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Title:  Buyer - Scrap Metal


San Antonio, TX, US, 78204

Division:  Recycling Marketing
Job ID:  4087

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:

  • 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

Come recycle metal with us and keep America green! Commercial Metals Company is seeking an Outside Scrap Buyer who will be responsible for the purchase of scrap metal & maintaining customer relationships for future sales and growth of the branch while developing and implementing a marketing plan to meet customer expansion goals. Source ferrous and non-ferrous materials from lead generation through servicing and maintaining the account and work with buying/sourcing operations to support teams to ensure customer satisfaction that leads to meeting targets for revenue growth and increased margin. 

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for purchases of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal from industrial accounts
  • Investigates new potential sources of consumers of scrap metal. Buys from retail, dealer, light industrial customers, repair shops, demolition projects, clean-ups, etc
  • Participates in a database of qualified leads through referrals, telephone canvassing, direct mail, email & networking
  • Develops the growth of business activities and profit with assigned accounts and in assigned territories
  • Owns internal and external customer service relating to ferrous or non-ferrous business
  • Maximizes all opportunities in the process of closing a deal, resulting in the taking of market share from competitors
  • Maintain knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations in order to purchase materials in compliance
  • Maintains accurate records of all buying/sourcing and prospecting activities including closed sales and follow-up activities
  • Provide solutions to companies to improve and maximize scrap recovery
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding buying/sourcing quotas
  • Visits customers on a regular basis and maintain systemic data to record account history
  • Travels within 60-90 miles radius 50% of the time

What You'll Need

  • Industrial Ferrous/Non-Ferrous buying experience a plus
  • Responsible for purchases of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal from industrial accounts
  • Contract negotiation experience preferred
  • Proficient level of computer skills; MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet
  • Understand and use proprietary pricing software
  • Sense of teamwork as well as independent initiative required
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

Your Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting, Information Systems or related field a plus

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: San Antonio

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