Yard Buyer

Purchase scrap materials within Greater Los Angeles and surrounding areas, in accordance with current market conditions, based upon established pricing standards/models.

Yard Buyer

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Vice President/Purchasing Management

Representative Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing accounts
  • Gain mastery of the scrap supply chain for assigned region
  • Negotiate the purchase of recyclable scrap materials
  • Possess working knowledge of commodities and domestic freight
  • Travel periodically to visit and meet suppliers
  • Knowledge and understanding of “hedging”
  • Positively grows and manages a customer base
  • Maintains an analytical approach
  • Continually looks to improve systems and processes
  • Proactively increases market and product knowledge
  • Identifies opportunities for purchase and trade of metals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • 3+ years’ work experience preferred in sales/purchasing, marketing or finance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative abilities
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Exhibits a positive attitude
  • Open to new approaches towards solutions
  • Inclusive
  • Respectful and professional
  • Interactive and manages peers (frequency)
  • Interactive with support staff
  • Works well under pressure
  • Minimum computer skills
  • Exhibits decisiveness
  • Self-starter
  • Works within established credit/advance limits
  • Education/experience minimum standards
  • Incumbent must have a sense of urgency and ownership
  • Informs others of market conditions, market price and competition


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The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job Alpert & Alpert Iron & Metal, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, marital status, disability, or veteran status.