Flowserve Corporation Buyer - Manufacturing in Raleigh, North Carolina
If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you’re searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at Flowserve. As an individual contributor, or as a leader of people, your enterprise mindset will ensure Flowserve’s position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions. Here, your opportunity for professional development and industry leading rewards will be supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people first, integrity and safety. Thinking beyond opportunity and reward, at Flowserve, we are inspired by working together to create extraordinary flow control solutions to make the world better for everyone!
As a buyer you will be responsible for managing multiple assigned commodities found in valve manufacturing that may include machined parts, castings, forgings, bar, fasteners, soft goods, industrial distribution, OEM, indirect, or subcontract items. As a predominantly made to order shop, this role is highly transactional, and the successful applicant will be responsible for the management of hundreds of individual purchase orders at any given time. Additionally, you will manage and support other Flowserve Supply Chain activities and initiatives as necessary. If you are looking for a highly engaging and dynamic environment, apply today!
Responsibilities & Requirements: Requirements
Procurement of material to specifications defined by engineering and quality assurance, while driving for lowest pricing, highest quality, and quickest delivery when selecting and managing suppliers.
Tracking, analyzing,developing and implementing plans to build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
Develop deep relationships within supply base and leverage to drive ongoing improvements in total cost of ownership and responsiveness.
Detailed daily management of basic procurement activities allowing for quick identification and resolution of issues and timely actioning of key activities (Quoting, PO placement, Reject resolution, Certification Issue resolution, AP issue resolution, actioning of MRP exception messages etc)
Coordination of procurement activities and requirements with internal stakeholders and Flowserve’s Global Supply Chain for qualification and sourcing of parts through Low Cost Region Suppliers.
Typical activities include financial evaluation, price negotiation, manufacturing process reconciliation and documentation, packaging approval, and master data maintenance.
Develop, lead, and implement Continuous Improvement Initiatives to streamline and improve Flowserve’s supply chain processes
Regularly evaluate and proactively execute corrective and preventative actions to ensure Flowserve is receiving the right products and the right time at the best price while minimizing rework.
Assignments are broad and complex in nature, will require ingenuity, creativity, demonstrated urgency, attention to detail and determination to successfully complete. Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, or related field.
Strong Negotiation skills
Strong MRP knowledge and experience
5-8 years of direct buying experience in a complex environment with a significant amount of spend
Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field, with a strong preference towards engineering
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and its utilization as a part of analytical decision making
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to track open issues and drive timely closure on a variety of projects with a variety of stakeholders
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines requiring competing resources
Demonstrated critical thinking skills and ability to develop and cross-functionally implement “outside-the-box” solutions to complex problems.
Proactive in problem prevention and resolution; anticipates potential problems or short comings in business systems and processes - problem solver by nature
Ability to multi-task and work independently, but also participate in group discussions and offer constructive advice within a team environment
Ability to adapt to rapidly changing business circumstances and thrive in a constantly evolving business environment.
Preferred Experience / Skills:
SAP Experience Preferred
Analytics and Negotiation strategies
APICS certification or professional procurement certification
Experience in ERP implementation
Business Transformation experience
Job Posting/Business Card Title: Buyer - Manufacturing
Primary Posting Location: Raleigh, North Carolina US
Percentage of Approximate Travel Required: 5%
Job Posting Category: Supply Chain
Employment Type: Full time
Country: United States
Auto req ID: 49820BR
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