The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-17764

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/25/2018 11:54 PM)
    Buyer I
    Job Location
    US-TX-Fort Worth
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • 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

    Compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of material by performing the following duties.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to: 


    Plans, schedules and monitors supply of purchased material and/or components to ensure manufacturing schedules can be met in a timely and efficient manner.


    Reviews MRP messages to determine purchase order required on a daily basis and makes delivery and quantity adjustments as needed.


    Evaluates schedule changes for impact on customer/manufacturing schedule and inventory.


    Expedites orders as necessary.  Identifies actual and potential delivery issues and takes proactive steps to inform appropriate personnel and resolve.


    Manages and finds resolution to non-conforming product delivered by suppliers


    Coordinates Engineering Changes to reduce/mitigate obsolescence.


    Supports purchasing of New Product Introductions.


    Maintains accuracy of ERP data (leadtime, pricing, minimums, etc.)


    Ensures adherence to all product and process documentation.


    Identifies process bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement.


    Develops relationships with key suppliers.


    Works with suppliers to resolve shortages, discrepancies, quality concerns and performance issues.


    Negotiates pricing at the direction of sourcing.


    Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.


    Analyzes cost components of purchased product to determine the factors that impact the price of the product.


    Requires critical thinking and strong attention to detail.  Ability to multi-task and prioritize.


    Supervisory Responsibilities                                           

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and/or Experience                                           

    Bachelor’s degree with five (5) year related experience, or Associate’s degree with eight (8) plus years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. CPM or APICS certification desired.


    Language Skills   


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.




    Mathematical Skills


    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.




    Other Skills

    Ability to negotiate price and delivery with suppliers using internal knowledge and external market factors.  Complete understanding of MRP.

    Reasoning Ability                                                  

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Computer Skills                                                     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have thorough knowledge of Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


    Physical Demands 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.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk.  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.


    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. Protective Equipment must be worn in certain areas of the facility.   The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


    Core Competencies

    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.


    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


    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.


    Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.


    Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.


    Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.


    Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.


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