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Praxair, Inc. Sr. Associate Buyer- Contract position in Tonawanda, New York

Sr. Associate Buyer- Contract position


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.

Sr. Associate Buyer

JOB DESCRIPTION:This position will be providing Plants & Production and/or Indirects category contracts support. In addition, this position will support the purchase of equipment, goods, materials, and services from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need.

This position works under general supervision and applies diversified procedures and standards. Use of existing procedures to solve standard problems and provide recommendations. Assigned significant tasks for which independent judgment is required.


  • Issues RFQ/RFP, negotiates price, contract terms and conditions relative to assigned commodities.

  • Analyzes RFQ/RFP responses and makes recommendations.

  • Responsible for supplier commercial qualifications of suppliers within assigned commodities.

  • Purchase equipment, goods, materials and services.

  • Support with ad hoc analytical work with the purpose of identifying and quantifying opportunities.

  • Works with the financial organization to resolve invoice payment.

  • Maintains operational discipline and compliance of the procurement processes by following standard work guidelines and procedures.

  • Serves as key contact for suppliers, plant operations, and corporate groups for assigned commodities.

  • Clear, professional, and timely communication with all internal clients and vendors.

  • Build effective relationships with business stakeholders.



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

  • 3-5 years Procurement experience preferred, or

  • 3-5 years of Sales, Engineering, Operations, Logistics or related field preferred

  • Prior experience with an ERP system such as JD Edwards or Oracle desirableKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Attention to detail

  • Strength with numbers

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Ability to multi task on a fast pace environment

  • Results driven

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: 19000054