Strategic Sourcing Specialist

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Date: Dec 7, 2023

Location: Mt. Juliet, TN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Company Overview:
DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors. 
Built on a legacy of over 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world.  The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports. 
DESTACO is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 14 locations.



Position Overview:
The Strategic Sourcing Specialists plays a key role in implementing the Global Strategic Sourcing Strategy for the Commodities under his/her responsibility.  Along with that Strategy, responsibilities include:  
•    Sending out “Requests for Quotes”
•    Analyzing Data
•    Negotiating Price
•    Payment Terms
•    Freight Terms
•    Stocking Programs
•    Formal Contracts all in accordance with Companies’ Goals and Objectives


The Strategic Sourcing Specialist reports to the Director, Global Strategic Sourcing, and will be located in the Mt. Juliet facility.  You will work directly with the cross functional departments at your location including, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Materials, Finance, and Safety. 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Establish Strategic Plan for Key Commodities
  • Manage all RFQ’s with Suppliers to Timely Completion
  • Negotiate Contracts, Price, Freight, Payment Terms, and Stocking Programs
  • Visit Top 10 Suppliers Annually as well as New Suppliers for Qualification and Approval
  • Monitor Supplier Performance Monthly and Address Root Causes for Corrective Action


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 Years’ Experience in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
  • Minimum of 5 Years’ Experience in a Manufacturing Environment
  • Experience in Negotiating with Suppliers to establish a “win/win environment."
  • Experience in a “Low Volume/High Mix” Environment.
  • Experience in International Sourcing


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong business acumen and experience in problem solving, root cause, and corrective action.
  • Effective communication follow up skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills – Excel and Word
  • Ability to Multi Task and Manage Multiple Projects at the same time.
  • Experience in an Oracle ERP Environment.


Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Science, or Engineering.
  • Master’s degree desirable
  • C.P.M. or APICS certification desirable

Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, with most travel expected in the early phases of projects.
  • Required travel of up to 30% of the time both domestically and internationally.


Dover Corporation:
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: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale, operational agility, world-class engineering capability and customer intimacy to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV."


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: Nashville

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