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Fiber Specialist


Position Title

Fiber Specialist


Position Level: 12



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

Mansfield, LA


The Job You Will Perform:

The Fiber Specialist position is key role to Mansfield-Red River Fiber Supply Team.   Responsibilities will include the management and coordination of deliveries into Mansfield-Red River Mill.  Duties will include fiber supply planning, sourcing & cost management, wood cost forecasting, and logistics & inventory management.    Level of responsibility, duties and scope will be tailored around successful candidate’s personal skill sets and experience.  The Mansfield-Red River basin is comprised of a large area that includes North Louisiana and East Texas.   Because of this large area and overlapping basins, the Fiber Specialist will have to coordinate closely with peers at other IP mills toward the goal of enterprise cost minimization.


The Skills You Will Bring:

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Forest Management, Business Administration or related field; at least 5 years’ experience in fiber supply or related fields; well-grounded in business management with a working knowledge of supply chain management.  Candidates should have a working knowledge of the use and application of forecasting & optimization models.


Job Responsibilities / Accountabilities: 


    • Ensure optimized wood sourcing plans are updated, maintained and executed.
    • Provide support to maintain a balanced portfolio of sourcing and inventory to achieve the optimum balance between supply stability and cost for Mansfield-Red River and the West Region.
    • Be a catalyst to drive enterprise-based decision making in the combined basin.
    • Support Fiber Supply Manager and other Specialists in providing leadership to the Mansfield-Red River Mill Joint Teams.
    • Lead efforts to achieve deliberate and continuous improvement and innovation.
    • To develop and maintain intimate knowledge of the current state of fiber supply business in the operating area, including competitor activity.
    • Create and sustain a high level of engagement for all team members.
    • Actively lead and support total workplace safety.
    • Ensure compliance with all EMS requirements within the Mansfield-Red River basin.
    • Develop & maintain productive business relationships with key suppliers & external customers.



    • Responsibility for coordinating and supporting the team’s combined purchases & sales.
    • Provide Fiber Supply support to all West Region Mills as per enterprise optimization plan.
    • May vary slightly, dependent on successful candidate’s skill level and experiences.


Key Competencies: 

Leadership/management competencies:

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Communication
  • Motivating Others
  • Managing through Systems
  • Negotiating
  • Listening


Functional/technical competencies

  • Functional computer skills and knowledge of various software applications
  • Forecasting and optimization knowledge
  • Peer relationships (customer and supplier)



The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.

The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting



Category:  Sourcing
Date:  Jan 18, 2023

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