Manager, Wood Procurement II

Supply Chain / Chaîne d’approvisionnement Hawesville, Kentucky


Wood Procurement Manager

Reports to General Manager


Job Description Instructions


Procurement Manger will develop and manage cost effective processes for the purchase of pulpwood in support of the production of premium paper grades.

Key Responsibilities:
• Negotiate wood supply agreement contracts, establish pricing and terms
• Work closely with suppliers to assure continuity of material supply, to match mill production rates
• Field auditing and managing of suppliers to ensure adherence to all specifications
• Work with mill operations and suppliers to manage wood deliveries, ensure a safe operation, timely turnaround and accurate accounting
• Manage inventory and relations with offsite third party woodyards
• Identify opportunities for cost-effective improvements to the supply chain
• Monitor and communicate market conditions. Establish annual budgets. Forecast wood volumes and costs, for mill and corporate reporting
• Prepare reports and presentations to monitor program performance
• Maintain SFI/FSC/PEFC Certification for raw material supply
• Work cooperatively with mill Operations, external stakeholders, Finance, Purchasing teams to ensure best practices are followed


• Strong safety mindset and background
• BS Degree in Forestry, Timber Management, Business or a closely related field; an advanced degree, while not required is highly desirable
• Seven or more years’ experience in wood supply and must be familiar with logging operations, timber sales and/or procurement functions
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong negotiating skills and highly accomplished analytical skills
• Ability to work cooperatively across departments and build good business relationships with a wide range of individuals
• Highly motivated, self-starter
• The ability to work independently without supervisor, results oriented, highly organized and able to efficiently manage several diverse tasks at the same time to meet demanding deadlines
• Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with LIMS software is a plus
• Valid Driver’s License along with a safe driving record
• A professional presence and demeanor to be a significant contributor to the success of Domtar Hawesville Mill

Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex (including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.