Sustainable Development Analyst
PRAXAIR - Danbury, CT

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Sustainable Development Analyst

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 250 company and the products and technology impact in 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.

In this role you will be a member of the Sustainable Development (SD) team reporting to the Executive Director. This position will require you to gather, analyze and report data from various systems, sources and businesses into the Sustainable Development Management System (SDMS). You will develop performance reports for the businesses and for the executive team that will help embed sustainable development into Praxair's systems. The SD Analyst will also help incorporate the SDMS into Praxair's repertoire of software solutions. Thus, experience of managing the rollout and maintenance of IT-based management systems is critical for success.

In this exciting position, you will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of Praxair's Sustainable Development initiatives by working closely with many of our businesses around the world. You will interact frequently with senior business and functional leaders and their teams. Successful candidates should not only exhibit a solid understanding of engineering principles and processes, but be able to champion innovative SD solutions by analyzing data. To do this effectively, the candidate needs to demonstrate high levels of leadership capability, strong verbal and written communication skills, a team-oriented focus and technical savvy. Keeping abreast of SD trends will be vital for success in this role, thus we are looking for someone that is truly passionate about this field. You should also be willing to travel globally, and be comfortable interfacing with people from a variety of cultures and business backgrounds.

Lead the development and maintenance of a Sustainable Development Management System (SDMS) that consolidates data and systems for SD across the organization

Manage the rollout of software for SDMS performance management and improvement vs. corporate SD goals and KPI's

Maintain monthly data reported into SDMS dashboard

Set project timelines and objectives; accountable for meeting them by coordinating functions and some global business unit level data points

Coordinate periodic schedule of responses to Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) questionnaire, including Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI); and customer SD questionnaires.

Coordinate data and prepare draft version of annual SD report

Work closely with multiple business organizations globally to drive SD initiatives

Stay abreast of new developments in the field of SD



BS degree in Engineering

5+ years of data analysis experience

Experience working in the industrial gases industry

Thorough understanding of Sustainable Development principles and processes

Ability to travel (domestic and international) up to 25% of the time

Excellent communication and presentation skills are critical for success

MBA with a focus in Sustainable Development strongly preferred

5+ years of experience analyzing data and offering solutions in an SD environment

Experience incorporating new software solutions into an organization

Praxair is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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Nov 30, 2012

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Praxair makes lighter than airĀ and heavier than air gases available for practical applications. The largest North American industrial gas...