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30 SEPT 2011
BANGKOK Reference : V1078
80K - 100K



PROCUREMENT MANAGER required for a client of ours in Bangkok, Thailand. The company designs and manufactures a wide variety of LP-Gas Vaporizers, LP-Gas-Air mixers for replacing or augmenting the supply of Natural Gas, Natural Gas-air mixers for augmenting the supply of digester gas, Natural Gas-air mixers for combustion process pre-mixing, and ammonia vaporizers for thermal de-NOx and industrial processes

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leads commodity sourcing of complex commodities by understanding commodity supply market economics and competitive structure of targeted suppliers and industries.

  • Utilizes information to build business relationships with suppliers on a regional basis as a source of sustainable competitive advantage to Praxair.

  • Extracts relevant data from diverse sources.

  • Utilizes a cross-functional sourcing team approach to develop and implement sourcing strategies specific to the assigned commodities.

  • May develop and evaluate Praxair commodity specifications and performance metrics with client businesses and suppliers.

  • Responsible for supplier management process with critical suppliers.

  • May integrate and/or manage business needs with changing technology, the commodity market and its future.

  • Plans sourcing to provide Praxair with a sustainable competitive advantage.

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

  • Develops key metrics, forecasting and spend/save reports with the objective of enhancing the understanding of terms and market activity. 

  • Encourages, teaches and assists lower level incumbents in compliance and use of management control tools.

  • May conduct supplier workshops to secure competitive knowledge and latest technology.

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

  • Generally provides recommendations and feedback on staff issues (hiring/firing).

  • Drives continuous improvement through Praxair’s quality system. 

  • May be seen as a quality system expert and is expected to share knowledge with lower level incumbents and peers.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Thai nationals only.

  • An Engineering related degree Mechanical, Instrumentation or Chemical.

  • Atleast 5+ years of work experience as Procurement Manager in relevant companies.

  • Advanced Strategic and operational skills. 

  • Extremely high energy and drive. 

  • Advanced organizational understanding, courange, personal and interpersonal skills.

  • This position is responsible for managing commodity sourcing of complex commodities.  Commodities are typically critical in the area of risk, spend and growth.

  • Responsible for managing complex commodities generally with a managed spend of greater than $20MM.

  • This position typically reports to a Procurement Director.  Incumbents in this position   provide direction to Associate Buyers and/or will have direct reports.