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Specialist- Field Sourcing
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Air Liquide USA LLC

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  Job posted:   Tue Mar 13, 2018
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Specialist- Field Sourcing
## Company presentation
**World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health**, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
Candidate must have valid employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. This position is not open for non-immigrant visa sponsorship.
## Job Responsibilities
Located in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Provide dedicated professional sourcing and other value creation services to assigned business unit or operating zone to support and achieve safety, efficiency, compliance and savings initiatives and objectives. Specific activities include competitive bidding, proposal analysis, negotiation of price and commercial terms, vendor management and asset sales.
* Lead bidding and sourcing activities for all purchases by assigned zone or business unit (BU):
* Assist in developing technical specifications and/or scopes of work with internal customer.
* Investigate, qualify and recommend bidders.
* Develop and issue formal requests for quotes (RFQ's).
* Lead job walks and bid clarification meetings with internal customer.
* Issue clarifications or amendments to the specification or work scope to all bidders.
* Complete commercial and technical bid tabulations including analysis with internal customers.
* Negotiate final price and commercial terms.
* Make sourcing recommendations to internal customer.
* Author and execute materials and services contracts as required.
* Manage commercial risk for all purchases by assigned zone or business unit:
* Identify and address business risks during the bidding and sourcing process.
* Verify that all contractors are appropriately pre-screened for safety, and initiate contractor pre-screening process for new contractors as required.
* Verify that hold harmless and indemnification documentation is in place as well as a current certificate of insurance is on file with all contractors. Initiate and negotiate hold harmless and indemnification documentation for new contractors as required.
* Verify that critical suppliers are on the approved supplier list, and initiate the critical supplier qualification process for new suppliers as required.
* Proactively manage sourcing activity for all major capital, maintenance and plant turnarounds (TAR):
* Attend and actively participate in budget planning meetings for assigned BU or zone.
* Lead TAR procurement planning process and pre-TAR supplier site visits.
* Maintain current listing of active and upcoming tactical (capital and expense) sourcing initiatives.
* Develop business plan strategies / opportunities for BU or zone spend in unmanaged categories
* Document and report all cost savings associated with sourcing activities.
* Provide supporting documentation on sourcing activities as backup to purchase orders.
* Maintain current listing of contractors utilized in assigned BU or zone.
* Support Supply Chain Management initiatives and programs:
* Champion use of managed suppliers (frame agreements).
* Report events of non-compliance (leakage) of frame agreements to appropriate category manager.
* Identify opportunities for creation of frame agreements.
* Participate in relevant supplier relationship management meetings.
* Provide other related value creation services to internal customer:
* Manage and resolve quality or performance issues with non-managed suppliers.
* Provide on-site sourcing support during major plant turn arounds (TARS).
* Facilitate the sale of surplus assets.
* Provide support and best purchasing practices to field buyers within assigned BU or zone
## Required Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree with 2 years purchasing experience supporting operations or manufacturing or 2 years operations with strong commercial skills sets
* At least 5 years of progressive experience in Supply Chain Management organizations
* Some sourcing experience in a Supply Chain Management organization
*JOB TITLE:* Specialist- Field Sourcing
*PUBLICATION DATE:* 2018-02-12
*COUNTRY:* United States

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