T. D. Williamson, Inc.

Senior Commodity Specialist

1 month ago
Position ID
United States


Develop, implement, track and measure forward thinking supply chain strategies in accordance with TDW corporate policies, strategic goals and objectives in optimizing TDW’s overall “extreme customer satisfaction”.



  • Develop and maintain functional policies and procedures that guide and direct TDW Supply Chain activities globally.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of key supply chain strategies in support of TDW’s global sourcing team objectives.
  • Coordinate with TDW QA/QC-HSE in the development of cross departmental activities that ensure top quality supply chain materials and communications flow and the understanding of expectations.
  • Coordinate new supplier activities with TDW Legal to enact Confidentiality agreements, enable due diligence of the prospective supplier as well as any follow-up with manufacturing agreements etc.
  • Establishes and manages key supplier performance goals and objectives; communicates periodic results to plan and manage top-level continuous improvement; develops keen awareness of industry performance benchmarks.
  • Manage and negotiate supply agreements in support of overall supply chain goals and objectives.
  • Initiates/leads/participates in annual cost reduction and other value improvement projects.
  • Responsible for supplier selection on a commodity basis and work with the buyers to implement these sourcing decisions.
  • Take action to reduce costs that are focused on creating greater efficiencies, economies of scale or better quality resources for a given project team, or business plan.
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of global shifts within economics, logistics and other world issues that may affect the TDW Supply Chain materials flow.
  • Communicate and share data on changing events to other TDW Global Supply Chain partners.
  • Develop and implement supply chain strategies and guidelines in coordination with management that deliver quantifiable and continuous cost savings for the Business Unit.
  • Nurture, develop and maintain a Global TDW Approved Supplier List {ASL} properly communicated for all procurement personnel to utilize.
  • Works on extremely complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables.
  • Continually interact with our supplier base to ensure ongoing quality and “partnership” emphasis are maintained for quality, stability of price and supply as well as improved productivity and lead time.
  • Monitor and communicate all pertinent supplier and/or industry issues to stakeholders and immediate management and propose recommendations as they apply to existing strategies.
  • Leads lean manufacturing and supply chain effectiveness improvement processes across TDW’s global supply chain.
  • Analyzes and appraises (regularly and systematically) the effectiveness of the Supply Chain to ensure that established objectives are met, corporate policies observed, and prompt corrective action taken when necessary.
  • Displays a positive team dynamic to ensure high performance.
  • Ensures that HSE rules and procedures are followed by all employees in the Business Unit and that the facilities are in compliance with local and governmental safety regulations.
  • Ensures the development and achievement of quality objectives commensurate with TDW’s quality policy, which assures continued ISO certification.



  • Four-year college degree in management, business, education, operations, industrial or a related field and six (6) years related purchasing/supply chain experience or a minimum of eight (8) years related purchasing/supply chain experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPM or APICS certification preferred.
  • Strong leadership and organizational capabilities.
  • Strong project management skills, Strong business orientation.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make strong management decisions.
  • Supply Chain Management or Supply Chain consulting experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexible schedule to include the ability to travel globally (Possibly 3-4 International trips / year).


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