Global Commodity Leader

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: South Chesterfield, VA, US, 23834

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.





Job Title:        Global Commodity Leader        

Location:        Richmond, VA             



What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Global Sourcing Leader responsible for implementing cost savings initiatives and mitigating supply continuity risk. Specific responsibilities include development of strategic sourcing strategies, supplier negotiations, identification of cost savings opportunities and overall management of supplier relationships. Total spend responsibility of $175M annually.



What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Work closely with the Finance managers and functional leaders to drive deflation and usage reduction
  • Define project scope and lead project execution to deliver on AOP savings of deflation and usage
  • Develop new sources of supply to minimize risk to the supply chain or to meet new business requirements
  • Maintain sourcing metrics and scorecards for performance measurement
  • Analyze part level data to develop phase-in/phase-out transitions
  • Partner with product engineering, materials and quality to drive local projects
  • Support Dover Corporate Commodity initiatives to leverage total Dover spend with supplier contracts & services
  • Improve payment terms with a target average 90 days
  • Serve as primary strategic interface between suppliers and key businesses stakeholders
  • Oversee the development, deployment and direction of complex programs and processes in collaboration with Senior Global Sourcing Manager and supply chain leaders
  • Prepare summary reports of Sourcing activities for use in presentations to various executives and Member departments
  • Collaborate with Finance to ensure contract incentives are received according to the terms of the contract
  • Manage all aspects of the contract portfolio including disposition of all contracts prior to expiration date (renewal, extension, archive) and contract performance
  • Participate in team problem solving as part of a continuous improvement culture
  • Responsible for overall Supply Base performance in terms of cost , working capital and performance
  • Provide input to inform the top-down target setting process and drive the bottom-up Sourcing Roadmap budget
  • Engage with key stakeholders on spend, budget visibility, defined roadmaps and driving adhesion to commodity strategy,
  • Manage strategic suppliers and deal with high level decision makers
  • Accountable for the Commodity spend and Sourcing economic performance
  • Act as a focal point and partner with key stakeholders, ensuring full understanding and support of strategic category initiatives
  • Contribute to the optimization of the organization regarding processes, policy, tools and reporting


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or other relevant education track
  • 7+ years of strategic sourcing leadership experience


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Knowledge of HVAC-R industry


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Excellent negotiation skills and experience with ability to partner with senior management, executives, leadership and stakeholder management skills
  • Results driven in a structured approach and build complex contractual agreements.
  • Experience leading and facilitating a cross-functional team through influence and expertise under tight time and cost pressures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including positive and strong team communication skills and utilizes proactive communication techniques
  • High energy and self-motivated
  • Strong sense of urgency with balance of process compliance
  • Prior experience in a project environment
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix organization and external suppliers in geographically diverse locations.
  • Conveys leadership oversight and compliance awareness
  • Has strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong quality and customer centric mindset
  • Strategic and creative thinker


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays








The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on 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: Richmond

Job Segment: Engineer, Supply, HVAC, Power Systems, Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations, Energy