Flowserve Corporation Director, Application Development - Product Strategy in IRVING, Texas

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:

The Director, Application Development will oversee and direct efforts to identify, develop, and exploit selective opportunities in the marketplace where Flowserve can leverage its unique portfolio of products and solutions – across all platforms – in a combined package that creates incremental economic value for the company beyond what each individual component can produce on its own. In so doing they will:

  • Evaluate new and existing market segments and industries for the highest potential and sustainable growth opportunities for new or cross-platform applications and technologies, based on Market and Business intelligence, Product Leaders, Sales, and Operations feedback

  • Within these segments, understand and outline current Flowserve offerings and capabilities to deliver solutions and value to the customers.Identify any gaps that need closure as part of this process.

  • Aggregate current capabilities and offerings into competitive and attractive commercial and technical solutions for customers in the segment

  • Work with Product Leaders and external partners as needed to close any gaps in the offering.Document in the form of a product development, partnership or potential acquisition roadmap for the industry segment

  • Working with Sales and Product Management, identify potential lead customers and approach to validate and test assumptions to better refine and shape the offering in order to make it commercially viable and attractive to other potential customers in the segment

  • Lead an integrated team of Sales, Application Development, Product Management, and Engineering as needed to build and deliver the new application or solution for the lead customer, and gather feedback to adjust or configure the solution as needed

  • Continue to follow up with the customers and partners throughout the execution of any related development projects and determine how to begin to best operationalize this into Flowserve as a more structured long term part of the portfolio of commercial offerings


  • Global Product Portfolio of $1.0 - $2.0B in revenue across pumps, seals, valves, actuation, and services

  • Managing a global team of Directors/Managers w/total team size of 3 to 10

  • Total departmental budget of $1M to $5M

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Deliver 2-4 scoped opportunities within first 12 months

  • Perform gap / fit analysis

  • Prioritize opportunities in conjunction with the platforms, Sales and Product Management

  • Deliver financial and operational proposals to capture necessary operating and capital funding to effectively pursue priority projects

  • Lead the pursuit of suitable projects and achieve the ROI and target financial outcomes

  • Provide feedback into the M&A roadmap gained from ongoing exposure to markets and opportunities

Guiding Principles:

  • Provide - personally and through team – excellent, responsive, and customer-centric support to both internal and external customers. Establish communication and collaboration as the standard for yourself and your team

  • Ensure safety through proper review/design and worksite safety through championing FLS policies and procedures

  • Develop leadership and engineer talent through recruiting, development and programs aimed at engagement and retention.

  • Manage and achieve budget plans for AOP, individual projects, and FLS Strategy.

  • Encourage the advancement of innovation and technology through your team and your actions

  • Through adherence to engineering standards and processes, ensure quality and reliability in all products

  • Using engineering documentation and tools, ensure and communicate standardization of product design

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in business or engineering required (Mechanical, Chemical, Manufacturing or Electrical), MBA preferred

  • Strong influencing skills with demonstrated ability to create, inspire, and lead virtual teams that deliver results

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in sales, product management, marketing, and/or business development of industrial products

  • Proven project management experience with history of successful completion

  • Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to institute and manage a cross-functional team

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written

· Experience in a multinational company

· 25-50% Travel required

Required Leadership Skills:

  • Develop Talent - Differentiate performance between associates, provide candid feedback and coaching, and builds team capabilities

  • Set Direction - Define performance expectations, align individual goals with strategic objectives, and provide resources (or remove barriers) to enable team success

  • Think Strategically - Think conceptually, create a strategic vision, and develop long term goals.

  • Know Your Business - Display business acumen, apply functional or technical expertise, and demonstrate awareness of informal organizational processes and networks

  • Find Solutions - Solve problems, generate innovative solutions, and make timely decisions based on sound judgment

  • Drive Results - Set challenging goals, take calculated risks, and overcome obstacles to achieve results


· Bilingual strongly preferred

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Director, Application Development - Product Strategy

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United States of America

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