Production Planner

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Grand Rapids, US, 49503

Company: Dover Corporation

PSG is a global pump and dispensing solution expert and leading manufacturer of pumps, systems and related flow-control technology for the safe and efficient transfer of critical and valuable fluids and materials. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA, PSG is comprised of several world-class brands, including Abaque™, All-Flo, Almatec®, Blackmer®, Ebsray®, EnviroGear®, Griswold®, Hydro Systems, Mouvex®, Neptune™, Quattroflow™ and Wilden®. PSG products are manufactured on three continents, North America, Europe and Asia, in state-of-the-art facilities that practice lean manufacturing and are ISO-certified. PSG is part of the Pumps and Process Solutions segment of Dover Corporation. For additional information on PSG, please visit psgdover.com. PSG: Where Innovation Flows.
We are an organization on the move, always looking for talented and ambitious people with a desire to help us grow our business. We thrive on winning and being number one. PSG offers a unique combination of the both small company atmosphere: with an ownership mindset that allows you to make close-to-the-customer decisions; an innovative approach in seeing beyond what is possible today and entrepreneurial spirit in the pursuit of new opportunities;  combined with benefits of a large company’s scale, tools, career planning and financial strength of Dover. Join PSG, a growing global company where your curiosity, hard work and ambition is rewarded with exceptional career opportunities in a friendly & fast paced environment. Welcome aboard!

PSG is part of the Pumps and Process Solutions segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). 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. 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.

Position Summary:

The Planner is a key member of the Grand Rapids Supply Chain Team for a $100 million division of a large multi-national industrial leader in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. The Senior Buyer will lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business , as well as driving cost savings, dual sourcing, and risk mitigation initiatives across the business. The individual is responsible for major and complex assignments with long-term business implications related to materials procurement and will partner with Corporate Category Managers to ensure fulfillment of overall supply chain strategy. The ideal candidate will have significant experience sourcing a variety of components in a rapidly changing, quick turn environment. The role requires an individual with both tactical and strategic abilities, willing and able to interact at all levels of the organization including product segment planners, product design, customer service and operation.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage $5M+ annual spend and perform tactical execution of ERP review, including optimal inventory levels, safety stock, and create deviations as necessary based on the needs of the business.
  • Optimize commodity spending and provide Year over Year (YoY) annual savings through cost reductions, cost avoidance and operational improvements through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with Finance to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger.
  • Monitor performances to the material plan and take proactive action to solve problems and mitigate risk in meeting customer requirements and inventory targets.
  • Participate in developing junior buyers to meet production schedules, buyer metrics, and organizational goals.
  • Maintains knowledge of market conditions, anticipates market changes and recommends appropriate actions.
  • Interface with design engineering, sourcing, production control, manufacturing assembly, receiving, logistics, quality, IT, and accounts payable.
  • Achieve in depth product and commodity knowledge to understand the relationship to supplier technology, capabilities, processes, and capacities
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives using LEAN tools (A3, PDCA, 5Why) that lead to measurable improvement in organizational objectives
  • Conform to all ISO 9001 policies and procedures, Company Code of Ethics, and Company Purchasing Policies.
  • Arranges commercial agreements to support business strategies.
  • Lead make/buy analysis and other strategic procurement decisions.
  • Professionally resolve problems (both internal and external) in a fair and ethical manner.
  • Manage procurement data integrity for assigned areas



  • 5 - 7 years’ experience in purchasing/materials/supply chain management
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Procurement, Logistics, Business, Engineering or related field
  • Professional certification CPSM, CPM, CPIM, CIRM (preferred)
  • Strong ERP systems user/knowledge of Oracle (or similar) and MS Office applications (Advanced Excel: VLOOKUP, Pivots Tables)
  • Strong analytical, organizational, time management and prioritization capabilities
  • Familiar with Kaizen and Lean manufacturing principles (preferably working knowledge) Ability and willingness to work in a global environment comprised of both domestic and offshore suppliers
  • Proven leadership and negotiation skills
  • Ability to think both tactically and strategically
  • Strong people skills and adaptable to change
    Dover PSG will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the US.  Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
    Desired Characteristics
  • Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to multi-task and perform in a dynamic environment
  • Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks
  • Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win, self-starter with ability to problem solve, anticipate and avoid issues
  • Strong attention to detail, hands-on and strive to execute
  • Interfaces with wide array of individuals, able to influence

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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Sub Division : Grand Rapids

Job Requisition ID : 40982

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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