Department Manager

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Position Available: 7/23/2018

The Department Manager is responsible for directing the overall operations and activities of their assigned department and product lines.  Staff responsibility includes, Traders and Assistant Traders.  Managers contribute to accomplishing the Division’s Goals and Objectives while maximizing purchasing performance, selling, and customer service.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Management of daily departmental operations including purchasing functions, program administration, customer service and staff leadership.
  • Develop and guide staff in achieving sales budget and corporate/divisional objectives.
  • Personally responsible for all aspects of an assigned account base.
  • Develops and implements purchasing and contract instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Oversees Departmental claims and resolve supplier and dealer grievances.
  • Oversee departmental claims and resolve supplier and dealer grievances.
  • Develops key relationships and programs with appropriate suppliers.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Products, Business Administration, Supply Line Management, Marketing or other related major, or equivalent work experience required.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years related industry experience, preferably in the lumber industry required.  10+ years preferred.
  • Prior management experience preferred.
  • Solid business management practices and leadership skills.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of products, markets, industry trends and commodity trading.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


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