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Praxair, Inc. ST Senior Sourcing Manager in Brampton, Ontario

Senior Sourcing Manager


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Praxair Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company with 2016 sales of $11 billion, a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largestworldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialtygases. Praxair products,servicesand technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including,chemicals,food and beverage,healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others.

At Praxair you’ll join 27,000 talented and diverse people in more than 50 countries, working to make a difference in the world and make our company successful. Our people work on challenging and meaningful projects and are trusted to take on responsibility early in their careers. Their contributions are valuable to our company, our customers, our communities and our shareholders. Explore our site and learn how your talent can make an impact at

Senior Sourcing Manager

Reporting to theProcurement Hardgoods Associate Director,as a Sr. Sourcing Manager you will beresponsible for the strategic sourcing of welding and welding related products from global and domestic sources for resale through Praxair's Canada Packaged Gases Businesses. Your responsibilities will include managing complex commodities sourcing with a managed spend of greater than $100MM.

You will develop, assist, lead and implement sourcing initiatives to promote continuous cost improvement on welding related product. In this role you will interact with Product Management, the Regional Sales team, Material and Store Managers and Corporate metal-Fabrication Staff to assist, manage, and execute projects that improve the profitability of the Praxair Canada Hardgoods business.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead commodity sourcing of complex commodities by understanding commodity supply market economics and competitive structure of targeted suppliers and industries.

  • Lead sourcing strategy development for Hardgoods; work with Product Management team to insure competitive bidding consistent with the Business strategy developed.

  • Utilizes information to build business relationships with suppliers on a regional basis as a source of sustainable competitive advantage to Praxair.

  • Extracts relevant data from diverse sources.

  • Utilizes cross functional sourcing team approach to develop and implement sourcing strategies specific to the assigned commodities.

  • May develop and evaluate Praxair commodity specifications and performance metrics with client businesses and suppliers.

  • Responsible for supplier management process with critical suppliers.

  • May use total cost of ownership levers to achieve cost reduction, cycle time reduction, improved service, increased reliability and productivity improvements.

  • Develops key metrics, forecasting and spend/save reports with the objective of enhancing the understanding of terms and market activity.

  • May conduct supplier workshops to secure competitive knowledge and latest technology.

  • Creates and negotiates complex supply agreements consistent with Praxair's business interests.

  • Manages one direct report which includes coaching and assisting with data analysis and reporting.


Job Related Qualifications:


  • MBA and/or Professional Certification (i.e. CPM) desirable

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Business, Engineering or related fields preferred

Professional experience:

  • 8 -10 years in Procurement, Sales and/or Business related

  • 5 years experience in metal fabrication, welding and/or gases industry is desirable

  • Six Sigma is desirable

  • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office software essential

Other considerations:

  • Must be a strong self-directed professional with the ability to work effectively in a fast paced demanding environment with the ability to handle multi-tasks, and follow-through.

  • Have a strong ability to network externally, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Proven self-management, influencing and leadership skills.

  • Must have highly developed communication (verbal & written), interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and customer focus skills.

  • Travel, principally domestic, but some international will may be required.

Weoffer a competitive salary, a comprehensive flex-benefits plan, a pension plan, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and much more!

Praxair Canada Inc. is committed to employment equity for women, aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Interested candidates from these groups are encouraged to apply.

Praxair Canada Inc. is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Applicants requiring accommodation during the recruitment and selection process are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required. We will work with you to meet your needs.

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Primary Location Ontario-Brampton

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 17001584