Weyerhaeuser Harvest Contract Manager in Winnfield, Louisiana

General Information: This position is a part of the Southern Timberlands business and reports to the Area Manager. This particular position is located in Winnfield, LA.


Position prefers the candidate to hold a BS in Forestry or related field or minimum of 10 years of related experience in lieu of the degree. Position is responsible for administration of logging contracts and contractors.

Key Functions:

Member of a team of contract managers. Contract administration and/or supervision and development of contractors in logging function. Harvest planning, contract negotiation and administration, sales and delivery of raw material from the harvest of standing timber asset. Management of quality systems that insure compliance with customer specifications. Setting goals, priorities and achieving desired results.

  • BS in forestry or related field plus 2 years experience OR 10 years applicable experience

  • At least two years practical experience in logging

  • Willingness and ability to role model and promote a safe work environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of harvesting and transportation systems, their application, their cost structure and rate determination methods

  • Day-rate analyses and the tools associated with conducting these analyses such as time and motion studies

  • Contract administration

  • Ability to track and analyze logger production and cash flow; sufficient skill to recon tracts using on-site survey and aerial photos to make appropriate logging prescriptions; negotiating skills; fundamental understanding of various log and pulpwood scales and measures

  • Able to determine and use conversion factors between alternate scales and weights

  • Thorough understanding of quality specifications for raw material at all customer markets and how log characteristics affect delivered raw material and standing timber values

  • Ability to use cost, volume, quality and other supplier data to evaluate performance; knowledge of and ability to recognize conformance to safety, environmental, labor and transportation laws and regulations as they apply to the logging function

  • Demonstrated leadership in employee/contractor safety performance process improvement

  • Working knowledge of business/contract law

  • Strong communication skills, analytical skills and computer proficiency are required

  • Interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in self-motivated, self-directed environment as well as team-based activities is required

  • Understanding of total system concepts and a demonstrated ability to work across business and organizational boundaries is expected

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software such as Word and Excel

  • Ability and willingness to utilize Smartphone applications and other technology to perform various aspects of responsibilities

  • Position requires the ability to safely operate a vehicle. Driving time is a significant requirement traveling to and from logging jobs, etc.

  • Ability to safely walk in and around logging jobs which typically means maneuvering uneven ground and being around heavy equipment that is in operation

    About Timberlands

    We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits.

    For more than a century, we've been taking care of forests to make life better.

    About Weyerhaeuser

    We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

    We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

/ Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. /

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Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Harvest Contract Manager

Location: LA-Winnfield

Requisition ID: 01012412