Wood Fibre Manager (Management & Executives)

Full Time

  Roseburg Forest Products

  Pembroke, Ontario, Canada


Responsible for executing and overseeing site wood fibre procurement. Responsibilities will also include but not limited to the strategic forecasting, contract negotiation, and development of wood fibre procurement and procedures. Supports staff by ensuring corporate Core Values, initiatives, practices and policies are clearly communicated, implemented and achieved.

Key Responsibilities

  • Model Company core values
  • Follow Health & Safety policies and programs
  • Control and coordinate the purchase of bark, chips, sawdust and other raw materials as required
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements including administration of contracts
  • Optimize economy in purchase, quality of materials purchased, reliability of supply and timeliness of delivery
  • Maintain Supplier/Customer liaison relationship building, negotiation, and communication
  • Maintain inventory management supply & delivery, material handling, analysis and reporting, receiving goods/inbound shipments
  • Responsible for ongoing work with Companies and other outlets to ensure removal of reject fibre and ash on a continuous basis.
  • Coordinate the business plan for facility operating license and be the point of contact with Ministry of Natural Resources officials regarding mass scaling agreements
  • Liaise with key plant contacts to support desired mill recipes
  • Ensure FSC Certification requirements and oversee annual audit.
  • Represent the Company on the OFIA Board of Directors


  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Maintains respectful communication with co-workers and supervisory staff
  • Familiar with the Company's policies/processes and understands the impact of this position on the competitiveness and performance of the company
  • Complies with and follows Health & Safety policies and programs

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in forestry, wood science, sustainable biomaterials (or related), and a minimum of ten (10 ) years' experience in the forest industry showing increasing levels of responsibility
  • Registered Professional Forester RPF designation would be an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years' successful experience managing people and working in a cross-functional environment
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Experience in wood procurement techniques

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluently Bilingual in French and English
  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures and practices
  • Action oriented with high energy, drive and enthusiasm
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Commitment to meet deadlines
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with raw material tracking/accounting software platforms

In addition to competitive wages we offer a comprehensive benefit package (including major medical, dental, vision care, short term and long-term disability and life insurance), company matched RRSP contribution plans and gain-sharing program.

Employment is conditional upon successfully completion of Roseburg - Pembroke MDF's pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, reference checks.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please apply online forward a copy of your cover letter and resume 

Roseburg Forest Products Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer  and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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