Aspen Procurement Forester

Aspen Procurement Forester

Besse Forest Products Group, a leading manufacturer of quality Northern hardwood veneer, lumber, and plywood, is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a Procurement Forester position.  This position will procure Aspen bolts and other Hardwood species in Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the Goodman Wisconsin mill.


  • Purchasing Aspen bolts and other Hardwood Species using Besse buying processes and log specifications.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and industrial land owners.
  • Utilize handheld data recorder and system for inventory control purposes
  • Have a working understanding of the forestry market and trends
  • The ability to work in a fast- paced environment while focusing on quality
  • Assure that all incoming wood is properly measured and recorded.
  • Inspect loads for material not meeting specifications and communicate this to the appropriate parties.
  • Purchase from wood suppliers and further develop BFPG presence.
  • Understand the cost component benchmarks of delivered wood including cut, skid, haul stumpage and log yard expenses.
  • Administer wood supply contracts and Purchase Orders consistent with Company policies.
  • Manage quota requirements to coincide with Mill needs.
  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned by the Plant Manager.
  • Interact with fellow Besse personnel in a collaborative fashion.

Job Qualification and Requirements

  • Forestry Degree is required; however, significant experience and training in the forestry industry may also be considered.
  • Capable of working independently and being a self-starter with a proven record of setting and achieving goals
  • Ability to work outdoors, year-round and in all elements
  • Residency within 100 miles of Goodman, Wisconsin preferred.
  • Work beyond normal work schedule as necessary to fulfill the position’s responsibilities

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Full Plan of Benefits
  • Paid vacation/holidays
  • Company Vehicle



Besse Forest Products Group offers an excellent benefits and compensation package. Benefits include medical and prescription insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability coverage, 401(k) Plan, vacation package and paid holidays.

Qualified individuals should mail, fax or email their resume to:


Human Resources Department – Nick Endres
Phone: (906) 280-3121


Besse Forest Products Group
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 352
Gladstone, MI 49837
FAX: 906-428-1130