Linde Engineering North America Inc

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

US-OK-Tulsa
# of Openings
1
Category
Procurement

Overview

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.

 

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • 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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