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Flowserve Corporation Manager, Manufacturing 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:

Provide key operations leadership/management for the Flowserve Pumps business located in Chesapeake, VA. Develop and execute the annual operations plan to meet/exceed all safety, delivery, financial, and operational performance objectives. Oversee all manufacturing activities to ensure a safe work environment, quality workmanship, strong compliance adherence, and on-time customer service.

Manage machining, assembly & test, welding, painting, manufacturing/test engineering, and facilities & maintenance in an ATO/MTO/ETO environment that operates in a multiple shift operation.

Develop and implement improved processes and procedures. Motivate, challenge and develop bench strength to ensure continuous skill and performance improvement. Interact with leaders throughout the organization to ensure the manufacturing organization plans and priorities are aligned with the Company’s operating and strategic goals and objectives.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all safety and health procedures and policies are followed, and all Flowserve guidelines are implemented toward creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace

  • Assure all products and services provided by operations meet applicable quality and safety requirements

  • Manage all aspects of production such that employees and processes adhere to the requirements of the Quality Manual standards and procedures

  • Meet or exceed all periodic and annual on time delivery, financial, and operational performance goals as defined by Flowserve’s Operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Work with Materials Management to improve processes surrounding planning and inventory management to drive down primary working capital

  • Assess manufacturing operations staffing and skill requirements. Provide leadership and development as required to achieve goals and objectives

  • Implement development plans and succession planning for all key team members. Identify training needs and work to make training available

  • Develop and implement process changes that continuously improve on-time delivery and quality, reduce operating and product costs, and reduce product lead-times.

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and actively champion improvement projects using lean practitioner tools

  • Enforce work rules equitably and consistently throughout the manufacturing organization.

  • Maintain a positive relationship and drive improved employee health and engagement

  • Develop and implement capital spending plans that meet the ongoing needs of the business for facilities, equipment, and productivity improvements

  • Conduct business in professional and ethical manner consistent with the Flowserve Code of Conduct


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.

  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience with 3+ years experience working in a supervisory/leadership role with a manufacturing environment.

  • Sound understanding of manufacturing processes and procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing budgets and schedules, Cap Ex plans and organization planning and development

  • Proven track record of identifying and improving critical KPIs

  • Ability to multi-task and work with little direction is required to be able to demonstrate a high level of sustained initiative that will be required to track, monitor and adhere to tactical and strategic business plans, forecasts, and initiatives

  • Ability to implement Lean manufacturing practices leading to measurable improvement in operational performance

  • Excellent leadership, management, communication and customer and vendor interface skills

  • Proof of achieving plant annual operations plan major KPIs including operations safety, quality, delivery, cost and profitability

  • English language proficiency

Preferred Experience / Skills: Preferred:

  • MBA Degree

  • Proficient in widely used business software, CAD and engineering systems, ERP/MRP systems

  • Additional language proficiency

Primary Posting Location: Chesapeake, Virginia US

Job Advertising Title: Manager, Manufacturing

Job Posting Category: Operations

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 53826BR

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