Career seekers!

DSSI is looking for bright minds that share our vision. If you are just starting out or looking to advance your career, DSSI is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. We offer exciting challenges in the following fields.


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Current Openings

Location: Farmington Hills - Department: Category Management and Support

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively manage identified categories and the preferred supply base to ensure achievement of customer and DSSI objectives.
  • Regularly review and validate strategies to ensure the evolution of spend within the category, supply base and customer needs are taken into account. Devise both short and long-term development strategies for categories under management.
  • Monitor changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions, price trends, or futures markets.
  • Working with the preferred supply base and our customers, identify and package offerings which can provide additional value to our customers.
  • Develop and maintain tools which effectively communicate the offering within each category. These tools should be developed for both internal and external use.
  • Frequently validate the chosen supply base and preferred brands through sourcing projects which include customer participation.
  • Measure and monitor the success of each category and preferred suppliers through regular reviews of performance indicators, customer conversations and supplier meetings. Evaluate and manage the preferred supply base to ensure they meet DSSI expectations for pricing, process automation, responsiveness, support of the model, and order fulfillment and delivery timing.
  • Safeguard against supply disruption through building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with the preferred supply base as well as maintaining relationships with alternative sources.
  • Support DSSI and customer diversity initiatives by understanding the various types of diverse ownership, and maintaining a solid understanding of the diverse sources within assigned categories. Where applicable, include diverse sources in sourcing projects.
  • Ensure DSSI managed and sourced item content meets identified DSSI standards.
  • Perform and assume other duties and responsibilities as required at the direction of the purchasing management.
  • Responsible for conforming to procedures and guidelines as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Responsible for promoting an atmosphere of non-discrimination. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Responsible to maintain and support Company standards and requirements as specified in the Quality Management System.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Substantial knowledge of purchasing practices and standard purchasing systems and processes.
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles.
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Capable of conducting successful price and term negotiations with suppliers and developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Demonstrate strong skills in project management, including the application of DSSI project management methodology.
  • Excellent in communication and people skills.
  • Efficient problem solver capable of time management and meeting strict deadlines.
  • Ability to self-manage and identify and eliminate roadblocks to achieving objectives.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience

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Location: Farmington Hills - Department: Purchasing

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform in adherence to departmental procedures.
  • Responsible for item sourcing and maintenance activities through the creation and maintenance of item master records; this includes, but is not limited to:
    • Various Request For Quote types (RFQ) and Supplier Catalog Management requests (SCM)
    • Achieving cost savings objectives
    • Sourcing projects
  • Responsible for supplier selection and management based on customer needs and commodity strategy, while establishing beneficial supplier relationships and managing supplier performance; this includes, but is not limited to:
    • Support the use of Strategic Suppliers and identify opportunities to expand strategic content or supply base
    • Negotiate favorable terms with non-strategic suppliers
    • Identify and manage directed supplier or manufacturer relationships
    • Maintain commodity notes reflective of sourcing decisions for key commodities
    • Conduct supplier performance reviews as may be needed to improve overall customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for purchase order management to the supply base; resolving any issues that arise during the order fulfillment cycle; this includes, but is not limited to:
    • Order related inquiries (IQs)
    • Order related errors (EDI Errors)
    • Supplier invoicing concerns
  • Support DSSI's customer satisfaction objectives by ensuring all customer, supplier and related issues are addressed, consistent with DSSI response guidelines.
  • Mentor, train and support other team members as needed.
  • Perform and assume other duties and responsibilities as required at the direction of management.
  • Responsible for conforming to procedures and guidelines as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Responsible for promoting an atmosphere of non-discrimination; the company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Responsible to maintain and support Company standards and requirements as specified in the Quality Management System.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong understanding of purchasing practices and standard purchasing systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools, with strong understanding of Excel.
  • Capable of conducting price and term negotiations.
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Ability to balance the need to proactively and aggressively manage supply base, while completing daily transactional workload within customer expected timing goals in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrate strong skills in verbal and written communications.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Fluent in other languages as specific job requires.
  • Willing and able to work as part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan

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