Brown-Forman Assistant Log Buyer in Waynesboro, Tennessee
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.
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
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
Req ID: JR-00000971