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Procurement Forester

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We are seeking a Procurement Forester for the Diboll, Texas facility. The Wood and Fiber Supply (W&FS) organization is key to ensuring that Georgia Pacific's 80+ mills maintain a constant flow of logs, wood fiber and chips. W&FS Texas Region sources wood for the Corrigan plant, Camden complex, Diboll sawmill and Pineland complex from a mixture of private lands and public lands.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


Procuring more than 4 million tons annually in the Texas basin, the W&FS Procurement Forester position will participate in wood procurement operations in South East Texas for our multiple Building Products facilities in the area. The Procurement Forester position will be responsible for working with mill counterparts to create real long-term value.  Other responsibilities of the Procurement Forester include:

  • Buying for a large stumpage purchase program. This includes: locating tracts, cruising, pricing, negotiating, and managing logging operations.
  • Participate in the development, ongoing review, and execution of mill sourcing strategies based on cost, mill specifications and quality.
  • Develop a culture where safe work practices, safe work conditions and environmental compliance are core values, striving for compliance excellence.
  • Seek to create long term added value for Georgia-Pacific.
  • Meet strategic wood inventory targets.
  • Provide accurate wood cost forecasts and volumes as needed short term by mill counterparts.
  • Participate in long term wood cost forecasts for long term strategic planning

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR at least 3 years of experience in forestry
  • Experience dealing with forestry related guidelines, policies and government law and regulations
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Wood and fiber procurement experience 
  • Experience Timber cruising and Timber negotiations
  • Experience with ArcMap and GIS