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.
Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Inventory Planner's main purpose is to proactively forecast and manage inventory at a national level, to ensure that the right parts are available when needed, the best suppliers are identified, and delivery times are reliably met. Ultimately, this position will help reduce obsolescence, while supporting the supply chain and enabling the sales staff with the ability to better serve the needs of customers.
Key Responsibilities and Specific Accountabilities:
Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:
Education and/or Experience
Technical degree or diploma, with a strong mechanical focus or equivalent in experience. 2-5 Years of Supply chain and Inventory Management experience. Knowledge of critical parts, products, safety stocks and lead times.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Strong analytical skills and ability to make strategic decisions.
Proficiency in Microsoft office. Ability to work with ROP/M3 system or equivalent.
Physical/Visual Activities or Requirements:
Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear. The employee must exert up to 15 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include clarity of vision at 20 inches or less to bring object into sharp focus.
Office environment quiet to moderate noise level. If required, occasional visits to manufacturing sites will require appropriate PPE.
Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget while managing traffic and logistics processes, implements cost saving measures when possible, contributes to profits and revenue by negotiating with suppliers, conserves organizational resources.
Oral Communication & Influence skills – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, participates in meetings. Keeps both internal and external customers informed, and is able to negotiate or influence suppliers when required.
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.
Problem Solving – Interacts with suppliers, employees, and management. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes, coordinates and plans work activities to ensure deadlines are met; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources when required; sets goals and objectives; organizes or coordinates tasks; develops realistic action plans.