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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. PROJECT EXPEDITOR in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Req No.29731BRJob Description and QualificationsAir Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for a Project Expeditor at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.This is an integral position within our Capital Procurement organization responsible for expediting project equipment, materials, and documents to achieve timely delivery supporting successful project execution. This position includes close coordination with Air Products Source Inspection and Logistics teams to obtain equipment releases and provide timely shipping releases. Expeditor is responsible to identify and report any pending delivery issues to project management and work with vendors to correct or minimize delays which could impact project schedules.This is an office position that will require travel to supplier locations and possibly site locations. This position will follow established expediting policies, procedures, and work instructions. Expeditor will schedule their own workload and contact events to proactively track supplier progress assuring project requirements are achieved.PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIESThis position is accountable for the following end results:Embody Air Products 4S culture of Safety, Speed, Simplicity and Self-Confidence.Proactively expedite equipment and critical documents to assure timely delivery achieving project commitments for Air Products and clients. This will entail regular contact with suppliers to obtain progress status updates, production schedules, evidence of meeting milestones. Provide timely updates to project teams and inform of any possible delivery issue.Engage suppliers in problem resolution, involve appropriate project and procurement team members to develop a solution strategy and subsequent follow-up to monitor supplier on their plan of action.Record status and keep record of pertinent information in a timely manner using Air Products SmartPlant Materials tool and SAP.Coordinate with Source Inspection team to schedule inspection activities and obtain inspection releases upon completion of final inspection as required.Obtain packing list from vendors and provide shipping releases.Provide required documentation to logistics team for shipment coordination.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONSAssociate or bachelor's degree in technical or business areaMinimum 5-10 years' work experience in industry, process industry preferredMinimum 5-10 years expediting experience preferred or similar experience in a related buyer/expeditor role.Knowledge and experience with equipment manufacturing and fabrication.Excellent organization skills to manage a large volume of orders with multiple suppliersExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to influence decisionsProficiency in Excel, Word, and OutlookKnowledge of SAP and SmartPlant Materials is a plusAbility to travel and be responsive to project needsAt Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit .We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans.Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.Job TitlePROJECT EXPEDITOREmployment TypeNorth America - ExemptEmployment StatusFull TimeLocationUS-PA-AllentownCountryUnited StatesRegionNorth AmericaOrganizationGlobal Engrg Mfg Technology and EquipmentBusiness Sector / DivisionEquip Sales Plant Support and Global