Procurement Forester

Canfor Southern Pine

Strong, AR Southeast


Competitive Salary

Canfor Southern Pine is looking for a Procurement Forester to join our team in Strong, Arkansas. The Procurement Forester is responsible for log/timber procurement for the sawmill. The ideal Procurement Forester is willing and able to build the relationships with landowners, loggers, and timber dealers necessary to procure a consistent supply of high-quality logs for the mill. KEY 


  • A commitment to safety at all times 
  • Procure logs that fit the size and quality requirements of the sawmill 
  • Effective team player with procurement staff and sawmill management
  • Maintain and build on long term supplier relationships 
  • Use knowledge of the area fiber resource to make beneficial log procurement decisions 
  • Maintain an ideal log cost as markets allow 
  • Keen attention to log quality to include spread load evaluation and reporting 
  • When relevant, work with logging contractors to ensure successful operations
  • Thorough familiarity with all wood buying facilities within procurement region
  • Forecast volume, cost, and size for log deliveries to sawmill 
  • Communicate regularly and consistently with scale house personnel 


  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in fiber procurement 
  • Practical knowledge of log/timber procurement through a supplier network and stumpage purchase
  • Knowledge of local area and contractors considered an asset 
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field considered an asset 


  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-organized and motivated 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office and basic computing skills
  • Eagerness to take on higher-level responsibilities or a position of leadership 

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.