Linde Engineering North America Inc

Manager of Procurement for Linde Engineering North America, Natural Gas Division – Tulsa

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Responsible for overall successful operation of the Linde Engineering North America, Natural Gas Division – Tulsa. Procurement functions including all company subsidiaries and divisions, in accordance with corporate strategies and business objectives.



The Manager of Procurement shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Comply with corporate safety standards
  • Learn and abide by the Linde Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all communications, actions and decisions
  • Assign Project Buyers, Expeditors and Logistics personnel to projects
  • Review the department resources, assignments and update the company capacity planning tools on a monthly basis
  • Ensure all mandatory Linde Engineering Minimum Requirements are followed and be the subject matter expert on Procurement Minimum Requirements and Policies
  • Ensure bid tabulations are compliant with all technical and commercial requirements to identify and purchase goods and services at the best evaluated cost
  • Review and approve all purchase orders per the Company’s signature and Authority Matrix.
  • Support the Project Buyers during review and negotiation of contract terms and conditions
  • Support the Project Buyers in resolving technical and commercial conflicts with suppliers
  • Coordinate department activities and resources to achieve delivery of all purchased items as per the required Quality, Project Schedule, and at the best evaluated cost
  • Support proposals with budget and/or firm quotes and lead times as required.
  • Assess and manage the commercial risks associated with all suppliers to protect the company interests
  • Ensure compliance with all global procurement, procedures, documentation and reporting
  • Develop new supply sources and supplier alliances.
  • Maintain executive relationships with suppliers of goods and services
  • Develop project procurement strategies in collaboration with project execution
  • Establish Procurement policies, ensure compliance, create or modify and maintain appropriate work instructions for ISO Quality requirements.
  • Recommend new processes and work flows where needed to improve quality, order processing time or on-time delivery
  • Hire, train, develop, and appraise design staff effectively. Take correct action as necessary on a timely basis an in accordance with company policy.  Consult with Human Resources and Department Manager as appropriate
  • Conduct regular meetings to provide information not related to projects
  • Work within, and utilize, the Global Procurement organization to leverage the purchasing power of the Linde Group when and where appropriate to support business and project needs
  • Secure goods and services on a global basis using multicultural skills and communication techniques


  • BS/BA in Engineering or Construction or Business Administration
  • Ten (10) years of experience managing a team of procurement, expediting, and logistics personnel
  • Proven background in negotiating contracts, cost controls and dispute resolution
  • Experience understanding of project schedules and reporting
  • International purchasing and negotiation experience
  • Experience, including but not limited to, the following industries: fired equipment, boilers, incinerators, gas handling, heat exchangers, fabricated steel/ductwork, hydrogen, petrochemicals, and chemicals is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with SAP business system preferred.
  • Expertise working for a strong matrix organization is preferred
  • Experience within an -Engineering, Procurement and Construction company is preferred
  • Experienced managing subcontracted fabricators is preferred
  • Experience working for an international company is preferred
  • Bilingual English and German a plus
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software, Lotus Notes, and other Company and discipline specific software applications
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective organization skills including the ability to prioritize and plan work
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task


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