Buyer Planner

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Grand Terrace, CA, US

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 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.

Why PSG-California?

  • Eligibility for Annual Bonus
  • 2 Weeks’ Vacation 
  • 11 Holidays
  • 2 Floating Holidays
  • 40 Hours Paid Sick Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance Day One 
  • 401K with Match 
  • Educational Assistance



The Buyer Planner will be responsible for materials resource planning and procurement of specialized items in addition to executing complex buying strategies in accordance with agreed upon material buying plans at the optimum cost/quality relationship.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Operations or Business, preferred


  • 3+ years’ experience in purchasing, and supplier management or planning
  • APICS/CPP certification a plus


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of Supply Chain processes and Quality Control Principles
  • Previous experience in Supplier Negotiation.
  • Previous Experience in Oracle or SAP MRP II environment.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Strong knowledge of MRP (Material Requirements Planning), CRP (Continuous Replenishment Program) and MPS (Master Production Schedules).
  • Experience with lean concepts/tools such as Value Stream Mapping, Kanban and Kaizen
  • Understanding of production flow principles and processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with many levels and types of people
  • Good written, oral and presentation skills(communication)
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Leadership capability
  • Problem solving and solid business decision making skills
  • Planning and organizational ability


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the performance of an assigned group of suppliers and initiate the timely release of purchase orders for production materials, R&D Projects, Project Redesigns
  • Supplier relationship management - Manage supplier performance using leading metrics such as PPV, Supplier OTD and Supplier Quality.
  • Material Requirements Planning - Analyze current orders, historical data, and other records to determine the best source and Setting for Oracle MRP replenishment requirements.
  • ABC analysis, Safety stock management, Product life cycle management, Economic order quantity management, PFEP (Plan for Every Part)
  • Maintain an adequate inventory level/supply of assigned commodities to ensure On Time Delivery to our customer is met.
  • Supplier Payment Management – Ensure invoices are accurate, correct discrepancies, and work with accounting to ensure payments are made on time
  • Scheduling planning techniques - Constant communication with suppliers negotiating reduced Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs), smaller more frequent orders to be placed offsetting long-term risks and a risk assessment regularly monitored
  • Accurate demand forecasting and purchasing practices can support operation’s strategic goals of ordering enough to meet ongoing customer demand while not carrying too much extra inventory to keep costs under control
  • Reduce excess incoming inventory by continually reviewing inventory reports. Maximize the value of each purchase consistent with the Company's requirements and policies to achieve balance between function, productivity, quality and other terms with suppliers and various internal departments.
  • Resolve problems situations related to selection of source, price, deliveries, specifications, quality and other terms with suppliers and various internal departments.
  • Additional duties as assigned



Generally, travel is not required



Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee for successful performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee may have prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. The employee is required to use hands regularly to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and equipment. The employee is required to see, speak, listen, and hear.  The employee must be able to walk, sit for long periods of time and stand. The employee may lift to 15 lbs., and occasionally kneels and bends.  

Work Environment: Works majority of the day in a climate-controlled environment. The manufacturing environment is subject to moderate changes in temperature and the employee will be exposed to typical hazards of noise, flying debris, and overhead hazards requiring the use of proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

This position may also require overtime as necessary. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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