The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19796

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/19/2018 5:21 PM)
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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

    Under general direction of the Director of Purchasing, purchase merchandise or commodities for resale.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    • Develop new supplier sources and evaluate their capabilities to meet established specifications and quality requirements.
    • Establish and maintain a supplier evaluation and quotation file.
    • Negotiate prices with suppliers and determine economical order quantities of all required components.
    • Read and review all purchasing computer reports, (such as reorder reports and supplier performance reports), for accuracy and make corrections as necessary.
    • Interface with Marketing, Engineering, Sales, and others in establishing credible receiving dates on quotations and orders.
    • Collaborate with Production Planning and Inventory Control and others as needed to establish requirements.
    • Commodity assignments to be determined by the Director of Purchasing.
    • Analyze drawings, schematics and outlines to clarify purchasing requirements.
    • Maintains commodity responsibility from receipt of requisition, placement of order, order changes, receipt of goods, acceptance of goods and disposition of discrepant goods through consumption of goods during the material or products life cycle.
    • Performs follow-up operations with suppliers to accomplish delivery of purchased items per 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 or 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.
    • Maintains and reports purchasing measurements which indicate Buyer and Supplier performance.
    • Advises Director of Purchasing in a timely manner of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements or of any other problems that may delay or interrupt supply and impact production adversely, this after the Buyer has exhausted all means within limits of delegated authority to solve such problems.
    • Observe all safety and ISO 9001 requirements.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field or equivalent combination of related education and experience desirable.
    • Two (2) years experience purchasing components or commodities in support of a repetitive manufacturing operation. Knowledge of Kan Ban, JIT, MRP principals desirable.
    • The Associate must have knowledge of good purchasing practices and policies, purchasing and contract law, and posses negotiation skills.
    • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions.
    • Use of eye, hands and finger, coordination to enable the use of office machinery as well as to examine documents, tools, and components.
    • Specific vision abilities required include; close up vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to focus.
    • The Associate is required to have good Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication face to face and through automated devices such as the telephone.
    • The Associate frequently is required to stand, walk and sit, and have the ability to move from department to department and attend meetings. The Associate is occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch.
    • The Associate is required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently life and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    • This position requires the Associate to travel for business purposes.

    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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