Procurement Forester (Forester)

Full Time


  Longview, Washington, United States

Who We Are
Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. We have an annual production capacity of 3 billion board feet and offer one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.

What We Offer
Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in your success by positioning you alongside the best people in top quartile mill facilities located in great communities across North America. In the past decade, we’ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies.

Interfor is one of the largest lumber companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success.

We are currently recruiting for a  Procurement Forester for our sawmill in Longview, WA.  The Procurement Forester will procure logs and coordinate log flow to meet production the needs of Interfor’s sawmill in Longview, WA. The Procurement Forester will assist in management of timber harvest activities for both sawmills in Longview, WA and Molalla, OR.

What You’ll Do

  • Negotiate with timber suppliers and purchases timber on behalf of the company.
  • Coordinate gate wood deliveries.
  • Monitor supplier performance versus targets, costs and quality; implement corrective action as needed.
  • Coordinate weekly, monthly and annual timber harvest plan with Timber Manager. 
  • Receive bids for logging and related projects, analyze bids and make recommendations to the Timber Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, including contract administration, financial, safety, timber security and environmental policy. 
  • Ensure that log quality specifications are met by all suppliers.

What You Offer

  • Minimum Associates Degree in Forestry related field (forest engineering, agriculture, or similar), Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in timber procurement or related field.
  • Proven track record in log purchasing and procurement.
  • Knowledge of timber harvesting, road building, cruising, and log scaling techniques.
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest log markets.
  • Working knowledge of Washington State Forest Practices Act.
  • Experience with federal and state timber sale programs.
  • Valid Washington or Oregon driver’s license or the ability to obtain one.
  • Maintain the highest standards with respect to safety at all times, leading by example and ensuring employees follow all policies, procedures, practices and regulations.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Detail and results oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Strong negotiating skills (i.e. analytical, quick-thinking, and innovative).
  • Self-starter as demonstrated by prior experience.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong mathematical skills.

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