Senior Buyer, Aftermarket

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Chester, VA, US, 23237

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.


Job Title:           Senior Buyer, Aftermarket

Location:           Chester, VA   (Richmond, VA)           


What we are looking for:


The Senior Buyer, Aftermarket will be responsible for the procurement of multiple components, subassemblies, raw materials, finished goods, production equipment, and supplies from approved suppliers within the assigned commodity areas that are utilized for shipments of Aftermarket Parts.


The Senior Buyer, Aftermarket is responsible for optimizing the procurement and sourcing supply chain, tracking KPIs and metrics, and developing standard work and training for others, as required.


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Manage and build relationships with key suppliers of raw materials, sub- assemblies, production equipment, and supplies to ensure a consistent supply of materials to meet operating requirements.
  • Source and purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets and to KPI’s.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk of impact on business operations.
  • Maintain trade compliance data within the system and coordinate policies and procedures with the purchasing team.
  • Work closely with the Operations and Scheduling teams to ensure all required items are ordered in a timely manner at the most economic quantity and cost to meet production requirements while minimizing inventory exposure at the factory and in the supply chain.
  • Manage inventory for the components assigned for both the internal plants as well as third party vendors.
  • Arrange for vendors to drop-ship parts may be required.
  • Work closely with several other departments within the organization (e.g., Engineering, Quality, Production, NPI, Lab, Warehouse, Accounting, Finance etc.)
  • Ability to implement supplier partnership models.
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or Business or Technical Discipline
  • 5+ years’ purchasing work experience and/or combination development programs and experience


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Basic understanding of Procurement or Materials in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ERP proficiency, with a focus in process optimization.
  • Material Requirements Planning experience - understand the flow of materials/signals from MRP/managing inventory.
  • Basic understanding of Supplier management - managing orders/contracts, sourcing, and negotiation
  • Project management experience
  • Continuous Improvement/Process Oriented - Lean, Six Sigma, or other structured problem-solving method.
  • Strong analytical and data management
  • Experience in negotiations aimed at cost reduction
  • Experience in contract and vendor relations management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated team player qualities.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, agreements, and procedure manuals
  • Experience facilitating a cross-functional team through influence and expertise.
  • Ability to multi- task, prioritize workload and manage under constrained time frames.
  • High energy and self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix organization and engage with external suppliers in geographically diverse locations.
  • Strong quality and customer centric focus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Intermediate: Excel; Basic: Word and PowerPoint)
  • Power BI Experience
  • Prior experience in Operations excellence in a procurement
  • Advanced SQL knowledge - table/view design, stored procedures
  • VBA Macros Experience
  • AS400 or Oracle proficiency
  • CPIM/ APICS/ ISM certification


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.

These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays










The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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