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Business Analyst

Posting ID:     12081
Position Type:    Full Time Salaried 
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   CAC - Canfor (BC14) 

Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

The Opportunity:
As a member of the Wood Products Finance Team - reporting to the Manager Analytics, Wood Products you will play a key role in the support, maintenance, development and standardization of the Wood Products Group analysis function.


The Role:
The Business Analyst's major focus is providing financial analysis to support operational decision making.  You will work closely with cross-functional team members to develop and standardize tools used for both historic trend analysis and forward looking scenario analysis.  Along with strong technical skills, the role will require an in depth understanding of Canfor’s business and the ability to present your ideas in a manner that promotes cooperation and buy-in.

  • Translate high-level user requirements into practical, easy to use tools with minimal direction or supervision.
  • Develop and implement models to understand and assess the tradeoffs associated with competing sawmill/planer production scenarios.
  • Train and support divisional staff on the use and maintenance of analytical models.
  • Develop, maintain, and refine return-to-log models for use in log purchase bid decisions.
  • Liaise with subject matter experts throughout the company to pull together information from forestry, production, and sales.
  • Track progress towards targets on various company-wide initiatives supporting margin improvement.
  • Support regional management teams in ad-hoc analysis.


Required Skills:

  • Experience in a manufacturing setting, ideally in the wood products industry
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in financial or business analytics
  • Project management and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as able to work with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated aptitude regarding computer systems and software (Oracle, Essbase, sawmill optimization software), as well as advanced personal computer skills (MS Office Suite of products)


The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.


Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.


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

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our Company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Prince George, BC

Known as BC’s Northern Capital, Prince George is city that offers big city comfort and convenience, but small town serenity and sensibilities. As the largest city in northern BC, Prince George is a hub of industry, offering numerous employment opportunities and is home to the University of Northern British Columbia. This region’s temperate climate creates a lush environment of emerald-green forests and ample opportunities for outdoor activity. For more information, visit

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