Procurement Specialist

Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was founded on the belief that people should have greater freedom to fix motor vehicles. For over 100 years, we have been driving new solutions, releasing tens of thousands of aftermarket replacement products engineered to save time and money, and increase convenience and reliability. Founded and headquartered in the United States, we are a pioneering global organization offering an always-evolving catalog of automotive, heavy-duty and specialty vehicle products.  Today, we have more than 3,500 employees across 28 different locations, with a family of brands that also includes SuperATV and Dayton Parts. Publicly traded under the stock ticker DORM, we had revenues surpassing $1.7 billion in 2022 and over $3.5 billion in enterprise value.

Everyone who works at Dorman is called a Contributor. We need everyone, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business. We encourage all our Contributors to bring their authentic selves to work. The freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career is fundamental to working at Dorman.

As a Procurement Specialist for Dorman Products you will provide procurement support to the Cross Functional Teams and Procurement Department to ensure optimal sourcing decisions and strategies are implemented with oversight.


Primary Duties (5-7 Key responsibilities):

  • Develop and manage strategic initiatives that monitor and improve Supplier performance by executing corrective action and continuous improvement plans.
  • Support execution of a Supplier Relationship Management program to manage all interactions with suppliers and ensures alignment with company and product strategies.      
  • Facilitate clear Maintain and update reports of progress and provide an analysis of projects as required by the Procurement and/or Cross Functional Team.
  • Maintain system data through team and functional processes.
  • Deliver on cost reduction commitments and execute strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Evaluate and recommend suppliers to support both new product development and cost savings initiatives.
  • Identify and negotiate with suppliers to provide the best pricing, serviceability and quality leveraging tools such as commodity trends and market conditions.
  • Develop and manage suppliers to monitor and achieve Corporate Goals which include Fill Rate, Inventory reductions, Cost savings & Sales.
  • Ensure successful execution of sourcing strategies and tactics.
  • and timely written or verbal communication, advising management of critical issues and provide some suggested solutions for assigned categories and/or projects.
  • Participate as a cross functional team member, actively working toward successful implementation and completion of team goals and objectives.


  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite – advanced Excel skills preferred.
  • Proficiency within ERP/MRP environments.
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, resourceful, and work well within a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate, communicate and action to resolve issues both internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage and analyze large volumes of data.
  • Ability to integrate with the cultural environment of the global supply base and Dorman international Offices.
  • Ability to network within a cross functional environment.
  • Must adhere to and maintain ethical business standards and make unbiased business decisions.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes
  • SAP
  • Business Objects
  • Automotive/Electronics background
  • Physical Requirement: Capability to lift 20 pounds. 


Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach, swivel, carry items from one building to another, and speak and actively listen. Noise level is usually moderate.

Education And/or experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with concentration in one or more of the following disciplines: Management, Supply Chain, Operations, Business.
  • 2+ years’ experience as a business professional or military office.

Required Core Values & Job Competencies

Dorman Core Values

  • Ideation & Innovation
  • Deliver Customer Value
  • Empower Our Contributors
  • Accountability for Results
  • Strive for Excellence

Dorman Job Competencies

  • Business Acumen 
  • Collaboration 
  • Customer Focus 
  • Financial Acumen 
  • Planning & Organizing 



Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Relationship Manager, Operations, Customer Service, Automotive