The Weir Group PLC

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HR Recruiting Business Partner
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Responsible for effectively implementing the recruiting and retention strategies for the Company. Identifies ways to improve recruitment activities, and employee retention. Manages third party vendor relationships. Ensure the Company is represented in a professional manner and the best candidates are recruited.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Must be able to handle high volume recruitment of industrial technical candidates for manufacturing and service centers
  • Implements recruitment, staffing, and retention strategies that support business objectives
  • Is able to handle all aspects of the recruitment process including: job requisition design, sourcing, screening, pre-employment checks, compliance, offers of employment, and on-boarding
  • Ensures hiring needs of the department/division are met with quality hires in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Implements strategies for developing and sourcing talent to support current and future staffing needs
  • Establishes, monitors, and reports recruitment metrics that drive optimal staffing performance. Collaborates with broader HR team and other departments to continually assess the effectiveness of recruiting tools and processes
  • Performs in-depth analysis of recruiting strategies, identifies trends in the field, and provides recommendations for improving recruiting processes, as well as employee satisfaction, performance, and retention 
  • Develops and maintains relationships with businesses, government, and community service agencies, colleges, employment agencies, search firms, and other recruiters
  • Ensures that policies and procedures are compliant with Company's policies and legal guidelines

Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in HR from an accredited four-year college or university; 2 to 3 years hands on experience in high volume recruiting for industrial and technical staff in manufacturing and field service environment.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills:

Expertise in using social networking and online communication tools to attract candidates. Computer proficiency in desktop software, and web based employment application systems. Mastery of a wide range of recruitment skills such as competency models and skills assessments that support the development of diverse strategies. Strong knowledge of software engineering, product and design skill sets.


Excellent candidate mining skills. In depth knowledge of engineering, program management in a technical field, information technology, and technical professional recruiting. Thorough understanding of how to source candidates in wide range of disciplines.Ability to work effectively under critical time factors and adapt to frequently changing work assignments

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Personal Protective Equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. 



Core Competencies

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.


Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.