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Flowserve Corporation Buyer, Specialist in Castings in Mendoza, Argentina

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!

Role Summary:

This position is based in Mendoza and reports to the Supply Chain Manager.

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.

Be an integral part of site operational supply chain team helping on execute strategies and objectives set forth by the Global Supply Chain team (GSC).

Responsibilities & Requirements: Principal accountabilities:

  • Interact and nenotiate with supplies and management

  • Develop, implement, and maintain procedures and the sequence of operations within the department to optimize workflow

  • Assist in meeting all business unit goals and objectives

  • Prepare for and participate in daily accountability meetings and KPI ( Key Process Indicators: On Time Delivery, Savings, Low Cost Source, Supplier Cost of Non Conformance Reports).

  • Confirm all required information is provided to vendor

  • Review, update, and maintain job status reports

  • Inform Weekly to Supply Chain Supervisor Status of the PO's.

  • Ensure all action items are reviewed and acted upon in a timely manner.

  • Work with suppliers and Flowserve personnel to purchase material as requested by the

  • MRP system and requisitions and in compliance to the Procurement 101 Playbook. Some of the primary activities include, but are not limited to:

o Managing Purchase Requisitions

o Managing Spot Buy RFQs (under $100k net value)

o Managing the Purchase Orders

o Expediting & managing Open Purchase Orders

Work with Customer Order Management and Planning to quote costs and deliveries for

existing and new purchased components relevant for the site.

Work with Supplier Performance Group, Engineering, Manufacturing and suppliers to fulfill

quality, cost, and delivery needs.

o Management of Purchase Orders: Finalize purchase details of orders and

deliveries with formal issue and MRP date updates.

o Manage flow of documents, drawings, specifications, requirements with suppliers

to receive material with correct quality and specifications.

o 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


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.

o Support entire procurement team to implement Supply Strategies and standard


o 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.

  • Manage and maintain all system ERP data as required.

  • 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


  • English Advanced (mails, phone, meetings)

  • Industrial/Mechanical Engineer (Not Mandatory)

  • 5 years of experience in purchasing, specifically 2 years in Castings/Forgings

  • Proactive Person

  • Availability to travel.

  • Purchasing background 3 years

  • Supply Chain Knowledge

  • Microsoft Package (Excel, Mail, Word, Power Point): Advanced

  • Keep Teleconference or meeting with Suppliers to solve different issues and/or open points.

  • Experience in Metal Mechanical Industry (It's possible on Pumps Industry).

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary

  • Must be self-motivated contributing team member

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

Preferred Experience / Skills:

  • Lean and/or Green Belt Certified

  • 6 Sigma Tools Trained and Project presented.

  • Experience with Logistic Team in coordinate Foreign Trade Operation (Incoterms , Packing List, Commercial and/or Proforma Invoice, Origin Certificate, etc).

Job Advertising Title: Buyer, Specialist in Castings

Primary Posting Location: Mendoza, Argentina

Job Posting Category: Supply Chain

Employment Type: Full time

Country: Argentina

Auto req ID: 53881BR

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