Roseburg Forest Products
  • 04-Sep-2018 to 03-Nov-2018 (PST)
  • Chester Engineered Wood
  • Chester, SC, USA
  • Full Time

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Implement a coordinated materials management approach to inventory management and procurement
  • Manage inventory usage and levels to manage key performance indicators (KPI's)
  • Ensure that all purchasing policies and procedures are followed
  • Identify and implement "value-added" cost reduction and process improvement opportunities
  • Negotiate and process requisitions and purchase orders for operating supplies, goods and services ensuring timely delivery and at maximum total cost benefit
  • Satisfy the operating plant site and end-users' inventory requirements
  • Collaborate with vendors and plant locations to support quality efforts
  • Develop and manage long-term supplier relationships
  • Manage and report the weekly/monthly spending
  • Manage site order-to-pay process including, but not limited to: open purchase order report, receiving process, received not invoiced (RNI) report, and invoiced not received (INR) report
  • Manage and oversee site compliance of corporate supply agreements
  • Negotiate site specific agreements to meet plant requirements
  • Leverage buying capabilities through coordination of purchases and development of relationships with key suppliers
  • Team with key internal customers to meet goods and services requirements
  • Communicate supply management strategies and projects
  • Develop an understanding of, support of, and use of the supply management seven step business process
  • Supervise storeroom staff; including training and performance management
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Perform other duties as necessary
  • Model company core values

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Four years of direct or indirect purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Two years of experience purchasing or working knowledge of maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) supplies
  • Two years of experience with cost reduction/vendor improvement programs
  • Two or more years of demonstrated procurement/supply management experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Excellent purchasing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to develop materials management plan metrics
  • Ability to build and maintain strong supplier and site relationships
  • Self-starter with a high degree of individual initiative
  • Excellent people, problem-solving and leadership skills
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong consensus-builder with a service orientation
  • Computer/systems literate including experience with Excel and manufacturing based ERP systems, preferably Oracle's Enterprise One (E1)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a high-volume environment
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory and management practices and techniques
  • Ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Associate's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma skills LSS Black Belt or Green Belt


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