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Founded in 1915, we started with a single recycling location and have grown into a global enterprise, and one of the largest metal recyclers and steel manufacturers in the United States. Our vertical integration model was the first of its kind and revolutionized the way the steel industry operates today.

We are also a Fortune 1000, global company that is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, providing a safe and healthy environment where our employees can succeed, creating value for our investors and improving our communities. 

We are sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment, which is why we are committed to a process that minimizes our carbon footprint and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Our recycling facilities collect metals from the community and convert them into steel that supports our infrastructure. 

Purchasing Coordinator (Clerk) (5326)

Location: Birmingham, AL (0212)  
Relocation Assistance: No
Position Overview

The Purchasing Coordinator reports to the Purchasing Manager and is responsible to support assigned Buyers and CMC locations in the timely purchase and delivery of supplies and services. They are responsible for fielding internal communications via email or phone, with the intention of being able to answer questions and resolve issues with multiple lines of business. In all cases, the Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for documenting inquiries.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Prepare, process and/or review purchase requisitions/orders, as required.
• Assist Buyers in Region with Administrative tasks; i.e. Open PO report, IR/GR report and workflow resolution for blocked invoices (work closely with buyers facilitating communication both to and from APSS).
• Support Buyers for Vendor request submittals.
• Support Buyers with P.O. activities and blanket order maintenance.
• Support Buyers in data collection and analysis.
• Assist in following up on open PO’s and expedite deliveries, as needed, with suppliers to ensure supplies are received timely; resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries and other issues.
• Match purchase requisitions/orders with invoices and forward to accounts payable for payment processing, as needed.
• Track status and follow up on all invoice inquiries to ensure suppliers are paid timely.
• Assist in tracking requirements of on-site contractors and working with contractors as needed to remain in good standing per CMC requirements.
• Provide routine administrative support for Purchasing Manager and Buyers.
• Communication with Purchasing Manager regarding additional administrative projects outside of normal routine duties.

Experience and Skill Requirements

• Proficient communicator (verbal and written)
• Organizational skills
• Follow-through ability
• Attention to detail/accuracy
• Judgment – Identifies/evaluates issues at hand
• Must be able to multi-task
• Must be a team player, open to working closely with others.
• Must be a promoter of company and department goals

• Communication Skills (verbal, written, listening)
• Exceptional organization skills
• Must meet deadlines without fail
• Accountability - Takes responsibility of his/her actions
• SAP experience preferred, but not required
• PC and Windows User Fundamentals
• Very efficient with Microsoft Office
o Microsoft Word
o Microsoft Excel
o Microsoft Outlook
o Microsoft PowerPoint


Education Requirements

Bachelor Degree preferred, but not required


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.