Senior Buyer / Planner

Date: Oct 19, 2020

Location: Sylmar, CA, US

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:        Senior Buyer / Planner            

Location:       Sylmar, CA             


What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a Senior Buyer / Planner who will be responsible for for the procurement of multiple components, subassemblies, raw materials, finished goods, production equipment, and supplies from approved suppliers within the assigned commodity areas that are utilized for the production of refrigerated glass doors.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Manage relationships with key suppliers of raw materials, production equipment, and supplies to ensure a consistent supply of materials to meet operating requirements.
  • Work closely with the Production and Scheduling teams to ensure that all required items are ordered in a timely manner at the most economic quantity and lowest cost in order to meet production requirements while simultaneously minimizing inventory exposure at the factory and in the supply chain.
  • Adjust negative inventory for Metal Fab Department and outside processing vendors.
  • Arrange for vendors to drop-ship parts for Metal Fab Department.
  • Work closely with several other departments within the organization (e.g. Engineering, Quality, Production, Warehouse, Accounting, etc.) and with the suppliers to successfully attain objectives.
  • Participate in Project teams involving materials procurement (e.g. glass, door, and frame departments).


What are the basic qualifications?

  • Requires a BS degree in business, Supply Chain or related field.
  • Requires 5-7 years’ experience in procurement/planning in manufacturing environment.
  • Must have one Professional Certification such as APICS, CPM, CPIM, CPP, and CPSM


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Strong background in negotiations aimed at reduction of overall cost.
  • Experience in Pull system contracting, Supplier agreements, VMI programs and Vendor relations management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management. Demonstrated team player qualities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization including the hourly workforce, first line supervision, senior management, as well as vendors.
  • Understanding and support of company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, agreements, and procedure manuals as well as speak effectively before groups of customers and employees of the organization.
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills; solid analytical ability.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Strong computer knowledge/proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MRP)


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.

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