Procurement Forester - North Charleston, SC - #19529312

WestRock Company


Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: North Charleston, SC
Contract type: Full time
WestRock Company


About WestRockWestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.


Procurement Forester - North Charleston, SC145 Cedar RdNorth Charleston, South Carolina, 29406United States The Opportunity:We are


looking for a Procurement Forester to join our N. Charleston 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 private landowners and external fiber


suppliers to secure delivered volumes of pulpwood, chips, and fuel to the mill


system to defined annual targets. The position will be relied on principally to


identify and develop fiber supply and provide strong customer service to our


mill.Responsibilities include the following:1.


Lead, promote, enhance, and model WestRock’s safety and environmentally conscious


culture.2.


Assist the Fiber Supply Manager in 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. Must


be a team player working 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 with both open market sources and private


landowners.6.


Effectively evaluate stumpage purchase opportunities and successfully negotiate


pricing based on true market demands that provide high quality fiber to the


digester at lowest possible costs.7.


Effectively recruit and maintain quality harvest contractors to ensure harvest


of stumpage purchases are within desired timeframes, adhere to all external


Best Management Practices (BMPs) standards and meet the landowner objectives


all while maintaining the lowest sustained harvest cost.8.


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 execution. 9.


Assist the Fiber Supply Manager in the development and reporting of timely and


accurate financial information including budgets, forecasts, and projected


spending.10.


Represent WestRock in the community by participation in Associations,


workshops, and civic and government affairs.What You


Need to Succeed:Forestry


experience preferred along with a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related


field.Must embody


WestRock core values of integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence.What we offer:Corporate culture based on


integrity, respect, accountability, and excellenceComprehensive training with


numerous learning and development opportunitiesAn attractive salary reflecting


skills, competencies, and growth potentialA career with a global packaging


company where Sustainability, Safety, and Inclusion are business drivers and


foundational elements of the daily work.*CBWRK#SCWestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to


creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/


Disabled/Veterans.

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