Materials Manager

Date: Apr 23, 2021

Location: Colonial Heights, VA, US, 23834

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:        Materials Manager            

Location:        Richmond, VA             



What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a Materials Manager who will be responsible for Inventory Accuracy, Material Tracking & Control, Shipping, Warehouse and Receiving, Supplier Planning and Performance Management, Staffing for Salary and Indirect Materials team members, and People Development. Responsible to implement tools and processes that improve operating efficiencies and reduce cost within plant and supporting supply chains.


We are looking for an individual that has:


  • Passion for and experience managing processes through operations, and an individual that can gain credibility as a business partner
  • Business acumen and a passion for making a difference in the business
  • The ability to drive processes across a system, see trends and analyze data



What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Manage daily support of production needs such as expediting material, setting priorities and addressing supply issues to facilitate availability of raw material and purchased components to support the production schedule
  • Ensure that on-time delivery is tracked, and goals are met while supporting operation to manage at lowest possible cost and inventory
  • Collaborate with Production Control Manager to manage capacity requirements planning. Accountable for inventory turns and accuracy
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to support material cost reduction goals for purchased parts
  • Lead material / inventory control & planning activities including the coordination of cycle counts and physical inventories and Receiving, Warehousing, and Shipping activities
  • Manage inbound and outbound logistics to support on-time delivery, damage-free shipments and usage of cost-effective carriers
  • Manage inventory forecasting and report on variances
  • Manage the identification and disposition of excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Collaborate with engineering, product management and sales to drive reductions in E&O
  • Responsible to ensure all warehouse operations have proper material handling equipment and resources to complete tasks on schedule and safely
  • Responsible for leading projects related to Continuous Improvement and Cost reduction efforts in accordance with Plant Management goals
  • Actively participate in SIOP meetings and provide all necessary supporting data / metrics
  • Attend production and planning meetings. maintaining optimal and keep up to date key planning parameters on the ERP System
  • Review sales trends and incorporate into supplier forecasts and communication.
  • Work closely with Customer Service, Production Control, Operations, Quality, Engineering and Sourcing to ensure products are produced and shipped per schedule
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Supply Chain.
  • 7+ years of progressive manufacturing experience and responsibilities, including experience with purchasing, shipping, and warehousing in a metal-mechanic multi-site environment.


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • APICS or ISM certification
  • Lean / Six Sigma experience
  • Experience managing a team including hiring and retention, performance reviews, and discipline. 


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Strong background in several modern ERP systems and experience with AS400
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems drive to sustainable resolution
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to act as a catalyst for building organizational effectiveness and efficiency. 
  • An ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to changing situations
  • Strong team player
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook)
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and priorities and quickly adapt in a fast-paced high-energy environment.


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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