Boise Cascade

  • Commodity Product Manager

    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/24/2018 8:36 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Building Materials Distribution
    US-TX-Sugar Land
    Post End Date
    Sales & Marketing
    Position Type
    Incentive Plan Target
    incentive eligible
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    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 Commodity Lumber Product Manager has primary responsibility for procurement and marketing of commodity products, in support of the location sales goals.  This includes selecting vendors, monitoring inventory performance and purchasing lumber products (SYP, SPF, Doug Fir, etc.). Manage product lines to obtain the most favorable terms, prices, service, and promotional support based on the ever-changing commodity wood market. May solicit direct and warehouse sales of all commodity products to customers.


    The Commodity Lumber Product Manager works closely with sales 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. Monitor receipt of rebates and special discounts to ensure vendor compliance. Maintain division SKU master on assigned product lines. The Commodity Lumber Product Manager will demonstrate strong commitment to safety, quality, environmental awareness, and continuous process improvement. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


    The Commodity Lumber Product Manager reports directly to the location Branch Manager.  This is a high level position that has a large impact on overall branch performance.  Industry, market and/or specific product knowledge is required.  This position also requires strong leadership, negotiation and communication skills.



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


    Preferred Qualifications: Prefer 3-5 years of experience in related job function.  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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