Small Woodlands Procurement Specialist – WA

Small Woodlands Procurement Specialist
Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.
Location:  Eugene, OR or Longview, WA

 

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 full time Forester to support our Oregon and Washington locations.

 

Key responsibilities: Overall implementation of Northwest Hardwoods log and timber sale acquisition program to augment the log purchasing program supplying raw materials to our sawmills in Oregon and Washington.  This position will report to Western Procurement Manager.

The successful candidate will focus on identifying more timber and log acquisition opportunities for log supply to the sawmills in Oregon and Washington. Including a review of land cover types and ownership status of forest land of interest, usually with significant hardwood supply potential.  The position will make use of current technology (air photos) to identify tracts that warrant on the ground inspection, owner contact and aid in the FPA & Notification process as well as log or timber purchasing.  The position will be located in Eugene OR or Longview WA

 

Requirements:

  • Two-year Forestry Degree or similar degree in a related field
  • 1 to 5 years of experience in the field is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of log and lumber grades
  • Ability to complete Forest Practice Application and Notifications
  • Knowledge of bucking practices for hardwood and conifer
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office with working knowledge of timber cruising tools
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Well developed negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of timber harvest systems
  • Ability to work safely
  • Strong skills in problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Ability to develop peer-to-peer relationships
  • Personal, team and contractor safety compliance are required

 

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.

Candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered further

 

To apply please submit your resume and letter to:

humanresources@northwesthardwoods.com

 

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.