Strategic Procurement Lead, Parts Central

Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: Fort Payne, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, and Soft-Pak — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support.  For more information, visit www.doveresg.com.


ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, 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 over 23,000 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.



Operating Company:  Environmental Solutions Group – Parts Central

Location: Fort Payne, AL

Reports to:  Purchasing Manager – Parts Central



The Strategic Procurement Lead is responsible for sourcing activities required to achieve annual growth initiatives at Parts Central. These targeted growth projects include sourcing competitor’s parts, safety products, cost reductions, etc. This position will also provide inventory management for local production and spare parts fulfillment in addition to supplies. The ideal candidate is a highly analytical, self-motivated communicator with international experience along with the ability to apply cost reduction strategies successfully.



  • Sources, selects and negotiates purchases or services as well as spot buy of non-stock items for Parts Central requirements.
  • Provides information to internal customers for pricing proposals.
  • Resolves specification issues prior to quoting process.
  • Achieves cost savings goals and delivers lowest cost alternatives for sourcing of products and services to meet business demands.
  • Manages inventory by reviewing requirements, entering purchase orders, and changing purchase orders as required.
  • Determines the need for expediting, follows up on late orders and monitors delivery performance taking corrective action as needed.
  • Reporting activities to include monthly savings, and weekly status.
  • Completes corporate program compliance review.
  • Resolves accounting discrepancies and processes supplier returns/rejections.
  • Initiates purchase parts approval process (PPAP) per standard operation procedures.
  • May lead or supervise purchasing personal or interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Supply Chain or Logistics or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in procurement or purchasing.
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing and/or distribution industry preferred.
  • Working knowledge of assigned commodity items.
  • Professional phone etiquette is a must.
  • Self-motivated and possesses the ability to complete tasks on-time and with little supervision.
  • General negotiation skills.
  • Intermediate analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Read and interpret part drawings.
  • Knowledge and application of purchasing cost reduction methods.
  • Material requirements planning (MRP) system and ERP purchasing system proficiency.
  • Thorough knowledge of purchasing terminology and practices.
  • Leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Preferred CPM/CPIM (Certified Purchasing Manager/Certified Production Inventory Manager).



Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

Results Driven

Strategic Mindset



Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner.

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 : Alabama : Fort Payne

Sub Division : Heil

Job Requisition ID : 34994

Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, Supply, Buyer, Logistics, Operations, Engineering