Purchasing Vendor Relationship Supervisor
at Hytorc

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

Job Description

The Vendor Relationship Supervisor/Manager is key to HYTORC success. This key role within our company builds strong relationships with suppliers; plans, executes and finalizes purchasing strategies for direct and indirect product categories; works closely with key stakeholders to optimize buying opportunities for daily purchases. The Vendor Relationship Supervisor/Manager supports the activities of buyers and workers purchasing materials and services.

The main functions of our Vendor Relationship Supervisor/Manager are to create value and supply sustainability.  As a business we must source our vital materials and services carefully, to preserve company revenues responsibly.


  • Work with HYTORC Purchasing Director to align regional goals with global Strategic Sourcing objectives;
  • Focus on constant improvements to your department’s processes and work flow;
  • Work with Director to lead department employees within the department to achieve individual goals;
  • Manage the vendor evaluation process, with an effective vendor evaluation schedule and disciplined follow up of vendor status criteria;
  • Negotiate pricing and terms with all vendors, and set guidelines so that the purchasing team has a clear understanding of purchasing parameters and processes as negotiated;
  • Constant generation of ideas to improve inventory turns on purchased materials with a focus on standardized components;
  • Develop yearly business plan with Purchasing Director based on operational guidelines and HYTORC Purchasing goals and review on an ongoing basis;
  • Reduce inventory while satisfying customers requirements through accurate inventory/usage data analysis and effective vendor stock solutions;
  • Assess min/max levels for inventoried products;
  • Work in a safe manner by adhering to all company health and safety policies and legislated regulations;
  • Work with companies in the HYTORC group to utilize existing vendor knowledge and supply strategy;
  • Develop strategies to clear EOL (end-of-life) product lines.

Specific Attributes

Strong communication skills; driven; careful attention to detail; strong organization skills; familiar with kaizen; self-starter; skilled in planning and execution; problem solver; able to manage relationships; ability to work with excel; able to foster support from non-direct-report employees and stakeholders;

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management Required, Masters Degree a Plus
  • Min. Seven Years of Purchasing Experience, Prior Purchasing Management Experience a Plus
  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook & Powerpoint

Desired Attributes

  • Purchasing or Supply Chain Certification (APICS, CPSM, CIPS, etc.)
  • Negotiation Training or Certification

Job Snapshot

About Us

HYTORC® Makes Industrial Bolting Safer and Simpler

With over 40 years of experience focused entirely on industrial torque and tension systems, HYTORC is the most trusted name in the industry. From steel mills and mining equipment to refineries, nuclear power plants, and wind turbines; we have developed solutions for nearly every bolting application imaginable.


HYTORC was formed in 1968. It is the world’s oldest and largest hydraulic torque wrench manufacturer. Our mission is to make industrial bolting safer, simpler and more precise and thus, reliable. With over 40 years of experience focused entirely on engineering new technologies for hydraulic and pneumatic torque wrenches while creating a worldwide 24/7 service network, HYTORC has become the most trusted name in the industry. From steel mills and mines to refineries, chemical plants, fossil and nuclear power plants, wind turbines, equipment manufacturers, gas pipelines, Off-shore drilling (top-site and subsea); we have developed solutions for nearly every bolting application imaginable. For custom projects, our highly experienced engineering team can design the most efficient solution for any job with simple and safe operation and economical pricing in mind. We work mainly with maintenance in heavy industry, where time constraints are extremely tight and the quality of work on bolting jobs cannot be compromised.