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Covington, Virginia


a month ago

Career Level

Senior Level

Regional Fiber Supply Manager

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Regional Fiber Supply Manager

104 East Riverside St
Covington, Virginia, 24426-1238
United States

The Opportunity:
We have an opportunity for a Regional Fiber Procurement Manager at our Covington, VA, office to lead all team activities to develop and execute the virgin fiber sourcing strategies aggressively and proactively. This process includes maintaining the lowest cost and highest quality fiber sourcing in support of the mills' projected needs across the annual cycle while maintaining the highest compliance with safety and environmental requirements. In this process, the candidate must provide key leadership and develop organizational talent to promote an aggressive, data focused organization capable of relentlessly seeking productivity enhancements resulting in bottom line savings to the company.

Job Objectives:
Lead, promote, and enhance the safety culture.
Develop sound, aggressive strategies built on mill requirements, solid analysis and robust market data.
Develop, lead and maintain solid market awareness to support both strategic development and tactical decisions.
Execute the fiber supply plan with precision and high sense of urgency, remaining flexible to adjust strategy and tactics given changes in market conditions and/or mill operations to sustain lowest cost and high quality.
Communicate effectively related to fiber supply operations, strategies, and status of execution with all stakeholders including mill management, mill operations, mill fiber supply team and upper management.
Hold team to high standards for operational execution, including accuracy, timeliness, safety, productivity and quality.
Proactively develop and manage capital/expenses plans that support and enhance the fiber supply system.
Develop talent to continually provide opportunities for “high potential” individuals in order to increase leadership "bench strength" for the organization.

What you need for success:
Ability to lead change to ensure maximized performance in evolving market conditions
BS in Forestry or related field or 10+ years related work experience,
Leadership responsibilities of employees   
Advanced computer skills, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Word, Outlook and other software
Ability to set up financial budgets is critical 
Analyzes written/numerical information
Ability to effectively communicate data driven decisions and strategies to variance audiences across the organization
Identifies patterns or trends in data
Diagnoses problems in non-physical system/procedure
Breaks down a procedure into logical steps
Makes decisions after thorough evaluation
Decides a course of action on own initiative
Makes quick decisions under time pressure
Makes judgments on cost, damages, disputes, etc.
Understanding of mill fiber procurement needs

What we offer:
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work. 


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.