The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19030

    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/12/2018 4:46 PM)
    Title
    Buyer
    Job Location
    US-CA-Fresno
    Shift Schedule
    Day
    Manages Others
    No
  • 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

    Buyer is responsible for purchasing materials, components and/or services consistent with the specified levels of quality, delivery, price and total cost. The Buyer will exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.  The Buyer normally receives general instructions from their applicable Purchasing Manager on routine work, and detailed instructions on new assignments. 

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    • Develop new as well as existing supplier sources.
    • Performs required purchasing tasks to procure assigned components, materials, supplies, equipment and services required for operation of business.
    • Contacts suppliers, obtains and evaluates quotations, places orders, and ensures timely delivery. Exercises judgment and knowledge of assigned commodities to make purchases consistent with specified levels of inventory, quality, delivery requirements and price.
    • Works with cross functional teams on a variety of projects and other complex issues related to the development of new products, new suppliers, or technologies to enhance new or existing products.
    • Performs follow-up operations with suppliers to accomplish delivery of purchased items per the schedule provided on the Purchase Order. Expedites delivery of critical materials as required.
    • Develops commodity strategies and plans for assigned items. Determine when additional sources of supply are needed. Identifies and develops plans to qualify additional sources of supply as required.
    • Serves as liaison between appropriate company personnel and supplier representatives to ensure suppliers are equipped with the needed tools, materials, and specifications to obtain valid quotations or solutions to problems.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    • Preferred - Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
    • Four (2) years’ experience in purchasing components or commodities in support of a repetitive manufacturing operation, and knowledge and experience of Purchasing Law, long term agreements and contracts desired.
    • Familiarity of the following manufacturing and planning techniques and principals: Kan Ban, JIT, MRP, MPS, DRP preferred.
    • Language Skills: Excellent writing, editing and verbal skills required; ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common and/or detailed inquires from Managers or Suppliers.  Ability to effectively present information to top management.

    Core Competencies

    • Familiarity of the following manufacturing and planning techniques and principals: Kan Ban, JIT, MRP, MPS, DRP preferred.
    • Language Skills: Excellent writing, editing and verbal skills required; ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common and/or detailed inquires from Managers or Suppliers.  Ability to effectively present information to top management.
    • Develop new as well as existing supplier sources.
    • Performs required purchasing tasks to procure assigned components, materials, supplies, equipment and services required for operation of business.

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