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Senior Procurement Specialist

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman Products is seeking a Sr. Procurement Specialist to provide procurement support to the Procurement department, Strategic Sourcing department, Strategic Business Units, and cross-functional teams to execute new product development and strategic sourcing initiatives. We are a $1B global supplier of aftermarket automotive parts and despite the ongoing pandemic, we continue to grow. Apply today and find out what makes us so special! 

Primary Duties
•    Support and manage complete product and component solutions for new product development and strategic sourcing initiatives, including: initial quotes, negotiations, supplier selection, product/component approvals, implementing design changes, and issuing initial purchase orders. 
•    Facilitate activities and communication as the liaison between suppliers and cross-functional project teams including Product Management, Engineering, Quality, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Chain.
•    Provide data analyses and input as required by Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, or cross-functional teams to ensure the best business results - challenging decisions where appropriate.  
•    Manage supplier performance to deliver project goals and execute recovery plans when necessary.
•    Identify opportunities and carry out continuous improvements to procurement processes. Participate as a cross functional team member, actively working toward successful implementation and completion of team goals and objectives 
•    Required to maintain system data through Team and functional processes.

•    Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, resourceful, and work well in a cross-functional team environment.
•    Must be able to develop relationships and initiate, communicate, and take actions to resolve issues both internally and externally.
•    Must successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously to transition products from development into production.
•    Ability to manage and analyze large volumes of data.
•    Knowledge of supplier and component qualification processes.
•    Proficiency within ERP/MRP environments and the Microsoft Office Suite –Advanced Excel skills preferred.  
•    Ability to navigate cross-cultural environment of the global supply base and Dorman international offices.  
•    CPIM, CSCP, Lean Manufacturing, or Six-Sigma Green Belt certifications highly desirable.
•    Must adhere to and maintain ethical business standards and make unbiased business decisions. 

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.
•    3-5 years’ experience as a business professional with related experience.




Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Candidates must pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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