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Purchasing Manager


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.


  • 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.

Company Description

Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (NYSE: SPLP; is a publicly traded diversified global holding company that has significant interests in leading companies in various industries including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, banking, insurance, food products and services, oilfield services, sports, training, education, and the entertainment and lifestyle industries.

As long-term investors, Steel Partners has focused on enhancing value through the implementation of operational excellence, corporate strategic restructuring programs and other components of the Steel Partners culture - what we call “The Steel Way.” Together, Steel Partners businesses generate $3.4 billion in revenue and employ more than 13,000 people in 18 countries.

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HandyTube Corporation is a seamless specialty tubing manufacturer based in Camden, Delaware. As a premium manufacturer, HandyTube provides customer-specific solutions for the flow of gas, steam, and liquids in the most harsh and demanding environments. The Company’s process allows it to produce made-to-order, seamless, stainless steel and specialty alloy tubing ranging from one inch in diameter to finer than a human hair, and in continuous lengths that can exceed a mile. Dedicated to high-quality service and products. HandyTube’s highly experienced engineers provide expertise on new product development through continuous improvement and lean manufacturing and work successfully with customers globally to take products and projects from initial concept to full scale implementation.

Customers rely on the Company’s team of engineers to refine ideas, explore options, create new solutions, analyze values, and deliver on commitments.

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