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Senior Team Lead, Purchasing


DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 90 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  




Location: USA - Mesa, W. Southern Ave 

Division: Solutions 
Job Posting Title: Senior Team Lead, Purchasing 
Time Type: Full Time




The Senior Team Lead, Purchasing is responsible for supporting all procurement requirements and being able to work as a team member as well as foster a cooperative work environment. The Purchasing lead will be responsible for effectively managing performance and supervision of expeditors and/or buyers. The Purchasing Lead will ensure all procurement requirements are met.  The Purchasing lead will be an escalation point as well as liaison between the planning teams and all internal and external stakeholders. The Purchasing Lead will act as a catalyst for process improvements and will work with internal IMS groups to monitor and deliver on goals, objectives and KPIs.



  • Supervision of Expeditors and/or Buyers including back-up duties, vacation and time-off coverage
  • Works in collaboration with HR & Management Team to recruit, interview and select employees to fill open positions
  • Responsibility for leading team to achieve purchasing objectives and performance metrics
  • Ensures compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, Code of Conduct and Ethical practices
  • Assignment of work, capacity management and performance management
  • Drives continuous improvement to documented processes and procedures
  • Runs reports and analyzes data to identify potential problems
  • Issues purchase orders with accurate information (quantities, costs, delivery instructions), following purchasing processes, and electronic file maintenance
  • Works weekly Customer Open Order Reports for Non BOM PO's
  • Reviews and resolves any discrepancies with invoices or material receipts
  • Requests quotes from suppliers for new parts and price updates
  • Updates any price changes in Priority and on the Price Change List
  • Serves as customer interface for Non BOM purchasing requirements
  • Builds effective and strong working relationships with internal stakeholders, customer & the supplier community
  • Manages delivery dates and expedites to ensure adherence to inventory guidelines and prevent material shortages
  • Helps to identify and develop material savings projects to generate cost savings
  • Communicates promptly any material problems and lead in finding solutions to supply problems
  • Coordinates Supplier set-up and updates as required
  • Works in a team environment, requiring regular interaction at all levels, both internally & externally
  • Negotiates with suppliers to obtain better pricing, delivery and/or terms
  • Manages special projects and performs other related duties as assigned



  • Performs other related duties as assigned



  • Leading a team of 4 plus expeditors and/or buyers




Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a purchasing or procurement capacity
  • A minimum of 6 months experience in a lead or supervisory role or with lead responsibilities




Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college in Supply Chain or related discipline
  • 2 Years plus experience in Prior Purchasing or Procurement Lead Role managing direct reports
  • CPSM or CPM designation




  • Experience with Purchase Order issuance and execution, as well as, contract management
  • A solid commitment for driving improvement, results oriented, ensuring department protocol is followed
  • Be able to work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment while also being an individual contributor
  • Knowledge of Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Order Fulfillment processes and inventory management methodologies
  • Effective oral & written communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills with focus on critical thinking and business process management
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and able to perform with little supervision
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with internal organization and customer/supplier/vendors organization at multiple levels
  • Ability to manage and help drive change to focus on continuous service improvement
  • Proven ability to resolve problems & build consensus, given competing priorities and multiple perspectives
  • Ability to manage cost/profit
  • Project Management
  • Exceptional organizational & prioritization skills


Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Excel & Power Point
  • ERP system experience (Priority ERP System Preferred)


Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal) and Local Region language


Mathematical Skills

  • Advanced mathematical problem solving



Not Applicable



Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. The employee also regularly lifts and/or moves objects up to 10 pounds. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. 



While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 75,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.






Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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