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Senior Wood Procurement Forester

Company: Pactiv Evergreen Careers
Location: Pine Bluff
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Overview: Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at -The Pactiv Evergreen Paper Mill is located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, less than an hour from Little Rock in scenic southeast Arkansas. It is the largest industrial employer in Jefferson County. Opened in 1958, Pine Bluff is the largest facility within Evergreen Packaging and is home to the world's largest gable-top liquid packaging paperboard machine. In addition to producing paperboard for cartons, the facility also produces coated paper for magazines. Responsibilities: The Senior Procurement Forester -serves to implement strategic wood procurement initiatives for wood fiber supply to the Pine Bluff Mill. The position will primarily focus on roundwood procurement in Arkansas, but will support initiatives throughout the entire Pine Bluff wood fiber supply chain. The position also serves as a tactical liaison between Procurement, Manufacturing, Accounting, and Wood Suppliers to assist with the ordering, accounting control, compliance and quality of logs, wood chips, and wastefuel. The position is also responsible for assisting with strategy development and administering the certified wood procurement initiatives in the region. -Procurement and Operational Functions:

  • Implementation of strategic wood procurement initiatives
  • Procurement of roundwood, chips, and waste fuel
  • Weekly wood order management and supplier scheduling
  • Management of supplier compliance, contracts, and business relationships
  • Management of product delivery and system management
  • Product reporting and metric tracking
  • Attendance at paper mill management meetings to report on wood supply chain status -Accounting Support Functions:Assist with accounting requirements associated with the wood procurement process, and provide administrative support to include:
    • Ticket Reconciliation
    • Contract Management
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Quality Control of Inventory Transactions -Forest Certification Support Functions:
      • Monitoring Chain of Custody (COC) credit tracking and compliance
      • Preparation for Certification Audits
      • Field audits for producer and supplier compliance to certification standards
      • Field forestry support for private landowners enrolled in certification programs
      • Strategic development and implementation of certified wood procurement initiatives with suppliers in the region -Wood Quality:
        • Sample wood chips to ensure chip quality
        • Complete roundwood and chip specification compliance audits
        • Complete roundwood and chip quality reporting
        • Attend paper mill management meetings to report on wood quality
        • Assisting suppliers with chip mill and wood handling adjustments to meet Canton Mill specifications Qualifications: Qualifications
          • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry, Forest Business, or similar Natural Resource program is required
          • Master's Degree in Forestry, Business Administration, or similar Natural Resource program is preferred
          • 5 to 10 years of applicable experience is preferred, which may include experience gained through internships or co-ops
          • Candidates should possess or have the ability to acquire Registered Forester status within a 24 month period - -Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. - Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. - For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please -call (847) 482-4320 or email -All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws. -Our Social Responsibility platform features a robust, employee-led Give Back program, which includes a matching gifts plan, community grants initiative, and our annual Company-wide Month of Action campaign. With each of these initiatives, our employees are empowered and equipped to give back to their communities and support the non-profits important to them and their families. Through our Give Back program, we own our commitment to Social Responsibility and live our purpose of Packaging a Better Future -#LI-TM1

Keywords: Pactiv Evergreen Careers, Pine Bluff , Senior Wood Procurement Forester, Hospitality & Tourism , Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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