Administrative Positions

Lumber Purchaser

Position Title: Purchasing & Sales

Position Background: HMI Hardwoods LLC is a fully integrated, North American hardwood lumber manufacturing facility, located in Clinton, MI, with over 40 years of industry experience. HMI is capable of supplying lumber, both random width and our exclusive Redi-Rips™, as well as logs and bi-products of our operation such as saw dust. Our operation starts in the forest where our buyers purchase and harvest our timber. Once the timber has been received we are able to use our own sawmill to saw it into thicknesses necessary to satisfy our customers’ needs. Once this process is complete we dry it all in our kilns, plan the production of said lumber while it’s drying, produce our customers’ parts and package them to their specifications – all within one facility. Although we produce our own green lumber, we also purchase approximately 1,300,000’ of it on a monthly basis from areas in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ontario mills.

Responsibilities (Including But Not Limited To): Purchasing of Green Lumber & Maintaining Low Grade/Pallet Grade Lumber

Primary Purpose: Purchasing

  • Purchase and balance green lumber inventory according to forecasted sales requirements
  • Use HMI’s purchasing policy to ensure the quality of lumber received and that proper quantities arrived
  • Maintain current relationships with green lumber suppliers and actively develop new ones
  • Schedule and manage incoming lumber
  • Provide forecasted pricing and market condition reports
  • Work with HMI QC to resolve any issues regarding received lumber that does not meet HMI requirements

Secondary Purpose: Sales

  • Maintain and grow HMI’s low grade/pallet grade customer base

Job Requirements:

  • NHLA (National Hardwood Lumber Association) Inspection Certification or equivalent thereof
  • Live in, or within commuting distance, of our facility in Clinton, MI (Lenawee County)
  • Light travel is required occasionally
  • Willingness to learn HMI’s systems and policies
  • Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external customers
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Work Environment:

  • Sawmill/Lumber Yard
  • Typical Office Environment

Benefits of Working for HMI:

  • Competitive salary (based on experience and qualifications)
  • Complete insurance coverage --- medical, dental, vision, life and disability
  • 401k with matching contributions
  • Paid vacation time
  • Full reimbursement for business related travel expenses

Reporting Relationships:

  • This role report to the Vice President of Sales.

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