If you are interested in applying for one of the below positions, please complete our employment application to the left and submit to:  HumanResources@northwesthardwoods.com

Operations Forester

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Operations Forester

Marienville, PA

 

Background:  Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries.  We serve the industrial market segment worldwide.  We are searching for a candidate who is a team player with a can-do attitude who enjoys a challenge.

We are seeking an individual who has the qualifications, interest, and desire to join our Timber Department as an Operations Forester, at our Marienville, PA division.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Review Available Timber Sales.

  • Prepare Available Timber Sales for Harvest.
  • Coordinate and Supervise Harvesting and Hauling Operations, in full capacity.
  • Coordinate and Supervise Timber Sale Retirement.
  • Assist Procurement Manager, Procurement Foresters, Land Manager, and Log Yard as necessary.

The Requirements:

Personality: Upbeat, energetic personality encouraged!

  • Communications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Multi-tasking & Follow-through: The ability to keep track of multiple priorities and tasks, and see them through to completion is crucial.
  • Vaild driver’s license.

Education:

Preferred: Associates / Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or Forestry Management and/ or 2 – 5 years of professional experience.

Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. We offer a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, 401k plan and vacation.

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to:  humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com for consideration.

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

IT Systems Analyst

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 IT Systems Analyst
Northwest Hardwoods, Inc
Location: Bechwood, OH

This is a Full Time, Exempt position
Number of Openings: 1

Background:

Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries. We serve the industrial market segment worldwide. We are searching for a world class candidate to join our team. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Information Technology.

Position Summary:
Under limited supervision, the Systems Analyst provides support of 3rd Party applications for users. Performs systems analyst activities and makes recommendations in areas that require a high level of technical competency.
This position is one of several based in the IT department. Individual should have a Broad-base understanding of business applications and support. The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of accounts payable and accounts receivable processing Technical Aptitude required; ability to write SQL scripts Experience with SQL custom reporting/scripts/business intelligence tools based

Key Functions:
All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. Any non-essential functions are assumed to be included in “Other related duties as assigned”:
• Must be an excellent communicator who is detail oriented
• Experience in a software support environment with high support call volumes and large numbers of clients and users
• Ability to communicate technical and business information to widely varied audiences
• Ability to understand business processes and business problems
• Effectively convey concepts, features, and functionality of company’s offerings in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
• Maintains a thorough knowledge of the company’s products through continuous study and experience. The ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment
• Assists in developing user documentation and departmental policies and procedures that impact the use of application systems.
• Provides application support for clients including 3rd party related applications.
• Provides direct technical support and advice for users.
• To carry out diagnostic troubleshooting for users when required to resolve technical problems that involve business applications (Lumbertrack, LIMS, GP) and 3rd party programs, or hardware infrastructure. (This includes Windows Active Directory support, MS SQL support, Crystal support, hardware diagnostics, and overall performance analysis.)
• Participate in onsite visits if required in order to analyze and troubleshoot technical and application issues
• Produces custom reports, smart views and dashboards for users as required.
• Acts as liaison with users in receiving, investigating, reporting and coordination of application issues and related technical infrastructure issues.
• May design custom reporting/scripts/business intelligence tools based on customer requirements
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems/ Industrial Engineering, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent work experience.
2. Minimum of five years’ experience in systems analysis and/or programming required with project management or leadership responsibilities.
3. Must have ability to exercise independent judgment in planning, organizing, and performing systems analyst tasks. Some independent judgment required in setting priorities of tasks among multiple assigned projects.
4. Must have ability to communicate, motivate, and organize projects among a broad spectrum of personnel throughout the network, frequently under deadline pressure.
5. Knowledge of information systems, including some familiarity with financial /business applications and the ability to plan and perform medium- to large-scale computer projects.
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Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience that fulfills the requirements of the position will be considered.
The company provides competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental health care coverage, short and long term disability, paid vacation/holidays, and company matching 401 (K) retirement plan.

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further.

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com for consideration.

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

Millwright

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Millwright

Northwest Hardwoods Inc.

Location: Marlinton, West Virginia

Background:  Northwest Hardwoods is the premier Hardwood Lumber producer in the industry serving furniture, cabinet, and moulding and millwork segments worldwide.

We operate manufacturing facilities through out the United States.  We have an immediate opening, seeking a full time Millwright.

Key Functions:

Cable of doing normal mill repairs including change and align sprockets, belts and pulleys. Repair chains and bearings of all kinds.

Requirements:

  • Fabrications – Capable of fabricating from drawings and sketched and rebuildingof existing parts.
  • Basic understanding of sawmill manufacturing operation.
  • Good welding and cutting skills.
  • Capable of doing required documentation legibly e.g. down time reports;read,understand and know location of machine manuals.
  • Willing to ask questions if not understanding.
  • Able to work as a team, get along with team members; give and take advice and criticism from other team members. Good team attitude.
  • Have a basic understanding of electricity, hydraulics, some mechanics, and small hand tools.
  • Must have a good safety record and a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to work any shift, overtime, weekends, and all holidays, as required.
  • Must have electrical background and be proficient with variable speed drives and 3 phase electrical motors and trouble shooting.

Northwest Hardwoods provides a highly competitive compensation program with profit share plan. Comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, prescription and vision care coverage.  Company paid life insurance, short term disability, pre-tax Health Savings Account, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, paid vacation, 8 paid holidays and Employee Assistance Program.

Candidate who meet these qualifications will be considered further.

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to:

humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sawyer

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Sawyer – Hopwood, PA

 Background:  Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries.  We serve the industrial market segment worldwide.  We are searching for a candidate who is a team player with a can-do attitude who enjoys a challenge.

As a member of the Sawmill team at Northwest Hardwoods (NWH), your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensures lumber species, grade, quantity, and size match batch requirements prior to cutting.
  • Ensures that all components are cut to specifications.
  • Optimizes material use to minimize waste.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly work area.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor/team members to accomplish tasks.
  • Conducts routine daily maintenance/cleaning on equipment.
  • Inspects equipment before and after every shift and reports any concerns to Sawmill Forman promptly.
  • Operates all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.
  • Adheres to OSHA requirements and company policies/procedures to ensure safety always.

The Requirements:

  • Personality: Upbeat, energetic personality encouraged!
  • Communications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High school diploma/ GED preferred
  • Knowledge of lumber grades, species and sizes

Forklift Operator/Manufacturing

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Forklift Operator/Manufacturing

Location: Elkhart, IN

 Background:  Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries.  We serve the industrial market segment worldwide.  We are searching for a candidate who is a team player with a can do attitude who enjoys a challenge.

Northwest Hardwoods has Forklift Operator and Manufacturing opportunities available for 1st and 3rd shift.  We are looking for individuals who have good attendance, can read a tape measure, and have the ability to work in a physical and fast paced environment.

Northwest Hardwoods provides a highly competitive compensation program with profit sharing plan. Comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, prescription and vision care coverage.   Company paid life insurance, short term disability, pre-tax Health Savings Account, 401(K) Retirement Plan with company match, paid vacation, paid holidays and Employee Assistance Program.

Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further. Please apply in person at 1810 Conant St., Elkhart, IN. – No phone calls please.

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Logistics & Transportation Manager

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Logistics & Transportation Manager

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.

Location: Tacoma, WA

Number of Openings: 1

Background: Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries.  We serve the industrial market segment worldwide.

Key Functions: The Transportation Manager is responsible for oversight of all international and domestic freight. The individual will work closely with our internal partners to ensure all shipments adhere to US import / export regulations and established customer timelines. Additionally, this position will maintain and establish internal processes to streamline order efficiency by leveraging their knowledge of best business practices in the areas of distribution networking, freight lane optimization and warehousing.

The essential duties and responsibilities are:

  • Leads priorities, goals and metrics for department and individual performance
  • Provides domestic scorecards illustrating key performance indicators related to truckload (OTR), less-than-truckload (LTL), rail and parcel service levels
  • Interprets, implements and follows-up on government regulations as necessary
  • Directs daily operations for all inbound and outbound freight (both domestic and international) and carrier rate/cost management, utilizing Freight Management System (FMS)
  • Directs company fleet maintenance, licensing, and registration
  • Directs dedicated cross-dock fleet ensuring timely delivery of product and key performance indicators (KPI) performance
  • Assists in the development of improved transportation expertise and practices including negotiation of transportation contracts; familiar with all modes and regulations, providers, etc.
  • Leads domestic transportation requests for pricing and contracts for all modes (LTL, Parcel, TL, Rail, etc.) including contract negotiations, legal reviews, data analysis and reporting
  • Responsible for motivating, training, recruitment, retention and career development of the Transportation Team
  • Assists in the development of expense plan, controls and measurements to monitor progress, including service-level agreements
  • Understands best practice metrics and the requirements for operational compliance / commitment and is a key leader in meeting the guidelines for effective service levels and risk management
  • Demonstrates support for the merchandising and stores organizations by fostering effective communication
  • Leads in the development of metrics, systems and best practices

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a supply chain management or related field
  • Three to five years of supply chain management experience with an emphasis in international trade
  • Three to five years of supply chain or operational supply chain analysis experience
  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office Products ;Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge of accounting practices relevant to accounts receivable/payable
  • Periodic travel is required (less than 10%)
  • Experience with managing employees
  • Two to three years of distribution industry experience preferred

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further.

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com

 Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Inside Sales Representative

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Inside Sales Representative

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.

Location: Southern California (Rancho Dominguez)

 

This is a Full-Time, Exempt position

Number of Openings: 1

Background: Northwest Hardwoods is the premier Hardwood Lumber producer in the industry serving the furniture, cabinet, and molding and millwork segments worldwide.  We operate manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.

We have an immediate opening, seeking a world-class Sales Representative with strong Customer Service skills to join our team. This is a full-time position that reports to the Regional Sales Manager. Key Functions: This role is a Sales Representative in the Southern California / Mexico market that will manage customers and programs by promoting and selling industrial wood products within the local market. This role coordinates shipments of inventory from our mills, inventory management, purchasing function, product development, warehouse operations, sales order processing, trouble shooting and support of the credit function.

Requirements: Ideal candidate will have strong experience in industrial products, i.e., domestic and imported hardwood lumber, domestic and imported panels, millwork, etc. Must be fluent in both English and Spanish. Strong customer partnership and consultative selling skills, computer literate with a positive can-do attitude who is committed to being a team player and a high achiever.  Some Industrial Wood Product sales experience is preferred but not required. Preferred degree.

Benefits:  Highly competitive compensation program with profit sharing plan.  Northwest Hardwoods offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, prescription and vision care coverage including company paid life insurance and short term disability benefits.  Also offered are pre-tax Health Savings Account, 401(K) Retirement Plan with company match, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further.

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com

 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Industrial Project Manager

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Industrial Project Manager

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.

Location: OH, PA, WV or VA

 

Background: Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries.  We serve the industrial market segment worldwide.

Summary: Responsible for the overall planning, direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects within the allocated budget and schedule while ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.  Plans, directs and coordinates activities surrounding the scope, design, fabrication and installation of approved capital projects.  Act as a liaison with all company departments to execute construction projects in a timely and cost effective manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with appropriate business leaders to establish project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Provide leadership of the project team in developing the project execution plan, budget and schedule within the requirements established during the proposal stage of the project.
  • Define, in conjunction with appropriate leadership, the scope of the project to be self-performed and the scope to be subcontracted.
  • Perform project risk analysis and develop risk management plans.
  • Responsible for defining the project task and the resources required for the execution of the task.
  • Coordinate with Department Managers in establishing project manpower plan.
  • Establish and communicate individual responsibilities for project team members.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with all key participants via business meetings, phone conversations, presentations, etc.
  • Keep Management informed on project status, updates/changes or concerns surrounding the project plan, budget or schedule.
  • Provide project execution sequence and work with scheduling to develop the project schedule.
  • Provide periodic progress updates to scheduling.  Utilize “look ahead” schedules to guide project execution and to anticipate risk to project schedule.
  • Provide direction and guidance to project team.
  • Track progress of project deliverables.
  • Manage project scope.  Identify and document project scope changes.  Communicate the impact of the changes to the project budget, deliverables and schedule to Management and to the Client.
  • Ensure compliance with company safety policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with Procurement to establish a list of qualified bidders, development of bid packages, soliciting bids, and awarding subcontracts for each portion of the scope to be subcontracted.
  • Assure the project is executed in accordance with the contract, the negotiation of terms and execution of subcontracts, and that subcontractor invoices are according to contract terms.
  • Coordinate with Accounting to ensure client invoicing per the contact requirements, managing project cash flow, tracking and reporting of project cost, estimating cost to complete and forecasting project financial results.
  • Ensure project documentation in accordance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Project close out in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Perform all duties required of Project Managers.
  • Coordinate with the Management Staff in the development of project policies and procedures.Coordinate and manage a project team. This will include assigning tasks, providing leadership and guidance. Must be able to identify clear roles and responsibilities and be able to influence the project team.Qualifications:
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  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • 5+ years’ Industrial Project Management experience
  • Proven ability managing internal and external team members
  • Must possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills with ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback and the capability to be self-motivated and work independently with initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Wood Products Experience / Background
  • BS or MS in Engineering

 

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further. *Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, 401k plan and vacation.

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com

 Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Transportation Dispatcher

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Transportation Dispatcher

Dailey, WV – Appalachian Region

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.

 

Background: Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries. We serve the industrial market segment worldwide. We are searching for a transportation professional who is a team player, enjoys a challenge and thrives in a fast paced environment.

Key Functions: Load tendering, negotiating domestic freight and logistics management. Candidate should have strong negotiation skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills and be able to work closely with individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and geographies. Candidate will need to learn our production and software system which will be key to preforming our day to day planning and prioritization of shipments in conjunction with product management, sales managers and the sales team.

Domestic Transportation duties will include procurement of rates and carriers, tendering full truck load and occasional less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, rail shipments and submission of shipping instructions, shipment tracking and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to learn and adapt to a changing team based work environment. Organizational skills which include management of multiple priorities, working under pressure, learning in a changing environment, attention to detail and excellent attendance. Computer and Software System skills required.

The company provides competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental health care coverage, short and long term disability, paid vacation/holidays, and company matching 401 (K) retirement plan.

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further.

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com for consideration.

 

       Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. is a an Equal Opportunity Employer                                                                          

Business Applications Developer

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Business Applications Developer

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc

Location: Tacoma, WA

 

This is a Full Time, Exempt position

Number of Openings: 1

 

Background:  Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries.  We serve the industrial market segment worldwide.  We are searching for a candidate who is a team player with a can do attitude who enjoys a challenge.

Position Summary:

The Business Applications Developer’s primary responsibility will be to help plan, develop, design and support applications to help the company execute it sales, manufacturing, accounting and other business related systems.

Key Functions:

  1. Analyze the end user needs and be able to effectively translate those into IT solutions to improve business processes and operations.
  2. Efficiently manage multiple projects and issues that arise to meet goals and deadlines in a timely manner
  3. Effectively communicate and build interpersonal relationships within the Nothwest Hardwoods team

Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year of development experience with MS SQL Server Database design & stored procedures
  • Programming in C#
  • Minimum 1 year experience wrting reports in Crystal Reports
  • Understanding of manufacturing and accounting systems
  • Working knowledge of systems development methodology
  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent is preferred.

The company provides competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental health care coverage, short and long term disability, paid vacation/holidays, and company matching 401 (K) retirement plan.

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further.To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com for consideration. 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

 

 

 

Forester/Log Buyer

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Forester/Log Buyer

Northwest Hardwoods

Region: Western Virginia

Buena Vista, VA

 

 

Job Number: 20120501

 

This is a Full-Time, Exempt position.

 

Number of Openings: 1 (Open until filled)

 

Background: Northwest Hardwoods is the premier Hardwood Lumber producer in the industry serving the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork segments worldwide.  We operate manufacturing operations throughout the United States.

 

Key Functions: As a member of the Virginia Operations procurement staff supplying logs to 2 sawmills, you will be responsible for coordination, planning and management of hardwood timber/log procurement and logging supervision in a multi county area. Reporting directly to the Procurement manager, you will purchase quality logs and standing timber within strategic guidelines, help maintain target inventories, manage and promote positive supplier and timber owner relationships, deal with state and federal government entities to comply with legal and applicable agency requirements, interface with the procurement team and sawmill personnel to ensure accurate and continuous supply.  You will personally promote and encourage a safe working environment for yourself, your fellow employees, your suppliers and contractors.

 

Requirements:

  • Forestry or Associate Forestry degree with four years of practical timber and log procurement experience.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office with working knowledge of forestry related mapping and data collection hardware and software.
  • Ability to work a long, flexible schedule mostly outdoors in adverse weather conditions and harsh terrain.
  • Capable of working both in a team environment and alone with little supervision.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong commitment to personal, team, and supplier/contractor safety.
  • Strong skills in problem solving, ability to work through conflict.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication skills – written and oral.
  • Ability to develop peer-to-peer relationships.

 

The company provides competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental health care coverage, short and long term disability, paid vacation/holidays, and company matching 401 (K) retirement plan.

 

 

Candidates who meet these qualifications should submit resumes to humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com for consideration.

 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SOP Support Manager

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Senior S&OP Support Manager

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc

Location: Tacoma, WA

 

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This is a Full-Time, Exempt position

 

Number of Openings: 1

 

Background: Northwest Hardwoods is a world-class, integrated, global supplier of wood products to the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork industries.  We serve the industrial market segment worldwide.  We are searching for a world class, hands on candidate with proven industry experience to analyze business data to improve and streamline the S&OP processes.

 

Key Functions:  Keys on the development and optimization of sound S&OP practices and mill/sales analytics to optimize profitability.  Primary objectives include:

 

  • Working with cross functional teams of operations and sales/marketing in the areas focused on forecasting accuracies and demand planning.
  • Lead the S&OP process including forecast development, consensus demand plans and gaining full alignment with the business team.
  • Establish annual forecast accuracy targets that optimize inventory levels, price and profitability. Measure weekly/monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets
  • Work closely with Product Management & Operations to improve forecast accuracy, frequency of updates and potential operational impacts
  • Assist in the development of inventory levels, price and customer service objectives that are established and maintained
  • Team with Product Management in managing the processes that establish pricing that accurately assesses service costs, ensures customer equity while maintaining profitability.
  • Applies continuous improvement and analytical techniques to drive global improvement in S&OP and profit velocity performance
  • Apply expertise to continuously improve products, processes, procedures and associates
  • Education, Experience & Skills Required:
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Management, Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, Materials preferred or a minimum of 10 years work experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description.
  • APICS certifications
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to quickly analyze, interpret and recommend solutions to key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively
  • Firm grasp of Master Production Scheduling (MPS), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and S&OP
  • Must have a broad business knowledge and understanding of S&OP systems
  • Demonstrated proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must possess a high level of interpersonal and communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines including excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
  • Must be flexible and able to work in a fast paced environment with a strong ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Must be detail-oriented and a highly motivated self-directed worker

 

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further.

 

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com

 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.