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Flowserve Corporation Inventory Supervisor in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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 :

Inventory Supervisor in our Kalamazoo facility supervising a team of around 20 associates on multiple shifts. Flowserve offers highly competitive pay, annual bonus, comprehensive benefits on day 1 of employment, generous paid vacation time, paid holidays, pension plan, 401(k), and many other excellent benefits.

Responsibilities & Requirements :

Duties are to include but are not limited to the following:


  • Lead and promote a “Goal Zero” accident-free safety culture by driving leading indicator safety programs within your teams such as Safety Rally meetings, training, department 6S, frequent department inspections, Job Hazard Assessments, regular and consistent use of the near-miss and observation program.


  • Lead and promote a quality improvement culture by identifying and implementing department metrics and actions necessary to reduce poor quality in the department.

  • Actively identify areas for improvement and implement positive changes. “Quality=Safety” should be an integrated part of the team culture.

  • Develop and mentor individual contributors to strive toward excellence through the promotion of CIP culture.

  • Promote individual contributors to use their time, expertise, and experience to lead CIP, lean and Kaizen activities.

  • Complete all team Corrective Actions (CAR’s) on time.


  • Obtain and document regular feedback from internal or external customers.

  • Identify and implement actions that reduce operation cycle time, strive for excellence in customer quality, improve utilization to increase customer responsiveness, and strategically plan objectives that align with the overall business plan.


  • Exhibit and promote ethical team behavior by identifying and implementing actions that drive the highest accuracy with all financial transactions such as raw material accounting, export compliance, labor tracking, inventory control, expense reporting, WO punching, overtime utilization, and order processing.

  • Lead by example to promote a 100% compliance team culture.

Personnel Development:

  • Develop team talent; participate in the Flowserve atmosphere where continued learning is a cultural norm.

  • Hold all associates equally accountable for their performance, responsibilities, and behaviors.

  • Address performance obstacles while rewarding positive performance to ensure results are met.

  • Lead a culture where all associates work as an advocate of one another while working as a single unit to be an advocate of our customers.

  • Take bold actions to improve team engagement, empowerment, and skills development.

Personal Development:

  • Take ownership of personal development through training, stretch goals, and special projects.

  • Work wisely with commitment, discipline, and passion; exhibit exemplary behaviors at all times, and ensure that legal, financial, compliance and ethics requirements are completely met.

  • Translate the Flowserve vision and strategies into clear objectives and deliverables for the Sales, Engineering, and Operations teams.

  • Enhance product intimacy, lead and improve customer communication, and develop customer knowledge with participation in offered training and self-study.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years of supervisory or other demonstrated leadership experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Flexibility with hours worked to support both nights and weekend employees and support customer needs.

  • Ability to lead and communicate with cross-functional teams with diverse reporting structures

  • Intermediate or higher proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Preferred Experience / Skills :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics or related field

  • SAP S4 Hana with EWM warehouse experience

  • Knowledge of warehousing and logistics

  • 5 years experience in Manufacturing/Supply Chain/Logistics environment

  • Experience leading continuous improvement, Kaizen events

  • Ability to map processes, create control plans, and implement strong corrective and preventative actions

  • Have a strong desire to learn and promote both self and team development

Req ID : R-3789

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