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Company: Koch Industries
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


We are seeking an Area Manager for the Albany, GA pine sawmill. The Area Manager will lead the Albany GA WFS team to pursue their shared vision of managing the wood supply operations in a safe and compliant manner. This a unique opportunity to take a leadership role in the business and partner directly with the management team. You will be responsible for developing and implementing a mill sourcing plan for the facility based on cost and quality while maintaining the needed supply of raw materials. This position will also be responsible for the oversight of the log quality program and scaling operations supporting the Albany facility.

Procuring more than 1 million tons of timber annually, the W&FS Area Manager position will participate in wood procurement operations for the Albany, GA Building Products facility and other GP wood consuming mills in the basin. The Area Manager position will be responsible for working with mill counterparts to create real long-term value.
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.
  • Develop points of view to set mill sourcing strategies based on cost, quality, and inventories. Lead team in executing sourcing strategies and adapting to changes in supply and demand.
  • Manage all levels of cost which include wood and fiber purchases and sales as well as overhead and administration costs.
  • Establish and execute inventory strategies including mill inventory and future supply inventory.
  • Promote a Principle Based Management (PBM -) based culture where integrity, compliance, innovation and transformation are key to everyday activities.
  • Maintain customer focus including consistent communication with mill partners and provision of wood cost and volume forecasts as needed. Stay abreast of mill issues and respond appropriately with sense of urgency.
  • Develop personnel for duties with increased responsibility based on skills and abilities. Look for opportunities to develop talent on team and work with employees to self-actualize. The Experience You Will Bring
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Forestry, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related field.
    • 5 or more years of experience in Forestry, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related fields
    • 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.
      • Eight (8) or more years of experience in Forestry, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related fields.
      • Supervision 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:

Keywords: Koch Industries, Albany , AREA MANAGER - WFS, Hospitality & Tourism , Albany, Georgia

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