The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-20034

    Posted Date 5 days ago(2/12/2019 3:50 PM)
    Buyer / Senior Buyer
    Shift Schedule
    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

    Perform duties required to provide strategically source and procure a wide variety of technical and non-technical materials and services from suppliers worldwide to support customer requirements. Liaise with counterparts in Sales, Project Management, Inventory and Logistics to ensure the optimal combination of cost, quality and lead time to support customer requirements.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • As purchasing subject matter expert, provide guidance on strategic sourcing, manage available supplier capacity and identify where risks to the business exist.
    • Source, request and evaluate quotations for new and non-standard items
    • Review inventory and purchase requisitions for a variety of materials, suppliers or equipment for accuracy, completeness and proper authorization and process purchase orders for same.
    • Monitor purchase order status through to delivery and bring potential shortages to the attention of relevant stakeholders.
    • Initiate improvement tactics for supplier on-time delivery, past due and lead times based on credible information and performance trends, including alternative supply options
    • Create a partnership relationship with assigned suppliers with open and frequent communications
    • Assure accurate and timely purchase orders, adjust per needs of the business and deliver clear communications to those stakeholders impacted
    • Monitor supplier performance against specific needs and follow up on expedites and current schedules for positive impact to customer service
    • Ensure ERP system is kept up-to-date and accurate to maximize benefits of the available functionality
    • Drive improvements to the procurement process
    • Provide direction and back-up coverage within team as needed
    • 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:

    Bachelor's degree with minimum 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in procuring material and equipment in the Mining and Oil & Gas environments. Experience using SAP ERP system for procurement activities is also an asset.


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  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.  Fluency in speaking and writing French is also an asset.



    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a 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.


    Computer Skills:

    Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business technology, such as computer and job related software (Microsoft Office), calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier, etc. Experience with SAP ERP system a plus.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Requires a valid passport or ability to obtain one for potential international travel.


    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear, use hands to finger, handle and touch objects; is occasionally required to stand or walk; is occasionally required to lift up to ten pounds; specific vision abilities required by this

    job include close and distance vision.


    Work Environment:

    General office environment; limited exposure to noise, fumes, and temperature changes when working in the manufacturing area; PPE required.

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.      


    Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.


    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.


    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.     


    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


    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.


    Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.


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


    Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.


    Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.


    Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.


    Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.


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