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Praxair, Inc. HyCo Sourcing Manager in The Woodlands, Texas

HyCo Sourcing Manager


HyCo Sourcing Manager

Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings.

Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others.


This position is responsible for managing mid-level, regionally or globally scoped commodities by carrying out the strategic sourcing process.


This position receives a moderate level of guidance and direction. Responsible for managing both locally and nationally sourced commodities. Incumbents in this position act as commodity owners and focal points for multiple Praxair businesses on the assigned commodities with the objective of making purchases of those commodities easy.


  • Manages regionally or globally scoped commodities by carrying out the strategic sourcing process.

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

  • Develops local/regional strategic plans for those mid-level commodities that are assigned as primary responsibilities.

  • Extract relevant data from diverse sources.

  • 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.

  • Procures equipment, materials, services, engineering and construction services from approved suppliers at the lowest evaluated cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability and delivery.

  • Measure the results of strategy implementation and provide actionable feedback to business stakeholders. Develops key metrics, forecasting and spend/save reports with the objective of enhancing the understanding of terms and market activity. Improves compliance and use of management control tools.

  • Maintain a key role in commercial activities with suppliers, engineering, operations, and project management. Has lead role in optimizing supplier base.

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

  • Drives continuous improvement through Praxair’s quality system.



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

  • MBA and/ or Professional Certification is desirable

  • At least 3-5 years of Procurement experience

  • Experience with Commercial Contracts

  • Assertive, good communication skills

  • Ability to demonstrate past leadership experience

  • Ability to travel up to 20% is preferred

  • 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.

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 Texas-The Woodlands

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18002929