Southern Yellow Pine Trader

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/7/2018 2:00 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Building Materials Distribution
Post End Date
Sales & Marketing
Position Type
FLSA Status


Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution is looking for an experienced Southern Yellow Pine Trader, ideally with experience in the southeastern United States. 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


This position 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 commodity product(s) to customers. Manage product lines to obtain most favorable terms, prices, service, and promotional support. Works 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. This position 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. This position will demonstrate strong commitment to safety, quality, environmental awareness, and continuous process improvement. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. May focus on specialty products such as southern yellow pine, cedar, etc.


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


Preferred Qualifications: Lumber trader or commodities future 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. Requires proficiency in utilizing computer software applications necessary for performing job responsibilities.


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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