Hardwood Lumber & Timber Trader – USA (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

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Job#190424LT – Hardwood Lumber & Timber Trader – USA
Location:  United States
Wage:  $80k-$100k+/year depending on experience
Education Required:  BS Degree in Business preferred
Years Experience Required:   Experience with procuring and exporting US hardwood timber and lumber required. Exporting to China preferred.


The Lumber Trader will provide US hardwood lumber and timber procurement and export to China.


  • Responsible for procurement of hardwood timber and lumber for China.
  • Build market position in the hardwood timber and lumber industry by locating and closing new accounts.
  • Create and build long-lasting relationships on multiple levels with various customers—from Foresters, Production and Shipping/Receiving to C Level personnel
  • Develop and negotiate customized pricing contracts while understanding risk/reward
  • Communicate internally with Company Purchasing, Production, Transportation and Accounting
  • Close business by telephone and by face to face, traveling as needed.
  • Understand and effectively present Company’s capabilities, products, and services as well as visit with customers to present our industry-leading service elements
  • Responsible for coordination with shippers and ports to get hardwood timber and lumber products shipped (supported by company)


  • Speak and write fluently in English; bi-lingual in Chinese languages/dialects preferred
  • Experience with buying both US hardwood timber and lumber for exporting to other countries. Exporting to China or Asia preferred.
  • Ability to follow rapidly changing markets and adjust procurement appropriately
  • Develop positive working relationships with all team members
  • Display initiative with a "self-starter" attitude
  • Demonstrate excellence by the ability to prioritize and multi task with a strong attention to detail
  • Represent company initiatives via oral presentations to both small and large groups
  • Exhibit professionalism by proficient use of computer software programs (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strive for success by a willingness to travel in support of the business needs
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must have established relationships with regional hardwood foresters, loggers, landowners, sawmills and other forest industry participants.

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