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Procurement Manager (Northern App)

Company: Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.
Location: Marienville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

NWH OverviewNWH, founded in 1967, has become the leading manufacturer and supplier of hardwood lumber to North America, Europe, and Asia. With an unwavering focus on simplifying the customer experience, NWH serves the furniture, flooring, cabinet, molding, and millwork industries with 14+ hardwoods species from the major U.S. growing regions as well as imported plywood and exotic lumber.The company operates over 40 manufacturing and warehousing facilities across the country including sawmills, concentration yards and distribution facilities using innovative technologies to streamline the procurement process for customers. NWH supplies only sustainable, high-quality hardwoods to protect our resources today and for future generations.For more information, please visit nwh.comBackground & TerritoryThe Procurement Manager manages and supervises Timber & Log procurement and oversees Log Sales. Reports to the Eastern Business Unit (EBU) General Manager and NWH Senior Leader. We have an immediate opening, seeking a full-time Procurement Manager and Forester to support our territory in northwest Pennsylvania.Successful candidate shall personally promote and encourage a safe working environment for themselves, fellow employees, suppliers and contractors.Key Responsibilities:Timber Procurement

  • Timber Procurement
    • Review timber prospectus list and schedule appraisals of timber sales with procurement foresters
    • Assist with, if necessary, timber cruise to determine volume and value of timber sales
    • Review and evaluate appraisals with procurement foresters and assign timber value
    • Prepare or review bid forms and prepare bid deposits
    • Track and recover bid deposits of unsuccessful sales
    • Coordinate Timber Purchasing with Lumber Sales
      • Contract Negotiation and Execution
        • Negotiate and review timber contracts for accuracy and acceptable language
        • Review courthouse documents to ensure seller's title
        • Prepare and execute contracts and plan for payments and deposits
        • Ensure timely payments of purchased timber
          • Review and approve road building invoices and cutting, skidding, and hauling payments
            • Review expiration dates of timber contracts and manage the timely harvesting of short-term timber sales.
              • Review timber harvest results and profitability
                • Oversee daily activities of procurement foresters.
                • Evaluate procurement forester performance.
                  • Track and recover performance bonds associated with timber sales.Timber Procurement Staff
                    • Manage all aspects of the timber procurement staff (approx. 8) including hiring and training professional foresters to ensure appropriate levels of standing timber and log yard inventory.
                      • Daily coordination of procurement and harvesting activities
                        • Conduct performance reviews, address complaints and employee relations issues, and resolve problems of the staff.
                          • Ensure staff adheres to company policies.
                            • Assist the EBU General Manager and Procurement Director in all aspects of Timber Procurement as necessary.Log Procurement
                              • Evaluate and assign suggested log prices for purchase logs and timber sales
                                • Review log purchase profitability, advances, and In Field log inventory
                                  • Review outstanding log purchases and ensure timely deliveries of logs purchasedLog Sales
                                    • Oversee, conduct, or assist with, all aspects of Log Sales in conjunction with Log Sale personnel
                                      • Review log sales for current log sale trends
                                        • Ensure timely receipt of payments for Log SalesLog Pricing
                                          • Evaluate and calculate monthly log prices
                                            • Analyze sawmill reports and lumber pricing in conjunction with the managers and log buyers. Calculate log prices for procurement efforts.
                                            • Evaluate and develop standard log prices
                                              • Analyze sawmill reports and lumber pricing in conjunction with Product Marketing Manager and site managers and develop log prices.Log Inventory
                                                • Review log inventories and coordinate activities of Procurement Foresters to ensure appropriate log inventories.
                                                  • Direct and assist log yard personnel in physical inventory of logs at each plant and ensure timely processing of log deliveries.Basic Qualifications:
                                                    • 5 years of practical log procurement experience, or equivalent.Preferred Qualifications:
                                                      • Two-year Forestry degree, or Bachelors in Forestry preferred.
                                                      • Willing and able to work full-time out of our location in Marienville, PA and travel throughout the N. Appalachia region.Competencies
                                                        • Excellent analytical skills
                                                        • Well-developed negotiation skills
                                                        • Deep knowledge of timber harvest systems, log and lumber grades
                                                        • Strong problem-solving skills
                                                        • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills
                                                        • Ability to develop collaborative relationships with peers and higher-level managersTravelTravel throughout the N. Appalachia region.Perks & Benefits:
                                                          • Medical Plans/Dental Coverage/Vision Coverage
                                                          • Prescription Plans
                                                          • Life Insurance
                                                          • Short-Term Disability Benefit
                                                          • Voluntary Long-Term Disability Benefit
                                                          • 401k Retirement Saving with Company Match
                                                          • Health Saving Account (HSA)
                                                          • Employee Assistance Program
                                                          • Employee Engagement Center Support
                                                          • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
                                                          • Employee Engagement Events and Activities
                                                          • Employee Referral Bonus (No cap)Additional Information:NWH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., Erie , Procurement Manager (Northern App), Executive , Marienville, Pennsylvania

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