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Vania Grandi

Vania Grandi

VP Commercial, West USA, Sims Metal

Vania Grandi is VP Commercial, West USA for Sims Metal. She has a unique combination of experience in mining and metals, recycling, sustainability and high-performance sports – specifically skiing. Vania started her career as a reporter for eight years with the Associated Press in Rome, followed by a year in Salt Lake City. She then went on to be the Media Relations and Communications Manager for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Armed with an MBA, in 2005 she went to the global mining firm Rio Tinto, where she started as Sustainable Development Advisor and went on to hold several executive positions including Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Copper and Precious Metals, and General Manager Commercial Strategy. Later she went to Montreal where she served as General Manager, Metallics products for Rio Tinto, with responsibility for operations in Canada, Europe, China and India.   She left Rio Tinto to become CEO and President of the Canadian National Ski Federation, the first woman to hold the post. Then in 2021, she joined Sims Metal as Head of the Global Buy Force program to implement best practice in the commercial space, and recently moved into a new role as VP Commercial, West USA.  Grandi also has served on the boards of directors at the Canadian Steel Producers Association, the Copper Development Association, the American Copper Council and the Responsible Jewelry Council.

All Sessions by Vania Grandi

Day 5 – April 19 April 19, 2023
8:45 am - 10:00 am

Opportunities Abound: How to Attract Talent Through STEM Careers in Recycling

Meeting Room 205 A-C: Level 2

Track: Business Management 🛈Topics may include day-to-day activities and processes of the facility; business planning and finance; competitive and diversification strategies; growth, profits and productivity; legal issues; human resources and talent/workforce development; marketing and sales; leadership development; commodities hedging; securing and extending credit; buying and selling recyclable materials; insurance and customer service; Logistics, and transportation.
Presented by the ISRI Women in Recycling Council

The recycled materials industry is full of job opportunities at all career levels and functions. STEM encompasses a variety of exciting career routes in recycling from working in artificial intelligence and sustainability to designing innovative products with recycling in mind, and beyond. Learn how to showcase these opportunities to potential employees. Take back the tools to highlight STEM careers in your facilities that will attract the right people for the right jobs.