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Procurement Forester

Posting ID:     23778
Position Type:   Regular     
City:   Jackson, AL, United States 
Location:   Mobile Sawmill - CSP Services  

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.


The Procurement Forester is responsible for log/timber procurement for the sawmill.




  • A commitment to safety at all times
  • Procure logs that fit the size and quality requirements of the sawmill
  • Effective team player with procurement staff and sawmill management
  • Maintain and build on long term supplier relationships
  • Use knowledge of the area fiber resource to make beneficial log procurement decisions
  • Maintain an ideal log cost as markets allow
  • Keen attention to log quality to include spread load evaluation and reporting
  • When relevant, work with logging contractors to ensure successful operations
  • Thorough familiarity with all wood buying facilities within procurement region
  • Forecast volume, cost, and size for log deliveries to sawmill
  • Communicate regularly and consistently with scale house personnel





  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in fiber procurement
  • Practical knowledge of log/timber procurement through a supplier network and stumpage purchases
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field or discipline




  • Efficient communication skills
  • Self-organized and motivated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office and basic computing skills

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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