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Materials Manager

Bearings & Compression 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.

Responsible for leading site's supply chain team in driving continuous improvement and best-in-class execution that (a) focuses on embracing and enhancing safety culture (b) maximizes customer satisfaction through world class on time delivery and lead times, (c) optimizes inventory & working capital, (d) delivers the lowest total landed cost to Cook Compression and (e) optimizes utilization of all available resources i.e. men, material and machinery.


  • Manages capacity & material planning, procurement, shipping, receiving, and warehousing functions to provide uninterrupted supply chain expertise and execution to all Cook Compression service centers and manufacturing facilities associated with the site/region.
  • Sets, drives improvement and reports on site's supply chain KPI's including On-time delivery & LT to the customer, Capacity metrics, Supplier metrics, Stock-rates, Inventory Accuracy and Inventory Turns performance.
  • Leads and directs employee functions such as selection, hiring, and development of employees, including making salary decisions, conducting performance reviews and creating development plans. Manages training of personnel, including sponsor certifications and hands-on training. Serves as a mentor. 
  • Manages the overall Rough Cut Capacity Planning & Capacity Management process. Ensures successful execution to Master Production Schedule. Work with Operations to align men, material and machinery to customer demand while optimizing assets utilization.
  • Sets and maintains ERP settings in Syteline, Safety Stock sizing parameters and ordering policies in line with Americas guidelines and to ensure capacity & material flow is optimized to improve customer metrics while optimizing inventory levels and demand fluctuations throughout the supply chain. Monitors Buyer/Planners for proper execution of capacity planning and material replenishment processes to ensure policies are adhered to.
  • Actively participates in Forecasts, Inventory & Operations Review and Site related supply chain processes by providing objective, fact-based analysis on capacity & material supply constraints and overall inventory performance.
  • Drives increased inventory turns, reduced cycle times, and improved Customer OTD by developing, implementing and managing pull-based capacity planning & material replenishment processes, including, but not limited to customer demand integration, Kanban cards, Vendor managed inventory and supplier consignments.
  • Provides suppliers with demand forecasts and proactively monitors supplier's short-term capacity (0-12 mths). Works with internal and external suppliers & stakeholders to address temporary constraints and escalates potential long-term supplier capacity issues to Director of Supply Chain for Americas. Champions and drives Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment with key suppliers targeting at an optimal end to end supply chain.  
  • Responsible for supplier maintenance including quotes, negotiations, integration, and training. Negotiates item pricing and special project pricing with suppliers driving supply chain productivity. Involves Director of Supply Chain, Americas as required. Maintains site spend analysis. Evaluate supplier spends & part pricing to drive lowest total landed cost.
  • Objectively measures and communicates supplier performance to support supply chain continuous improvement efforts. Interfaces with Suppliers, Quality, Operations, and Engineering to quickly resolve quality and/or delivery issues.
  • Provides effective support to new product development teams, bid responses, and subcontracting opportunities as they develop.
  • Ensures quick resolution of shipping discrepancies, vendor returns, receiving errors, and invoice errors, and authorizes all inventory adjustments. Coordinates adjustments to ship dates or quantities on open purchase orders as necessary.
  • Consistent with DOVER Business System, participates, facilitates, and leads Kaizen events that will eliminate waste, improve pull and one-piece flow, and deliver breakthrough results in Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost throughout the Supply Chain.
  • Engenders a spirit of cooperation throughout the supply chain to insure responsiveness to internal and external customers. Ensures commitment to Cook Compression safety policy. Must wear required PPE at all times in designated work areas.


  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills; ability to make timely, effective, fact-based decisions; impeccable judgment and character
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%, if required.

Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA in business or technical discipline. An MBA/Master's degree is desired. Extensive experience in different aspects of supply chain management can be substituted in lieu of 4-year degree.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a Supply Chain-related role in a manufacturing environment with at least 2 years in a management role.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with ERP/systems and logic. Syteline experience preferred. Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel. MS Access experience desired.
  • Direct experience implementing lean concepts (Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Kaizen participation, 5S) highly desired.  
  • Extensive experience in Rough Cut Capacity Planning, Capacity Management and execution to Master Production Schedule. Direct experience procuring products and components and maintaining supplier relationships.
  • Prior experience implementing a pull system/Kanban approach to component flow. 
  • Experienced using supplier performance management best-practices to drive supplier continues improvement. 
  • Certification in APICS and ISM is highly desired.
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification (black belt or green belt) is desired. Best Value Country Sourcing experience desired.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit Informed and disciplined risk taking; Is passionate - doing something you love; Is optimistic and has a can-do attitude; Challenges the process and considers all possibilities; Seeks, recognizes and acts on ideas while managing collaboratively and facilitating a team approach
  • Winning Through Customers- Passion for your customer's success; Creates customer intimacy through long term partnerships based on trust; Knows the customer markets well enough to figure out what they need before they know they need it; Creates the value proposition for the customer; Provides exceptional products and services
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness and Trust Instills mutual trust and respect; Is fair and ethical towards others in all interactions; Demonstrates consistent behaviors; No politics; Listens openly and takes appropriate action; Acts in the best interest of the company without a personal agenda; Admits mistakes; Communicates up with transparency and no surprises
  • Expectations for Results Is results driven; Sets goals and objectives for self and organization; Has a sense of urgency; Knows the measures of success and consistently exceeds them and holds others to the highest standards; Personally recognizes and rewards exceptional performance
  • Respects and Values People Builds, develops and shares talent; Motivates and inspires; Builds and manages relationships; Has empathy, listens and cares about employees; Rewards and recognizes contributions and best talent; Leads or participates in fun company events and celebrations

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.


Dover Corporation
Full time
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47129, US