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Title:  Purchasing Buyer


Austin, TX, US, 78744

Division:  Purchasing
Job ID:  7436

it's what's inside that counts



There’s more to CMC than our steel products and the buildings, structures, and roads they go into. At CMC, it’s the people inside our recycling centers, fabrication plants, steel mills and offices that make us who we are as a company. Our success comes from finding, retaining, and supporting the highest quality talent by offering:

  • Flexible/hybrid work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Training
  • Paid time off
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision
  • Company-paid life and disability
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Why This Job

CMC provides an excellent opportunity to learn the steel industry and grow in your career. Whether you will spend your day in an office cubicle, operating a crane or running the melt shop at one of our mills, at CMC, you’ll get the training and support from your team that you need to excel in your role and reach your full potential.

What You'll Do

  • Replenish inventory utilizing Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) formulation with primary and secondary supply sources
  • Evaluate and negotiate with potential suppliers based on their product quality, cost, delivery times, payment terms and customer service
  • Obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders to suppliers; monitors and expedites orders as needed
  • Ensure receipts are processed on timely basis; verify and authorize payment of invoices or coordinate return of defective/incorrect merchandise
  • Contribute to Supply Chain goals including cost reduction targets and increased spend under management through the utilization of Preferred Supplier contracts and new sourcing opportunities
  • Track and report key functional metrics tracking overall cost reduction. Benchmarks, KPIs, and other data analytics will be used in order to meet or exceed departmental cost benefit goals, objectives, and spend measurements
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities

What You'll Need

  • Buying/selling skill and product knowledge
  • Contract negotiation experience required
  • Sense of teamwork as well as independent initiative required
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Minimum 3 years purchasing experience, preferably some purchasing experience within retail or construction industry
  • Understands business operations and needs
  • Identifies and evaluates issues and uses good judgement to implement appropriate solution
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

Your Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred

We are Commercial Metals Company, a Fortune 500 company with a family feel that’s already part of your life. Our steel products have been supporting structures in more than 20 countries for over 100 years. And the secret to our success? We’ve built our legacy by assembling a team of innovators and doers to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing our world over last 100 years — but we’re just getting started.


If you’re ready to reimagine ways to make the steel industry more sustainable, reinforce the bridges and roadways that connect our communities, and raise the bar for what it means to do meaningful work day in and day out. In short, you’re ready to be part of CMC. Join us and start moving your career — and our world — forward. 


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Austin

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