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

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


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


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


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/


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