Procurement Specialist

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Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Kent, OH, US, 44240

Company: Dover Corporation

MAAG Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Maag Industries, Reduction Engineering Scheer, Ettlinger, AMN, and Witte – seven successful and well-experienced companies have joined forces to become the global partner for the polymer industry. As a manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing, and filtration systems, and pulverizers we offer top-grade equipment for your demanding requirements – not only for polymer applications but also for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

The foundation of our success is found in Maag’s core values:

•             Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit

•             Winning Through Customers

•             High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust

•             Expectation for Results

•             Respect and Value People

Maag is seeking a Procurement Specialist to join our team and help manage our organization’s procurement needs.  Supply chain management is critical in fueling our growth while maintaining and protecting the quality and stability of our manufacturing and production materials as well as our finished products.  Through strategic sourcing, effective contract management, and supportive vendor relationships, this role will ensure business continuity in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.  The ideal candidate is skilled in negotiation and cost management. 

Position description - Tasks, responsibilities, competencies

  • Develop and execute category strategies for assigned categories, aligning with business objectives
  • Process purchase requisitions from our internal ERP system, Spare Part associates, and items that support maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO).
  • Regularly maintain relevant data within the ERP and document management systems.
  • Maintain and update purchase order status on a regular basis and communicate that status with the relevant associates.
  • Negotiate agreements and supply contracts to secure lowest cost and shortest delivery.
  • Coordinate with shipping agencies and suppliers to ensure timely deliveries and oversee the integrity and quality of delivered goods.
  • Perform periodic site visits and supplier risk assessments to ensure new potential suppliers are viable and existing suppliers remain viable partners.
  • Regularly prepare reports on Key Performance Indicators and other relevant analysis.
  • Collaborate with internal departments on relevant projects such as cost savings and inventory optimization.
  • Comply with company policies, procedures, and regulatory standards.
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned by manager.


The incumbent considers all interests of quality, accident prevention and occupational safety as well as environmental safety in a preventive manner within his scope of responsibility and supports the avoidance of damages to people, facilities, assets, material and environment actively.


The incumbent is obliged to perform tasks requested by management that relate to his position scope or arise from company needs. This job description reflects current status, right to make changes reserved.

Work environment

Work in this position is in an office/cubicle type of environment. There are times when the associate will be required to make visits to the shop floor. When these times arise PPE will be required.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This position does not require a significant amount of physical activity.  The employee will not have any lifting requirements.
  • Occasional prolonged sitting can be expected.



  • A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field.
  • (Candidates with a high school diploma and 7+ years of relevant experience will also be considered)   


  •  Additional education or relevant professional certifications such as CPIM or CSCP is a plus

Professional experience


  • Minimum 3-year experience in a purchasing role or similar position with sound knowledge of supply chain procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and with business application software, purchasing and resource planning systems.


  • 3-to-5-year purchasing experience with strong knowledge of purchasing processes and procedures
  • Work experience in an OEM or other manufacturing environment
  • Experience managing spend categories (i.e. Fabrications, Machining, Metals, Electronics, MRO)
  • SAP Experience is a plus

Interpersonal skills and behavioral competencies


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks.  Ability to multitask.
  • Independent self-starter with strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win
  • Customer-focused


Monday - Friday.  Possible weekends or holidays as needed

Travel frequency

3-5% - Several one-to-two day trips per year

Available benefits include  401K, paid annual holidays, medical coverage, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and more!


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

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: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Document Management, Strategic Sourcing, Operations, Technology

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