Global Commodity Leader

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Conyers, GA, US, 30013

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 Climate & Sustainability Technologies 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:        Global Commodity Leader       

Location:       Conyers, GA             


What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a Commodity Leader for indirect goods and services, transportation, capital equipment, and some direct goods, as required. 


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Drive procurement change across the organization as the focal point for indirect spending.
  • Develop the direction and vision in strategic sourcing of indirect goods and services; design and develops indirect procurement processes, practices, procedures, and goals.  
  • Identify, assess, and secure best-in-class sources globally.
  • Develop, implement and refine indirect sourcing strategies that result in enhanced value, breakthrough total cost reductions, and continuous improvement for all indirect spend categories.
  • Develop cost models to ensure industry competitiveness and identify opportunities based on appropriate cost drivers.
  • Work closely with corporate sourcing to align DFR sites to preferred strategic suppliers
  • Act as liaison between corporate logistics and site logistics to transition carrier contracts
  • Interact with parties within and outside of related to own technical discipline. Works to influence parties to accept content limited to their own discipline areas.
  • Establish a dashboard to track category spend, inflation/deflation, key projects, and total savings.
  • Oversee the purchasing and/or contracting for decontrolled materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the operation of the Company. Confer with requesting parties when specific sources are requested added or changed.
  • Establish and maintain purchasing practices, contracts, assessments, and policies to ensure honest, fair, and ethical relationships with our vendors.  Keeps informed on legal matters that affect purchasing policies.
  • Responsible for continuing programs of exploration for new materials, suppliers, and processes to achieve the best possible quality, reliability, prices, continuity, and delivery.
  • Keep abreast of materials and markets and materials pricing trends that affect Company products.
  • Provide direction for evaluating, implementing, and maintaining systems to optimize the procurement and maintenance of all product materials.
  • Provide leadership in supplier negotiation sessions including articulating clear negotiation strategies.
  • Assist with the construction of Capital Expenditure proposals and leads proposal through approval up to the Executive level, while ensuring proper protocol is followed throughout the process
  • Identify problems and significantly improve, change or adapt existing methods and techniques drawing from personal experiences and feedback. Apply mastery of a specific professional discipline or broader expertise in most or all areas within a function.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor's degree with significant relevant experience (10 years) or advanced professional certification or Master's degree with 8 years of experience in a specialized field.


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Master’s degree or APICS certification
  • Minimum 5 years of Sourcing experience with at least 2 years experience in Indirect Sourcing, including CapEx


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Intermediate Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%
  • Prior experience in developing and implementing category strategies and sourcing efforts for indirect items.
  • Experience in a multi-site, manufacturing environment
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to executive level management
  • Experience with drafting, reviewing, and approving legally binding agreements with suppliers
  • Oracle experience
  • Power BI experience


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 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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