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Flowserve Corporation Manager, Supply Chain in Vernon, California

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!

Position Description:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, with a dotted line reporting to the Supply Chain Director, this position is based in Vernon, CA.

The primary responsibilities of this role include managing the site’s purchasing processes, improve supplier performance, reduce Past Due Backlog and work with the functional leaders to optimize inventory levels and address the upstream challenges.

This key appointment will have a substantial impact on improving Customer delivery performance and reducing material costs. This will be done through increasing cross site collaboration and implementing global strategic

agreements at a local level.

Role scope:

To provide an integrated supply chain management service encompassing purchasing, procurement and logistics and working in close collaboration with the other functional areas of planning, scheduling, demand management, goods

inwards and inventory management to ensure improved delivery performance, reduced inventory levels and reduced costs.

Position Requirements:

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and manage a stable supplier base that delivers quality products and services on time at globally competitive pricing (OTD - 95%, Quality - 98%)

  • Develop a supply chain Annual Operating Plan (AOP), based on the forecast annual spend for direct and indirect material

  • Determine cost reduction opportunity projects/initiatives and drive throughout the year in line with savings/cost reduction objectives.

  • Drive CIP in improving internal processes and reducing costs

  • Manage the training, development, retention and succession of staff to ensure improved people performance, career development and retention.

  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy and regulations covering such aspects as ethics, integrity, health and safety, SOX and other requirements.

A key accountability will be to drive commodity sourcing in alignment with regional commodity strategies. This will entail:

  • Planning annual direct material spend targets

  • Supplier consolidation and leverage volume

  • Driving negotiations and closing contracts for both direct and indirect commodities in line with supplier strategies and savings targets

  • Integration of new products with associated supply chain solutions.

  • Total product cost must be in line with gross margin and market level price objectives

  • Developing a robust domestic sourcing plan for key component families that aligns and complements the existing supply chain solutions for each of the product lines

  • Drive high standards of ethics and compliance through the team

The site has a well-developed CIP culture using Six Sigma and Lean and will want to employ these techniques in the improvement of the supply chain process. In addition, the site is in the process of raising the levels of talent and developing a talent pool for future growth. The management of individual and team performance is a key part of future success in the role. The incumbent will work closely with all peer group managers and will matrix into IPO Supply Chain Director. Previous exposure to matrix management structures will be an asset.


The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Operational supply chain experience of minimum 10 years in high volume manufacturing with minimum of 5 years in team management are essential

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Supply Chain with CIPS/APICS preferred

  • Experience in international sourcing, preferably including the conversion from high-cost to low-cost suppliers

  • Strong experience in inventory and stock management, confidence with ERP systems (preferably SAP)

  • Fluency in English and Spanish are essential

  • Strategic thinking, self-starter with strong attention to details

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Team management experience essential

  • Wide cultural adaptability, change oriented, stress resistant

  • The ability to think strategically and implement actions operationally within a matrix organization.

  • Strong influencing capability and effective listening skills

  • A creative supply chain/procurement professional who possesses first class negotiation skills.

  • The credibility to form good working relationships with suppliers and internal customers.

Job Posting/Business Card Title: Manager, Supply Chain

Primary Posting Location: Vernon, California US

Percentage of Approximate Travel Required: 5%

Job Posting Category: Supply Chain

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 48017BR

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