Global Supply Chain Sourcing Specialist

Date: Feb 5, 2021

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Belvac is the world leader in the design and production of continuous motion rotary machinery. We provide beverage canmakers with high-speed trimming, necking, base reprofiling and reforming, shaping, bottom rim coating, flanging and inspection technology. Over the years, we have been responsible for numerous advances in canmaking technology. This technology has enabled our customers to steadily increase line speeds and improve quality and productivity, while significantly reducing materials costs.  Belvac was founded in 1962 in Lynchburg Virginia. Philosophies of quality, pride, craftsmanship, and work ethic set extremely high standards and quickly drove Belvac to become the world leader in its industry revolutionizing many manufacturing processes.   For over forty years Belvac has turned innovative ideas into world class machinery.  Serving both the Can Making and Plastics industry.sts.

General Function:


This role supports the strategic sourcing projects as well as the tactical purchasing efforts at Belvac.  It encompasses the daily review of MRP requirements and purchase order placement to ensure product is available to meet production / shipping schedules. Provides information and support to Manufacturing, Production Control/Planning, Sales and Engineering as required by the needs of the business.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Conducts MRP analysis aimed at volume consolidation and master data corrections.
  • Assists with data mining efforts for the definition and set-up of economic order quantities.
  • Understands and uses Inventory, Manufacturing, Engineering and Financial systems.
  • Purchase order creation and distribution.
  • Expedites orders to meet changing needs in delivery requirements.
  • On-time delivery of purchase orders placed for assigned commodities.
  • Reviews incoming international order and import documentation for accuracy and obtains corrections if necessary.
  • Responsible for the execution on the disposition (return/disposal) of Non-Conforming (NCRs) materials under buyer code.
  • Directly accountable for timely distribution and research necessary, with follow through for all Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) received and “Add/Delete” reactions.  Expected to provide cost and inventory impact of Add/Deletes, as well as recommendations for disposal, and back-up for proper scrap disbursements.
  • Assists in the identification, selection, qualification and onboarding of new suppliers.
  • Supports new opportunities to re-source items or components aiming to reduce costs (direct / in-direct) while maintaining a sustainable supply chain.
  • Defines programs, monitor performance, and report results of activities to Management.
  • Aids in achieving cost savings targets while meeting inventory turn requirements. 
  • Acts as business liaison between Suppliers and Belvac.
  • Assures Supplier visits and all associated contacts within the company, as related to the Purchasing function, are within the scope of professional business, and within the Belvac Ethics Policy, as defined.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business or technical field; and a minimum of 3 years of purchasing and/or sourcing experience in a Manufacturing environment – OR –
  • Associate degree in a business or technical field; and a minimum of 5 years of purchasing and/or sourcing experience in a Manufacturing environment – OR –
  • Relevant direct manufacturing work experience (10+ years) within a machine shop / metal fabrication operation will be considered in lieu of educational requirements above 
  • APICS or SCM Certification is a plus



  • Technical ability to read drawings, understanding machining or fabrication processes and/or castings experience required
  • Prior metals commodity experience or international purchasing/sourcing experience will be considered a plus preferred
  • ERP system experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel 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.

Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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