Buyer III, Heil Environmental (2)

Date: Sep 20, 2023

Location: Fort Payne, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, and Soft-Pak — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support.  For more information, visit


ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at



Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group - Heil Environmental

Location:  Chattanooga, TN or Fort Payne, AL

Reports to:  Purchasing Manager

Department: Supply Chain



Buyer III is responsible for understanding demand and operational requirements and making decisions on purchasing supplies and components, including identifying, vetting, and selecting appropriate vendors, to ensure that we have no interruptions to our master production schedule in our low volume/ high mix production environment for the assigned commodity/supplier.


Purchase goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, considering price, quality, and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.


This role has greater responsibility and accountability than a Buyer and includes people management/development responsibility.



  • Purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • Deliver updates and reports as and when required.
  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes.
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain to assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities.
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships.
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials.
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements.
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues.
  • Mentor and coach Buying team to enhance their career and professional development.
  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities.
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact.
  • Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, especially when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting customer demands.
  • Support engineering change requests and review and communicate the impact on capacity plans.
  • Build, maintain, and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications.
  • Embraces personal challenge.
  • Confident, rounded thinking.
  • Is self-aware.
  • Is assertive, optimistic, and open to change.
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others.
  • Proactively contributes to the team.
  • Resilient, self-motivated, and able to work well under pressure.
  • Operate with a high sense of urgency and takes daily action to meet performance requirements as defined by Management.
  • Follows all plant safety rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to company policies, procedures, and ethics codes.
  • Maintain constant continuity of supply of all purchased components and recovery plans with corrective actions, when necessary, create, release, review, approve purchase orders to ensure orders are delivered according to requirements to support customer expectations. 
  • Review past due purchase orders, expedite deliveries as needed, and communicate timely updates
  • If unsuccessful in resolving escalate supplier issues to the appropriate commodity manager.
  • Provide accurate updates on order status as required including part status, quantity confirmation, revision level, quantity ordered, order confirmation date, and parts delivery date as required.
  • Kanban loops, analyzing scheduling and operational plans, analyzing demand flow from sales orders, and/or adjusting releases from new or existing purchase orders
  • Select appropriate suppliers and vendors to fulfill order requirements, taking account of prioritization of need, prior performance history, pricing, lead time needed, volume of need, complexity of the component needed, future needs with a specific supplier, etc.
  • Work with cross functional teams to identify upcoming orders and subsequent component requirements, root cause any purchase order/invoicing issues. Must be able to make decisions on and implement solutions with all parties both internally and externally.
  • Report out materials status daily on any purchasing related issue impacting production and drive corrective action and resolution of purchasing issues. 
  • Track supplier performance and ensure proper accountability for issues, including pursuing appropriate discounts or reductions, renegotiating terms on future orders.
  • Prepares and issues all necessary reports and/or correspondence.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Support NCR/CAF processes to minimize any impact to the assigned value stream.
  • Ensure BOM errors are communicated to appropriate personnel.
  • Participate in the annual physical inventory and assist with your assigned commodity
  • Negotiates with vendors regarding price quotes for new and special components.  Includes identifying and locating potential sources, analyzing quotations in terms of price, quality, availability, service, warranty, and the consistency of each.
  • Negotiates contract and blanket order renewals for existing business.  Must be able to collect, organize and analyze data in a meaningful way to facilitate decision-making.  Must be able to communicate this information to other plant locations to ensure continuity between plants.
  • Must become proficient with AS/400 and J. D. Edwards operation and be able to enter and maintain purchase orders and/or release/delivery information.
  • Monitors and maintains appropriate inventory levels of raw materials and other components required to manufacture finished goods.  Includes verification of accuracy of receiving records (price and quantity), analyzing and/or adjusting releases from new or existing purchase orders, working with sales and/or engineering to identify upcoming orders and subsequent component requirements, researching any invoicing discrepancies for component/raw material purchases, etc.  Must be able to make decisions based on the information collected above and be able to communicate this information as necessary to all appropriate parties both internally and externally. 
  • Must be able to process requisitions for maintenance, repair, and shop supplies.  Includes verification of appropriate approval levels, verification of proper account coding, creation of purchase orders, and placement of approved orders.  Orders must properly identify the intended recipient of such orders and refer back to the Purchase Requisition number.
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of organization throughout all daily activities.  To include, but not limited to, documentation of all verbal and written correspondence with others (internal and external), proper filing of such information, planning and scheduling of appointments and the coordination of such with others within the department and/or company, time management and the prioritization of tasks.  Must document on the purchase order all details relative to supply of a given component to allow for tracking and/or follow-up by others in the event of absence of the employee.
  • Attendance at work, including presence at work during regular working hours or other schedule as may be assigned by the department manager, is essential.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.
  • Must have a good attendance record.
  • Travel for this position is anticipated to be between 0-10%.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • 10 plus years’ experience in the Purchasing or relevant field.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams as well as lead team projects.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects and complete quality work in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully communicating difficult/sensitive information.
  • Must be courteous and professional to others (internal and external).  Must maintain a “customer service” attitude toward plant, supervisory, and management personnel to ensure that our ultimate customer receives the highest level of service. Must have the ability to interact with vendors, customers, and others in a confident, professional manner.



Change Leadership

Results Driven

Strong Business Acumen and Sound Judgment


Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback, and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems, and progress of work in a timely manner.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee operates in an office environment and frequently is in the plant environment and may on occasion be required to lift up to 25 pounds.  

Travel: Travel for this position is anticipated to be between 0-10%. Individuals interested in the role will be expected to travel up to the 10% level as required on an as needed basis.




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


Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

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