Commodity Lumber Trader

Skana Forest Products Ltd. has an immediate opportunity to become part of the Lumber Trading Sales Team.  Based in the Richmond, BC office, the successful candidate will start as a Logistics Coordinator, working with the experienced Sales Team.

We are looking for a critical thinker interested in an opportunity to exercise their judgment and assume significant responsibility for business growth. Through on the job training, the highly motivated individual will work with the experienced Sales Team in the North American and Export markets.  The successful candidate is initially paid an annual salary.  After 1-2 years or upon increasing knowledge and skill in the role, whichever comes first, the pay structure will change to 100% commission based.  The successful candidate has an opportunity to enjoy both a satisfying career coupled with a lucrative commission income of upwards of six-figures per year.

Skana offers its employees a number of quality perks.  The Company schedules team building events and activities. Employees are highly encouraged to travel and attend trade shows, within Canada and internationally and to schedule business travel. Employees have access to professional sales coach training and other training & development courses and programs.  The head office’s central location offers free parking, use of the office’s private gym, full washroom and shower facilities, a full kitchen and a naturally bright & open trading floor.  Employees have access to Skana’s condo in Whistler.


  • Working with external transportation partners, regulatory agencies, and customers to ensure goods are shipped with proper documentation and arrive at predetermined destinations, on time and in good condition,
  • Managing daily shipping transactions and activities,
  • Generating export & shipping documentation in a timely and accurate manner,
  • Coordinating pick-ups and deliveries with external and internal customers,
  • Selecting suitable transportation partners for each shipment to ensure best value and timely delivery,
  • Tracking and filing completed shipment documents and
  • Communicating effectively with external and internal customers and working collaboratively as a team to resolve any delay or issues which occur during transportation or upon arrival at destination.  


  • Post-Secondary Education in business or related field and/or equivalent experience is an asset.
  • Strong English communication skills (both verbal and written) suitable for interacting constructively with peers and stakeholders within the company.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work under pressure and maintain professionalism.
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail.
  • Good computer skills and knowledge in MS Office products such as Excel and Word.
  • Basic knowledge of planning, coordinating, and scheduling shipping operations is an asset.
  • Sales experience & wood products knowledge is an asset.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity, a recent graduate or due to graduate in the Spring and are legally entitled to work in Canada for our company, please forward your resume to and indicate “Commodity Lumber Trader Opportunity” in the subject line.