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
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.