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Procurement Forester / Timber Buyer

Brookville, PA
Brownlee Lumber Company, Inc. is searching for a Procurement Forester / Timber Buyer to join our Forestry Team to assist with purchasing high quality hardwood timber.
 
The Procurement Forester / Timber Buyer will be responsible for proactively sourcing, purchasing, and managing harvests of hardwood timber to meet target inventories for our sawmill and kiln drying facilities located near Brookville, Pennsylvania.
 
Candidates may reside in any area of Western Pennsylvania but must be willing to travel within the region.
 
Key Objectives
  • Source and enhance timber buying opportunities with private landowners and local / state / federal agencies.
  • Purchase high quality standing timber to meet strategic inventory and supply chain requirements.
  • Establish positive, effective relationships with public and private stakeholders.
  • Manage logging operations and logistics to ensure timely harvests.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Promote best forestry practices and safe working environments.
  • Cooperate with Forestry Team to improve overall timber harvest.
  • Assist leadership with supply chain planning and logistics optimization.
     
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to build rapport through active listening and empathy.
  • Outstanding capacity for negotiating “win-win” scenarios while maintaining company objectives.
  • Capable of working both in team environments and acting as a self-starter.
  • Strong skills in problem solving, determination to work through difficult challenges.
  • Supportive and motivational toward team members, contractors, and landowners.
  • Excellent analytical skills with desire to innovate, learn and reiterate.
  • Strong commitment to personal, team, and contractor safety.
     
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or related field (or 3-5 years of equivalent experience in standing timber acquisition).
  • At least 1-3 years of successful timber buying experience required.
  • General to advanced knowledge of logging practices. Basic knowledge of sawmill operations.
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule often outdoors in adverse weather conditions and harsh terrain.
  • Good computer skills with working knowledge of forestry mapping and data hardware and software.
Brownlee Lumber is world renowned as a preferred provider to those seeking premium quality hardwood products.
 
Our company culture focuses on People, Integrity, Courage, Endeavor, Excellence, Learning, and Balance.
 
The Private Procurement Forester / Timber Buyer can expect EXCELLENT wages & benefits including:
  • Company Vehicle 
  • Health, Life, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Rewards and Recognition Programs
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
     
​Brownlee Lumber Company - The Best Place to Grow Your Career in Lumber Manufacturing
 

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