The Raw Material Manager is a key part of the East Region Wood Products Raw Material Team. The position reports to the East Region Raw Material Manager with a dotted line relationship to the Sutton and Buckhannon, WV Mill Managers.

As Raw Material Manager, you are responsible for leading the raw material function to support the success of the Sutton OSB mill and Buckhannon ELP mill. In addition you are accountable for all raw material log purchases and sales, monitoring mill residual sales and flows.

The position is located in the Sutton – Buckhannon West Virginia area.

In this role you will:

Lead the development and execution of a sustainable raw material sourcing plan for the mills. The sourcing plans will be developed in conjunction with the East Region raw material strategy.
Be a key working member and leader in the East Region Raw Material Team, and a key member of the Sutton and Buckhannon mill management teams

Maintain knowledge of all raw material sourcing increments and suppliers for stumpage and gate-wood purchases

Develop working knowledge of the mill’s production processes and products (customers) and understand the key raw material attributes which impact mill margins

Develop and manage the raw material sources and log inventory over the annual cycle to maximize mill margins

Manage residual sales

Be responsible for leading and developing a team of Raw Material Representatives

Utilize skills including situational management, coaching, counseling, facilitating, performance appraisal and development, team building and time management skills as well as teaching/developing technical skills of team members

Enhance/build business relationships throughout the raw material supply chain

Company Name
Buckhannon, WV

Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Forestry or related field, and at least 5 years equivalent job experience. Master’s degree in Forestry or related field is preferred

Demonstrated excellence or experience in all procurement functional areas is expected

Safety leader and role model

Demonstrated team player, and possesses the ability to participate and engage as a member of the East Region Raw Material leadership team and the Sutton and Buckhannon mill management teams

Knowledge of key raw material components which impact mill margins

Knowledge of mill residual components and impact to mill margins/outside purchases, valuation of third-party products, timber cruising and cruise analysis

Previous experience in: Stumpage appraisal and purchases, negotiating stumpage and gate-wood

Knowledge of open market supply dynamics; Understanding of customer needs

Knowledge of Appalachian Hardwood supply chain

Possesses budget and planning skills

Knowledge of financial, and cost analysis

Knowledge of logging and basic lumber manufacturing

Ability to lead and or work with a diverse team of people

Ability to successfully lead initiatives that maximize wood products and shareholder value

Ability to work across organizational/functional boundaries effectively

Excellent communication, time management and selling/persuasion skills

Excellent computer skills with ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office software as well as internal systems

Understand the accounting systems and statements utilized in raw materials

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