Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Purchasing Agent

Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
Job ID 2024-3321


Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC (MFP) is seeking a Purchasing Agent to join our team based in Calpella, CA. 


The base salary for this position is $65,000.00 to $80,000.00.  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.


This position is responsible to procure materials or other goods and/or coordinates activities involved with purchasing products and services while developing and executing company policy, process and guidelines for Non-COGS purchasing. Position will work to maintain and oversee the Corporate Vendor Management and Electronic Purchasing System in conjunction with Manager, Purchasing and additional limited scope groups within the organization.


The Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.



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.

  • Works with vendors to negotiate lower pricing
  • Develop and execute strategic sourcing plans
  • Responsible for negotiation of terms, condition and deliveries to ensure consistent flow of parts and consumables (MRO) to support various manufacturing plants
  • Identifies potential supplies and facilitates qualifying new suppliers
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Maintains manual or computerized procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Expedites delivery of goods to users
  • Prepare paperwork for grant and funding program applications
  • Prepares spreadsheets and obtains details for prices
  • Maintains vendor list of prospective subcontractors and materials/new products
  • Collects and enters bids into spreadsheets for evaluation by the Manager
  • Provides samples and information to staff as requested
  • Corresponds, issues and tracks Purchase Orders with outside vendors
  • Confirms with vendors delivery schedules to ensure Company can meet requirements
  • Creates PO’s to Companies as required
  • Closes PO’s in computer systems at completion as needed
  • Work as liaison between suppliers and internal customers for issue resolution or needs
  • Work with Purchasing Clerks as needed to back-up and provide information sharing
  • Oversight of supplier integration with business units
  • Purchase order resolution by researching missing PO from A/P invoices
  • Reporting MRO supply chain performance to manager
  • Evaluation and development of approved vendors and list as appropriate
  • Receive and review requisitions for goods or services based on purchasing approval levels


  • Associate degree (A.A. or A.S.) from a two-year college; or equivalent combination of education and a
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in all aspects of electronic purchasing and development experience
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportion and percentage
  • Application of basic algebra and geometry as needed
  • Ability to read and interpret written information, write clearly and informatively, edit for spelling and grammar, vary writing style to meet needs
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial report, and legal documents
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to present numerical data effectively, and to effectively present information to management as requested
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Knowledge of ERP software, order processing systems, project management software, spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work within approved budget, develop and implement cost saving measures, contribute to profits and revenue, and conserve organizational resources
  • Pursue training and development opportunities, and strive to continuously build knowledge and skills
  • Travel outside the local area but generally within the state, usually by car or plane up to 25% of the time
  • Must maintain and carry a valid driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines



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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