Independent Stave Company
  • 19-Mar-2020 to 18-May-2020 (CST)
  • Log Procurement
  • Benton, KY, USA
  • Salary based on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits: Competitive pay based on experience, Continuing education 401(k), Insurance after 90 days, Cafeteria Plan Including Dental, Vision, Short Term/Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance, Paid Vacation after 90 days


Independent Stave Company seeks a dedicated and passionate individual to build and support our commitment and efforts around sustainability sourcing, supply chain, and overall quality. In this position, you will work directly with our Quality Systems Manager and our log procurement, transportation, mills, and cooperages divisions by developing and maintaining a wood tracking system that meets the Company and international sustainable wood sourcing and chain of custody. Work with operation, sales, and marketing to meet customer demands for third-party certified sustainable wood products.  Will Manage internal and external certification and sustainability inquiries also participate with customers on sustainability projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the multi-site administrator for corporate-wide forest certification systems.
  • Responsible for implementing and training to the credit method standard for all facilities
  • Remain current in forest certification standards and provide training to internal stakeholders on changes to policies and protocols
  • Develop monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting and support material from the credit tracking or chain of custody process to be reviewed by company leadership.
  • Prepare and lead an annual internal chain of custody certification audits process for all facilities or divisions.
  • Manage and participate in external third-party audits at procurement locations, mills, and cooperages.
  • Develop action plans to track, resolve, or identify non-conformances and improvement opportunities.
  • Serve as the central point of contact and subject matter expert for forest certification and sustainable wood sourcing inquiries (internal and external).
  • Work with our sustainability team to coordinate the Company's responses to environmental and sustainability questionnaires and audits.
  • Travel required from 35% to 40% of the time (varies seasonally and could increase over time)

Key Skill Sets:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Have strong problem solving and analytical capabilities.
  • Communicate complex regulatory and technical issues in lay terms.
  • Strong change management, team-building abilities.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with minimal direct supervision and have strong demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and self-initiative skills.
  • Be detailed oriented and possess strong organizational multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have experience with auditing forest products, supply chain, or related sectors.
  • Knowledge of forest certifications and other related sustainability standards

Required Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or related field preferred, but experience in a related field could be substituted
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience or similar fieldwork preferred
  • Knowledge of forestry certification systems (SFI, FSC, ATFS, PEFC), preferred
  • Proficient understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced proficiency in Excel.
  • Certified Lead auditor or ISO auditor experience preferred, but able to train and acquire certification if needed

Independent Stave Company offers attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, dental, life, paid vacation, 401(k), and continuing education.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform substance abuse testing and background verification checks as permitted by state law.

Independent Stave Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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