Job Status: Filled

Log Buyer (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Northwest Hardwoods Inc

  Amherst, Virginia, United States

Log Buyer

Northwest Hardwoods

Region: Western Virginia

Amherst, VA

This is a Full-Time, Exempt position. 

Number of Openings: 1 (Open until filled) 

Background: Northwest Hardwoods is the premier Hardwood Lumber producer in the industry serving the furniture, cabinet, molding and millwork segments worldwide.  We operate manufacturing operations throughout the United States. 

Key Functions: As a member of the Virginia Operations procurement staff supplying logs to 2 sawmills, you will be responsible for operation of the Amherst logyard. Reporting directly to the Procurement manager, you will:

  • purchase logs within strategic guidelines
  • manage all day-to-day and administrative activities of the yard
  • help maintain target inventories
  • manage and promote positive supplier relationships
  • You will personally promote and encourage a safe working environment for yourself, your fellow employees, your suppliers and contractors. 


  • Forestry or Associate Forestry degree with at least 3 years of practical log procurement experience.
  • Competent computer skills
  • Ability to work a long, flexible schedule mostly outdoors.
  • Capable of working both in a team environment and alone with little supervision.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong commitment to personal, team, and supplier/contractor safety.
  • Strong skills in problem solving, ability to work through conflict.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication skills – written and oral.
  • Ability to develop peer-to-peer relationships.
  • Heavy equipment experience is a plus.


The company provides competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental health care coverage, short and long term disability, paid vacation/holidays, and company matching 401 (K) retirement plan.