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Raw Materials Buyer at The Doe Run Company in St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Doe Run Company is looking for a Raw Materials Supervisor to work in collaboration with the Director of Raw Materials to contribute significantly to the operational and financial performance of our Resource Recycling Division. As a scrap metal expert, the primary responsibility is to ensure that lead bearing raw materials form non-toll sources are obtained and consistent with BRRD’s capabilities at a suitable cost. This position is located in St. Louis, MO.


  • Source raw materials from scrap metal dealers and lead acid battery distributors.

  • Prepare and analyze budgets, forecasts, invoices and commercial reports as well as various agreements.

  • Administer raw materials section of the various toll agreements.

  • Find, source and negotiate the purchase of spent lead acid batteries and other forms of lead bearing materials from scrap metal dealers/traders and battery distributors. This includes finding new sources of supply.

  • Oversee the preparation of various commercial reports, analyze the data and make recommendations.

  • Maintain a solid understanding of the Resource Recycling Divisional capabilities (environmental, process, storage) and other regulatory requirements associated with buying, receiving and processing various lead bearing materials.

  • Review and approve raw material settlement reports and assays for buy/sell accounts.

  • Keep apprised of material specific to each supplier’s account to include reviewing toll contract receipts, scrap pricing and marketplace competition.

  • Research and resolve supplier complaints and non-conformances.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to at least one direct employee and two indirect employees.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Outlook.

  • Ability to “cold call” on new potential suppliers.

  • Capability to source & negotiate.

  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of an organization.

  • High aptitude for learning and solid work ethic.

  • Tenacity, integrity and ability to work efficiently under pressure.

  • Proactive approach to identifying and anticipating customer needs and objections.

  • Strong attention to detail.

Education & Experience:

  • Over 2 years of experience purchasing/trading of scrap metals and/ lead acid batteries.

  • Exposure to sales contracts interpretation and implementation a plus.

  • Science background a plus.

  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any business or science related field, or equivalent of 10+ years’ experience with scrap metals and/or lead acid batteries.

Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and one of the largest integrated lead producers in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run has facilities in Missouri, Washington and Arizona and operates one of the world's largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo.  Using innovative mining techniques, Doe Run skillfully taps one of the largest lead deposits in the world.

As stewards of the mineral resources in our care, we strive to provide premium services and products to people who share our belief in enhancing the quality of life. You may view our sustainability report located at



  • Bachelor's Degree in any business or science related field, or equivalent of 10+ years’ experience with scrap metals and/or lead acid batteries.

  • 2 year(s): Experience purchasing/trading scrap metals and/or lead acid batteries.



  • Customer Service

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • Excel

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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