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Senior Buyer req02-3

Company name
Reliance Steel & Aluminum

Union City, CA

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Application Process: To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit their resume to

and specify the title and requisition number for which they are applying in the subject line or body of the email.

Negotiates prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for material

Manages the inventory levels of the products they buy

Confers with sales personnel to obtain information about customer needs and preferences

Examines, selects, orders, and purchases at the most favorable price material consistent with quality, quantity and specification requirements

Runs and reviews various reports to determine if on hand inventory is in sufficient quantity to support sales

Enters in purchase orders in a timely manner

Expedites open orders as needed

Maintains purchase order packets

Provides current landed cost information to sales as requested

Works with supplier order status reports and acknowledgments for accurate information reflected on computer

Evaluates supplier performance as required

Maintains accurate usage information

Qualifies new suppliers

Handles mill claims

Handles purchase cost adjustments and inventory adjustments

Provides various reports upon request

Assists Purchasing Manager as needed

Inspect and document damaged or non-conforming material

Communicates any issues to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner

Responsible for assisting in the training of new personnel


- Basic skills and knowledge to operate a personal computer

- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel

- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

- Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, purchase orders, specifications and other related forms

- Ability to speak effectively to vendors and co-workers in order to conduct business

- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to apply for the position or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact Gabe Muñoz at

(213) 576-2426 or e-mail

to request an accommodation.

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