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Praxair, Inc. Purchasing Specialist in Ellisville, Mississippi

Purchasing Specialist

Description

Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Purchasing Specialist in Ellisville, MS.

This individual contributor position is responsible for sourcing and purchasing of all

materials and other related commodities as relates to the Central Stores area. This

position also assists the Global Sourcing Managers with RFQs, Purchase order

placement. The position is responsible for an approximate spend of< $20MM. This

position reports to the Assoc Director of Global Sourcing for PST.

Procurement Associate – General Office and Central Stores

  • In conjunction with PST sourcing leadership, Central Stores customer service, plant personnel and internal stakeholders, this person will solicit and analyze RFQs, negotiate purchases, select successful suppliers/contractors, and conduct and issue Purchase orders (through Oracle) to ensure continuous supply of raw materials and other critical purchased items.

  • Responsibility for the procurement of commodities related to Central Stores

  • Responsibility for the maintenance of the Central Stores warehouse and inventory levels

  • Responsibility for maintaining consignment programs currently in place

  • Responsibility for assisting Global Sourcing personnel in obtaining RFQs, placement of purchase orders and vendor contact

  • Maintains current relationships with suppliers, engineering, operations, and project management

  • Assists Global Sourcing Director with Implementation of local/regional strategic plans for assigned commodities as necessary

  • Focuses on compliance and works with finance on matters regarding audits and reporting requirements as they effect the Central stores inventory

  • Uses management control tools and provides feedback to sourcing and business stakeholders

  • Responsibility for maintaining the min-max system within the Central Stores environment

Qualifications

Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Procurement Associate – General Office and Central Stores in Indianapolis, IN.

This position is responsible for the day to day procurement of all business materials

required to support the Central Stores, and Administrative building (1500 Polco). In

addition, this job will be responsible for assisting the Global Sourcing Managers in the

placement of purchase orders in the Oracle system.

This individual contributor position is responsible for sourcing and procurement of all

materials and other related commodities as relates to the Central Stores area. This

position also assists the Global Sourcing Managers with RFQs, Purchase order

placement. The position is responsible for an approximate spend of< $20MM. This

position reports to the Assoc Director of Global Sourcing for PST.

Procurement Associate – General Office and Central Stores

  • In conjunction with PST sourcing leadership, Central Stores customer service, plant personnel and internal stakeholders, this person will solicit and analyze RFQs, negotiate purchases, select successful suppliers/contractors, and conduct and issue Purchase orders (through Oracle) to ensure continuous supply of raw materials and other critical purchased items.

  • Responsibility for the procurement of commodities related to Central Stores

  • Responsibility for the maintenance of the Central Stores warehouse and inventory levels

  • Responsibility for maintaining consignment programs currently in place

  • Responsibility for assisting Global Sourcing personnel in obtaining RFQs, placement of purchase orders and vendor contact

  • Maintains current relationships with suppliers, engineering, operations, and project management

  • Assists Global Sourcing Director with Implementation of local/regional strategic plans for assigned commodities as necessary

  • Focuses on compliance and works with finance on matters regarding audits and reporting requirements as they effect the Central stores inventory

  • Uses management control tools and provides feedback to sourcing and business stakeholders

  • Responsibility for maintaining the min-max system within the Central Stores environment

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • An Associate’s Degree required or Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering

  • Three or more years of experience in Purchasing, and/or in a business related function is required

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint Microsoft applications is required

  • Oracle experience (Oracle procurement or related functional experience (preferred)

  • Experience with procurement of castings, stampings, machine parts, or related business experience including inventory management, consignment programs, customer service (preferred)

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.

Job Operations

Primary Location Mississippi-Ellisville

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19000350

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