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Procurement Forester Open Market - Richmond, VA
19th & Main St
West Point, Virginia, 23181
We are looking for a Procurement Forester to join our
Virginia, Forest Resources team to assist in aggressively managing fiber
purchase requirements, supporting the overall region objectives to maintain the
lowest cost, highest quality fiber sourcing in support of mill’s forecasted
needs while maintaining the highest compliance with safety and environmental
requirements. This Procurement Forester role will work with external
fiber suppliers to secure delivered volumes of pulpwood to our Hopewell and
Roanoke Rapids Mills. The position will be relied on principally to identify
and develop fiber supply but will also be expected to mentor and develop
associates, lead and develop support team initiatives, and provide strong
customer service to our mill customer.
Lead, promote, enhance, and model WestRock’s safety and
2. Assist the Area Manager in the executing the annual strategic purchase
plan to provide the highest value fiber to the digester across the annual cycle
by identify and developing fiber sources and ensuring a consistent supply of
targeted levels of delivered fiber through external purchases.
3. Assist in the development of the tactical plans supporting the annual
strategy to deliver on mill requirements. Lead the ground level execution
of the tactical plans. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate
robust understanding of market data including the preparation of business
strategy recommendations by proactively capturing pertinent market data, evaluating
relevance to region strategy, identifying cost savings opportunities, and
providing feedback and options to the Area Manager for decision making.
4. Work with other members of the regional team in the execution of the
fiber supply plan with precision and a high sense of urgency, remaining
flexible to adjust strategy and tactics given changes in market conditions
and/or mill operations to sustain the highest value fiber to the digester
across the annual cycle.
5. Effectively evaluate delivered fiber opportunities and successfully
negotiate pricing based on true market demands that provide high quality fiber
to the digester at lowest possible costs.
6. Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including peers, the
fiber procurement team, management, landowners, and suppliers in verbal and
written form related to relevant operations, strategies, and status of
7. Assist the Area Manager in the development and reporting of timely and
accurate financial information including budgets, forecasts, and projected
8. Mentor Associate Forester level staff in regional and procurement
9. Represent WestRock in the community by participation in Associations,
workshops, and civic and government affairs.
What You Need to Succeed:
Must have 1+ years of Forestry experience specifically related to working with
external logging / fiber supply operations, purchasing timber from open market
sources and managing relationships with multiple external logging/fiber supply
operations to maintain targeted and consistent delivered fiber.
Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related field (or 5 years of equivalent
Forestry experience in the defined fields above).
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.
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/