Manager of Operations
Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide . Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases , and high-performance surface coatings . Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries , including aerospace , chemicals , food and beverage , electronics , energy , healthcare , manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com . Praxair Distribution, Inc. is seeking a Branch Operations Manager to join our team located in Jessup, MD The Branch Operations Manager will be responsible for profitability and growth of the business, overseeing sales, distribution and operations as well as staff functions. Branch Operations Manager Accountable for performance and profit and loss results of branches Manages managers who exercise significant latitude and independence Ensures efficient management of staff schedule and operations Involved in establishing and updating processes and procedures to ensure staff performs job duties in compliance with Safety, SOX and other applicable government regulations Oversees the process of setting inventory level targets to meet customer and sales expectations Plans for future needs and monitors production/manpower levels to ensure continued efficiency Reviews plant/ branch/ area/ product reports and provides executive management with analysis and recommendations for business improvements based on such analysis Performs customer site visits and handle issues that are high impact and/or are elevated for resolution Ensures alignment of area's priorities with broader organizational initiatives Sets culture and tone for area of responsibility Involved in setting organization's timelines and business objectives Interacts frequently with internal and external management concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling, etc Other duties as assigned Job Requirements: Bachelor's Degree preferred 10 years of experience in the industrial gas industry or related managerial experience Ability to function independently and make logical, rational decisions in a wide variety of situations Ability to communicate well with customers, employees, and management. Must possess excellent written and verbal skills To become proficient in Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint, AS400, and CU Possess in-depth knowledge of cylinder gases and processes of each Strong organization skills Must be knowledgeable in all regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, FDA, DOT, LCU, OSHA, and EP No DUI/DWI or other alcohol (driving) related convictions within the last ten (10) years All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.