Fiber Procurement Manager

Highland Pellets LLC

Pine Bluff, AR


$80,000 - $100,000 Salary

Fiber Procurement Manager

Highland Pellets is committed to providing a sustainable biomass wood pellet as an environmentally sound alternative to global fuel challenges. Our pledge to employees is to provide a safe, inclusive environment to work and prosper in. Our job is more than making pellets. We work for lower emissions, healthy forests and strong communities while promoting safety and quality at the forefront. The Manager is responsible for all aspects of fiber procurement for Highland Pellets.


  • Maintain relationships with regional suppliers in all aspects of fiber procurement. 
  • Utilize contracts to track all deliveries of fiber into all plants against volume and quantity
  • Communicate regularly with all vendors in current and future areas to gather a complete view of the overall market and report findings with a special emphasis on opportunities and risks.
  • Manage, with the support of the Management Team, the delivery of all fiber to existing and future facilities. 
  • Negotiate and contract additional fiber and logistics for both existing and future facilities. 
  • Remain informed concerning raw materials and logistics within the region and relay information regularly. 
  • Implement initiatives to secure fiber and logistics to obtain the best terms and quality at the lowest cost
  • Interface closely with mill and chip mill to coordinate all inventories. • Maintain database of wood and fiber suppliers, price, volume, location of purchases, product type, and additional information as needed.
  • Generate o Purchase Orders o Supplier Sources o Tracking of Purchase Orders and Source IDs o Supplier List with product type, contact details o Volume and price monitoring o Stage of onboarding of new suppliers (interview conducted, PO) o Certificate management o BMP Checks

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in forest, agricultural resources and/or commodities.
  • Procurement experience; truck logistics, negotiation, contract management and sustainability certification. 
  • Preferable experience in wood or feed pellet production. 
  • Extensive experience and skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficient knowledge of quality certification systems and procedures.
  • Exhibit ability to handle numerous tasks, projects, supply lines, clients and vendors simultaneously.

5601 Industrial Drive North, Pine Bluff, AR 71602 P: 870.209.2717 F: 501.423.1000

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Agricultural Economics, Business or related. 
  • 5+ years in biomass or residuals procurement experience required.


  • Willingness to travel 50%.
  • Must be proficient in basic computer knowledge, i.e., Word, Excel, Internet, etc.
  • Must be self-motivated and detail oriented. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills.

Job Type:

Full-time, exempt


$80,000.00 - $100,000.00 plus potential bonuses


  • 401 (k) plus matching
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance (additional supplemental life insurance for self, spouse and children available).
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid time off

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Highland Pellets is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Highland Pellets does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member, genetic information or any other status protected by law. Highland Pellets complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.