European Sourcing Specialist

Date: Dec 8, 2022

Location: Plzen, CZ

Company: Dover Corporation

Company Overview:

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.

Position Overview:    

The Sourcing Engineer is responsible for supporting the overall strategic sourcing initiatives for new products, capacity expansion, and existing production Operations to ensure quality, cost, and delivery are met.   The individual will analyze technical drawings, participate in make versus buy decisions, and develop RFQ’s to appropriate suppliers based on requirements and supplier’s manufacturing capabilities. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) will be utilized to ensure capabilities and technical requirements are met. Manage and execute tactical buying on selected commodities as assigned. A relocation package will be considered for the right candidate 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in development of  sourcing  strategies for assigned categories
  • Identification, selection, qualification, and onboarding of new suppliers
  • Monitor external factors that influence materials/services pricing and availability
  • Analyze Category Spend and identify opportunities
  • Deliver savings, process improvements and improved commercial terms
  • Ability to quickly analyze, validate, and manage large amounts of data, for problem solving, project and decision support, and trend analysis
  • Create RFQ packages and distribute to Suppliers
  • Purchase order creation, distribution, and management of assigned components
  • Understand and use Inventory, Manufacturing, Engineering and Financial systems, within ERP
  • Support an environment that fosters teamwork, flexibility and change
  • Act as business liaison between Suppliers and Belvac
  • Assure 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


Skills and Abilities:

  • Initiative: Identify what needs to be done & complete before being asked
  • Problem Solving: Identify problems and use good judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations
  • Critical Thinking Skills: Analyze, draw conclusions & makes recommendations based on data
  • Attention to Detail: Complete tasks with a concern for all the details involved; monitor and check work to meet high standards. Is thorough and conscientious


Service Excellence or Responsiveness: 

  • Meet and exceed expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Consistently show a passion for getting things done and meeting commitments


Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor's degree in a business or technical field
  • Previous, proven purchasing and/or sourcing experience in a Manufacturing environment 
  • Relevant direct manufacturing work experience within a machine shop / metal fabrication operation will be considered in lieu of educational requirements  
  • Technical ability to read drawings is required
  • Understanding machining or fabrication processes and/or castings experience 
  • Prior metals commodity experience or international purchasing/sourcing experience is a plus 
  • A relocation package will be considered for the right candidate 

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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