Rayonier Advanced Materials Procurement Forester II in Quitman, Georgia

Rayonier Advanced Materials is the leading global supplier of high-purity, cellulose specialties products, a natural polymer for the chemical industry. Working closely with its customers, the company engineers natural polymeric chemical chains to create dozens of customized high-purity performance fibers at its plants in Florida and Georgia.

Rayonier Advanced Materials’ intellectual property and manufacturing processes have been developed over 85 years, resulting in unique properties and very high quality and consistency. The company’s facilities can produce up to 675,000 metric tons of cellulose specialties products for use in a wide range of industrial and consumer products such as filters, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Rayonier Advanced Materials is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 exporters and delivers products to 79 ports around the world, serving customers in 20 countries across five continents.

The Procurement Forester II will manage a region to supply the best value wood to support Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) facilities. Continuity of supply, low costs, and acceptable quality are key goals. Develop sources of supply and manage them weekly to supply RYAM’s wood needs. These will include not only gatewood sources, but also committed sources within agreed targets. This could also include the cruising, evaluation, purchase, and harvesting of tracts of standing timber (TPAs.) Understand the RYAM mill processes and manage the quality of the wood delivered to those facilities. Operate within Southeast Wood Procurement’s (SEWP’s) SFI guidelines and RYAM’s Code of Corporate Conduct.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 year degree in Forestry or related field.

  • Knowledge of forest management, wood procurement, wood quality, pulp mill requirements and specifications, landowner concerns, competitive environment, wood price structures, logging costs, wood supplier issues.

  • Knowledge of SFI and state BMP guidelines.

  • Understanding of finance and accounting concepts.

  • Excellent negotiating and interpersonal skills.


Come join the Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) team! Our success is directly related to the success of our employees. We strive to create an environment where every employee has an opportunity for personal and professional growth. From skills training and leadership development programs to tuition assistance, we empower our employees to become highly-effective team members and advance their careers. We offer formal training for professional development and world-class manufacturing skills. RYAM also strives to create a positive work environment and a commitment to best-in-class safety performance.

We are the leading global manufacturer of forest products, including lumber, paper, packaging and a global leader of high purity cellulose, a natural polymer commonly found in cell phones, computer screens, filters and pharmaceuticals. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, Rayonier Advanced Materials employs approximately 4,200 people and generates approximately US$2 billion of revenues.