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Buyer

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Rock Island, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components provides performance-critical components and services for rotating and reciprocating machinery through five renowned brands: Bearings Plus, Cook Compression, Inpro/Seal, Waukesha Bearings and Waukesha Magnetic Bearings. Our highly engineered solutions provide reliability and efficiency in some of the most critical and demanding applications in the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets.

We are global leaders in engineered hydrodynamic bearings and brush seals; active magnetic bearing systems; bearing repairs and upgrades; bearing isolators and shaft seals; and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing components, and services. With a culture committed to safety, quality and continuous improvement, we strive for excellence in everything we do. Facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, supported by a network of technical sales representatives, enable us to take a globally interconnected approach to serving our customers.

Summary: 

 

Responsible for assuring the continuous supply of assigned components to support customer service goals, minimize the total landed cost of material and optimize company’s cash flow. 

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Evaluates and acts upon the MRP requirements and Kanban levels for assigned commodities. Generates and adjusts purchase orders and/or shop work orders to support production schedules.  Effectively communicates areas of concern to appropriate departments, individuals and/or suppliers. Inputs, maintains, and adjusts records or transactions to ensure system validity. 

  • Prepares and presents recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action to supply chain/value stream leaders. Supports purchasing management in activities such as price benchmarking, vendor management, process analysis, market and industry research, and model building.  

  • Consistently applies purchasing policies, procedures and processes. Conducts minor contract negotiations. Gathers information and provides input on larger contracts. Manages loading and retrieving of legal and compliance documents into applicable storage systems. 

  • Proactively identifies and takes appropriate corrective actions to prevent material shortages. Expedites materials as required and provides accurate material status information to other departments and site management.  

  • Effectively communicates forecasted requirements to external suppliers. 

  • Objectively measures and communicates supplier performance to support supply chain continuous improvement efforts.  Interfaces with Suppliers, Quality, Strategic Sourcing, and Engineering to quickly resolve quality, delivery or cost issues. 

  • Drives increased inventory turns, reduced cycle times, and improved Customer On-Time Deliveries by developing, implementing and managing pull-based material replenishment processes, including, but not limited to Kanban cards, vendor managed inventory and supplier consignments. 

  • Works closely with the Value Stream, Commodity Management, Manufacturing, and Engineering teams to proactively identify, prioritize and complete resourcing and supplier development projects. 

  • Supports resourcing and out-sourcing projects by proactively planning materials to ensure uninterrupted flow of product to customers as required. 

  • Provides effective support to new product introduction teams, proposal development and subcontracting opportunities as they develop. 

  • Ensures quick resolution of shipping discrepancies, receiving errors, and invoice errors, and authorizes all inventory adjustments.  Coordinates adjustments to ship dates or quantities on open purchase orders as necessary. 

  • Works to eliminate excess and obsolete parts, and rationalize similar parts. 

  • Consistent with DOVER’s Operational Excellence focus, participates in Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events that will eliminate waste and result in significant benefits (Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost) throughout the Supply Chain. 

  • Engenders a spirit of cooperation throughout the supply chain to insure responsiveness to the customer. 

 

Skills: 

 

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving/decision making skills; ability to make timely, effective, fact based decisions.  Includes a strong working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and scheduling software. 

  • Proficient in ERP systems and Microsoft office suite software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, MS project, etc.). 

  • Prior experience implementing and managing a Kanban or pull system approach to component flow. 

  • Knowledge of supplier and component qualification processes. 

  • Knowledge of supplier performance management practices, including supplier scorecards and performance metrics. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to perform and produce results in multifunctional teams in a dynamic work environment.   

  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines. 

 

Education and Experience: 

 

  • BS/BA in business or technical field and a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or an MS/MBA in related field. Extensive experience in purchasing/planning can be substituted in lieu of 4-year degree. 

  • Experience implementing lean concepts highly desirable. 

  • CPIM, CSCP, Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma Green Belt certifications is a plus. 

*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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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