Date: 27-May-2023

Location: Glasgow, GB

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.

The Buyer’s primary role is to provide a professional purchasing service to all departments within the organisation and to help establish an approved supplier’s pool and control the company’s subcontract requirements. The Buyer will be tasked with supporting the organisation’s cost-effective management strategy including the purchasing of materials and services from new countries (through adoption of best cost country strategy).

The incumbent will demonstrate a positive, professional, hands-on approach and have a desire to develop within the purchasing function.


While this role is focused on the Glasgow site, the incumbent will be expected to work with other  teams to foster growth, alignment, and collaboration within the global setting.


Role Purpose / Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position fall into three main areas: Costing, Supplier Management, Process Implementation and Improvement.



•    Implement appropriate costing procedures and process to maintain competitiveness. Communicate those procedures and policies to the business to ensure compliance.
•    Reduce the overall purchasing costs relative to prices quoted and price paid using appropriate sourcing of goods/ services, strong negotiation skills, cross departmental collaboration and cross location purchasing opportunities.
•    Provide necessary report to management team and Finance to address costing issues
•    Benchmarking of Existing Vendor Base


Supplier Management
•    Develop and implement sourcing practices and policies such as moving order of materials/ services to low-cost countries.
•    Ensure that approved suppliers are meeting all performance targets and implement follow up actions if/ when required. 
•    Agree and achieve production requirements on all subcontract work. Analyse and interpret performance statistics. Develop and maintain a listing of approved suppliers for consumable and subcontract work. 
•    Assume ownership of all assigned suppliers / parts as directed by Procurement Manager
•    Carry out supplier approvals / qualification & audit as per quality schedule 
•    Timely purchase order placement 
•    Timely invoice processing
•    Expediting purchase orders (pull ins & overdue) IAW production schedule

Process Implementation and Improvement 
•    Embrace our Change Culture by increasing utilisation of our systems and tools and communicating those improvements to the business. 
•    Identify process improvement opportunities and drive justifications to management team.
•    Recommend modifications to production processes to ensure we meet production, quality and Continuous Improvement targets.


Additional requirements
•    Participate to internal/ external audits to ensure compliance of all purchasing policies
•    Have a desire of development within the organisation and achieve relevant training/ qualification as required.

Skills and Experience:

•    Relevant experience in a purchasing role within an engineering environment
•    Ability to adapt to and implement new working methods is essential
•    Advanced IT skills such as Excel, Outlook and ERP system is essential
•    Working experience in an international result driven organisation is preferred
•    Previous experience in process improvement using system to drive improvement is essential. 
•    Strong communicator with extensive experience communicating with Internal / External stakeholders
•    Strong desire for career development.
•    Must demonstrate a passion for our product and an ability to communicate this passion to internal and external customers.
•    Actively participates in Health, Safety & Environmental Initiatives (Zero Harm rules. Employee Behavioural Based Safety) and promotes a positive Safety Culture


•    Relevant qualification such as HNC/HND and CIPS Level 3 required.

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.


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