Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Purchasing Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
Job ID 2023-3089


Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC., The industry leader in sustainable forest management, seeks a Purchasing Manager to join our team. 


The base salary for this position is $100,000.00 to $130,000.00.  Your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic locations, skills, education and/or experience.  Please keep in mind that that the range published is the full base salary. We also offer a generous benefits package.


The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations. 


As a member of the management team, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for leading the procurement of MRO Supplies and consumables for a multi-location lumber processing and distribution company, crossing functional and geographic boundaries. Individual will collaborate with company leadership to plan and implement a coordinated overall purchasing team to leverage scale.  



  • Coordinate with operations to facilitate an optimal flow of desired supplies through the manufacturing plants and direct purchasing group to source lowest cost for targeted quality requirements.
  • Manage a purchasing team, to include meaningful team calls to achieve common organizational goals and foster communication.
  • Improve purchasing procedures while maintaining relationships with internal management and outside vendors to manage proper stock levels and
  • Enhance, develop, and continuously improve procurement rules and regulations.
  • Establishing guidelines on how often the company gets price quotes for items, the number of bids to accept and which vendors to consider.
  • Analyze spend of multilocation company to leverage scale and buying power.
  • Work with transportation team to minimize freight and shipping expenses.
  • Identify and present opportunities to departments for centralized ship points, inventory, and standardization of like parts.
  • Implement process and software to manage and maintain desired inventory levels with the ability to identify obsolete parts to be reassigned or liquidated.
  • Discussing contracts, evaluating quality, price, reliability, technical support and availability of goods and services.
  • Communicate regularly with personnel from mills, distribution centers, and other sources to be aware of market fluctuations in price, availability, and quality.
  • Communicate regularly with operations leadership regarding supply trends, price trends, product opportunities, actual production volume, and production needs.
  • Maintain knowledge of new product offerings in our industry and work with various departments to research potential new solution strategies.
  • Manage multiple priorities, work with a sense of urgency and demonstrate problem solving


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university, preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of MRO purchasing experience, preferably for multi-location manufacturing or distribution operations preferred.
  • Must be an effective manager with demonstrated ability to develop people to achieve high levels of success.
  • Proven success at building strong and/or long-term relationships with vendors, customers, and coworkers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation and networking skills.
  • Excellent analytical, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, discuss financial statements, budgets, demand forecasts and other models.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected e

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel by car or plane as required for success, less than 30% of the time.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear.
  • The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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 Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Innovation - displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.

Analytical Skills – effectively identifies cause and effect relationships, most significant factors affecting successful outcomes, and develops responses that move our business closer to success.


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


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