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Forest Management

Forest Manager
Company/Location: Parengarenga Northland

Jobs Description:
Parengarenga Station is a Maori owned Incorporation in Northland.

The Incorporation owns a 4900 hectare Pinus radiata forest and 5900-hectare station farming beef and lamb.

The Incorporation has a very focused strategic plan which includes in the shorter term acquiring key senior divisional management staff in Forestry.

Development plans in Apiculture, Tourism, Aquaculture and Horticulture have also been initiated.

The Incorporation seeks a Forest Manager with senior experience in the NZ forest industry. This person will in the short-term work alongside a well-known national entity in forest management but eventually take over management of the whole division. Thinning of our `Forest A’ is to be initiated this year with a first harvest target in 2021.

The Forest Manager will also work with our Station Manager in the facilitation of a substantial planting and management regime of natives and other flowering species across Parengarenga Station as a foundation for future growth in our Apiculture business sector and as part of our involvement in regional plans for enhancement of waterways and the coastal environment.

It is also intended to establish in association with current local processing businesses, an added value manufacturing plant to better utilise the dense properties of the Northland pine.

This is an opportunity for a Forest Manager with a successful background in forestry and with a desire to lead a growing team that he or she will get to hand pick. It will involve forest management & planning, auditing, contractor management, forest health, quality control, environmental management, health & safety, forest security, stock management and sales.

The Forest Manager will work alongside the General Manager and Operations Manager as the Forestry team is selected and developed.

If you want to make a difference and show that you can produce a quality primary product, whilst assisting in the development of other tree stocks and forest areas for complimentary business sectors such as apiculture and then become a part of the added value manufacturing team, then this role is for you.

We are offering a most competitive package including an upper end salary, late model vehicle, accommodation or accommodation allowance and bonus and the satisfaction of being a lead role in a fantastic development sector within the Incorporation’s portfolio.

For a full Position Description and all applications:
The General Manager
Parengarenga Incorporation
Tel: +64 (0)9 409 7831
Mob: +64 (0)27 5335533

For more info
Contact: Jon Brough
Phone: +64 (0) 94097831
mobile: +64 (0) 275335533

Applications close: Friday, 2-Jun-2017

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Forest Operations Planner
Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Rotorua

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is a progressive forestry servicing company with more than 40 years’ successful forestry experience, and offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. Our key purpose is to maximise returns for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. Our modern Head Office building is situated amongst the popular cycle and walking tracks of the Rotorua Redwoods.

Due to ongoing expansion, PF Olsen is seeking a Forest Operations Planner to be based in Rotorua.
Duties will include:

  • Organising the team’s crew schedule to optimise outcomes
  • Supervising the establishment, tending and maintenance operations in clients’ forests.
  • Managing contractor silviculture crews.
  • Ensuring health and safety and environmental best practices are upheld.
To be successful you will have:
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in forest supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, reporting and computer skills.
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry would be an advantage.
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 26th May to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Marcie Cullen

Applications close: Friday, 26-May-2017

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Export Log Sales Manager
Company/Location: Rayonier / Matariki Forests - Auckland

Jobs Description:
Rayonier Matariki Forests is a global business with more than 25 years’ experience operating in the Asian log export markets. With 90 employees and nearly 700 of the best contractors in NZ dedicated to producing a quality product, we deliver more than 2.5 million m3 of wood from NZ and Australia into the China, Korea, India, Taiwan and South East Asia wood products industries.

Rayonier is passionate about delivering exceptional service and maintaining strong relationships with our customers. Reputation is everything in our industry so key to our culture is making sure we do the right thing across all aspects of our business including safety, looking after the land and the people working on it and the communities that we are part of.

This is a brilliant job for someone who can demonstrate very strong sales skills from experience in either the forest industry or another export focused primary industry. A qualification in Forestry Science, Commerce, Marketing or Business is preferred, but not essential. Knowledge of the export log business & NZ timber industry, along with a good understanding of log production is an advantage. The position requires extensive travel, both domestic & international.

You will manage relationships with customers to maximise sales potential and provide accurate sales forecasts for supply and budgetary purposes. You will work with Sales and Marketing Managers to devise detailed and tailored account strategies that maximise revenue opportunities in the short and long term. You will primarily be focused on the Korea, Taiwan and Vietnamese markets.

Reporting to the Senior Export Manager, the key responsibilities of this position are:

  • assisting with developing a strategic sales & marketing plan for export and key customers
  • identifying, developing & managing sales to customers in our Asian markets
  • monitoring customer payment & delivery performance
  • identifying, collecting & interpreting market information
  • providing information for annual budgeting, sales plans, forecasts & log production
  • supervising log quality - including regular quality checks at the port, updating log specification & managing claim settlements
We offer a competitive salary, medical and life/disability insurance, superannuation, wellness benefits, professional growth and a fun, social work environment.

Applications can be forwarded to Jo Harbin, with a CV and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin
Phone: +64 (0)9 357 9122

Applications close: Friday, 26-May-2017

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Harvest Operations Coordinator, Tauranga Based
Company/Location: Rayonier / Matariki Forests - Tauranga

Jobs Description:
Rayonier Matariki Forests is one of the largest forestry companies in New Zealand with more than 120,000 hectares of plantations across the country. With 90 employees and approx. 700 of the best contractors in NZ, we deliver quality logs into both the domestic and export markets.

We make safety everyone’s top priority at Rayonier and because it is important to us, we do everything we can to look after the land and the people working on it. We provide a great working environment - challenging our people with continuous learning and interesting projects.

We are currently seeking a new team member for our Bay of Plenty region, based in Tauranga. This is an operational role that requires strong relationship management skills and the ability to drive improvements throughout our supply chain through new technology.

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role has key responsibilities in:

  • managing harvesting crews in a mechanised environment
  • coordinating woodflow logistics
  • participating in innovation projects and deploying technology in the forest
  • meeting customer expectations with quality and value recovery
  • assisting with road engineering and harvest planning
  • leading and supporting health and safety within the business
  • focusing on sustainability and looking after the land
Your sound practical knowledge of forestry operations, good commercial acumen and great communication skills, will be key to your success in this role. You will need to be proactive and have the courage to challenge the status quo.

A qualification in forestry, and suitable relevant experience within the industry is preferred, but not essential. Knowledge of mechanised processors and optimisation technology, or experience with SilviA software would be considered an asset.

Applications can be forwarded to Jo Harbin, with a CV and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications. Applications close 28th May 2017.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin
Phone: +64 (0)9 357 9122

Applications close: Sunday, 28-May-2017

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Forest and Harvest Management: Crew With The Best

Company/Location: IFS Growth

Jobs Description:
Looking for fresh opportunities? Take your job to the next level – talk to NZ’s best little forestry company today. IFS Growth is expanding. We have an exciting range of harvest and forest management work available in forests throughout NZ right now.

Join IFS Growth’s team

Live in the location of your choice in Northland, Southern North Island, Marlborough, or Southland.

Earn great money. IFS Growth respects and rewards top talent, skill and experience.

Work in a friendly and safe environment.

Improve your future. Secure your employment, and upskill with on-the-job training.

Work for a go-ahead business that respects its people and the environment.

Do you have what it takes to work with us?

  • Capable worker
  • Team player
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Healthy, safe working and drug free
  • Reliable and committed
  • Great attitude
  • NZ Resident or Working Visa holder.
Further your prospects with IFS Growth. Get in touch to find out more today. Call James Treadwell on +64 (0)22 043 4511.

For more info
Contact: James Treadwell
mobile: +64 (0)22 043 4511
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Whanganui Operations Manager

Company/Location: FOMS Limited

Jobs Description:
FOMS Limited is one of the largest independent forest management companies in the North Island with a specific focus on forest harvesting and marketing.

We are committed to maximising our client’s returns while at the same time being very committed to ensuring a safe and productive working environment for our staff and contractors. With most of our shareholders working in the business on a day to day basis, our operating structure is friendly, supportive and without the usual corporate bull.

Due to strong growth in our business we are seeking an Operations Manager to manage harvest operations in the Wanganui / Taranaki region. This is not a role for a shrinking violet.
Duties will include;

  • Managing harvest, roading and cartage contractors in the region to meet production targets, control costs and maximise value recovery
  • Managing and improving health and safety performance for staff and contractors in the region in conjunction with our Health and Safety Manager.
  • Assisting our suppliers and FOMS to meet our environmental commitments and quality expectations
  • Management of and liaison with Clients, Customers, Neighbours, Compliance Entities and Service providers to ensure the job is done right the first time.
To be successful you will;
  • Have strong forest harvesting and roading experience (probably in a similar role) in challenging terrain.
  • Have an ability to quickly form productive relationships with suppliers and clients.
  • Understand the process of Forest Procurement and subsequent management.
  • Have excellent spoken and written communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Understand harvest systems and processes and be strongly computer literate.
  • Be able to work well both in a close team and with autonomy.
  • Be prepared to get your hands dirty.
  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand.
The package is flexible and dependant on the strength of the candidate.

Applications should be forwarded to before close of business 31st of May – 5pm.

For more info
Contact: Administration
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Coordinator - Roading
Company/Location: Launceston

Jobs Description:
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to oversee staff and contractor safety, provide leadership and management to staff, co ordinate strategic and tactical programs for the group and report and liaise with key stakeholders.

This role will allow the opportunity to showcase skills in collaborating with contractors and project owners, managing, monitoring and reporting on operational performance and coordinating key operational planed and activities to ensure outputs are delivered to requirements.

For more info
Contact: Andrew Sertori
Phone: +61 (0)4 76848372
mobile: +61 (0)476848372

Applications close: Friday, 26-May-2017

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Harvest Engineering Manager- Gisborne
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited

Jobs Description:
Ernslaw One is a forest owner and manager requiring a Harvest Engineering Manager for their Gisborne operations.

You will manage a team of three to carry out the harvest planning and oversee the construction of the associated roads and landings. This comprise of some 70 km of new roads and 200 landings per year. Given the unstable nature of the East Coast, these have to be built to a very high standard to meet use and environmental requirements. You will also be responsible for resource consents and achieving high health and safety standards.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A tertiary qualification preferably in forest engineering and/or relevant experience in harvest planning, earthworks and stream crossing construction and maintenance;
  • Knowledge of cable forest harvesting systems, quarrying and roading;
  • Ability to manage staff and contractors with emphasis on health and safety;
Ernslaw One Ltd is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment. The successful applicant would require a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessment.

A position description and application form is available from Iain McInnes on ph +64 (0)272 907 547, or email

A letter of application with a CV should be submitted by Wednesday 7th June 2017.

For more info
Contact: Iain McInnes
mobile: +64 (0)272 907 547
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Planner

Company/Location: Summit Forests New Zealand Ltd - Based in the Far North

Jobs Description:
Background: Summit Forests New Zealand Limited (Summit Forests) is a New Zealand registered subsidiary company of the Sumitomo Corporation Japan and Sumitomo Australia PTY LTD. We currently have forest holdings of 36,000 ha under CFL, leasehold, Freehold and various management agreements in Northland. We are continually looking at opportunities to expand our business throughout the country through forest acquisitions and our export division. For more information see our website:

Due to an internal promotion we are looking for a Harvest Planner to join our Northland team based in the Kaitaia region.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Creating operational harvest plans that provide optimal solutions for logging operations
  • Prepare budgets, estimate production targets and ensure that crews are assigned to harvest units that best suit their configuration.
  • Maintain a 1-2 year ahead planned harvest position
  • Ensure plans are entered into company forest management system
  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are completed ahead of time.
  • Set up pre-harvest inventory plans and analyse data in YTGen
  • Supervising Harvesting, Roading and Cartage contractors to make sure they are complying with prescriptions to ensure safe, effective and efficient operations.
  • Provide support for asset acquisitions
As the successful applicant, you will have the following attributes:
  • Tertiary education in Forestry or related field
  • Experience in the Forestry industry is preferred however recent forestry graduates will also be considered
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High level IT ability including the use of forestry software: ESRI ArcGIS, YTGEN
This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced team in a dynamic work environment. We will offer a competitive salary package commensurate to the position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

Applications close 26th of May

For more info
Contact: Riki Green

Applications close: Friday, 26-May-2017

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Marketing and Sales

Account Manager – Lower North Island

Company/Location: Red Stag Timber

Jobs Description:
Red Stag Timber is the industry leader when it comes to producing quality timber products. The Company operates New Zealand’s largest sawmill, known as the Waipa Mill, and is a well-established and successful business. An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Company to join our talented Sales Team as an Account Manager based in the Lower North Island.

We are looking for someone who aspires to being the best at what they do. You will already come equipped with at least five years’ experience in sales and account management, preferably for industrial commodities. Previous industry experience and sound knowledge of NZ timber products will be a definite advantage. Your customer service record will be impressive, with ability to provide customer referees a pre-requisite to being shortlisted for an interview.

This role will:

  • Be meticulous and well organised when it comes to follow up, responsiveness and management of orders
  • Be skilled in communication and negotiation to ensure consistently high service levels are maintained
  • Be a team player who contributes ideas and enthusiasm to customer focussed initiatives
To be successful in this role in addition to 5+ years relevant work experience you will need:
  • Recent experience in an autonomous, mid to senior level sales and account management role, preferably in a business to business sales environment
  • High levels of organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail and a strong multi-tasking ability
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, along with a consultative and solution-based approach to sales
  • An assertive personality, which is balanced with initiative and the ability to successfully negotiate win: win outcomes
  • Highly competent levels of computer literacy within MS Office and the ability to learn new systems
  • A supportive and flexible home environment, which will allow for travel.
  • A current and clean NZ driver’s license is essential, with a tool of trade work vehicle provided.
For more information and an application form please contact Melissa Bennett, HR Manager by email on or Ph. +64 7 349-5874 or visit our Company website on

Applications including a copy of your CV must be received by Friday 19th May 2017.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Bennett
Phone: +64 7 349-5874
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State Manager - Victoria
Company/Location: Lonza Wood Protection

Jobs Description:
Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

Not only is Lonza a custom manufacturer and developer, we also offer services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients to drinking water sanitizers, from nutritional and personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Further information can be found at

We are currently recruiting for a State Manager, based at our Tullamarine (Victoria) office.
Reporting to the Australian Sales Manager, the role will be responsible for managing the customer base for the Wood Protection Business in the southern region of Australia and working to grow that business through new sales. The vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.

Your tasks may include

  • Actively pursue new business opportunities (60%) with new and existing cus-tomers
  • Maintain existing customer base via account management activities.(40%)
  • Development of supply proposals and contracts.
  • Generate and execute sales plans and strategies.
  • Provide technical expertise for new product start-ups, product switchovers, and troubleshooting chemical, process and analytical problems at treating facilities.
  • Regular travel throughout the region
Your qualifications
  • Degree in Science, Forestry or Engineering is advantageous.
Your experience and skills
  • Minimum relevant experience of 2-3 years experience in the b2b sales and maintenance of customer relationships.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, alone and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think strategically, evaluate all information and make informed decisions and recommendations.
  • Action orientated, with a positive attitude and ability to build effective relationships.
Are you interested?

Please apply in writing with a current CV to Elaine Rebello, Australian HRBP, Lonza Wood Protection.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

For more info
Contact: Elaine Rebello
mobile: +61 (0)4 07073351

Applications close: Friday, 2-Jun-2017

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

EOI - Part time manager (0.6FTE) - ForestLearning Education Program
Company/Location: Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Jobs Description:
Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is seeking expressions of interest from interested parties with a passion and practical understanding of Australia’s primary and secondary education sectors to manage the ForestLearning Education Program (FLEP).

The program is focussed on developing and distributing teaching materials aligned to the national curricula to teachers around Australia across a range of subject areas and ages (from kinder to Year 12).

The program works in conjunction with government agencies, industry bodies and the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA) to provide a coordinated approach to developing resources and encouraging uptake.

The manager will be responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of program with a focus on the following activities:

  • Develop and implement communication activities and advertising to increase awareness of the ForestLearning program and to increase uptake and use of the teaching resources
  • Identify and address gaps in the current portfolio of teaching resources and manage resource providers
  • Manage website, database and communication channels
  • Liaise with forestry and education industry groups and PIEFA
  • Report against key performance measures
To be successful in this role, the candidate will require a working knowledge of the current education system across Australia, including the national curricula, and have a clear understanding of the communication needs of teachers when it comes to selecting and using teaching resources related to the forest and wood products sector.

Expressions of interest in the position can be made by 5.00pm on Friday, May 26th 2017. Please forward your expression of interest to Ric Sinclair via email ( including a covering letter outlining your interest in this position and a short summary of the areas you believe you can add most value to the ForestLearning Education Program.

For more information, please call Ric Sinclair on +61 (0)407 329 372.

Innovation and collaboration lie at the core of FWPA’s mission and this can be best achieved through a diversity of backgrounds and thinking styles.

For more info
Contact: Ric Sinclair
mobile: +61 (0)407 329 372
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Dry Mill Supervisor
Company/Location: North Sawn Lumber Ltd - Ruakaka

Jobs Description:
The North Sawn Group (NSL) is a progressive company group involved in the Timber Processing Industry based in Ruakaka, Northland.

The companies specialise in timber preservation, logistics and processing of timber products. The companies run a number of external third party audited programs which ensure compliance to the highest product standards set for the New Zealand timber industry.

We have a vacancy for a Dry Mill Supervisor. This position reports directly to the Operations Manager.

The Dry Mill & Remanufacturing operations covers a wide range of processing programs across multiple manufacturing processing standards, NSL and SOP internal policies.

Accuracy and drive to make a difference with excellent production & work flow management is critical to maintain and improve production efficiencies. The role is one of overall supervision of the Dry Mill staff and machine operations.

Applicants for this role must be able to demonstrate experience or abilities in the following areas:

  • Be able to work unsupervised
  • Have immaculate attention to detail with good observation skills
  • A high standard of time management with the ability to plan to achieve result with strict timelines
  • The strength of character to work in an auditing role in a high volume production environment
Northsawn Lumber is looking for someone that can add value as a key team player and demonstrates positive communication skills across all levels.

Previous experience in Quality Assurance, Health and Safety, Dry Mill supervision and Production management are essential to ensure key goals, KPA's are achieved efficiently adding value to our team and customers without compromise.

The role is a full time permanent role based in Ruakaka, Northland.

For more info
Contact: Joseph Ellery
Phone: +64 (0)9 432 7078
mobile: +64 (0)21 878 120
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GM Production - NZ
Company/Location: XLam NZ Limited

Jobs Description:
The company
XLam NZ Limited is highly regarded by architects, engineers and developers for the quality and utility of their cross laminated timber construction products. They are overrun with orders in New Zealand and are in the process of completing a new Australian Plant to cope with expansion opportunities. This is a terrific opportunity to join a market leader in one of the best production roles in Tasman region as the company embark on a major planned expansion programme.

The opportunity
You will be working from the Nelson site and reporting to the CEO. This role will be responsible for every aspect of a 7 day per week 21 hours per day operation. You will design policy and process, set goals and manage plant operations, inventory and resources. You will make operational decisions about capital plant and process improvement including plant layout, production and materials handling. Quality and safety are essential parts of the role. You will also assist with navigating the company in its journey. You can have a major impact on this growing and dynamic business.

Your background
The successful applicant must be organised, methodical and have a natural ability to organise resources. You must be a natural communicator with experience of Lean an advantage. You should have the ability to control stock and stock purchases efficiently. You will have experience of managing training programmes and a commitment to health and safety and quality. You will be able to point to a successful career in heavy manufacturing or timber processing.

What next?
If this opportunity sounds like you then immediately email Ross Henderson, our advisor in this recruitment, at You may call him on +64 (0)27 294 0301. Naturally, confidentiality is respected. Excited! Do it now!

For more info
Contact: Ross Henderson
mobile: +64 (0)27 294 0301
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Sales and Marketing Manager

Company/Location: Red Stag Timber

Jobs Description:
Red Stag Timber is the industry leader in producing quality timber products. Operating New Zealand’s largest sawmill, known as the Waipa Mill, it is a well-established and successful business. The Waipa Mill is located 5 minutes south of the Rotorua CBD in the central Bay of Plenty region; a perfect location to work, live and play!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Red Stag Timber to join the senior management team as Sales and Marketing Manager. This role reports to the General Manager and joins a very experienced senior management team.

We are looking for someone who will fit our Red Stag Timber culture and bring relevant expertise to build on the successes already achieved. You will already come equipped with at least ten years’ experience in marketing and sales growth, preferably in a business-to-business industrial commodity environment.

Your leadership style will reflect Red Stag Timber’s values; importantly showing respect for others, integrity and honesty. Previous major customers as referees are a pre-requisite to being shortlisted for an interview.

This role will:

  • Lead and motivate the 11-strong sales team to achieve value and volume targets.
  • Extend Red Stag Timber’s marketing strategies as agreed with the Board and General Manager.
  • Implement the marketing strategies through business relationship with key customers, sales agents, distribution channels and logistics providers.
  • Drive continuous improvement strategies to ensure effective internal processes and customer service best practice is consistently achieved.
  • Provide sales progress and marketing updates to the Board as required both in writing and at quarterly Board meetings.
To be successful in this role, in addition to relevant work experience, you will possess:
  • Experience in marketing industrial commodities in comparable industries, with the ability to provide examples of proven marketing campaign results.
  • Proven successful management of a high performing sales team in a business to business environment.
  • High levels of organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail and a strong multi-tasking ability.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, along with a consultative and solution-based approach to sales.
  • An assertive personality, which is balanced with initiative and poise.
  • Highly competent levels of computer literacy within MS Office.
  • A supportive and flexible home environment, which will allow for domestic and overseas travel.
  • A current and clean NZ driver’s license and valid passport.
Remuneration will be based on experience, and negotiated with the successful candidate.

For more information and an application form please contact Melissa Bennett, Human Resources Manager by email or Ph. +64 (07) 349-5874 or apply via

Applications including a copy of your CV must be received by 5pm FRIDAY, 9TH JUNE 2017.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Bennett
Phone: +64 (0)7 349-5874
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Site Manager - Nelson
Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ

Jobs Description:

  • Manufacturing/Operations Leadership
  • Sustainable Performance Focus
  • Full Site Accountability
Are you looking for the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to achieve sustainable, high level plant performance in the South Island's largest sawmill?

Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ is New Zealand's most comprehensive wood manufacturing, distribution and sales business. The business group manufactures and markets a full range of timber, plywood and LVL from five major manufacturing operations spread throughout New Zealand. It also exports worldwide. The well-established Nelson Sawmill is the South Island's largest sawmill and is strategically important to the group. It has over 200 employees and incorporates green mill, kiln drying, planer mill, remanufacturing and timber treatment processes. Significant future growth is planned.

The Site Manager is responsible for leading and managing the Nelson Sawmill to achieve and sustain world class standards of production, productivity, cost, quality, safety, human resource, customer service and environmental performance. The role will develop operation plans which utilise the available raw material to create maximum value for Carter Holt Harvey. It will also drive site-wide performance improvement initiatives. Championing health and safety and the motivation and development of the people working within the business are critical responsibilities.

To succeed in this position you will have proven managerial experience in a large manufacturing or industrial environment achieving sustainable high level performance. Your experience will include effectively developing, leading and managing large teams. You will have strong business acumen and be able to demonstrate personal presence and credibility within the business. Ideally you will have a business related tertiary qualification. An appreciation of LEAN, 5S or 6 Sigma manufacturing principles and an understanding of sawmilling processes or the forestry industry would be highly beneficial. A record of successfully achieving challenging business targets is essential.

This critical, executive level position is expected to be of interest to proven operations/manufacturing managers looking for the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve sustainable high plant performance. It will provide ongoing challenge and satisfaction as the business continues to develop. Strong performance in this role is likely to open up career development opportunities within the wider business. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the appointee. The Tasman region is one of the most stunning locations in New Zealand and offers a range of lifestyle, leisure and property ownership options.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Alan Head or Jane Cotter of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email

The closing date for applications is Friday, 9 June 2017.

All applications will be acknowledged by email.

For more info
Contact: Alan Head
Phone: +64 3 377 7793

Applications close: Friday, 9-Jun-2017

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