities:
+ Work with multiple business units to develop souring initiative plans\.
+ Develop local / regional strategic plans for those commodities that are assigned as primary responsibilities\.
+ Creates and negotiates supply agreements consistent with Praxair?s business interests\.
+ Extracts and analyzes relevant data from diverse sources\.
+ Select suitable suppliers by performing comprehensive proposal analysis\.
+ Negotiate commercial terms and conditions with suppliers, in conjunction with businesses\.
+ Manage supplier quality via Praxair's supplier measurement process\.
+ Develop key metrics, forecasting and spend/ save reports with the objective of enhancing the understanding of terms and market activity\.
+ Focus on compliance and follows procurement standards and quality systems\.
+ In conjunction with Project Management, business, sourcing, and requisitioner: solicits and analyzes quotations; selects successful supplier/contractor and negotiates purchases; insures that supplier management process is implemented\.
+ Maintain a key role in commercial activities with suppliers, engineering, operations, and project management\. Has lead role in optimizing supplier base\.
+ Bachelor's Degree required; Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing, Engineering or related fields preferred\.
+ MBA and/or Professional Certification desirable\.
+ 3 years in Procurement, Sales and/or Business related field\.
+ Experience with Commercial Contracts a plus
+ Effective interpersonal and communication skills\.
+ Project Management Professional \(PMP\), Lean/ Six Sigma, and/or IACCM certification is desirable\.
+ Must be able to travel up to 25%, domestically\.
+ An understanding of contract language\.
+ Strong negotiation and analytical skills
+ Strong team working and influencing skills in a matrix organization
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills
+ Strong PC skills, especially with Microsoft Office Suite
+ Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment with strong time management skills, ability to network externally, and the ability to handle multi\-tasks, and follow\-through\.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status\.
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Primary Location New York\-Tonawanda
Schedule Full\-time
Req ID: 18000795

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