Sales Assistant - Nonferrous Sales in Schnitzer - Atlanta (Adamson St Offices) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 2/23/2018

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Job Description

Schnitzer Steel is an exciting place to be as a global leader in the thriving metals recycling industry. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team. Our fast-paced environment features challenging and rewarding work, strong teamwork, and a commitment to providing quality products and excellent customer service. At the same time, as a growing Fortune 1000 company that has been in business for over a century, we can offer a culture that rewards performance and a strong, corporate structure with job stability. In fact, Schnitzer Steel has experienced employees who have been with us for over 30 years working side-by-side with recent hires who constantly bring new ideas and energy into the company. 

The Sales Assistant (SA) reports to the National Executive Director of Nonferrous Sales. The SA provides data entry, technical and administrative support to the Nonferrous Sales team. The SA will create and maintain filing systems and databases and perform administrative duties as necessary. The SA must effectively problem-solve, multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. Consistent attention to detail will make the SA position successful. The SA must be able to operate with very limited day to say direction, be able to work from general guidelines and be able to make the majority of decisions needed to successfully carry out assigned duties and projects.

This position operates within defined parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.

Essential Functions:

Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

  • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.

Anticorruption Responsibilities

  • Responsible for anticorruption compliance as set forth in the Anticorruption Manual.  Specific anticorruption accountabilities include:
    • Supporting SSI sales personnel and the administration of international sales contracts in accordance with the Anticorruption Manual.
    • Communicating upward any suspected or actual violations of the Anticorruption Manual.

Operational Performance & Best Business Practices

  • Ensures contracts created are logged and signed by a sales team member before being sent out to the customer.
  • Ensures contracts are logged as signed as they are returned by the customers.
  • Follows up on open contracts and purchases orders as needed.
  • Creates, maintains, and sends out sales order spreadsheet to the various MRB yards.
  • Completes waste document for nonferrous customers.
  • Creates proforma invoices for nonferrous shipments.

Administrative Management

  • Answer multi-line phone as needed to assist others in the office.
  • Sorts and delivers mail daily to others in the office.
  • Ensures that service providers are called and brought in as necessary to service the different office equipment.
  • Ensures office kitchen is kept clean and orderly for use by staff and customers and visitors.
  • Sets up business travel for the National Executive Director of Nonferrous Sales.
  • Creates, edits and submits expense reports for the National Executive Director of Nonferrous Sales.

Special Projects

  • Special projects as assigned.
Required Skills

Specific Other Responsibilities (regional, local, compliance, etc.):

Supports the Company’s Anticorruption Program through compliance with the Anticorruption Manual and all Anticorruption Controls.


Internal Control Responsibilities:

Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business.

Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the Code of Conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

Interpersonal Contacts:

Internal contacts are broad in scope including senior MRB management and additional MRB employees as necessary for job tasks. Contact may be by phone, email and face-to-face contact with others.

External contacts can include customers and vendors.


Job Conditions:

Average office environment. May be required to work irregular hours during periods of heavy workloads to meet deadlines. May be required to work non-standard hours or work week.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Ability to: sit for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; write by hand and keyboard for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; assemble papers, paper punch, staple, file; apply sufficient force to open and close file drawers. Ability to communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Communication is primarily by phone, email and sometimes in person, with other departments within the Schnitzer Group. Visual acuity needed for close detail work, preparing and analyzing data figures, accounting, and computer use.

Required Experience


One to three years experience in data or order entry positions or other related field(s). Bachelor degree in finance, accounting or business related fields preferred but not required. Must be detailed oriented and have a strong sense of job urgency.   Good business acumen to understand what drives value and a keen ability to critically evaluate various data from numerous sources.

Candidate must be hands-on, have proven analytical skills and have the ability to understand and consistently apply conceptual information at a detailed level. Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, graphs, etc.); and synthesize a large number of variables to determine a specific course of action.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to produce accurate and meaningful work product. Excellent computer skills (specifically MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio) required.

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.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.


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