Brown-Forman Assistant Log Buyer in Waynesboro, Tennessee

Job Description:

Basic Function:

Responsible for assisting the Yard Log Buyer with purchasing white oak logs from a supplier base and reporting all activities as required. Indirectly responsible for purchasing approximately 2-3 million cut log feet per year valued at approximately $6 million. Also responsible for assisting Yard Log Buyer with scaling, grading and coordination of log transportation and delivery to B-F Stave Mills.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for assisting the Yard Log Buyer with:

  • Purchasing white oak logs using the company buying standard. Must understand log grades.

  • Establishing positive long-term supplier relations through ethical, consistent and professional performance.

  • Developing, cultivating and maintaining long-term relationships with wood industry suppliers, vendors.

  • Following standards and practices for record keeping, accurate reporting of purchases, suppliers and all inventory activities as required.

  • Maintaining all inventory controls and tracking in SAP system by utilizing a hand held scanner.

  • Log yard oversight including opening and closing the yard at start and end of shift.

  • Following all safety standards and working practices and procedures in areas of responsibility and performs to these standards when operating a knuckle boom loader and wheel loader for movement of logs on the yard.

  • Ensure personnel (internal and external to B-F) on the log yard must adhere to BF Safety procedures


  • 3 - 5 years working experience in the wood products industry.

  • Experienced wheel loader and knuckle boom operator.

  • Well developed organizational skills, and attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making ability.

  • Computer proficiency in MS Office, Excel, e-mail and internet functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision

  • Minimum of High School Degree / GED.


  • Previous log buying experience, strongly preferred.

  • Experience in forestry, wood products manufacturing desirable.

  • SAP working knowledge

About Brown-Forman:


Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit

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Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Production

City: Waynesboro

State: TN

Country: United States

Req Type: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 3544BR