Timber Procurement Manager, Europe
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
hace 1 día

Position Purpose

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.
  • Internal

  • Senior Director, Global Procurement
  • Global Procurement Office
  • Regional Procurement Leaders
  • Product Development Team
  • Global Quality
  • Service Centres
  • Suppliers
  • Certification bodies
  • 3PLs
  • Outsourced third parties
  • Experience

  • 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.
  • Essential

  • English, Fluent
  • Spanish, Fluent
  • Bachelors

    Preferred Level of Work Experience

    7 - 10 years

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