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Praxair, Inc. ST Procurement Associate in Tonawanda, New York

Procurement Associate


For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make food taste better, plants operate cleaner and more efficiently, breathing easier and entertainment more exciting - in short, to make all our lives better.

Praxair is a Fortune 300 company and the products and technology we develop impact more than 20 different industries. We're one of the world's largest industrial gases businesses and you see our work every day, often without realizing it.


This position is responsible for managing the strategic sourcing process for five to six low level, locally sourced commodities for the Eastern Region with a managed spend of approximately $5MM. You will act as commodity owner and focal point for multiple Praxair businesses on the assigned commodities.


  • Manages five to six low level locally scoped commodities for the Central Region

  • Assists in the development of strategic plans for those commodities that are assigned as primary responsibilities.

  • 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.

  • Utilizes management control tools and provides feedback to sourcing and business stakeholders.

  • Serves as a key contact for suppliers, engineering, operations, and project management for assigned commodities/business units.

  • Follows procurement standards and quality systems, and focuses on compliance with procurement processes.


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

  • An Internship in Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance, Business, Sales or related field is required, 1-2 years’ of work experience a plus

  • 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 and the ability to handle multi-tasks, and follow-through.

  • Ability to travel up to 25% is 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 Supply and Logistics

Primary Location New York-Tonawanda

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 17001612