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Purchasing Manager

Company: HandyTube Corporation
Location: Kent
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SPECIFICATIONPurchasing Manager HandyTube Corporation ("HandyTube") is a global manufacturer of stainless-steel tube and Xtreme Length--- seamless stainless-steel coil tubing for diverse industries worldwide. Since 1981, HandyTube's seamless and straight length products have been used in applications for the energy sector, chemical process and instrumentation, oil and gas transfer, aerospace and defense, chromatography, and shipbuilding industries. We work continuously to provide customers with successful solutions to critical and specific business needs. HandyTube is a subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings, LP (SPLP) a diversified global industrial company delivering value through innovation, operating excellence and superior customer service. SPLP and its subsidiaries employ over 3,400 people in eight countries. The Steel Partners companies are organized into six business segments: Joining Materials, Tubing, Building Materials, Electrical Power Products, Performance Materials and Kasco. HandyTube is part of SPLP Tube Group. HandyTube is an equal opportunity employer valuing integrity, teamwork, diversity, trust, respect, communication, accountability, proactive performance and a passion for excellence. Position Reporting to the Sr. Director of Operations, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for providing a strong operational leadership to the manufacturing facility with direct responsibility for planning, developing and buying materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost-effective way while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications. Responsibilities

  • Promote Safety as the Number One Priority of all HandyTube employees.
  • Select, qualify and manage vendor, supplier and sub-contractor relationships and assist in building effective partnerships with key suppliers and customers.
  • Negotiate and help lower costs by securing agreements.
  • Execute supplier scorecards, monitor and insist corrective actions where required.
  • Improve cash position via reduced inventories of non-core material, excess and obsolete material and material for scrap.
  • Review quotations approve and issue orders for materials and services in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions with appropriate authorization to ensure the timely receipt of necessary materials.
  • Manage inventory control "layout" position assuring accurate physical inventories.
  • Support miscellaneous duties and assist other departments in developing and implementing purchasing strategies associated with purchasing, i.e., scrap sales, equipment purchase, freight arrangements, etc.
  • Continually develop expertise to support growth of new projects.
  • Monitor trends in supplier and contract base and implement plans to react.
  • Ensure supplier compliance with site and company requirements for safety.
  • Maintain procurement files.
  • Liaise with Finance/Accounts Payable to ensure accurate timely payment of invoices as necessary.
  • Work closely with Sales, Operations and Finance functions.
  • Ensure material availability for production needs.
  • Improve negotiated rates with key suppliers.
  • Account management.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
    • 5 years plus experience in all aspects of procurement.
    • A BS in Business is preferred.
    • Experience with QAD or other EAM systems is required.
    • Proficient computer skills including MS Office Suite.
    • Strong analytical capabilities combined with problem solving and proficient computer skills.
    • Hands-on leader, understanding procurement details and translating them into operational and strategic opportunities.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills.
    • Ability to communicate and relate to people at all levels of an organization.
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Self-directed with attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
    • Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and tools, reach with hands and arms, and regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Positive attitude, good judgment and excellent time management skills.

Keywords: HandyTube Corporation, Kent , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Kent, Washington

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