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Tuesday, 15 January 2019
We're hiring! Regional Manager – Pacific Northwest


We're hiring a Regional Manager – Pacific Northwest, US

Do you want to work with one of the world’s most trusted and influential conservation organizations, operating around the world to protect forests?

Do you want to grow regional markets for products from responsibly managed forests, working with partners in business, environmental groups, governments and Tribes?

Forest Stewardship Council is seeking an accomplished individual to lead business and market development in the US Pacific Northwest.

FSC US is the largest national office of the Forest Stewardship Council and is witnessing a dramatic increase in demand, driving the need to add to our team.

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Regional Manager for the Pacific Northwest (PNW) will:

1. (45%) Grow supply and demand for sawn timber for construction and furniture; stabilize and grow FSC supply chains for construction projects in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

  • Aggregate market demand for FSC building materials in a coalition of project teams, architects, builders, project owners; focus demand on new sources of supply, including new COC mills and landowners.
  • Identify FSC building suppliers, contact buyers, and define break points for stocking positions and lead-time tailored to likely FSC projects.
  • Support sourcing commitments on major FSC projects through to completion.
  • Build out database of regional FSC suppliers and track statistics on usage.
  • Identify and act upon ways to increase regional FSC Douglas fir dimensional lumber supply.

2. (25%) Support actions for strategic corporate accounts across North America, including:a.

  • Proactive management and implementation support
  • Encourage adoption of FSC-friendly sourcing policies
  • Support Asia-Pacific market connections

3. (15%) Organize annual FSC regional meeting, rotating between Portland and Seattle; consider smaller gatherings focused on specific sectors or topics; Establish Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia Advisory Boards and convene meetings. Pursue fundraising opportunities.

4. (10%) Build relationships with Native American tribes in OR and WA, and First Nations in BC, including organizing roundtable discussions; holding meetings, adding tribal stakeholders to Advisory Boards; pursuing alignment with FSC International’s Permanent Indigenous Peoples committee (PIPC).

5. (5%) Support emerging FSC markets for biomass, corrugated cardboard, and advanced cellulose and help connect demand with supply of FSC certified fiber in paper & packaging.

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