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Flowserve Corporation Buyer in Chesapeake, Virginia

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:

We are seeking an individual with high energy and result-oriented individual to join our team at the Flowserve Chesapeake Operations. This individual would 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. You would be an integral part of our site operational supply chain team helping execute strategies and objectives.

Responsibilities & Requirements:


  • Work with suppliers and internal Flowserve associates to purchase material as requested by the

  • MRP system and requisitions and in compliance with the Procurement 101 Playbook

  • Effectively manage Purchase Requisitions, Spot Buy RFQs (under $100k net value), and Purchase Orders, proactively expedite where necessary to ensure achievement of site results

  • Work with Customer Order Management and Planning to quote costs and deliveries for existing and newly purchased components relevant for the site

  • Partner with Supplier Performance Group, Engineering, Manufacturing, and suppliers to fulfill quality, cost, and delivery needs.

  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries with the formal issue and MRP data updates

  • Manage the flow of documents, drawings, specifications, requirements with suppliers to receive material with correct quality and specifications

  • Manage deliveries of material as necessary on a timely basis and for the commodities assigned to maximize customer satisfaction and on-time delivery

  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce related expenses and improve the effectiveness

  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

  • Interface with Supply Chain organization (local and global) to resolve issues concerning order placement for assigned commodities

  • Support entire the procurement team to implement Supply Strategies and standard work processes

  • Collaborate effort 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

  • 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

  • Facilitate quick turnaround time to convert material demand into Purchase Orders to ensure sufficient time is provided to suppliers for manufacturing

  • At all times comply with Flowserve Safety, Integrity & Ethics procedures/policies

  • Be in Compliance with Flowserve Supply Chain policies & procedures


  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role (Buyer/Supply Chain/Procurement)

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Working knowledge of SAP / Oracle

  • Ability to successfully negotiate and continuously put forward the expectations and needs of the business

  • Aptitude in decision-making and data analytics

  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and responsiveness based on the needs of the business

  • Ability to handle multiple orders/projects at a time due to strong organizational skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office, primarily Excel

  • Ability to read drawings/blueprint

  • Fluent in the English language

  • Willingness to travel (15%)

Preferred Experience / Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business (Supply Chain Management preferred)

  • Prior experience in an engineered manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge/Experience with metals, machining, castings C-class items

  • Product / Commodity intimacy

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations

  • Additional language proficiency

  • Effective Communication skills

Primary Posting Location: Chesapeake, Virginia US

Job Posting Category: Supply Chain

Job Advertising Title: Buyer

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 54341BR

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