• Wood Procurement Manager

    Job Location USA-MS-Laurel
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/23/2019 11:10 AM)
  • Summary

    Our vision is to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.


    At Masonite, we understand that people are key. We are a composite of diverse people who come together by showing support and respect to one another.


    We hire people that demonstrate integrity under pressure. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do. It is in each door we make, in our commitment delivery and in our honest and sincere communication.


    Our employees are flexible, versatile and resilient. Our ability to weather any storm, to bend without breaking, is what allows us to hear the knock and open the door with confidence, no matter what's on the other side.


    At Masonite, we hold the door open for each other and for new ideas. We want everyone to freely contribute ideas and add value, so we are positive and encouraging. This collaborative environment is what makes Masonite a transparent, fair company- one that doesn't hide behind closed doors.


    We continuously strive to improve both our products and our customers' experiences. This drive leads us to revolutionize the door industry and help people walk through walls.





    The Wood Procurement Manager maintains procurement processes and systems necessary to meet the needs of the Laurel facility. Approximately $12 million of wood is purchased annually. The wood is purchased through a variety of methods from about 75 vendors. The Wood Procurement Manager must anticipate future wood needs in order to manage inventories and purchases in a cost effective manner. The Manager maintains compliance with all federal, state, local and Masonite regulations with regards to commercial transactions. The Manager insures that all harvesting operations meet Sustainable Forestry Initiative requirements. The Wood Procurement Manager directs all site wood processing operations which include receiving, chipping, storage, and screening processes. The Manager insures compliance with all safety and environmental regulations related to these activities. The Wood Procurement Manager purchases, processes and manages all biomass fuels used by the facility. As a leader within the Masonite organization, the Manager seeks to create a workplace culture consistent with the Masonite Blueprint
    • Manage all affairs of the wood procurement function
    • Purchase wood to satisfy the needs of the facility.  Approximately $12 million annually.
    • Purchase wood in various forms (chips, logs, standing timber) to minimize purchase price and achieve budgeted wood cost objectives
    • Assist in establishing annual wood procurement and wood processing budgets
    • Oversee management of capital projects to meet objectives
    • Insure an organizational structure is in place to meet current and future demands
    • Manage productivity metrics for all areas
    • Maintain safety and environmental compliance
    • Manage commercial affairs in accordance with applicable regulations and Masonite requirements
    • Actively participate in timber bidding processes throughout the region
    • Represent Masonite in the regions and communities where timber purchases are made
    • Maintain Sustainable Forestry Initiative compliance.  Audit vendors as required.
    • Negotiate and craft wood purchase agreements (contracts) with landowners and harvesting vendors for timber products used in Laurel mill operations.
    • Manage wood inventories to achieve working capital targets


    • Bachelor Degree in Forestry or related field (preferred)
    • 7 – 10 years related experience
    • Mississippi Registered Forester
    • Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ decision making
    • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results driven
    • Knowledge of forest management and wood procurement processes common to the southeastern United States
    • Knowledge of wood processing and wood products manufacturing processes
    • Process oriented and ability contribute to continuous improvement
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of common purchase agreement (contract) legal requirements including timber sales agreements and timber deeds
    • Ability to obtain and interpret property records and legal descriptions
    • Maintain knowledge of and compliance with applicable forestry and wood procurement rules, regulations, standards and best practices


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