Vice President Supply Chain, Chattanooga

Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Chattanooga, TN, 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

Location:  Chattanooga, TN

Reports to:  Chief Operating Officer

Department: Operations



The Vice President of Supply Chain Leader will transform the supply chain organization into a strategic, forward-looking group capable of driving Enterprise-wide savings, on-time delivery, quality, and consistent, efficient internal processes. The Global Supply Chain Leader will be a trusted partner to the COO and the executive team to drive initiatives across Environmental Solutions Group – A Dover Corporation Company 


The Vice President of Supply Chain is responsible for establishing and building supply chain strategies, networks and execution that enable successful supply/demand planning and forecasting, sourcing and fulfillment, warehousing and logistics. The incumbent will drive improvements based on key performance indicators and enable cross-functional alignment to increase effectiveness of supply chain. The ideal candidate will be high energy, fearless, mission driven and a strong collaborator and people leader.



  • Lead the supply chain and logistics organization, including setting the strategic sourcing, procurement, warehousing, logistics, and ongoing measurement in support of the overall business strategy.
  • Design, develop, and implement integrated supply chain and logistics solutions that optimize quality, efficiency, sustainability, and cost.
  • Monitor and report on emerging industry trends; share insights with leadership.
  • Develop supplier partnership processes that build sustainable relationships with our supplier partners through mutual accountability delivering enhanced end-customer value. 
  • Lead the development of annual budgets across all areas of supply chain and logistics, while holding self and team accountable for delivering.
  • Lead and develop the strategic sourcing, supplier quality development, and logistics teams, including ongoing performance coaching, development plans, and training.
  • Ensure supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards.
  • Travel is required approximately 20%.
  • Provide Leadership of the Department: Lead by example and acts as a role model. Demonstrate fair, firm, and consistent treatment of all employees. Set direction and makes sound decisions. Act with speed, decisiveness, and individual initiative. Identify and help remove obstacles to teamwork.  Champion change. Build and sustain honest relationships with staff. Manage department by interaction and clear communication. Listen to understand input, feedback, and concerns of his/her employees. Respond promptly to questions and concerns of employees. Promote spirit of cooperation and teamwork within his/her department. Assure a safe work environment.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Business or related or equivalent experience is required.  MBA preferred.
  • 15+ years of progressive experience in supply chain operations; industrial manufacturing experience a plus.
  • A strong working knowledge of supply chain principles, MRP related operations, financial analysis, business intelligence, and effective business processes across all functions.
  • Successful track record of leading teams in change management to deliver business growth.
  • Ability to build, convincingly communicate, and execute strategic and operational plans for function.
  • Foreign language skills a plus.
  • Works interdependently, cross-functionally and handles routine matters on own initiative.
  • Exercises high degree of judgment in matters related to materials, design, manufacturing, logistics and corporate compliance.
  • Frequent travel to domestic locations.  Light international travel possible.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory principals and requirements.
  • High emotional intelligence, confidence without arrogance, and a propensity to listen first.
  • Executive presence, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and integrity.
  • Excellent team building and change management skills, with the leadership skillset to recruit, train, coach, and mentor leaders and team members.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; an empathetic demeanor; strategic thinking skills for assessing needs and recommending changes.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with all levels of leadership, collaboratively driving decisions.
  • A demonstrated ability to build/rebuild process and procedures from the ground up.



Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships 

Change Leadership 

Strategic Mindset 



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.


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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Tennessee : Chattanooga

Sub Division : Heil

Job Requisition ID : 47366

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Logistics, Executive, VP, Supply, Operations, Management