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Senior Buyer Req. 02-1

Company name
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company

Union City, CA

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This position is responsible for buying material for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level by analyzing past buying trends, sales records, price and quality of material to determine value and yield.

Essential Job Functions

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

Physical Demands

Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the facility in a safe manner

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods


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


High school diploma

2-5 years of experience

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.


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

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

Company info

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company
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Company Profile
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. started in 1939 as a small, local distributor of steel reinforcing bar in Los Angeles, California. Within ten years of our inception, we had added magnesium and aluminum to our line of products. The postwar metals industry boom in the United States, coupled with visionary leadership, allowed us to pursue a decades-long course of expansion through growth and acquisition. This paved the way for our IPO in 1994, which allowed continued strategic growth in terms of location, products, and customers. Since then, Reliance has completed more than 55 acquisitions and risen to become the largest metals service center in North America. Through a network of more than 290 locations in 39 states and 11 countries outside of the United States, the Company provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full line of over 100,000 metal products to more than 125,000 customers in a broad range of industries.

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