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Senior Procurement Specialist

Date: Jun 26, 2022

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia area in 2021 by the Philadelphia Business Journal!

Primary Duties

  • Develop strategic initiatives that monitor and improve Supplier performance by creating and executing corrective action and continuous improvement plans.   
  • Mentor and coach the other procurement specialist on the team. 
  • Aligning Product/Engineering strategies with sourcing strategies. 
  • Keeping Asia Contributors aware and involved in our sourcing strategies and leveraging them when necessary. 
  • Challenging the suppliers on costing when appropriate. 
  • Stocking program management, optimization and recommendations.   
  • ROI procurement decisions- challenging decisions where appropriate.  
  • Roll out new processes for procurement specialists. 
  • Work with planning to recommend any hedge buy/ safety stock updates/ mrp controller changes based on supplier knowledge. 
  • Identify and develop sourcing plans for key commodities and/or products using strategic thinking and cross functional collaboration. 
  • Identify and deliver cost reduction commitments through the identification and development and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives. 
  • Evaluate and select suppliers to support both new product development and cost savings initiatives based on total cost and performance analysis. 
  • 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. 
  • Develop solutions to complex problems that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation utilizing business and/or data management tools.  
  • Support development and deployment of a Supplier Relationship Management program to manage all interactions with suppliers and ensures alignment with company and product strategies.        
  • Facilitate clear and timely written or verbal communication, escalating critical where required and providing solutions to management.
  • Maintain and update reports of progress and provide an analysis of projects as required by the Procurement and/or Cross Functional Team. 




  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized, resourceful, and work well within a team environment. 
  • Ability to initiate, communicate and take action to resolve issues both internally and externally. 
  • Ability to manage and analyze large volumes of data.  
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite –Advanced Excel skills preferred.  
  • Proficiency within ERP/MRP environments. 
  • 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, and Automotive/Electronics background preferred.  


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


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

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Buyer, Operations, Automotive