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Company: Flowserve
Location: Taneytown
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Our Taneytown, MD Pump Manufacturing facility is over 150,000 square feet and provides capability for engineering, design, customer service, machining, assembly, and testing for a diverse product portfolio, which serves all markets (power, oil & gas, water resources, general industry, and chemical).  The facility has expanded four times since opening in 1971 to accommodate revenue growth and product line developments. 
We are seeking an individual with high energy and a drive for results to join our team as a site Buyer.  This individual would focus on and manage core site-based Procurement to Pay activities to meet operational objectives and provide outstanding service levels while achieving lowest total cost of acquisition for direct
material, indirect goods, services and logistics.  You would be an integral part of our site operational supply chain team helping on execute strategies and objectives.



  • Work with suppliers and internal Flowserve associates to purchase material as requested by the
    MRP system and requisitions and in compliance to the Procurement 101 Playbook
  • Effectively manage Purchase Requisitions, Spot Buy RFQs (under $100k net value) and Purchase Orders, proactively expedite where necessary to ensure achievement of site results
  • Work with Customer Order Management and Planning to quote costs and deliveries for existing and new purchased components relevant for the site
  • Partner with Supplier Performance Group, Engineering, Manufacturing and suppliers to fulfill quality, cost, and delivery needs.
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries with formal issue and MRP date updates
  • Manage flow of documents, drawings, specifications, requirements with suppliers to receive material with correct quality and specifications
  • Manage deliveries of material as necessary on a timely basis and for the commodities assigned to maximize customer satisfaction and on-time delivery
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce related expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Interface with Supply Chain organization (local and global) to resolve issues concerning order placement for assigned commodities
  • Support entire procurement team to implement Supply Strategies and standard work-processes
  • Collaborative effort with Supplier Performance Group to intervene with suppliers on applicable quality and performance issues (e.g. QC/QA)
  • Resolve all issues relating to invoice discrepancies from suppliers for seamless payment processing
  • Coordinate with the Global Sourcing team for spot buy values greater than $100k and for general sourcing support as needed
  • Management of supplier deviation (concession) requests through to conclusion
  • Support any supply chain initiatives roll-out across the site/platform or any ad-hoc request as directed by line manager
  • Facilitate quick turnaround time to convert material demand into Purchase Orders to ensure sufficient time is provided to suppliers for manufacturing
  • At all times comply with Flowserve Safety, Integrity & Ethics procedures/policies
  • Compliance with Flowserve Supply Chain policies & procedures
Requirements include: 
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Ability to successfully negotiate and continuously put forward the expectations and needs of the business
  • Aptitude in decision-making and data analytics
  • Working knowledge of SAP / Oracle
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and responsiveness based on the needs of the business
  • Ability to handle multiple orders/projects at a time due to strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office, primarily Excel
  • Ability to read drawings/blueprint
  • Fluent in the English language

Keywords: Flowserve, Ellicott City , Buyer, Other , Taneytown, Maryland

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