Sales Manager - Export Lumber

Closing Date:

Nov 29, 2019

Student Position:


Job Category:

Sales & Transportation







West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company. We are listed on the TSX and recognized for the sixth time, as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path?  We are a growing Company looking for talented people to be part of our team. Our head office in Vancouver, BC has an opportunity for a:

Sales Manager – Export Lumber

Reporting to the General Manager of Canadian Lumber Sales, you have sound technical and communication skills to continue driving success on our lumber team. West Fraser markets lumber throughout the world and our customers require support with various issues including product development, optimizing product performance, and ongoing technical advice. 


  • Provide support to key customers in different regional markets; assisting our customers with technical questions, concerns, opportunities to improve
  • Travel to client sites to assist with issues, evaluate opportunities for process improvement and identify opportunities for business development
  • Collaborate with mill personnel, suppliers and other stakeholders to optimize mill processes, improve product quality and reduce production costs
  • Maintain and build up the company’s technical database of industry advancements, competitor benchmarking, industry practices and regulatory requirements
  • Work with the Lumber Marketing Group to improve overall productivity, optimizing and streamlining business systems
  • Clearly and accurately document and report on all results as required
  • Provide direction to team members
  • Assist with inventory management


  • A degree in Commerce, Forestry or Equivalent Industry Experience
  • The successful candidate must possess excellent leadership, mentorship and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to take on and manage multiple process related projects with a demonstrated entrepreneurial mind set
  • Strong analytical skills (statistical process control, database management)
  • Previous experience in the lumber industry
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Understanding international regulations/certificates pertaining forestry and sustainability

Additional Requirements:

  • Overseas travel is a required part of the position
  • Oracle EBS or JDE experience

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply in confidence today, by submitting your resume and cover letter to

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We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.