International Paper Fiber Specialist in AUGUSTA, Georgia
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Pay Rate :
Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills, and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.
Physical Location :
4231 Mike Padgett Hwy
Augusta, GA 30906
The Job You Will Perform:
The Fiber Specialist position is a key leadership role on the Augusta Fiber Supply Team. Responsibilities include managing and coordinating wood fiber deliveries into multiple locations in and around the Augusta mill. Duties will include team leadership, supply planning, sourcing/procurement & cost management, cost forecasting, logistics, operations, and inventory management. The Fiber Specialist and his/her team are responsible for all direct pulpwood purchases into the Augusta mill and are responsible for maintaining good working relationships with the mill’s supplier base. Additional responsibilities include managing wood chip procurement and partial oversight of contracted scale house operations. The Fiber Specialist will coordinate with peers at other locations to optimize deliveries and achieve maximum enterprise value.
The Skills You Will Bring:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Forest Management, or a related field is required
A minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, or related fields is preferred
Well-grounded in business management with a working knowledge of supply chain management is preferred
Working knowledge of the use and application of forecasting & optimization models is preferred
Job Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
Actively lead and support total workplace safety.
Procure low-cost/sustainable wood fiber in the form of pulpwood and chips.
Develop & maintain productive business relationships with key suppliers & external customers.
Logistical responsibility for managing 400 loads/day of fiber into 3 receiving facilities.
Provide support to maintain a balanced portfolio of sourcing and inventory to achieve the optimum balance between stability and cost
Assist with wood sourcing planning, budgeting, and reporting.
Coordinate operations and inventory management with the Mill woodyard and support the Fiber Supply Manager in providing leadership to the Augusta Mill Joint Team.
Lead efforts to achieve deliberate and continuous improvement and innovation.
Develop and maintain an intimate knowledge of the operating area's current state of fiber procurement activities.
Create and sustain a high level of engagement for all team members.
Ensure compliance with all corporate and governmental environmental requirements within the Augusta basin.
Responsibility for coordinating and supporting the team’s combined fiber purchases of more significant than 2.5 million tons per year.
Provide support to other mills in IP’s East Region as needed.
Supervision of salaried employees.
Integrity and Trust
Drive for Results
Managing through Systems
Timely and quality decision-making
Functional computer skills and knowledge of various software applications
Strong analytical skills
Forecasting and optimization knowledge
Peer relationships (customer and supplier)
The Benefits You Will Enjoy:
International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. Relocation Assistance is available
The Career You Will Build:
Various promotional opportunities within a global company
The Impact You Will Make:
We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP .
The Culture You Will Experience:
International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.
The Company You Will Join:
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa, and Europe. Net sales for 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.
AUGUSTA, GA, US, 30906
Date: Mar 17, 2023
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