Triple-S Steel

  • Branch Manager

    Job Locations US-OK-Tulsa
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/2/2018 11:02 AM)
    Location : Name
    Metals Inc. - Tulsa, OK
    Location : Address
    1010 W. 37th Place
    Location : City
    Location : Postal Code
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  • Overview

    The key role of the Branch Manager is to ensure the wellbeing and safety of employees while leveraging the strengths of the overall company to achieve the highest possible returns.  The manager is expected to lead with the highest level of integrity while promoting the Triple-S culture and operating within the company policies. The manager is also expected to foster an environment that allows all employees equal opportunities and regular honest and unbiased feedback on their performance.


    The Branch Manager will report directly to the General Manager. He will work in conjunction with the VP Sales, the Purchasing Manager and the Division Controller to establish and attain to targets in Sales, Gross Profit, Inventory levels and inventory accuracy.



    • Safety of all employees - Includes active participation in the Corporate Safety committee monthly meetings. Coordinates with Operations Manager and Corporate Safety Director on metrics to improve safety.
    • HR and Performance evaluations – Coordinates with local managers to ensure every employee in the branch is provided with well-thought-out performance appraisals and goal setting sessions which allows for fair two-way feedback. Manager must sign-off on all evaluations. Coordinates with HR Manager to ensure compliance within company policies and most relevant HR laws. Raises for employees must be within corporate guideline budgets.
    • Business Development – Regularly communicates and works with the VP Sales to identify and capture new accounts in both the geographic area and the area of the branch expertise. The Outside Sales Representative(s) assigned to the branch will report directly to the VP Sales, but will develop planning and strategy in conjunction with the Branch Manager.
    • Sales –Visits top customers periodically as necessary to address issues appropriate to his/her responsibilities as Branch Manager.
    • Quality – Ensures plant and equipment is clean, maintained and organized. Does so by regularly walking the plant and communicating with employees. Coordinates with VP of Quality on metrics to improve quality.
    • Productivity – Ensures a productive workforce. Uses relevant and consistent metrics to measure (i.e. financials, pick count, OT reports, production reports, etc.) as designed and directed by the Division Controller.
    • P&L – Manager is responsible for the profitability of the branch and the productive and safe use of the branch assets
    • Credit – Must operate within the approval matrix for credit approval; including documenting rationale when exercising authority. Coordinates with Credit Manager to nurture team credit decisions.
    • Inventory – Must manage total inventory under management within the limits established by the General Manager consistent with industry lead times and anticipated customer demand. Uses appropriate tools to forecast inventory levels to avoid surprises and/or warns management in advance of problems. The manager will be responsible for coordination of purchasing between branch and regional buyers.
    • Expense management – In accordance with annual financial plan and approval matrix; approves all expenses of the branch and uses prudence and good judgment. Draws upon corporate buying programs and ensures good communication before approving large expenses.
    • Capex – Operates within annual or special budget allocations. Draws upon corporate buying programs and ensures good communication before approving large expenses. Relies on corporate for help in negotiations or delegates to corporate for purchase. (i.e. VP operations in Houston purchases all burning machines)
    • Profit Sharing Meetings – Conducts quarterly profit sharing or town hall meetings (when no profit sharing). Communicates branch performance and market conditions with branch employees.
    • Best practices – Adopts best practices with other branches when possible to bring about continuity throughout the organization.
    • Hire/Fire – Has authority to hire personnel within the budgets adopted and approved by management. Ensures that company hiring policy (reference and background checks) are adhered to. Has authority to terminate within the guidelines of corporate HR department. Should seek guidance from HR Department in performance related issues prior to termination versus egregious violations of company policies.
    • May have other assignments which overlap with other branches. Works as a team.


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Industrial Distribution, or Operations Management, or five years of progressive management experience in the Metals Distribution Industry.
    • An MBA is a plus.
    • Financial management and budgeting skills are required
    • An ability to make sound business decisions based on data and statistics
    • Previous General Management Experience is a plus.
    • Three years of Sales Management Experience, preferably in the Metals Distribution Industry.
    • Two years of Operations/Operations Management Experience, preferably in the Metals Distribution Industry.
    • Working Knowledge of Non Ferrous Metals is a plus, including Aluminum, Stainless Steels, Nickel Alloys, and Titanium.
    • Experience working in a ‘Supply Chain’ capacity is a plus.



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