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Title:  Supt., Wood Procurement

Requisition ID:  20359-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


Develop, implement and report the strategy, tactics and results of the Wood Procurement Department. Understand and align business operations and Wood Procurement as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but, not limited to the following.

  • In coordination with the Manager, Wood Procurement, implement the defined strategy for sourcing/purchasing wood and bark for the mill from all sources.
  • Negotiate pricing on wood (roundwood, chips, and bark) and transportation.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to improve the cost of fiber, while managing supply risk.
  • Manage administration of assigned supply agreements.
  • Interface closely with team to coordinate the wood, chip, and fuelwood deliveries and inventories.
  • Maintain strong vendor relationships.
  • Monitor competitive markets.
  • Assist in maintenance of wood related certifications for the West Monroe Mill.
    • Assist with month-end inventories.
    • Up to 75% day travel, occasional overnight travel
    • Other duties as assigned.


    The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Required Skills


  • Self-Starter
  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Proficient in negotiating skills 
  • Understands how to drive initiatives to improve the cost of fiber
  • Continuous Improvement Skills
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • High sense of urgency
  • Problem solving skills


  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8 hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Driving for extended periods

Required Experience


  • 5 years of Wood Purchasing or Forest Management experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of mill-oriented experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Controlled Wood Standard, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Standards and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard for Wood Procurement Systems.



  • Four-year Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Forestry or related field or eight (8) years of compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of forestry practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government compliance regulations related to forestry, logging and transportation

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at

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Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

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