01 Sep
Fiber Supply Intern – Forest Resources – Summer 2023
Georgia, Atlanta , 30301 Atlanta USA

Fiber Supply Internship – Forest Resources – Summer 2023 – Various LocationsThe OpportunityWestRock has an opportunity for an Internship with our Fiber Supply team. As a leading provider of paper products and packaging solutions, we seek to hire the best and brightest talent across our organization. To ensure the continued growth and excellence, we recruit and develop talent across our system, while offering a competitive hourly rate and assistance where needed in lodging for the local area.What You Will Do· An Opportunity to learn WestRock’s Fiber Supply Safety Culture and requirements· Summer Intern Project: Each intern is assigned a project to develop and execute during the intern period. The project will allow the student the opportunity to learn and gain exposure to WestRock’s virgin fiber procurement operations. The project will be complete, and findings are summarized through the final project presentation that is then presented to senior leadership at the conclusion of the internship period.· The internship is an opportunity to learn and apply current knowledge through exposure to all facets of the fiber procurement operations and associated supply chains including:o Timber/tract evaluations – timber cruising, soil evaluation, topography impacts, product quality GIS analysis, GPS data collection, and pricingo Markets – internal and external competition and market impacts to logging capacity and fiber pricingso Fiber purchasing techniques and types – direct stumpage (pay as cut/lump sums), open market, residuals, biomasso Fiber handling – Mill woodyards, chip mills, Wet Storage facilities, harvesting operationso Sustainability – Fiber certification requirements, Best Management Practices, ATFS certification process· Learn and display through actions the WestRock values, behaviors and the culture of safety and environmental compliance.· Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including peers, the fiber procurement team, management, landowners, and suppliers in verbal and written form related to relevant operations, strategies, and status of execution.What You Need to Succeed· Student must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in one of the following: Forestry, Forest Resources, Fiber Supply, Wood and Paper Science or other closely related field.· Eagerness to learn and grow in a fast pace environment, Energetic, self-starting· Ability to communicate in an effective manner (verbal and written skills)· Display integrity and work ethics through applying current level of knowledge to assist with the summer intern project and provide support to the procurement staff as needed.· Student must have strong technical and analytical skills, including a basic working knowledge of GIS &GPS· Research ability, problem solving skills, attention to detail and critical thinking abilities demonstrated thorough a competitive academic record and the interview.· Basic understanding and working knowledge of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office Suite· Clean MVR record and personal automobile insurance liabilities that are within WestRock guidelines· Alignment with WestRock Values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, and ExcellenceWhat You Will Learn· Negotiation – The ability to effectively produce outcomes to a situation to the best long-term benefit of the organization. Recognizes the degree of impact both short term and long term to all parties and makes best decisions to secure desired result.· Business Acumen – The understanding of the financial, operational, and commercial impacts to delivering results to an organization. Ability to use that information to drive a strategy with understanding of risk and reward potential in both the long and short term.· Project management – The ability to influence multiple stakeholders through a multi-step project to achieve agreed upon deliverables on time and budget.· Manufacturing supply chain – The interconnection of logistics, inventory, supply & demand and how it impacts choices in the market.· Continuous Improvement/Lean Principles – The tools and thought processes that lead manufacturing businesses to be more profitable, efficient, and effective in meeting the customer needs.· Enterprise Perspective – The development of perspective broadly across the system and competing metrics.What We Offer· Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence· Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities· Competitive hourly rate and assistance where needed in lodging for the local area.· A potential career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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