Senior Procurement Forester - Canton

ID: REF4731U
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Canton, NC
Post Date: 7/30/2020

Job Description

This position serves to support strategic development of wood procurement initiatives for wood fiber supply to the Canton Mill.  The position will primarily focus on wood fiber supply in the Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions of NC and VA, but will support initiatives throughout the entire Canton wood fiber supply chain.  The position also serves as a tactical liaison between Procurement, Manufacturing, Accounting, and Wood Suppliers to assist with the ordering, accounting control, compliance and quality of wood chips and wastefuel. The position is also responsible for assisting with strategy development and administering the certified wood procurement initiatives in the region.


Procurement and Operational Functions:

  • Development and implementation of strategic wood procurement initiatives
  • Procurement of roundwood, chips, and waste fuel
  • Weekly wood order management and supplier scheduling
  • Management of supplier compliance, contracts, and business relationships
  • Management of product delivery and system management 
  • Product reporting and metric tracking
  • Attendance at paper mill management meetings to report on wood supply chain status

Accounting Support Functions:

Assist with accounting requirements associated with the wood procurement process, and provide administrative support to include:

  • Ticket Reconciliation
  • Contract Management 
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control of Inventory Transactions

Forest Certification Support Functions:

  • Monitoring Chain of Custody (COC) credit tracking and compliance
  • Preparation for Certification Audits 
  • Field audits for producer and supplier compliance to certification standards 
  • Field forestry support for private landowners enrolled in certification programs
  • Strategic development and implementation of certified wood procurement initiatives with suppliers in the region

Wood Quality:

  • Sample wood chips to ensure chip quality 
  • Complete roundwood and chip specification compliance audits 
  • Complete roundwood and chip quality reporting
  • Attend paper mill management meetings to report on wood quality
  • Assisting suppliers with chip mill and wood handling adjustments to meet Canton Mill specifications


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry, Forest Business, or similar Natural Resource program is required
  • Master’s Degree in Forestry, Business Administration, or similar Natural Resource program is preferred
  • 5 to 10 years of applicable experience is required, which may include experience gained through internships or co-ops
  • Candidates should possess or have the ability to acquire Registered Forester status within a 24 month period

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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