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Fiber Specialist

Redwood, Mississippi

Job Title: Fiber Specialist

Position Title:

Fiber Specialist

Pay Rate:

$87,800 - $111,800 
Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.  Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards. This job is eligible to participate in IP’s short –term incentive plan.


Salaried Full-Time

Physical Location:

3737 MS-3

Redwood, MS


The Job You Will Perform:

· Management and coordination of purchases of chips, fiber fuel, and roundwood, at the lowest sustainable cost, while utilizing an enterprise & team approach with the other basin Fiber Specialists

· Ensure optimized wood sourcing plans are updated, maintained and executed.

· Develop & maintain productive business relationships with mill partners, key suppliers and external customers.

· Develop and maintain intimate knowledge of the current state of fiber supply business in the operating area, including competitor activity.

· Manage Yazoo City Chip mill, run by the on-site 3rd party chipper, ensuring alignment between Fiber Supply and 3rd party on weekly run rates and expectations.

· Support and help ensure compliance with all EMS and Foresite requirements within the basin.

· Develop and participate in weekly and monthly business & financial reporting.

· Safety leadership, supply chain and logistics planning, sourcing and cost management, wood cost forecasting, business reporting, and Deliberate Improvement development.

· Coordinate with peers at other IP mills toward the goal of enterprise cost minimization along with participating in various region and division teams.

· Take leadership roles in various Deliberate Improvement teams such as the West Region Strategic Sourcing team

· Have leadership skills and business acumen to lead the Vicksburg Team during times of the Fiber Supply Manager’s absence.


The Skills You Will Bring:

· Integrity and Trust

· Strong analytical and written communication skills

· Functional computer skills and knowledge of various IP applications

· Customer Focus

· Action Oriented

· Creativity/Innovation

· Communication

· Motivating Others

· Managing through Systems

· Negotiating

· Listening

· Timely and quality decision-making



Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Forest Management or related field; at least 5 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management 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.

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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 planet, 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. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and 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 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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