Buyer/Planner

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.

  1. SUMMARY:

 

Direct and coordinate the timely procurement of inventory production materials, components, supplies and services essential to the operation of the company at the required quantity and quality at the most economical costs.  Place purchase orders with approved suppliers for raw materials, equipment, machinery, tools, parts, and services necessary for the operation of the organization.  Maintain, coordinate, & communicate delivery schedules between suppliers and requesters.  Resolve quantity, quality, and invoice problems with suppliers.  Maintain accurate records to support the procurement process.

 

  1. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

  • Gather information on sources and suppliers, interview representatives, analyze bids and select and determine vendors to be placed on purchasing lists.  Conduct negotiation with vendors on prices, deliveries, quality problems, etc.  Set raw material standards and prices for estimating.  Investigate deviations from standards and recommend changes as required. 
  • Review sources, prices and delivery dates and approve purchases.  Participate in the negotiation of major contracts with vendors and suppliers.  Establish and maintain quality certification of suppliers.
  • Maintain inventory levels of purchased components consistent with budgets and corporate plan and to assist manufacturing in maintaining timely and continuous production.  Setup material release schedules to coincide with production schedules; contact suppliers and arrange adjustments to accommodate changes in production schedules.  Follow up and expedite orders as required to minimize production delays.
  • Assist others such as Planner/Schedulers, Production Supervisors, Manufacturing Engineering, Inside Sales, etc. as required in determining sources of materials or supplies, advising or assisting on purchasing matters, etc.  May communicate with R & E and Design Engineering personnel to determine availability, type and sources of new products. 
  • Establish and coordinate receiving department policies and procedures to insure accurate receipts of goods and recordkeeping. 
  • Work closely with vendors to manage relationships with suppliers, maintain awareness of new products and services, select appropriate sources, encourage and maintain partnering relationships to support the corporate vision. 
  • Recommend policies and procedures for purchasing.  Assist as required in the implementation and training for new policies and procedures. 
  • Solicits price and delivery quotations for products and services when multiple suppliers exist for like products/service.  Also solicits price and delivery quotations as requested by Sales, Engineering, etc. 
  • Place purchase orders with approved suppliers based on approved requests, approved requisitions or other automatic order systems such as Kanban, etc.  Includes data entry, printing, sending and filing of purchase order.  Work with planner/schedulers via routings for order placement with approved subcontract suppliers. Ensures necessary drawings, specifications, and special information is part of purchase order and forwarded to suppliers. 
  • Maintains accurate records, and electronic and manual filing systems for all purchase orders, attachments, quotations, requisitions, etc. in accordance with standard documentation control procedures.
  • Approves and resolves invoice discrepancies as directed by the Purchasing Manager.  Works with Accounting group as well for resolution of discrepancies.
  • Responsible for returning non-confirming goods to suppliers via NCR and Debit processes as directed by Purchasing Manager. 
  • Responsible for on-time delivery from suppliers.  Works with open order report to ensure schedules are maintained and communicates when changes occur with planner/schedulers and other interested parties. 
  • As requested, expedites or moves out scheduled deliveries of materials with suppliers.
  • Handles pricing and supplier information of a confidential nature on a routine basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

  1. PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelors or Associate’s degree and appropriate experience in the field or related area.
  1. LANGUAGE SKILLS:

 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures.  Ability to communicate to groups of people, managers, vendors, customers, co-workers and the general public. 

 

  1. WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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 : Illinois : Rock Island

Sub Division : Inpro/Seal LLC - E6269

Job Requisition ID : 34765

Posted
12/21/2020
Salary Range
$38,000.00 - 61,000.00
per Year
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Location
Rock Island, IL 61201, US