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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. 

Industrial Buyer (4569)

Location: Tampa, FL (0192)  
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Position Overview

Commercial Metals Company is currently seeking an Industrial Buyer to procure ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal in an economical and efficient manner. The position is responsible to establish and maintain effective relations with supply sources within the local area. Additionally, the incumbent coordinates activities with other procurement, logistics, plant management, and accounting personnel.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Investigates new potential sources of consumers of scrap metal. Buys from a retail, dealer, light industrial customers, repair shops, demolition projects, clean-ups, etc.
  • Purchase scrap metal materials in accordance with current market conditions based on established pricing standards/models e
  • Visits customers on a regular basis and maintain systemic data to record account history.
  • Maintain knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations in order to purchase materials in compliance.
  • Demonstrate outstanding customer service skills to ensure repeat business.
  • Provide solutions to improve and maximize scrap recovery.
  • Maximizes opportunities to increase market share
  • Maintain accurate records of all buying/sourcing and prospecting activities including closed sales and follow-up activities within their assigned territory.
  • Responsible for maintaining current pricing and market data for current and potential customers.
  • Travels within 60-90 miles radius 50% of the time.
Experience and Skill Requirements


  • 3-5 years of experience in Industrial Sales or procurement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Sense of teamwork as well as an independent initiative.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Demonstrates buying/selling skills & product knowledge.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills.
  • Understand and use proprietary pricing software.


  • Industrial Ferrous/Non-Ferrous buying experience.
  • Contract negotiation experience.
Education Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field required. 8 years of related experience may be substituted (in addition to 3-5 years noted above) in lieu of degree. 


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.