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Global Sourcing Project Manager, Indirect Services

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US

Company: 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." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com. 

 

Position Summary:

The person(s) hired into this role will contribute to world-class implementations of Global Indirect Services projects, supply agreements, and center led category management. The individual will perform as a professional strategic sourcing manager, act as a corporate representative of the Indirects initiatives, and interact with senior and executive management throughout the company. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, prioritize, lead and drive strategic and tactical Indirect Services Strategic Sourcing initiatives
  • Improve supply chain performance through risk mitigation, enhanced supplier relationships, negotiation of contracts, and the implementation of tools and methods
  • Define Indirect Services roadmap through external benchmarking; obtain and analyze market intelligence such as supplier, customer and competitor data to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.  
  • Quantitative profile development, data analysis and business case development for strategic sourcing projects (supplier research, master data, market basket analysis, pricing analysis, etc.)
  • Project management of sourcing initiatives from initial opportunity assessment through supplier engagement and implementation
  • Communication of category strategies and direction to all levels of the organization including Corporate and Dover Operating Companies (OpCos)
  • Vendor management of strategic supplier partnerships and high level relationships
  • RFP/RFQ/RFI development to support Indirects activity across Dover.
  • Develop rapport and confidence of our internal stakeholders and our suppliers to enhance collaboration and improve project adoption
  • Qualitative profile development and analysis (executive summaries, exhibit creation, etc.).
  • Monthly/quarterly reporting of KPI’s (savings tracking, price variances, quality, delivery, inventory).
  • Analysis and reporting to various levels of organization when analyzing spend and performance
  • Other ad hoc projects and analysis as assigned.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to safety & continual improvement of OH&S performance, registered standards, company policy, integrity, ethics and legal compliance                                                                                                                                                                

Qualifications / Requirements/Desired Characteristics:

  • Candidates should demonstrate at least 5 to 7 years’ experience in at least two of the following areas: Procurement, supply chain, finance, engineering / technical, manufacturing operations, management consulting, and project management. Prior experience in the following categories is a plus: Facilities, Professional Services, IT, Utilities, Logistics, Travel, Office Products and Employee Benefits.
  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain, Business, Science, or Engineering
  • Experience and training in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, data analysis and/or the procurement processes
  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications; advanced word processing and database skills a plus –Professional Procurement, Supply Chain and/or Project Management certifications (e.g., CPSM, CSCP, CPIM, CPM, etc.) a plus
  • Project management expertise, familiarity with Lean and Six Sigma processes is a plus
  • Prior Sourcing experience in a forward-looking and progressive company.  Experience with Indirects categories is a strong plus.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction. Ability to create and self-assess priorities.
  • Interest to grow in the role and to grow with Dover.
  • Ability to work in a complex, matrixed, multi-national corporate/subsidiary environment
  • Leadership: Demonstrates a high energy level and the capacity to work at a very fast pace. A penchant for action, a “can do” attitude that creates and responds positively to new business ideas and challenges. The ability to lead by example and knowledge.
  • Business Acumen: Has a general management perspective, understands how to develop and deploy information, and conduct financial analysis. Envisions the big picture and is able to breakdown projects into implementable phases, given business priorities and considerations. Exhibits organizational mentoring and decision-making.
  • Communication Skills: Communicates professionally and effectively in all forums, including suppliers, consultants, corporate management, and the internal organizations. Demonstrates exciting presentation skills, written skills, and verbal communication skills. Communicates effectively internally and externally.
  • Project management Skills:  Proven ability to effectively lead and deliver projects that span many locations and multiple levels of stakeholders.
  • Creativity: Has the ability to demonstrate leadership to create growth in a company. Has the ability to excel in an environment that experienced fast growth and relishes new business development and dynamic markets.
  • Problem-Solving Mindset: Possesses curiosity and a passion for learning and acquisition of new knowledge. Enjoys assessing and analyzing complex business problems, and developing compelling alternatives and solutions. Is capable of problem-solving independently and in collaboration with others.

 

STATEMENT OF NON-INCLUSIVITY

This job description is not to be construed as a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities that may be given to any employee.  The duties and responsibilities outlined in this position may be added to or changed when deemed appropriate and necessary by the person who is managerially responsible for this position.

 

 

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 : Illinois : Downers Grove

Sub Division : Dover Corporation

Job Requisition ID : 39169


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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