Commercial Manager in Training in Schnitzer - Cassidy at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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Job Description

If you are looking for a career which offers advancement and growth opportunities, look no further! Schnitzer Steel offers upward mobility, great benefits, and competitive compensation packages.

Founded in 1906, Schnitzer Steel Industries has become one of the nation's largest recyclers of scrap metal. Today, Schnitzer operates 95 recycling facilities, including seven deep water ports – on both U.S. coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico – which enable efficient delivery of processed scrap metals to steel mills and foundries around the world. In 2018, Schnitzer was named a World's Most Ethical Company for the 4th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. This prestigious award is given exclusively to companies who demonstrate leadership in five key categories: ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation. Schnitzer is the only metals recycling company to be among the winners.

This position offers competitive pay along with a variety of benefits including: medical, dental and vision plans for both you and your dependents; 401k with company match; paid time off which starts with your first check; and paid holidays.

The Commercial MIT reports to the Regional Commercial Director. This individual will be shadowing to learn all aspects of the commercial scrap business, and includes: generating purchases of scrap metals (both Ferrous and Non-Ferrous) for the book of business within his/her defined geographic area. Incumbent is required to visit facilities of current and potential suppliers within their area which may include scrap dealers, demolition contractors, industrial manufacturers, auto wreckers, and any other scrap generating project or company. This position will be trained to investigate new sources of scrap to develop relationships leading to procurement of all grades of metals.

The Commercial MIT is required to train on how to develop and build customer/supplier relationships and negotiate prices and contracts that build, grow, and retain the supplier base. Incumbent must be knowledgeable of all different types of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous scrap grades in order to assess the value, quality, and the required processing to maximize profit for the company. The Outside Buyer will work with several cross-functioning teams within the organization to successfully maximize volume and margin requirements based on the commercial strategy.

This individual will be training to be knowledgeable about handling and processing costs for all commodities and possess a thorough understanding of the current pricing strategy. The Commercial MIT must be able to understand and speak to current market conditions and be cognizant of customer’s and competitor’s pricing.

Required Skills

Job Conditions:

Average office environment; occasional exposure to dirt and dust related to scrap yard environment. Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring considerable adaptability; disturbances of work flow, and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected to occur on an intermittent basis. Offsite work involves meeting in person with current or potential customers, and visiting other Schnitzer locations. Regional travel required.

Physical Activities Required to perform Essential Functions:

Ability to sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; bend at waist; operate a vehicle; use hands to write or keyboard; assemble papers, staple; photo copy; use ten-key; be mobile within an average office environment; and communicate by phone and in person in a professional manner. Visual acuity to read detailed documents, inspect material and use a computer.


Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business is preferred, but not required, in addition to 5+ years industry sales experience. This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.

Knowledge of testing and identifying metal alloys; superior customer service skills; Windows XP, which includes Outlook; tact and ability to communicate with people at all levels, both orally and in writing, in a professional manner; excellent mathematical and problem solving skills; strong negotiation skills attention to detail and accuracy; and basic typing and 10-key skills. Ability to: have practical understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; deal with problems involving several specific variables in or from standard situations.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.