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Shipping Sales Coordinator

Posting ID:     18983
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   Polar (BC07) 

Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.  


The Opportunity:
Canfor is currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join our team as a Sales/Shipping Coordinator. Apply today, to bring your knowledge and expertise in sales forecasting, customer relationship management, and production optimization to this exciting opportunity.

The Role:
Reporting to the Finishing Superintendent, the Sales/Shipping Coordinator is responsible for timely shipment, accurate forecasting, achieving the highest possible lumber mill nets and maintaining a positive sales reputation. The incumbent will assist in the scheduling of the sawmill, planer and kiln production runs, and maintain inventory target levels while ensuring shipments are on time.

In this role, you will also provide pricing data for optimization solutions, and analyze kiln, planer, and sawmill output for maximum mill net. You will regularly provide feedback to senior management at the mill site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Forecasting planer production in accordance with Supply Chain directives
  • Coordinate sawmill production, kiln-loading and planer-in requirements in order to attain forecasted planer-put production
  • Act as a direct liaison between sales and the mill to ensure customer requirements are met in a timely manner
  • Provide guidance on product optimization and return to mill analysis
  • Determine daily and weekly shipping requirements
  • Ensure that established safety, quality, cost, delivery, and employee engagement KPI''s are met or exceeded on a consistent basis
  • Work with all personnel to ensure compliance in safety, environment, company policies and WorkSafe BC safety regulations
  • Foster a culture of knowledge sharing with other personnel

The Candidate:

  • Minimum 3 years of Shipping experience, ideally in an industrial setting 
  • Grade 12 or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant post secondary education in a relevant field 
  • Strong leadership skills would be considered an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities with the flexibility to effectively respond to continually changing internal and external business conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive as a team member in a union environment


Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application no later than 4:00pm PST on February 27th, 2020.   #123ind


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant. 


We are not your run of the mill forest products company, join us and find out why. #canfortalent

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