Wednesday, 20 June 2018 07:17

Procurement Forester - Southeast U.S.


Fiber Procurement Manager


Logistical Requirements


Travel Required


















Essential Functions

·         Be a proactive safety leader, creating a “Safety First” culture.

·         Assist the Fiber Procurement Manager with daily plant and supplier interaction / needs.

·         Develop and maintain role of key relationship manager with select fiber suppliers, ensuring all supplier relationships are well supported and provide feedback to suppliers as needed.

  • Coordinate with / assist office administrative staff to maintain supply contracts, tract details and delivery schedules in the fiber supply management system (3Log).
  • Become familiar with wood fiber scaling and settlement systems.
  • Maintain current market knowledge of fiber flows, competitor strategies and fiber pricing.
  • Assist with fiber inventory management.
  • Track all aspects of fiber supply sustainability as required by DBI policy; conduct random supplier compliance audits for documentation and forest operating practices that meet fiber purchase requirements (adherence to Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and other field aspects of tract management.
  • Track supplier performance metrics (% delivery vs. order; turn-time; cost; quality, sustainability compliance, etc.)
  • Collaborate with mill operating staff and leadership to ensure Drax Biomass facilities are considered a “destination of choice” and fiber supply products meet quality specifications.
  • Must be able to work independently, plan forestry field activities and work alone in forest tract reconnaissance.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Fiber Procurement Manager

Additional Responsibilities

·         Other duties as assigned

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • B.S. degree in Forestry from an institution accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) or related field
  • Experience:  Operational experience (forest management / wood procurement) beneficial but not required.    
  • Proficient with computers, MS Office programs and common forestry technical tools.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be analytical and data-driven.
  • Knowledge of forest certification systems such as American Tree Farm, Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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