Purchasing Manager

Dover Corporation Fort Payne , AL 35967

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Purchasing Manager

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Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: Fort Payne, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can and 3rdEye One Vision to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support. For more information, visit www.doveresg.com.

ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover's commitment to operational and technical excellence makes it the world leader in the Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment markets. Dover is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under DOV. Learn more at www.dovercorporation.com.

Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group - Heil Environmental

Location: Fort Payne, AL

Reports to: Vice President of Global Supply Chain

Department: Supplier Development


This position will direct and oversee all purchasing functions and work closely with all internal departments to ensure we are meeting and exceeding our customer's expectations. The primary responsibilities of this position include leading and managing the purchasing team to analyze, forecast, plan, and execute inbound material delivery to achieve safety, quality, delivery, cost, and working capital objectives. This position will work closely with commodity management, production control, operations, and engineering.

This is a highly visible position with responsibility to provide results driven leadership to the Heil facility. Planning and purchasing expeditors will report to this role.


  • Operate with a high sense of urgency.

  • Partner with sales, production control, operations, commodity management and other internal departments to ensure on-time delivery to meet customer expectations.

  • Lead and develop purchasing team through performance management and provide continual professional, candid feedback to team members while continuously improving processes and procedures.

  • Establish and track meaningful departmental reports / measurements on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis that provide world-class purchasing performance and communicate out to the organization.

  • Report out status daily on any purchasing related issue impacting production and drive corrective action and resolution of purchasing issues

  • Actively work with commodity management to ensure contracts support plant level requirements.

  • Establish and execute purchase order strategy to ensure system accuracy, record management, optimum inventory levels, and zero production line impact using Kanban, sales histories, and ERP which align with commodity management strategy.

  • Ensure all associated purchase data is updated and maintained timely in all systems.

  • Create, release, review, and approve purchase orders within set guidelines and parameters to ensure orders are delivered according to requirements to support customer expectations.

  • Investigate invoice, order, or receipt discrepancies and monitor delivery dates to ensure on-time delivery. Report issues to management quickly.

  • Place purchase orders for new materials as directed by management. Track order status and communicate to appropriate stakeholders. Expedite shipment of orders when required.

  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure timely and effective implementation of changes to minimize excess and obsolete exposure.

  • Issues corrective actions for BOM errors are communicated to appropriate personnel and implemented.

  • Manage all departmental functions such that goals and objectives are consistently achieved.

  • Adhere to company policies, procedures, and ethics codes and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the department.

  • Escalate issues to the appropriate internal department.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably with emphasis in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Industrial Technology, or Materials Management / Purchasing.

  • MBA preferred.

  • 10+ years of related experience in buying, production and materials planning, inventory control and related areas in a manufacturing environment required.

  • Strong lean background preferred.

  • Working knowledge of MRP and best practices for purchasing.

  • Thorough knowledge of JDE or other similar ERP systems experience preferred.

  • CPM and/or APICS certification preferred.

  • Microsoft Office experience required including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills to include good communication, time management, and problem solving.

  • Ability to objectively coach employees through complex and difficult issues.


Attract, Develop and Retain Talent

Change Leadership

Results Driven


Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others. Ensure that all business activities with both internal and external customers to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication: Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Listens to understand input, feedback and concerns. Provides complete information in an open, honest and straightforward manner. Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships: Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Supports cooperation. Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad. Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate. Embraces a positive outlook. Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements. Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems. Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives. Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value. Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability: Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner.

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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Alabama : Fort Payne

Sub Division : Heil

Job Requisition ID : 29531

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