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Flowserve Corporation Supply Chain Lead, Strategic Programs 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!

The Supply Chain Strategy Lead role is focused on supporting core Flowserve programs aligned to the company’s growth and profitability. The role is focused on ensuring that the supply chain function, including suppliers, can support meeting the medium to long term strategic needs of Flowserve.

The role will be a part of a cross functional team and take the lead with regards to providing Supply Chain inputs, elements and actions in support of the various programs and initiatives.

In this role the individual will work closely with M&T (Marketing and Technology) Engineering, Product Management, Sourcing, Category Management and other Supply Chain functions across Flowserve.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Actively participate, manage or lead Flowserve Supply Chain strategic initiatives related to DtV (design to value), globalization, localization, market or growth initiatives.

  • Developing and maintaining detailed Project Charters that are clearly bounded in time, scope, and cost, for each initiative.

  • Create a Supply Chain deployment framework tailored to specific initiatives ensuring that the results obtained meet the expected objectives.

  • Assess project risks and monitor deployment progress against project schedule. Coordinate resources with other functions to mitigate risk as required.

  • Liaise between Product Management, M&T and the Global Supply Chain teams, ensuring the optimized use of functional resources and strategy alignment across Platforms, Product or Regions.

  • Partner with the Category Managers to develop a plan that incorporates the specific supply chain objectives and materials flow details to project availability in support of medium- and long-term goals

  • Drive adoption of TCO (total cost of ownership) in the sourcing process by incorporating elements such as supplier selection, logistics, PWC (primary working capital), contract negotiations, risk management, and performance management.

  • Support, drive and coordinate supply chain activity with respect to the Flowserve Strategic initiatives, including Supply Chain analytics, design and planning.

  • Takes ownership of complex problems and balances functional interests and priorities, under pressure and timelines.

  • Balances allocation of resources and SME (subject matter experts) for assigned projects

  • Incorporates other platforms strategies and product developments plans

  • Incorporates Supplier Technology Partnerships


  • 7 years or more of experience in a similar role in a global and/or manufacturing company

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

  • Manufacturing, Aerospace, Engineering, or related business experience

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

  • Ability to work independently and with a team to meet deadlines

  • Professional experience with complex supply chain, project management

  • Proficiency in Project Management

  • Willingness to travel domestic and international (occasional up to 15%)

Preferred Experience/Characteristics:

  • Proven experience with new product development cycle, new product introduction and global supply chain

  • Very good command on both commercial and technical areas of supply chain

  • Exceptional ability to create structured frameworks, analyze large sets of data, develop and communicate recommendations to others in simple terms

  • Strong interpersonal skills requiring the ability to resolve conflicting interests and obtain cooperation

  • Strong communication and collaboration

  • Strategic thinker with ability to see beyond the here and now

  • Outstanding analytical skills

  • Understanding of market dynamics

  • Strong Analytical skills (excel, databases, Access, Power Bi)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

Req ID : R-259

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