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Company: Flowserve Corporation
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview: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!Role Summary:Focus on and manage core site-based Procurement to Pay activities to meet operational objectives and provide outstanding service levels while achieving the lowest total cost of acquisition for direct material, indirect goods, services, and logistics. Be an integral part of the site operational supply chain team helping execute strategies and objectives set forth by the Global Supply Chain team (GSC).

  • Cost Reduction: in line with the departmental or functional annual targets
  • Timely delivery: ensure production lines run smoothly without any stoppages for shortages or Quality
  • Purchase Requisition Conversion: quick turnaround time to convert material demand into Purchase Orders to ensure sufficient time is provided to suppliers for manufacturing
  • Purchase Order Management: manage the exception messages generated from the ERP system to support optimum levels of inventory, revision changes, cancellations, PO confirmations, supporting the closure of supplier concessions and deviationsResponsibilities & Requirements:For the named site, fulfill the Procure to Pay function; including:
    • Work with suppliers and Flowserve personnel to purchase material as requested by theKeep MRP system and requisitions and in compliance with the Procurement 101 Playbook
      • Managing Purchase Requisitions
      • Managing Spot Buy RFQs (under $100k net value)
      • Managing the Purchase Orders
      • Expediting & managing Open Purchase Orders
      • Work with Customer Order Management and Planning to quote costs and deliveries forexisting and new purchased components relevant to the site
      • Work with Supplier Performance Group, Engineering, Manufacturing, and suppliers to fulfillquality, cost, and delivery needs.
      • Management of Purchase Orders: Finalize purchase details of orders and deliverieswith a formal issue and MRP date updates.
      • Manage the flow of documents, drawings, specifications, requirements with the supplierto receive material with correct quality and specifications.
      • Manage deliveries of material as necessary on a timely basis and for thecommodities assigned to maximize customer satisfaction and on-time delivery.
      • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce related expenses and improveeffectiveness.
      • Control spending and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costsInterface with Supply Chain organizations (local and global) to resolve issues concerning order placement for assigned commodities.
      • Support the entire procurement team to implement Supply Strategies and standard work processes.
      • Collaborate efforts with Supplier Performance Group to intervene with suppliers on applicable quality and performance issues (e.g., QC/QA).
      • Resolve all issues relating to invoice discrepancies from suppliers for seamless payment processing.
      • Manage and maintain all system ERP data as required.
      • Coordinate with the Global Sourcing team for spot buy values greater than $100k and for general sourcing support as needed.
      • Management of supplier deviation (concession) requests through to conclusion.
      • Support any supply chain initiatives roll-out across the site/platform or any ad-hoc request as directed by the line manager.
      • At all times comply with Flowserve Safety, Integrity & Ethics procedures/policiesRequirements:
        • Effective Communication skills
        • Fluent verbal and communication skills in English; with preference to one or more additional languages.
        • Reliable negotiation skills
        • Basic data analysis skills
        • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
        • Proven working experience with SAP / Oracle
        • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
        • IT proficient (Microsoft Office)
        • Results oriented
        • Strong work ethic and responsiveness
        • Problem solverPreferred Experience / Skills:
          • 2 years of experience in a similar role
          • Bachelor's Degree in Business (Supply Chain Management preferred)
          • Willingness to travel (occasionally)
          • Product / Commodity intimacy
          • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situationsPrimary Posting Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan USJob Posting Category: LogisticsJob Advertising Title: BuyerEmployment Type: Full timeCountry: United StatesAuto req ID: 53726BRFlowserve is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more. Flowserve will also not discriminate against an applicant or employee for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers Click here to learn more.If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access www.flowserve.jobs as result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to employment@flowserve.com. In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as your subject line of your email. For more information, read the Accessibility Process.

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