Supply Chain Manager

Date: Feb 20, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

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 Pumps & Process Solutions segment.


Responsible for leading region/site’s supply chain team in driving continuous improvement and best-in-class execution that (a) focuses on embracing and enhancing safety culture (b) maximizes customer satisfaction through world class on time delivery and lead times, (c) optimizes inventory & working capital, (d) delivers the lowest total landed cost to Bearings & Compression and (e) optimizes utilization of all available resources i.e. men, material and machinery.



  • Manages capacity & material planning, procurement, shipping, receiving, and warehousing functions to provide uninterrupted supply chain expertise and execution to all Bearings & Compression service centers and manufacturing facilities associated with the site/region.
  • Sets, drives improvement and reports on site’s supply chain KPI’s including On-time delivery & LT to the customer, Capacity metrics, Supplier metrics, Stock-rates, Inventory Accuracy and Inventory Turns performance.
  • Leads and directs employee functions such as selection, hiring, and development of employees, including making salary decisions, conducting performance reviews and creating development plans. Manages training of personnel, including sponsor certifications and hands-on training. Serves as a mentor.
  • Manages the overall Rough Cut Capacity Planning & Capacity Management process. Ensures successful execution to Master Production Schedule. Work with Operations to align man, material and machinery to customer demand while optimizing assets utilization.
  • Sets and maintains ERP settings in Syteline, Safety Stock sizing parameters and ordering policies in line with Americas guidelines and to ensure capacity & material flow is optimized to improve customer metrics while optimizing inventory levels and demand fluctuations throughout the supply chain. Monitors Buyer/Planners for proper execution of capacity planning and material replenishment processes to ensure policies are adhered to.
  • Actively participates in Forecasts, Inventory & Operations Review and Site related supply chain processes by providing objective, fact-based analysis on capacity & material supply constraints and overall inventory performance.
  • Drives increased inventory turns, reduced cycle times, and improved Customer OTD by developing, implementing and managing pull-based capacity planning & material replenishment processes, including, but not limited to customer demand integration, Kanban cards, Vendor managed inventory and supplier consignments.
  • Provides suppliers with demand forecasts and proactively monitors supplier’s short-term capacity (0-12 mos.). Works with internal and external suppliers & stakeholders to address temporary constraints and escalates potential long-term supplier capacity issues to Director of Supply Chain for Americas. Champions and drives Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment with key suppliers targeting at an optimal end to end supply chain
  • Responsible for supplier maintenance including quotes, negotiations, integration, and training. Negotiates item pricing and special project pricing with suppliers driving supply chain productivity. Involves Director of Supply Chain, Americas as required.  Maintains site spend analysis. Evaluate supplier spends & part pricing to drive lowest total landed cost.
  • Objectively measures and communicates supplier performance to support supply chain continuous improvement efforts.  Interfaces with Suppliers, Quality, Operations, and Engineering to quickly resolve quality and/or delivery issues.
  • Provides effective support to new product development teams, bid responses, and subcontracting opportunities as they develop.
  • Ensures quick resolution of shipping discrepancies, vendor returns, receiving errors, and invoice errors, and authorizes all inventory adjustments. Coordinates adjustments to ship dates or quantities on open purchase orders as necessary.
  • Consistent with DOVER Business System, participates, facilitates, and leads Kaizen events that will eliminate waste, improve pull and one-piece flow, and deliver breakthrough results in Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost throughout the Supply Chain.
  • Engenders a spirit of cooperation throughout the supply chain to insure responsiveness to internal and external customers. Ensures commitment to Bearings & Compression safety policy. Must wear required PPE at all times in designated work areas.



  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills; ability to make timely, effective, fact-based decisions; impeccable judgment and character
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%, if required.


Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA in business or technical discipline. An MBA/Master’s degree is desired. Extensive experience in different aspects of supply chain management can be substituted in lieu of 4-year degree.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a Supply Chain-related role in a manufacturing environment with at least 2 years in a management role.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with ERP/systems and logic. Syteline experience preferred. Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel.  MS Access experience desired.
  • Direct experience implementing lean concepts (Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Kaizen participation, 5S) highly desired.  
  • Extensive experience in Rough Cut Capacity Planning, Capacity Management and execution to Master Production Schedule. Direct experience procuring products and components and maintaining supplier relationships.
  • Prior experience implementing a pull system/Kanban approach to component flow.
  • Experienced using supplier performance management best-practices to drive supplier continues improvement.
  • Certification in APICS and ISM is highly desired.
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification (black belt or green belt) is desired. Best Value Country Sourcing experience desired.



*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

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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