Flowserve Corporation Sourcing Specialist in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Description:

We are currently looking for a Sourcing Specialist for our Kalamazoo, MI facility. This person would be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with operations, Engineering and other supply chain roles to develop sourcing strategies that meet our long-term business objectives.

  • Manage all performance aspects of AMSS carbon and carbide supply base.

  • Conduct regular market tests of components to ensure best total cost of acquisition (TCoA).

  • Develop and implement supplier stocking programs both at suppliers and consigned at AMSS operations.

  • Collaborate in cross-functional teams to develop low cost supply base options and optimize our carbon and carbide supply base.

  • Travel 20% (higher in first year) to AMSS operations and both domestic and foreign supply base.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Business or Engineering (preferably ISM)

  • Minimum 6 years of experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Proven track record of delivering results and building relationships

  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in MS Excel

  • Good time-management and organizational skills

  • Able to collaborate with multiple functions and levels of Flowserve and supplier management

  • Good listening skills and ability to develop work plans both independently and within a cross-functional team


  • Previous international experience is preferred

  • Technical training in Engineering/certifications

  • CPIM/APIC certification

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Sourcing Specialist

Primary Posting Location:

Kalamazoo, Michigan US

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Employment Type:

Full time

Relocation Eligible:



United States

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