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Procurement Forester Intern - 2018

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Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Job Description:

We seek candidates for the position described below that are comfortable with and will be successful in a company—like GP—that utilizes MBM®. Additional information can be obtained on line at

The Wood and Fiber Supply (W&FS) organization is key to ensuring that GP's 80+ mills maintain a constant flow of logs, wood fiber and chips. W&FS sources its wood from private lands owned by industrial, institutional or individual landowners.

The Wood and Fiber Supply team is seeking interns for various Procurement Foresters to support our wood basin operations. Initially, this opportunity will afford the intern the opportunity to understand the business of wood procurement for a vertically integrated company.

In due course, this role, reporting to the Area Manager, will work to build strong business relationships within their operating areas and will help drive process improvements and present innovative solutions to recurring issues. A strong desire to be in the forest industry is essential as this person actively represents Wood & Fiber Supply (W&FS) and the facility operations on local and regional sourcing initiatives. 


  • Implement strategic sourcing and pricing options pertaining to the procurement of wood and fiber for a manufacturing facility.
  • Evaluate least cost sourcing and pricing opportunities using analytical and innovative problem solving skills. Understand market dynamics to facilitate sourcing decisions.

  • Forecast volume and costs for suppliers and measure performance.

  • Ensure all transactions are properly documented and distributed. Administer contracts including the evaluation and appraising of timber sales.

  • Ensure compliance with all health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures.

  • Use a creative problem solving approach. Challenge the status quo, and identify and act upon opportunities for positive change.  

  • Learn and adapt to new responsibilities outside of current knowledge base.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree program in Forestry or Forestry sciences.

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Participation in extra-curricular Forestry-related initiatives.
  • Cumulative GPA of a 3.0