Commodity Manager – Electronics

Dover Corporation

Grentheville – France
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11 February 2024

At Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), we are taking fueling and convenience retail to the next level. We are passionate about cultivating excellence in everything we do, but what really fuels us is our people. They’re the heart of our company. As an employee, our promise to you is that you’ll work on new and innovative products and solutions, be mentored by managers and teammates who are collaborative, caring, and act with integrity, and have the opportunity to grow in ways that are meaningful to you. Unique and interesting projects – both locally and globally – will challenge you and allow you to pursue different and rewarding career paths.

We are #EnergizedByGrowth.

DFS is part of a legacy of leadership that spans back generations, made up of some of the most trusted, leading-edge brands in the industry. As part of Dover Corporation and with our talented, innovative, outstanding people, we are doing great things and redefining what is possible in fueling and convenience retail. Providing advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including clean energy solutions, systems and payment, automatic tank gauging and wet stock-management solutions, DFS comprises the product brands of Wayne Fueling Systems, OPW Fuel Management Systems, ClearView, Tokheim, ProGauge, Fairbanks, LIQAL and AvaLAN. Headquartered in Austin, TX, DFS has a significant technology development and manufacturing presence around the world, including facilities in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. 


Position Summary:

The Commodity Manager is responsible for managing supplier relationships from a diverse and global supply base, delivering cost reduction and supply strategy to ensure delivery of a World Class Supply Chain for the assigned commodity(s). This role is focused on the EMEA region as a whole and the Dundee business in particular, but requires coordination with global stakeholders as the supply base is shared across global sites. This position requires the holder to accept supervisory responsibility for a small team.

The Commodity Manager will take complete ownership of every aspect of the supplier’s performance in the assigned portfolio in terms of safety, quality, delivery and cost. The commodity manager serves as an escalation point for resolving major supply issues within their assigned commodity or commodities.

Tasks or issues related to suppliers outside this portfolio may be assigned on an ad-hoc basis.


Key Responsibilities:

-Exemplify Dover Zero harm rules in support of a safe working environment
-Develop and maintain supply strategy in line with Dover Code of Conduct for assigned commodities aligned to business and supply chain requirements based on analysis of available data.
-Develop cost baseline & inflation forecasts for assigned commodity(s). Keep current on commodity market, cost drivers and economic outlook to guide strategy, perform data analysis on commodity spend, supplier performance and market intelligence.
-Identification and qualification of world class supply sources at both supplier and component level
-Own and manage supplier relationships for assigned portfolio based on Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Capacity using formal SRM processes, PFEP, ensuring suitable supporting contract mechanisms are in place, understand and drive cost-out
-Able to generate significant cost reduction though coordination with internal stakeholders (engineering, planning, materials) and VA/VE
-Assigned Commodities include, but are not limited to: Electronic components (cabling, PCBA, connectors Switches, etc.) and Equipments (Displays, payment systems, etc).
-Maintain current knowledge regarding global market conditions affecting supply chain, develop and defend with data, corresponding strategies to ensure meeting Sourcing policy deployment objectives.
-Oversee suppliers to continuously improve quality, cost, delivery, and service to support supply chain operations
-Negotiating and managing value-add supply contracts within commodity portfolio.
-Report on current condition of supply base in terms of dashboard data, demonstrating corrective actions and problem-solving activity have been deployed to address issues.
-Conduct and lead business reviews with key suppliers.
-Demonstrating professional supply chain best-practices and developing documented processes, procedures and methods to embed them in the organisation
-Coaching and mentoring team members and stakeholders. Organize team workload and 

priorities as applicable.
-Act as focal point and subject matter expert in global market for assigned commodity.
-Provides commodity, technology, and supplier market know-how to the organization
-Escalation point to remediate major supply chain issues impacting business operations.
-Identifying and mitigating supply chain risk.
-Support Technology on new product development. Work with Engineering to develop / align
-electronics sourcing roadmaps to long term sourcing strategies.
-Adhoc assignment to accountability for key department/business unit projects
-International travel may be required to visit suppliers or other Dover locations

Candidate Profile:

-Detail and Process orientation.
-Ability to use data to support excellent decision making.
-Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise in a complex environment.
-Demonstrates full accountability and ownership for all aspects of assigned areas of 

-Able to coach and mentor team members.
-Persistence in problem solving approach with ability to deliver solutions that address the 

issue effectively.
-Confident and familiar with the requirements for successful negotiation.
-Leading and influencing decision making in stakeholder departments – effective 

-Able to be flexible in both approach and outlook.
-Comfortable in presenting information in a variety of formats to senior management,
-Willingness to engage with stakeholders (engineering, marketing, sales) to understand
-Dovers products and customer requirements and ensure they are reflected in our supply 

-Self-motivated and orientated towards improvement/development of responsibilities – flexible 

in accepting accountabilities.

Candidate Experience and Qualifications:

-Degree qualified or able to demonstrate suitable relevant experience.
-Minimum of five years working in a similar role, showing consistent career progression to 

current level, preferably within an engineering or high-volume manufacturing environment,
-Must have Commodity specific technical knowledge regarding PCBA manufacturing, 

electronics components, etc. and understand the electronics market (including broker market) 

and supplier base thoroughly.
-Familiarity with Oracle ERP systems an advantage.
-Proficient in use of MS packages.
-Level 5 or 6 CIPS qualification an advantage.
-Expert in the development, deployment and administration of service contracts and terms and 

-Excellent English (verbal and written)

Work Arrangement : Hybrid 

Location: Europe

The information contained within this job description overview is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing in this job description restricts management or the company’s ability to assign or reassign duties and / or responsibilities to or from this role at any time. This document is subject to change with or without notice.

Dover Fueling Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local law. Dover Fueling Solutions conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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