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Atlanta / Georgia / United States

About WestRock
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Fiber Procurement Analyst - Atlanta, GA - copy

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
United States

The Opportunity:

The WestRock has an opportunity for a Fiber Procurement Business Analyst based out of the Home Office in Atlanta, GA.  This position conducts and supports in-depth business analyses on fiber procurement operations for the virgin fiber mills. The procurement operations  include the total annual purchase of 35 million tons of chips, roundwood, and biomass in North America with an annual spend of $1.2 billion.  Specifically, this role participates in:

  • Support of all operations including  two fiber procurement geographic regions (Eastern Region and Southern Region) as well as the Pacific Northwest operations and the Canadian operations comprising 13 primary paper mill operations and over 20 satellite woodyards and chipmills.

  • Operational and financial support for efforts pertaining to annual and tactical purchase strategies.

  • Create and track analytics related to fiber quality.

  • Assistance with monitoring forest industry fiber market and trends.

  • Assistance with budgeting process for $1.2 billion annual fiber spend.

  • Analyze safety data for trends and reporting

This role supports both strategic and tactical planning across the annual cycle including data acquisition and compilation, market research, and report generation. The position translates business data and conducts timber price forecasting, analysis of timber market dynamics, fiber supply and demand, forest inventory dynamics through growth to drain analyses, evaluations of WestRock wood flows, inventories and financial impacts, examination of  the logging force, and research of current market information all in support of regional and divisional purchase strategies.

The position reports to the Forest Resources Technical Manager; interact regularly with GIS Manager, Regional Wood Procurement Managers, Directors of Forest Resources Operations and the Senior Vice President of Forest Resources.

What You Need to Succeed:

Minimum education includes one of the following:

  1. Master of Science degree in Forest Economics, Forest Resources, Finance or a related forestry field, or Bachelor’s Degree in forestry related field and five years of forestry data analysis or finance.

  2. Master’s degree that emphasized quantitative analysis and two years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of financial analytics, , MS Office and statistics. Additionally, a working knowledge of SQL, relational databases, multiple and non-linear regression, linear programming and project management are a plus.[KH1] 

Will need valid driver’s license.

What we offer:

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.





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