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Senior Procurement Specialist

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was founded on the belief that people should have the freedom to fix their vehicles. For over a century, we've provided countless products and services to help people do just that.   As a $1.3B*+ global supplier of aftermarket automotive parts, with 3,300+ Contributors, and 28 Sites across the globe, we remain focused on driving new solutions, to help our partners grow their businesses, and help repair professionals and vehicle owners maintain their vehicles (*approx. earnings as of 12/31/21).  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.

 

Job Summary:

This position will 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.

 

Primary Duties (5-7 Key responsibilities)

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 2-5 years’ experience as a business professional with related experience.

 

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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.

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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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