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Sourcing Specialist Electronics, Controls and Instruments

Company: Flowserve Corporation
Location: Euless
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

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:

The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for running the sourcing events as requested upon them from

the Sites, Platforms or Category Management. This includes execution of events such as price

agreements, Strategic Sourcing initiatives like Dtv, VE, and high value spot buys (US$ >100K) etc.

The overall focus of the role is to manage product costs and add value to the purchased goods from

the suppliers in collaboration with Regional Performance, Category and Platform Supply Chain team

to meet the company objectives. This position reports directly to the respective Regional Sourcing Manager and will be responsible for country / region as assigned by the Sourcing Manager.

Preferred Experience / Skills:


  • Experience in the electronics market & industry
  • Solid understanding of procurement, sourcing and category management methodologies
  • Technical knowledge of printed circuit board assembly, integrated circuits, and semiconductors in general required
  • Attention to detail required for technical and commercial review of costed BOMs, engineering and multiple stakeholders
  • Good project management skills and ability to work under pressure across different time zones a plus
  • Strong knowledge of PCBA and EMS supply base a plus
  • Strong interpersonal relationship management
  • Evidenced understanding of both commercial and technical areas of supply chain
  • Very good commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in Project Management
  • Knowledge of supply base in the region for the assigned categories
  • Understanding of market dynamics
  • Strong analytical skills which involves collecting, analyzing and interpreting data


  • Change management experience
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional
  • Geographically mobile for development opportunities
  • Ability to influence, communicate, and collaborate at all organizational levels
  • Expertise with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP and sourcing tools like Ariba
  • Sound understanding on the sourcing needs of the regional / global sites

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Delivering cost reduction targets for the company.
  • Ensuring correct contractual coverage.
  • Supplier base optimization / reduction
  • Supporting the sourcing needs as dictated by the business, run strategic sourcing events
  • and deliver the results as needed.
  • Implementing supplier sourcing roadmap for the country, category or products.
  • Maintaining Commercial Competitiveness of the suppliers.
  • Manage and Drive RFQ, Supplier Selection, Price/contract negotiation for Category based
  • Transformation cost reduction Projects from cost reduction trackers and provide business
  • case document for decision making
  • Negotiate and propose supplier pricing agreements.
  • Support and provide inputs to product group on product costing to develop business case and sourcing implementation.
  • Monitor supplier(s) spend against AVL and Roadmap set by Category Management
  • Periodic review with Supplier Performance Group on the supplier performance report out to the Sourcing manager.
  • Negotiate and select pricing and terms on high value spot buys US$ >100K (not covered with contracts).
  • Identify sourcing gaps and provide recommendation to Sourcing manager.
  • Ensure the use of the Global / Strategic Suppliers for all the sourcing requirements


  • 5 years of experience in Supply Chain
  • 2+ years of sourcing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electric / Electronic/ Control and Automation Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or a related field
  • Knowledgeable in the procurement of Controls, Electronics, Instrumentation and IoT related items
  • Knowledgeable in DtV, VAVE processes

Job Advertising Title: Sourcing Specialist Electronics, Controls and Instruments

Other Posting Location: Houston, Texas US;

Primary Posting Location: Irving, Texas US

Job Posting Category: Supply Chain

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 52689BR

Flowserve is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more. Flowserve will also not discriminate against an applicant or employee for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers Click here to learn more.

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