T. D. Williamson, Inc.

Procurement Supervisor

Posted Date 2 months ago(2020-11-30 5:54 PM)
Position ID
United States


Organize and lead all activities in Procurement department ensuring a highly efficient supply chain while establishing, maintaining and improving supplier relationships and develop procedures to meet and exceed costumer requirements.


Purchase of materials for the Manufacturing department (60%)

  • Supervise purchase orders, ensures approvals according to authorization matrix and issues them to suppliers.
  • Supervise required purchases based on requisitions through soliciting competitive bids and awards negotiated to the most economic price, considering both the delivery and quality standards desired.
  • Supports established contracts by making sure they are followed as outlined by the Legal department.
  • Defines the priorities as scheduled demand dictates, ensuring that required materials are delivered at the right time and at the right place.
  • Keeps a current knowledge of new products of interest for TDW and supports Engineering departments to define necessary products and materials.
  • Solves price and quantity variances and complex purchasing issues with suppliers.
  • Liaises with Supplier Development for improvement/development of existing suppliers in order to establish new sources to maintain cost, quality and sufficient quantities at all times.

Suppliers Quality & Improvement (20%)

  • Keeps themselves aware of current market prices, designated delivery dates and quality specifications indicated by the Engineering Department.
  • Participates actively in quality assurance work.
  • Maintains and creates relevant procedures for the procurement department.
  • Investigates market for alternative cost reduction methods.
  • Follows up complaints of suppliers with Quality Control and Supplier Quality Engineering and ensure follow up on Materials Review Board (MRB) actions.
  • Optimizes the procurement process by analyzing suppliers price, quality, accurate deliveries and service measured against company compliance and excellence standards.
  • Prepares monthly KPI data and Reports, and makes use of them to improve the effectiveness of the department.

Reporting (10%)

  • Provides adequate reports to management and makes recommendations to facilitate sound and effective decisions;
  • Selects, evaluates, motivates and develops employees to ensure a qualified workforce necessary to meet company objectives, while complying with local employment guidelines.

Team management (10%)

  • Sets personal objectives, provides fair and constructive feedback, assesses accurately employee performance, training needs, areas for improvement and possibility of future growth within the organization, and ensures training & development needs are addressed.
  • Develops a positive team dynamics to ensure high performance.
  • Instil the Six (6) Behaviours.
  • Leads the continuous improvement process with the team.


  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Business, or related area of study. 
  • Desired; CPM (Certified in Production Management) and CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) certification programs will be a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in procurement in an international environment in the mechanical industry.
  • Ability to read technical and engineering drawings.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • IT literate, sound knowledge of an ERP system.


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