Commodity Product Manager

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/26/2018 11:55 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Building Materials Distribution
Post End Date
Sales & Marketing
Position Type
FLSA Status


Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution has an opening for a sales professional experienced in lumber, panels, and other commodity distribution products. Please review the responsibilities and needed qualifications below and apply today!


Boise Cascade has been in the business of manufacturing wood products and distributing building materials for over half a century. Today we’re one of the largest manufacturers of plywood and engineered wood products in North America – and the only wholesale stocking distributor for building products that can service the entire United States. Because our business is built on relationships, our employees are critical to our success. And we’re committed to investing in them. That’s why we offer a benefits package designed to have a positive impact on all areas of your life – from health and well-being, career and community, to financial security and personal safety. We call it, Total Rewards. Here’s a look at what’s included:

  • Medical + Prescription Drug
  • Dental + Vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings


The Lumber Product Manager sets product lines, selects vendors, monitors performance, and assists in purchasing lumber product lines in support of the product manager. Screens appropriate product lines and negotiates with vendors. May solicit direct and warehouse sales of all commodity products to customers. Manage product lines to obtain most favorable terms, prices, service, and promotional support. Lumber Product Managers work closely with sales, marketing, and vendors to develop custom programs, block and special buys, promotions, and product support. Develop, maintain and gain relevant knowledge of products, production process, industry, market, and competitor analysis. Facilitate direct buys and delivery between customers and suppliers, if needed. The Lumber Product Manager may quote prices, take orders, negotiate transportation rates and mode, and provide delivery dates. Evaluate monthly reports to optimize product line performance and contribution. Maintain division SKU master on assigned product lines. Monitor receipt of rebates and special discounts to ensure vendor compliance. The Lumber Product Manager will demonstrate strong commitment to safety, quality, environmental awareness, and continuous process improvement. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Basic Qualifications: Requires bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related job function. Office environment with minimal physical exertion.


Preferred Qualifications: Lumber trader and panel experience preferred.  Previous experience in a lumber-related purchasing and/or sales or general line product management in the building materials industry. Candidate must have effective communication skills and the ability to work independently or with teams/groups.


Competencies: Building Strategic Working relationships, Sales Ability/Persuasiveness, Information Monitoring, Negotiation, Communication, Customer Focus, Decision Making, Initiating Action, Innovation, Continuous Learning, Coaching, Risk Taking, Impact, Job Fit.


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