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Procurement Group Manager- Wood & Fiber



The Southwestern Alabama Group Manager will lead the Southwestern AL Group WFS team to pursue their shared vision. This vision will focus on managing the wood supply operations for Alabama River Cellulose and Rocky Creek sawmill in a safe and compliant manner. This position will be responsible for developing a team of professionals who maximize long-term value for the Southwestern AL Group WFS operations.

****This role is eligible for relocation assistance*****

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Environmental, Health and Safety excellence – lead team to pursue excellence in these areas for all aspects of performance. Understand and apply the risk management system (RMS) for the team
  • Compliance – manage operations by setting high expectations for compliance including the Code of Conduct – set an example for the team of compliance excellence
  • Communication – direct communication with both mill and regional leadership with the respective businesses. Support innovation and experimentation for both WFS and manufacturing. Stay abreast of issues and respond appropriately
  • Long and short-term sourcing strategy development and implementation – provide leadership for your team that will produce long-term value through lowest cost/highest value sourcing
  • Ensure that business risk profiles are understood and align with sourcing plans
  • Collaborate with business customers by providing WFS point-of-view and support
  • Develop talent for Southwestern Group team by fostering a culture of principled entrepreneurship and value creation. Work with employees in performance and career development to maximize their contribution and find fulfillment in their roles
  • Supervise direct reports creating clear Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations (RREs), monitor performance, provide feedback, and develop opportunities for improvement

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Forestry, Business Administration, Procurement, or Supply Chain - OR- In Lieu of Degree 5 or more years of experience in Wood & Fiber Supply Operations
  • 3 or more years of supervisory experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in wood products, purchasing agriculture products, or purchasing of other commodities
  • Experience of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook

What Will Put You Ahead

  • MBA or Master’s degree or higher in Forestry, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related field
  • Experience communicating (verbal, written, graphical) with Business Leaders, and other significant stakeholders
  • Wood procurement experience

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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