The function will support the Global Procurement leadership in finding, contracting and developing projects with Sawmills, Timber Investment Management Organizations (TIMO’s), Timber Real-Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Plantation Management Companies for the competitive supply of timber into sawmills and lumber components out.
Major / Key Accountabilities
Delivers timber-related projects identified by the global office on time.
Help develop new sources of supply globally.
Identify opportunities to partner with Sawmill’s, TIMO’s, REIT’s and Plantation Management Companies.
Map the landscape of TIMO’s, REITs and Plantation Management Companies.
Assess and recommend the selected suppliers for timber covering multiple regions.
Support the execution of contracts or SLA with the chosen partners.
Senior Director, Global Procurement
Global Procurement Office
Regional Procurement Leaders
Product Development Team
Outsourced third parties
Relevant experience with Sawmills, TIMO’s, REIT’s or Plantation Management Companies.
Relevant experience in forestry.
Willing to travel both regionally and internationally, and take a boots on the ground approach to developing new sources of supply.
Long term experience with a Sawmill, TIMO, REIT or similar Plantation Management company .
Advanced understanding of timberland investment, finance and management processes.
Experience working with institutional investors, understanding the economics of sawmill operations and / or plantation management.
Work experience in international matrix organizations across functions and cultures.
Ability to evaluate various potential Procurement activities and prioritize initiatives to gain maximum benefit within region of responsibility.
Experience in delivering projects.
Skills and Knowledge
Understanding of sawmilling, forest management and finance.
Communication skills both to manage a team effectively and to promote their work within the organization.
A drive for change with a commitment to future excellence within the Procurement function.
Persuasive communication and influencing skills to act as an advocate for Procurement .
Executive level relationship management and positioning, communicating at the regional and global level.
Ability to quickly understand business users needs and relate them to Procurement capabilities.
Ability to manage ambiguity and handle complexity and interact at a senior level.
Strong business acumen to evaluate new opportunities and structure and negotiate deals from a regional perspective.
Ability to think outside the box and develop new strategic programs that challenge the status quo.
Preferred Level of Work Experience
7 - 10 years