Buyer/Planner Plastics

Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Cypress, CA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

OK International is a global manufacturer of electronic benchtop tools and precision dispensing solutions worldwide.  We have four major product lines Metcal electronics bench tool solutions, Techcon dispensing Systems, Quant 3D printing and ProWorks process management software. 

We have facilities in Cypress California (US), Chandlers Ford (UK) and Shenzhen (China) supporting our customers worldwide. The OK International Team is dedicated at putting customers first, having an enterpreneurship mindset, innovative culture, cultivating relationships and never comprimising on integrity.   Welcome to our team!

OK International is part of the Dover Engineered Products segment of the Dover Corporation. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, 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 approximately 24,000 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."

Job Summary:

Responsible for the direct buying and planning in procurement of materials, items, services, and supplies are available to meet internal and external customers in an industrial setting.  While doing so, ensure considerations costs, quality, and delivery meet company objectives and strategies. Developing and executing planning and inventory management strategies to optimize inventory levels and maximize inventory turns while still maintaining service levels to organizational requirements. Moreover, this individual will assist the development of category/supplier sourcing strategies and will be support for supplier sourcing, assessment/evaluations, and price negotiations, payment terms, & supplier transition management. This position will take an active role in the escalation process for critical items.

Job Duties

  • Perform general purchasing responsibilities required to support ongoing production requirements. Including pricing, invoicing and commercial issue resolution.
  • Continually plan, evaluate and adjust purchasing, as conditions warrant, by applying sound analytical principles to part planning parameters and bill of material (BOM)/manufacturing resources planning (MRP) generation processes. Responsible to ensure that required records are properly maintained and recommend improvements.  The goal being to maintain inventory levels consistent with company metrics and objectives.
  • Manage purchase order release process, blanket orders, and consignment min max programs.
  • Monitor ongoing performance of suppliers, ensure materials are properly planned for and procured at the right price, for the right place, in the right quality, at the right time, with the right delivery method and in the right lead time.
  • Ensure production and customer service departments receive comprehensive, adequate, accurate and timely communications.
  • Conduct request for quotation (RFQ) events to apply competitive tension in parts sourcing to ensure best total cost of ownership.
  • Participates in the implementation and maintenance of total cost savings programs.
  • Support programs used to monitor ongoing performance of suppliers ensuring materials achieve required metrics.
  • Assist purchasing manager in reviewing open contracts and in ongoing negotiations.
  • Participate in and support the continuous improvement activities.
  • Maintain supplier contracts, information and pricing data in the ERP system.
  • Analyze market and industry conditions and material costs to develop supply recommendations to meet ongoing strategic procurement objectives.
  • Provide guidance and training to departments and company personnel in procurement procedures, methods, and administration of requirements.
  • Travel to key supplier sites for meetings and inspections.

Work Experience Requirements

  • 2-3 years working procurement experience in a manufacturing environment (supply chain analyst, purchasing agent, buyer, commodity buyer) with responsibility for sourcing, contract management & supplier negotiations.
  • Work experience requirement waved in lieu of undergraduate or graduate degree in Supply Chain Management

Skills Required

  • Experience in sourcing parts internationally - preferred
  • Experience buying and sourcing plastic injection molded components - preferred
  • Effective negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills for analysis.
  • Must have experience with ERP systems and working knowledge of MRP and consignment program management
  • Exposure to Lean manufacturing a plus.
  • Able to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter, results-oriented with good organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to establish work priorities and effectively manage a wide variety of projects
  • Must be familiar with engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Experience procuring a diverse range of fabricated, machined, electronic and technical items preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of contract writing, supply agreements, procurement policies and procedures.


Education Requirements

  • BS, BA or equivalent.
  • Educational emphasis in Supply Chain preferred.
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) preferred.


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 : California : Cypress

Sub Division : OKI Americas

Job Requisition ID : 38561

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, Purchasing, Program Manager, Supply, Operations, Engineering, Finance, Management