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.Ensure prompt, safe and efficient flow of freight and information to ensure production, loading and delivery functions are completed in accordance with approved plans and timelines. The Traffic and Logistics Specialist works in partnership with the Sales, Supply Chain and Operations department with the responsibility of planning logistics and managing customs (import/export), traffic, and delivery of purchased and/or sold products according to customer requirements and approved plans. This is a temporary (12 month) maternity leave replacement role.Including but not limited to:Identifying the most efficient methods for domestic and international shipments, negotiating rates with carriers and monitoring performance of different vendors.Scheduling bookings with freight forwarders, maintaining tracking reports and provide arrival information as required to internal and external stakeholders.Coordinating domestic and international shipments from departure to arrival and following up on customs clearance, duty payments and receipt of shipments, providing proof of deliveries where required.Identify and negotiate with regional, national and international carriers to maximize service levels and minimize total cost and transit timesMaintaining confidential files, reports, customs shipping log Customs clearance documents, records and department filing system as required and disposing of obsolete files in accordance with established normsInterpreting data and preparing reports and billings for internal and external usageMonitoring freight bill auditing and payment processes, approving freight invoices and reporting where required.Assist in implementation and/or maintenance of corporate Transportation Management SystemProvide support for expediting materials locally and internationallyIn conjunction with Weir Customs Compliance Center and Corporate Global Indirect Purchasing Center, the incumbent may be asked to participate in traffic studies, rates, budgets ,routes, modes of shipment and auditsThe incumbent will be responsible for keeping current on all rules and regulations governing the movement of materials both domestically and internationally.Other duties as assignedHealth & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and othersAble to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations Recognise and report and resolve hazards identifiedConfidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafeEngage and promote a zero harm culture Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirementsEducation and/or Experience:Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in a technical or commercial discipline with at least 5 years of traffic and/or logistics experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant industry. Prior experience with domestic and cross-border freight and international import/export required. Ability to work flexible hours would be considered an asset.Language: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees to the organization. Ability to influence and negotiate with suppliers and internal stakeholders.Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.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: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of ERP software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and sit for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision.Work Environment: Protective Equipment must be worn in certain areas of the facility The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.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.