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.

How To Apply

Candidates who meet these qualifications should submit resumes for consideration. Northwest Hardwoods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

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