Praxair, Inc. ST Sr. Administrative Assistant - GOED in Tonawanda, New York

For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make food taste better, plants operate cleaner and more efficiently, breathing easier and entertainment more exciting - in short, to make all our lives better.

Praxair is a Fortune 300 company and the products and technology we develop impact more than 20 different industries. We're one of the world's largest industrial gases businesses, and you see our work every day, often without realizing it.


This position will support the VP of Global Operations Excellence and Development (GOED) and will perform advanced, diversified and confidential duties requiring broad and comprehensive experience in organization policies and practices. Performs predominately complex, sensitive work as well as resolves requests and complex administrative situations. Makes recommendations and/or acts independently to solve problems.

Must be a self-starter, a quick learner and possess a high degree of initiative and flexibility. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and have a demonstrated ability to comfortably and diplomatically interact with senior management, as well as with a team of coworkers.

Must possess a high degree of PC proficiency, especially the ability to create, analyze and maintain spreadsheets; generate high quality presentation materials, advanced level word processing (i.e., mail merge), internet and graphic skills.

Demonstrated ability to manage work flow in a timely manner, schedule and maintain calendars, update access lists and organizational charts, coordinate complex international travel and visa arrangements, and handle logistics for meetings.

Additional responsibilities included, but not limited to:

  • Provide administrative support to Vice President of Global Operations Excellence & Development (GOED), as well as other GOED Senior Management

  • Recognition program management and event coordination including team outings, gift certificates, picnics, holiday parties, etc.

  • Coordinate Global business meetings

  • Distribute employee communications to the team

  • Domestic and international travel arrangements, including securing visa’s

  • Order office supplies

  • Update organization charts and maintain distribution lists

  • May be asked to assist with managing projects


(Salary and job level commensurate with experience)


  • 5 or more years administrative experience, ideally supporting large client population

  • Demonstrated expertise in the following software packages: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with many critical issues in a dynamic working environment

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, time management, and organization skills


  • 10 or more years administrative experience, ideally supporting large client population

  • Experience working in the industrial gases industry

  • AAS preferred

  • Demonstrated expertise with Lotus Notes

  • Experience working in a large, corporate environment

Job: *Administration & Support Services

Title: Sr. Administrative Assistant - GOED

Location: New York-Tonawanda

Requisition ID: 16002582