Senior Planner/Buyer

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Location: Austin, TX, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Job Requisition ID: 25694 

Department: Manuf. & Operations (DEPT_MFGOP) 

 

Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), comprised of the most trusted names in the fuel industry, are global leaders in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging and wet stock-management solutions. The DFS business is comprised of industry leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView and OPW Fuel Management Systems. We lead every market we serve with focused expertise, progressive thinking and customer-inspired innovation in order to push the boundaries of performance for our customers and shareholders. To learn more about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com. DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).

 

Position Summary:

 

The Senior Planner/Buyer will lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business. The Senior Buyer/Planner is responsible for major and complex assignments with long-term business implications related to materials procurement and will partner with Supply Chain Category Managers in the region to ensure fulfillment of the operating strategy.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience sourcing a variety of components in a rapidly changing, quick turn environment. This position requires a high level of interaction with engineering teams and operations while following required Procurement Policies and Procedures. This role is primarily responsible for tactical procurement and demand planning activities exercising business judgment to execute a comprehensive purchasing strategy resulting in superior cost, quality, and availability. The incumbent will have proven experience with eliminating shortages, inventory reduction, demand forecasting, materials and production planning, scheduling, lead time reduction, customer service improvement, material flow, pull systems and kanban implementation and all aspects related to Resource and Operations Management and Supply Chain optimization.

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery, and compliance to terms of contracts (Minmax/Stocking programs).
  • Effectively manage the planning and purchasing of material to support production requirements, creating deviations, implementing ECOs and expediting parts as necessary
  • Monitor performances to the material plan, and take pro-active action to solve problems and mitigate risk in meeting customer requirements and inventory targets
  • Provide leadership in using advanced planning tools to model, simulate, and release optimized material plans to the organization and in developing, planning and implementing the master schedule
  • Participate in daily production and shop floor lines stoppage meetings
  • Provide technical leadership on MRP problem identification and resolution
  • Participate in developing junior Planner/Buyers to meet production schedules, buyer metrics, and organizational goals
  • Represent department and support New Product Development project requirements
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives using LEAN tools (A3, PDCA, 5Why) that lead to measurable improvement in organizational objectives
  • Lead forecast process development to enhance organization’s predictability
  • Interface with design engineering, sourcing, production control, manufacturing assembly, receiving, logistics, quality, IT, and accounts payable

 

The successful candidate will have/possess: 

  • Has a customer centric mentality
  • Strong analytical, organizational, time management and prioritization capabilities
  • Proven leadership and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated record of achievement in a prior Supply Chain role
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing process
  • Familiarity with production control systems and routines
  • Ability to effectively manage changing and conflicting priorities and resolve appropriately
  • Effective interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ERP systems user/knowledge of Oracle (or similar) and MS Office (Advanced Excel) applications
  • Familiar with Kaizen and Lean manufacturing principles (preferably working knowledge)

 

Qualification Requirements:

     
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Business Management, Business Administration or related discipline strongly preferred, or comparable combination of education and experience is required
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum 5 years of experience in shop operations, facilitation and production control in a manufacturing environment, production planning, inventory management principles and practices, or materials management disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

APICS Certification

 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Texas : Austin

 


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