When we hire for certain positions, we will announce job openings in this section, as well as on the Facebook page for each facility. Jobs may be posted in appropriate and online resources in each location.
If there are no jobs listed, we are not currently hiring.
If there are no jobs listed you can apply for future consideration.
General Considerations for Employment
Certain positions such as Log Buyer, Mill Supervisor or Technical Supervisor will have specific experience requirements and those will be listed in the job recruitment. However, for general mill positions while experience working in a saw mill, in logging or other forest products business is desirable, we train all of our employees. We also like to work with individuals who have studied forestry in school. However, all we look for is someone willing to learn and work hard and be part of our family. Everyone has to be trained to work our equipment, so everyone has a chance at these jobs.
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Inc., offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to employees at each of our facilities. These include medical and dental insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Vacation, 8 Holidays and a matching 401k. Some benefits are only available to full-time employees or after a designated waiting period.
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying.
Job Title - Log Buyer (Lansing, Michigan)
Supervisor - Western Regional Procurement Supervisor
FLSA Status - Exempt
Appointment - Full Time
Location - Waverly, OH
The Log Buyer is an integral part of the Speyside Management team. This position reports directly to the Western Region Procurement Supervisor and Raw Materials Procurement Manager in the procurement of stave logs suitable to be used in the production of bourbon barrels. This position requires an individual to be able to work independently and in a team environment. The Log Buyer will be responsible for a procurement area covering Michigan, Northern OH, and Northern IN, with travel to surrounding states possible depending on company needs. The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic. Travel required.
Duties and Responsibilities
•Responsible for the evaluation and purchasing of white oak logs capable of being manufactured into bourbon barrel staves which involves but not limited to evaluating, scaling, grading, purchasing, properly tagging, and arranging the hauling of lots purchased.
•Responsible for meeting annual purchase goals to ensure that log inventory will be available based on the production needs of the mill.
•Responsible for quality control, ensuring that Speyside buys the highest quality white oak for its manufacture of bourbon barrels.
•Manage all day-to-day administrative activities related to purchasing.
•Responsible for developing positive, long-term personal relationships with all potential raw material suppliers within the procurement area.•Responsible for assuring that all safety procedures are met and maintained and must personally promote and encourage a safe working environment for themselves, their coworkers, suppliers, and contractors
Education & Experience:
•AA or BS in Forestry preferred.
Skills & Requirements:
•Candidate should have strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and both strong written and oral communication skills.
•Candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
•The successful candidate must have the ability to manage bills, invoices, and check-writing responsibilities.
•The successful candidate must be capable of working overtime and traveling overnight if needed.
•The candidate must be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once.
•A minimum of 5 years experience in raw material procurement is preferred.
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage
P.O. Box 509
960 East Main Street
Jackson, Ohio 45640
Toll Free: 855.276.2386
Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill
306 W. North Street
Waverly, Ohio 45690
Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill
P.O. Box 284
466 Millboro Industrial Park Road
Millboro, VA 24460
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. (Atkins, VA)
6373 Lee Hwy
P.O. Box 699
Atkins, VA 24311
Speyside Stave Mill (Glade Spring, VA)
13459 Owens Drive
P.O. Box 118
Glade Spring, VA 24340
Speyside Stave Mill (Manchester, KY)
1060A Clay Leslie Park Road
P.O. Box 609
Manchester, KY 40962