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Precision Castparts Corporation | Gardena, California
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Job Description

Precision Castparts - Revert Group

Buyer - Caledonian Alloys, Gardena, CA

SUMMARY

* Responsible for identifying and purchasing Nickel and Cobalt revert (scrap) in the US and Canada for PCC Melt shops.
* Strong focus on relationship building in pursuing new sources of material with key strategic partners.
* Self manage and work as a part of the commercial team. Support is available from senior managers and directors for complex pitches and strategies.
* The Metal Buyer is expected to spend up to 50% of their time out of the office in meetings. Travel is a major factor and is predicted to be predominately within the US and Canada.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Business Development (60% of job time):

* Develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new sources of revert for the PCC Revert Group (PCCRG).
* Target and build relationships with key strategic partners in the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Medical, and other super alloy revert producing industries.
* Leverage the scrap dealer network and mid-tier scrap dealers to bring in additional material for PCC melt shops.
* Attend trade shows.
* Present and represent PCCRG to potential suppliers through direct communication via face to face meetings, telephone calls, and emails.
* Conduct negotiations and close on behalf of the PCCRG.

Maintaining Existing Accounts (30% of job time):

* Maintaining & looking for opportunities to further develop the business relationships PCCRG has with existing customers.
* Coordinate with other PCCRG departments including accounts and technical teams to ensure delivery of service commitments and promises to suppliers.
* Respond effectively to requests for quotes in a timely manner
* Ensure that PCCRG remains proactive and responsive to suppliers

Member of Team Forecasting, Planning and Strategizing Future Business Development (10% of job time):

* Assisting with the implementation of PCCRG's global Purchasing and Marketing strategy.
* Operating as a proactive member of the PCCRG commercial team, influencing the strategic direction of the business with academic and practical knowledge of the commodity markets and international trading arenas.
* Manage the costs of project implementation and supplier interactions, understanding the impact on P&L accounts.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

* 3 years of business development experience is required.
* 2 years experience in purchasing revert (scrap) - Strongly preferred.
* Business related undergraduate degree - Strongly preferred.
* Ability to travel up to 50% of the time throughout the US and Canada.
* Position to work out Los Angeles, California - Preferred but not essential.

COMPETENCIES

* Confident negotiator and closer.
* Strong client management skills.
* Capable of hands on problem-solving, with ability to generate ideas and solutions.
* A positive and determined approach to researching and analyzing new business opportunities.
* Strong communication skills in all forms including, written, oral, email, telephone, and presentation.
* Confidence to present a tailored presentation to potential suppliers by effectively using a range of presentation skills.
* Good working knowledge of all MS Office applications and internet applications.
* Excellent organizational and time management skills.
* Ability to handle competing demands and to prioritize tasks.
* Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
* Attention to detail.
* High level of self-motivation to perform and succeed.
* Ability to work under minimal supervision and use own initiative.
* Able to work out/with normal office hours as business requires.
* Ability to travel within and outside the US.
* Perform all aspects of the position according to the PCC Code of Conduct.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS

THE PHYSICAL DEMANDS DESCRIBED HERE ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THOSE THAT MUST BE MET BY AN EMPLOYEE TO SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position with repetitive hand motions. Must be able to occasionally move about inside the office area to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a computer, copy machine, calculator and computer printer.

WORK ENVIRONMENT - THE WORK ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS DESCRIBED HERE ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THOSE AN EMPLOYEE ENCOUNTERS WHILE PERFORMING THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.

Works primarily in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the office setting with minimal exposure to climate changes, uneven surfaces, heights, and noise.

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

About Precision Castparts Corporation

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a manufacturer of complex metal components and products, provides investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for aerospace and industrial gas turbine (IGT) applications. The Company also provides investment castings and forgings for general industrial, automotive, armament, medical and other applications; nickel alloys and product forms, as well as cobalt alloys, for the aerospace, chemical processing, oil and gas, pollution control and other industries; specialty alloys, waxes for the investment casting industry; refiner plates, screen cylinders and other products for the pulp and paper industry; low-pressure sewer systems; gas monitoring systems for the power generation industry, and metalworking tools for the fastener market and other applications. PCC operates through three segments: Investment Cast Products, Forged Products and Fastener Products. On December 4, 2008, it acquired Hackney Ladish Holding Corp. (Hackney Ladish). (Source: 10-K)

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