Flowserve Corporation Buyer in Lynchburg, Virginia

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Supply Chain Manager, the Senior Buyer obtains purchased components from suppliers at the lowest cost while considering quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need. Also responsible for driving continuous improvement in supply chain performance, while ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality and competitive pricing. Role requires proper maintenance of necessary records and files for efficient operation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports Operations by ensuring material availability to meet the production schedule

  • Assists in the negotiation of supplier contracts or service arrangements

  • Evaluates current suppliers’ ability to support continued growth in operations, recommending courses of action to mitigate risk

  • Develops contingency plans to prevent disruptions in operations

  • Monitors vendor performance (quality, cost, delivery)

  • Locates new sources of supply when necessary

  • Identifies cost savings opportunities to continually reduce overall material cost

  • Serves as liaison between Quality Department and suppliers

  • This job description in no way state or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee

  • Qualified candidate will be required to follow any other instructions upon the request of his/her supervisor

Position Requirements:

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor's degree (Business or Engineering preferred) or equivalent education and experience

  • Five to ten years of experience in negotiations, formulating contracts, locating sources of supply, and supporting manufacturing supply chain

  • Good communicator and team member

  • High degree of initiative and ownership

  • Strong organizational, negotiation, and analytical problem solving skills

  • ERP/MRP expertise preferred

  • Must be able to spend up to two hours per day in the assigned manufacturing areas

  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing concepts and tools

  • Experience in a discrete and/or job shop manufacturing environment

  • Must be a US citizen

Preferences:

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES BASED ON PAST EXPERIENCE, BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing concepts and tools.

  • Experience in a discrete and/or job shop manufacturing environment.

Primary Posting Location:

Lynchburg, Virginia US

Percentage of Approximate Travel Required:

15%

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Buyer

Job Posting Category:

Supply Chain

Country:

United States of America

Employment Type:

Full time

Relocation Eligible:

Yes

Auto req ID:

38169BR

38169BR