Flowserve Corporation Buyer in Raleigh, North Carolina

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:

This position will be responsible for managing multiple assigned commodities found in valve manufacturing that may include machined parts, castings, forgings, bar, fasteners, soft goods, industrial distribution, OEM, indirect, or subcontract items. As a predominantly made to order shop, this role is highly transactional, and the successful applicant will be responsible for the management of hundreds of individual purchase orders at any given time.

This position will also manage and support other Flowserve Supply Chain activities and initiatives as necessary. This position reports to the Supply Chain Manager, is based in Raleigh, NC and has no direct reports.


  • Procurement of material to specifications defined by engineering and quality assurance, considering pricing, quality, and delivery in selecting suppliers.

  • Prioritizing and expediting suppliers to support the production plan established by operations and customer defined deliveries as established by project management and inside sales.

  • Coordination of procurement activities and requirements with internal stakeholders and Flowserve’s Global Supply Chain for qualification of parts through Low Cost Region Suppliers.

  • Typical activities include financial evaluation, contract negotiation, manufacturing process reconciliation and documentation, packaging approval, and completion of PPAP and APQP activities.

  • Develop, lead, and implement Continuous Improvement Initiatives to streamline and improve Flowserve’s supply chain processes

  • Regularly evaluate and proactively execute corrective and preventative actions to ensure Flowserve is receiving the right products and the right time at the best price while minimizing rework.

  • Assignments are broad and complex in nature, may require ingenuity, creativity, and or additional latitude to complete

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field, with a strong preference towards engineering

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to track open issues on a variety of projects with a variety of stakeholders

  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines requiring competing resources

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and ability to develop and cross-functionally implement “outside-the-box” solutions to complex problems

  • Proactive in problem prevention and resolution; anticipates potential problems or short comings in business systems and processes

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently, but also participate in group discussions and offer constructive advice within a team environment

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing business circumstances and thrive in a constantly evolving business environment.


  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field

  • APICS, PMP, or PE certification

  • Lean or Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access

Primary Posting Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina US

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Job Posting Category:

Supply Chain


United States of America

Employment Type:

Full time

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