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227 West Monroe Street
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Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-292-5000
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Careers

Pursue and Advance Your Career with Ryerson

Your career at Ryerson will offer meaningful work, competitive rewards and an engaging workplace.  We provide extensive training, development and professional advancement, and you will find meaningful opportunities to contribute to the success of the company.

Our opportunities range from summer internships and entry-level positions to experienced and executive level roles.  The company looks for people with a range of backgrounds, including industrial distribution management, business and finance, supply chain, operations, sales and marketing.  Above all, we seek people with high energy, enthusiasm, a passion to challenge how we do things, and the confidence and aptitude to improve them.

Ryerson believes in promoting from within and creating opportunities for long-term development. The company also encourages collaboration between departments to help broaden employees’ perspective on the business and allow for a more flexible career path. 

 

Training and Development

 

Ryerson Academy

Ryerson Academy is a six-month training program for approximately 40 employees each year.  This immersion program provides intensive training in the most business-critical, functional areas of the company, including sales, customer service, operations, supply chain, procurement and marketing.  Ryerson Academy also teaches critical communications, negotiating and presentation skills.  Participants are exposed to Ryerson’s senior leadership and subject matter experts in order to develop emerging leaders. 

Core Skills Leadership Training

Over the course of two weeks, Leadership Development training cultivates and reinforces the core leadership skills that transform our supervisors and managers into business leaders.  Critical areas of focus include continuous process improvement, change management, communication skills, motivating employees and realizing customer service excellence.     

Texas A&M University Partnership

Ryerson maintains a strategic learning partnership with Texas A&M University, which offers the premier industrial distribution learning program in the country.  Texas A&M helps prepare potential Ryerson employees by addressing industry-specific business leadership training needs in areas including supply chain optimization, industrial distribution and sales management. 

Boot Camp Comprehensive Program

Boot Camp is a two week session that teaches basic product knowledge, customer relationship management, communication skills, sales training and time management.  The program is designed for those new to the organization, giving a foundation for success in a sales role.

Long University

Over the course of a week, Long University focuses on building employees’ knowledge of long products, including inventory, processing, sourcing, vertical markets and selling techniques.  Subject matter experts from around the organization lead these training sessions.  Long U is open to anyone interested in more in-depth long products training.

Fabrication University

Over a two week period, Fabrication University focuses on expanding employees’ knowledge of fabrication, including print reading, pricing and basic metallurgy.  Participants also make mill and customer visits and engage in operations rotations.   Training is geared to those that work with fabrication quotes on a regular basis.

Summer Internships Program

Ryerson’s paid summer internship program targets upper class undergraduate students.  It offers placement in our individual markets as well as our corporate or regional headquarters locations. 

The program provides meaningful, project-based work and the opportunity to learn about the company and the industry.  It delivers foundational basic training, awareness of how to conduct oneself in a business environment and introductory professional development for its participants, while serving as a direct source of talent for full-time employment.  

Interns work directly with market leaders and at the end of the program present recommended solutions to real business issues. 

Tuition Reimbursement and Continuing Education

For those wishing to continue or complete their college education, Ryerson offers generous and competitive tuition reimbursement of up to 90 percent of tuition and course-related fees in accredited, degree-track programs.  We also provide opportunities to pursue company-reimbursed non-degree training and role-specific advanced professional certifications. 

 

Diversity and Inclusion

 

Ryerson values and strives to build a diverse and inclusive workplace of associates from varied cultures, educational backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

Ryerson actively supports and recruits from diverse student groups that are underrepresented in the metals and industrial distribution field.  The company does this through its relationship with universities offering programs in industrial distribution – including Texas A&M, University of Nebraska Kearny, and University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Association of Women in the Metal Industries (www.AWMI.org)

Ryerson is a proud supporter of AWMI, an international, professional organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the metals industries.  Through education, professional development, networking and leadership opportunities, the organization fosters members’ career growth and advances its goal of increasing the number of women in the metals industry.  Ryerson has 50 members in AWMI, including members who serve on the board of directors at the local, regional and national levels.

Veterans

Ryerson is committed to employing veterans and matching skills acquired during military service.  The company partners with Recruit Military, www.recruitmilitary.com, for a campaign to advertise and recruit military personnel. 

Ryerson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ryerson recruits, hires, trains and promotes in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity and ensures that no applicant for employment or employee is deprived of the opportunity to work and improve his/her position by reason of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical/mental disability, Vietnam Veteran status, disabled veteran status or any other artificial barrier.

 

To view opportunities available in China, please visit our Ryerson China Career Opportunities page.

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance in the employment process, please contact our Accommodation Line at 312-292-5120 or email hr.recruiter@ryerson.com. You will be prompted to leave a message and a member of our HR department will respond appropriately. Please note, messages left for reasons other than application assistance will not be returned.

We reward based on personal contribution.
Our pay philosophy recognizes that our people are the most important strategic resource for Ryerson. We reward our salaried associates based on their individual contributions to the success of the business.