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Procurement Forester

Company: West Fraser
Location: Maud
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Procurement Forester will be responsible for the daily wood procurement activities for West Frasers New Boston, TX location. The successful candidate must be willing and able to build the relationships with landowners, loggers, and timber dealers necessary to procure a consistent supply of pine pulpwood for the mill. The Procurement Forester will be self-motivated, a quick learner, and eager to take on higher-level responsibilities or a position of leadership.What you will do:

  • Maintain good relationships with logging professionals, suppliers, forestry consultants, forest landowners, and the public
  • Purchase stumpage from private landowners
  • Timber cruising
  • Oversee timber harvesting operations
  • Purchase delivered wood from private timber suppliers
  • Grow the supplier force to meet the future consumption needs of the mill
  • Field visits to correct/educate loggers on mills needs and specifications for pulpwood
  • Scale house trained for backup
  • Coordinate with Procurement Manager to ensure wood flow, and inventory volume is being met
  • Work within procurement software to create and update supplier contracts
  • Promote and maintain on and off site supplier safety programs
  • Work with mill management with continual improvement projectsHeres What Youll Need:
    • Safety Focused
    • Good leadership, coordination, and communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Must be able to work with a team, including mill-related teams
    • Self-motivated and efficient in the planning and execution of responsibilities
    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office
    • Must be competent or have the ability to learn to conduct timber cruising, timber appraisals, SFI auditing and be able to ensure compliance with all appropriate best management practices What will make you stand out:
      • Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry required
      • 4+ years experience in a similar role; preferable in a manufacturing environment
      • Experience with principles of sustainable forestry and knowledgeable of our industry
      • Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to negotiate effectively
      • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and background checkOur highly competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits include:
        • Benefits starting Day 1
        • Competitive starting pay
        • On-the-job training
        • A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
        • Medical
        • Dental
        • Vision
        • 401k with company match
        • Life Insurance
        • Disability Insurance
        • Paid vacations and holidays Apply:If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge, and opportunity, come build your career with us at West Fraser: West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada. We are the largest lumber producer in North America!Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within many of our employees have built their careers with us. West Fraser is a growing company that believes strongly in promoting from within and prides itself on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company.We thank all candidates for their interest. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin, or any other protected legal characteristic.West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug-Free WorkplaceEducationRequired
          • Bachelor or better in Forestry or related field

Keywords: West Fraser, Longview , Procurement Forester, Other , Maud, Texas

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