Houston, Texas

Company presentation
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3,6 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
  • Develop and present business plans to key stakeholders for spend categories under areas of responsibility.
  • Lead Strategic Sourcing events for categories that correspond to areas of responsibility. Follow outline "Blue Book" sourcing methodology.
  • Work collaboratively within Supply Chain Operations Support, Purchasing Services, Strategic Initiatives, Key
  • Stakeholders, Americas Clusters and Global Procurement Group.
  • Meet with key customers routinely and proactively identify sourcing and contract value opportunities.
  • Manage end-to-end sourcing and contracting process (including RFPs) for assigned commodities and services.
  • Assist with contract start-up functions involving appropriate department managers.
  • Participate in identifying emerging opportunities within the supply community.
  • Evaluate existing contract relationships to identify savings realized, new savings opportunities, risk mitigation strategies, and other commercial terms enhancements.
  • Leverage market intelligence to evaluate, negotiate, and manage annual price fluctuations.
  • Negotiate commercial terms for significant or aggregated project-based spend associated with managed categories.
  • Demonstrate competency in negotiating legal terms and conditions. Manage contract life-cycle for all Frame Agreements within the area of responsibility.
  • Utilize all Supply Chain technologies for Contract Management, SRM, and Spend Analysis.
  • Understand the Hermes code structure, and quantify managed vs. unmanaged spend.
  • Monitor, assess and adjust sourcing strategies based on supplier and market intelligence.
  • Implement multiple strategies leveraging Total Cost of Ownership, Lease vs. Buy and Economic Value models.
  • Develop relationships with key customers to understand their service and commodity needs and implement strategies to maximize savings in the Capital Maintenance Plan, Expense Plan, and for emerging projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with internal processes, including but not limited to, contract filing processes, bidding processes, and value creation reporting processes.
  • Work closely with the Supplier Relationship Management Specialist for key suppliers under areas of responsibility. Build consistent, repeatable series of key performance indicators which can be used to gauge supplier performance and create actionable improvement plans.
  • Facilitate periodic business reviews with key suppliers and facilitate action items that result from the meetings.
  • Provide various reports as requested by the manager.
  • Partner with Legal to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures, both internal and external, to Air Liquide.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, finance, accounting, or other business related fields.
  • 2-3 years experience in Supply Chain Management or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in business, management, or related field.
  • 3+ years experience in Supply Chain Management or related field.

Houston, Texas

Air Liquide is a global leader, constantly striving to stay on top in a fast paced, high-tech industry. Our careers provide you with an immediate opportunity to contribute. We give you the responsibility to find customer solutions and the autonomy needed to get things done. The diversity of our businesses and our worldwide operations mean a career at Air Liquide can take you almost anywhere you want to go.

Air Liquide Group relies on the skills and commitment of over 43,000 people throughout the world with a broad range of responsibilities in a variety of industries. It is through their efforts that we have become a world leader in industrial and medical gases with a reputation for excellence.


The diversity of our employees is a driving force behind our success. Present in over 75 countries, our people are a mixture or gender, race, culture, nationality, education and professional experience. Their combined competencies allow us to capitalize on fast changing opportunities worldwide.

One of Air Liquide's strategic themes is developing our talents. Recruiting, training, mobility...more competent and motivated teams are and will continue to be one of the foundations of Air Liquide's growth and leadership.

Our Career Philosophy

At Air Liquide we trust in the initiative of our people. We believe our employees are the source of our success and rely on their intelligence, creativity and determination to continuously improve our performance. We give people responsibility and trust them to get the job done. The link between our employees and our success means we must continuously attract the best people. To do so, Air Liquide must be a great place to work. Our mission is to ensure this is the case.

A career at Air Liquide means the opportunity to explore many different types of work all over the world while remaining within the same company. It means being part of a company heavily invested in your development—your success drives ours and we prepare you to succeed. It also means working for a company that believes your success is dependent on a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.

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