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Timber Product Manager

Timber Product Manager

Careers Profile

As a Timber Product Manager you'll be managing one or more categories for one or more outlets – and dealing with one of the world's most environmentally friendly building materials – sustainably sourced timber.


A Timber Product Manager is a challenging role – dealing with suppliers and customers, watching and tracking sales and market trends.

More senior roles that you could progress to include:

  • supervision

  • department, store and other management


The job responsibilities vary according to the role. However, areas you could be responsible for include:

  • Stock control

  • Forecasting

  • Ordering

  • Supplier liaison

  • Key customer liaison

  • Floor display

  • Setting and meeting budgets

Naturally, working safely at all times is essential.

Ideal Attributes

Generally speaking people in this role like working with other people, are interested in timber and the technical side of building.


Many people begin as a trainee and gain further qualifications as they go. Jobs are at Certificate II or III qualification (combining on-and off-the-job training).

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers include merchandising outlets ranging from wholesale and retail timber yards to large national chains.