The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18322

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/26/2018 2:39 PM)
    Senior Buyer
    Job Location
    Shift Schedule
    NS / Exempt
    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

    The Senior Buyer is responsible for timely placement, management and delivery of purchase orders for Weir Seaboard. This includes but not limited to vendor, management of vendor base and expediting in addition to coordination of the procurement and distribution of materials, parts, equipment and supplies for the organization.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Coordinates all activities related to the procurement of a commodity beginning with the intent to purchase through delivery
    • Analyzes the requirement of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier and date commodity is needed 
    • Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity 
    • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements 
    • Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used
    • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs 
    • Implements purchase contracts that comply with company and government regulations 
    • Ensures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price and meets the standard of the company 
    • Maintains timely control orders, amendments, shipping notices and other documents notices and other documents to ensure accurate retention of records
    • Coordinates appropriate methods needed to distribute commodity in cost effective manner 
    • Promotes and actively participates in the company quality and safety programs
    • Possess knowledge of oilfield application for both pump and flow control products, and knowledge of product technician specifications
    • Can implement and calculate Kanbans
    • Experience with sourcing LCC
    • Successfully expedites products as applicable at lowest costs
    • Demonstrates ability to analyze data and make decisions
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four year college or university; five (5) years’ related experience and/or training; preferred in Wellhead industries; or equivalent combination of education and experience or five (5) to seven (7) years related business or purchasing experience with proven record.


    Travel Requirements:
    Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time to include foreign travel that will require a valid passport.


    Must be able to communicate fluently in both English. 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 add, subtracts, multiply, and divided in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs


    Reasoning Ability:
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with 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. Must be able to work independently without supervision.


    Computer Skills:
    To perform this job successfully, and individual should have knowledge of
    Microsoft office in particular in Excel, purchasing software, and ERP experiences is a plus.


    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work outside for short periods of time and is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment can be significant, as expected in a heavy industry manufacturing facility. Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility. While performing duties this job may be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures.

    Core Competencies

    Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrate knowledge of market and competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in marketplace.


    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


    Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measure; 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.


    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


    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.


    Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

    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.


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