Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

AWW - WA - Purchasing Agent

Job Locations US-WA-Washougal
Job ID 2021-2025

Overview

Allweather Wood, LLC (AWW) is looking for an experienced Purchasing Agent to work with us in Washougal, WA . As a member of the purchasing team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the profitable purchase of lumber and related inventory items for the Washougal, WA and Loveland, CO treating plants and distribution centers.  This individual will work closely with the local treating plant managers, sales teams and distribution personnel to manage the day to day purchasing function with a focus on maintaining a 100% in stock position of inventory items at profitable price levels based on a current forecast of demand.  You will monitor actual sales volume to the demand adjusting as warranted.

 

Allweather Wood, LLC (AWW) has full line preservative treated lumber manufacturing and distribution facilities in Washougal, WA and Loveland, CO.  These facilities specializes in Hem-fir, SYP and DF products for the Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah, Montana, and Idaho markets. These Allweather Wood facilities inventory over 45 million feet of Lumber, Plywood, and Miscellaneous treated items.

 

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsibility for dimension lumber, round stock, timbers, and plywood purchases along with inventory management for the Washougal, WA and Loveland, CO treating plants.
  • Coordinate with operations to facilitate an optimal flow of desired raw material through the treating plants located in Washougal, WA and Loveland, CO sourcing the lowest cost for targeted product quality.
  • Demonstrable experience in negotiating prices, terms, and conditions.
  • Full time inventory management responsible for purchasing, daily communication with sales and operations, and special orders quote support.
  • Maintain acceptable inventory positions and competitive cost levels to optimize margin opportunities.
  • Verify purchases by comparing items ordered; clarifying shortages/overages and sourcing alternatives as needed.
  • Enter purchase orders into system, verifying specifications and price.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with mills and other vendors to perpetuate proper stock levels and cost containment.
  • Communicate with sales and purchasing team members regarding market conditions, supply trends, price trends, and any product opportunities.
  • Foster a “best practices” environment with peers from other locations for improved purchasing procedures.
  • Manage multiple priorities, work with a sense of urgency and demonstrate problem solving skills when needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University, preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of lumber purchasing experience, preferably for a manufacturing or distribution operation within the building materials industry.
  • Sales and trader experience an added plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Lumber Track an added plus.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel by car or plane as required for success, less than 10% of the time.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit for long periods of time, and communicate.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or lift.
  • The employee is regularly required to use wrists and fingers to type for long periods of time.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Competencies

Quality of work

Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

 

Teamwork

Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

 

Oral & Written Communication

Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information; communicates efficiently with supervisor and other employees.

 

Organizational Support

Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

 

 Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace

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