The Weir Group PLC

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Improvement Specialist - DC
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US-TX-Fort Worth
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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

The Distribution Improvement Specialist is responsible for working with cross functional team including: Distribution, Supply Chain, Value Streams, and Service Centers to improve process and performance, using continuous improvement methodologies.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:


  • Develop, implement, and bench mark process improvements in all functions of the distribution center.


  • Work with the service centers to help improve processes within, and to/from the distribution centers and or value streams.


  • Work with the value streams to help improve processes within, and to/from the distribution centers and or value streams.


  • Lead distribution center Kaizen activities, participate as need with supply chain, value stream, and service center events.


  • Identify meaningful metrics, track progress, and identify efficiency and quality goals


  • Review processes, propose efficiency improvements, and implement approved process improvements


  • Conduct coordination with internal and external stakeholders to apply the analysis derived data to deliver improved business procedures across a spectrum of activities


  • Lead and/or assist with the improvement of specific policies, SOPs, checklists, standards, systems, through leading and acting as a team member to improve or resolve current or future activities.


  • Work closely with the distribution management team to be a change agent for the distribution center and help drive out cost


  • Work with the safety and training members to ensure all processes meet or exceed requirements.

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


This position has no direct reports.



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or equivalent technical training.

Minimum of 3-5 years of distribution/logistics/supply chain operations experience



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, managers, clients, and employees of organization.



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



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables



Knowledge and experience with Distribution management software and hardware tools; MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.)




Green Belt preferred or ability to obtain certification.



The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. In certain areas of the facility personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required, including safety glasses and steel-toed shoes, and ear plugs.

Core Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


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.


Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.


Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.


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.


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.