The Weir Group PLC

Returning Candidate?



Inventory Analyst Planner
Posted Date 
CA-BC-Campbell Heights, Surrey
Shift Schedule 
Manages Others 
Close Date 

More information about this job

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

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. 

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities and Specific Accountabilities:

  • Analyze and organize the current and future state of our inventory by gathering data from current systems, warehouses, customer after-market requirements and other forecasts
  • Compile appropriate manufacturing locations with cost, lead time, freight costs and transit times for components sourced from within the Weir Group. Manufacturing capacity and reliability of lead times are also very important
  • Analyze the best source for each component or critical part, as well as necessary safety stocks
  • Make the transition in changing where we order the parts from, while helping the current source avoid being in an overstock position
  • Forecasting demand to the component level
  • Rationalizing the inventory we hold across the country and creating programs to minimize obsolescence
  • Regular interface between sales, product management, and operations on all inventory-related matters
  • Strategic and ongoing maintenance of our inventory system, taking into account changes in costs, lead times, usage, and activity
  • Ongoing inventory analysis and forecasting (feeding into the supply chain)
  • May be involved in negotiating part contracts with customers including consignments
  • May be brought into customer sites by After-Market Sales Reps as an “Inventory Specialist” to help customers identify and forecast their own parts needs
  • Other duties as assigned


Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
  • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
  • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
  • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
  • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
  • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

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.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals


Reasoning Ability:

Strong analytical skills and ability to make strategic decisions. 


Computer Skills:

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.


Work Environment:

Office environment quiet to moderate noise level. If required, occasional visits to manufacturing sites will require appropriate PPE.


Core Competencies

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.

Regional Specific Job Information (if applicable)