Flowserve Corporation Supply Chain Category Area Specialist in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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.
We are currently looking for a Category AreaSpecialist. The candidate must sit in North America at one of our Flowservefacilities, preferably in Bethlehem, PA but open to other locations.
This position drives:
Acceleratecost reduction initiatives with an integrated strategy.
Spend aggregation, supplieroptimization, economies of scale.
Supplier prescription for optimal performance.
Unify procurement procedures to secure quality and deliveryreliability.
Category strategic plan and sourcing road maps viaCross-Functional Teams
Drive business reviews/negotiations/supply agreements withkey suppliers and manage relationships
Execute Annual Operating Plan and Metrics of the commodities
Manageregional Castings commodity.
Responsible for developing & executingdetailed commodity strategy.
Conduct or support negotiations and supplierselection
Drive,coordinate and implement via Category leads and cross functional teams sourcingstrategies for castings commodities with global/regional and site alignment
Leadand manage Sourcing Projects/Strategic Initiatives via Cross-Functional teams(Product Management, Engineering/Quality/Site supply chain leads) usingAPQP/PPAP and supplier surveillance processes
Drivebusiness reviews/negotiations/supply agreements with key suppliers and managerelationships
Preparebusiness case study with savings, investments ROI calculations as and whenrequired for critical projects
Developan optimized supply base based on strategic importance/procurement value/riskdependency aspects and performance levels
BenchmarkGlobal /Regional Outside Machining supply markets for driving maximum value tothe business on a longer term
Participate,and intensify key supplier relationships using strategic alliance models withemphasis
Budget,plan and track Spend/Savings/LCS% and actively ensure completion with sites andregional alignment
Leadglobal negotiations, manage business reviews/supply agreements with key supplierswith the help of Category leads and cross-functional supply chain teams
Developand deploy comprehensive low-cost sourcing strategies with the help of LCSteams within site regions
Preparean LCS road map with improvement of Total Cost of Ownership
Leadand drive with the help of cross-functional teams the cost reduction roadmapsusing Make/Buy and VAVE processes for major pumps, seal or valves categories
Communicateproject updates, and Score Cards (Savings/Spend/LCS%/OTD/Quality), at regularintervals with gaps/risks and action plans to all stake holders
Proactivelycoordinate the completion of all activities related to internal Supply Chaintools and systems and other systems and ensure adequate usage of these by Sitesand Category leads
Maintainclose interface with other Regional Castings Category Managers
Diploma or equivalent
7+ years of Supply
Chain and/or Category Management
Experience in Technical aspects casting including sand castings, die castings, investment castings,
permanent mold casting, and open/closed forgings procurement
Knowledge of foundry processes
Ability to read, understand and interpret mechanical prints
Proven experience in formal and disciplined New Product
Development process (eg: Stage-Gate)
Strong Communication and
Wide Cultural adaptability, Change
Oriented, Stress resistant
Flexibility and Mobile (Ability to
Ability to work in a Matrix and
Network Organizational Model
Good influencing Capability and
Effective listening skills
Have a hands-on
approach and lead by example
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred
Experience with Supply Chain and/or Commodity management at
a Regional/Global Level is preferred
Experience with other commodities such as machining and
fabrication is beneficial
Job Posting/Business Card Title:
Supply Chain Category Area Specialist
Primary Posting Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania US
Percentage of Approximate Travel Required:
Job Posting Category:
United States of America
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