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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Harvesting and Roading Coordinator
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Bombala

Job Description:

  • Key Leadership opportunity
  • Exciting Roading Program
  • Gorgeous regional location in Bombala
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing.

For more information about who we are and what we do visit forestrycorporation.com.au

About the Role

An exciting and challenging leadership opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate professional to join Forestry Corporation’s Bombala team as the Harvesting and Roading Coordinator. The role will lead the annual harvest of half a million tonnes of timber to supply our domestic and international markets, with a focus on maximising value recovery and cost effectiveness of all operations.

As a key leadership role, the successful candidate will enjoy leading and coaching capabilities in teams, while also ensuring contract management meets company deliverables.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a key role in the business located in a supportive family community of Bombala.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience;
  • Relevant tertiary qualification;
  • Previous demonstrated relevant experience in operational management of medium scale forest operations, ideally gained in Softwood Plantations;
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing complex commercial operational and financial data;
  • Demonstrated experience in field operations or logistics management;
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities with previous experience in leading teams and contractors;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills coupled with ability to negotiate outcomes;
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship building skills;
  • A current driver’s license is essential. Holders of medium rigid and/or forklift licenses will be highly regarded;
  • Ability to contribute to fire preparedness and suppression activities. Responsibilities will include fire-standby as rostered and deployment as a fire-fighter. Fire duties will include weekend work and extended hours (e.g. firefighting nightshifts).
How to Apply

Applicants should apply online at www.forestrycorporation.com.au/careers or send their applications to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Your application should include your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience.

Please contact Bruce Chadderton on (m) +61 429 816 867 for a confidential discussion about the role.

Applications Close: 5 July 2020.

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

You will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment for musculoskeletal functionality and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has front-line fire-fighting responsibilities, A Task Based Assessment (fitness test) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field test must also be met.

For more info
Contact: Brice Chadderton
E-mail: Bruce.Chadderton@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 429 816 867
mobile: +61 429 816 867
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Forest Management

Mountain Hazelnuts – Agroforestry Operations Manager
Company/Location: Mountain Hazelnuts

Job Description:
About Mountain Hazelnuts
Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) partners with 15,000 farmer households and communities to plant 10 million hazelnut trees across the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. As Bhutan’s largest private sector employer and first 100% foreign direct investment, the Company will impact 15% of the nation’s population at full scale through the hazelnut value chain. MH aims to capture 3% of the global multi-billion dollar market for hazelnuts while doubling the income of growers and engaging thousands along the supply chain. MH has just begun exporting hazelnuts and will be ramping up commercial production in the coming years.

MH was founded and is led by an experienced team that has previously built successful agroforestry ventures in the region. The Company partners with local communities, the Royal Government of Bhutan, and leading international institutions, such as the IFC (World Bank), Asian Development Bank, the UN, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and others.

MH strives to incorporate best practices in stakeholder engagement, scientific assessment, traceability, and impact measurement, aspiring to serve as a model of social and environmental impact entrepreneurship.

Role
MH is seeking a dedicated Agroforestry Operations Manager (AOM) to join the organization in Bhutan for a minimum of a two-year assignment. The AOM will directly manage our Field Operations Department, a team of 150 field staff split into three units: 1) Field Operations (extension staff spread throughout the country), 2) Grower Services (corporate farming, etc.), and 3) Research and Development (a small but dedicated research team). As AOM, you would report to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) and work closely with the CEO and other Department Heads to meet Company/Department goals and further professionalize our extension service to meet international standards.

This is a great opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, MH’s executive management team: serial entrepreneurs with decades of experience in the developing world, plus innovative scientists, agroforestry experts and technologists.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to the Field Operations Department to:
    • ensure agreed targets and operating parameters are achieved.
    • improve operating efficiencies and management.
  • Plan, monitor and direct:
    • distribution/plant out, the provision of extension services and R&D activities to ensure effective and efficient operations.
    • Effective and efficient harvesting operations to deliver high quality hazelnuts to the processing site(s).
  • Control costs of key operating activities and provide feedback to Team Leads.
  • Prepare operational plans and budgets; track performance and cost variance.
  • Ensure that systems and processes are in place for appropriate data gathering, analysis and reporting to stakeholders and Department staff.
  • Ensure that all operations are conducted according to Company policy and third-party sustainability certification standards.
  • Act as a Company representative on panels and/or committees as required.
Contract
  • Duration: 2-year contract, with option to extend based on performance
  • Location:
  • Start: August 2020
  • Benefits: Competitive compensation package, corporate housing, and flexible work schedule that encourages one to travel internationally and work remotely on a quarterly basis
What We Look For
  • At least 10 years of private sector management experience in agroforestry or forestry
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Flexible, nuanced problem-solving
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Fluent use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word)
  • Functional knowledge of GPS/GIS technology
  • Experience living and working in the developing world
  • Commitment to the Company's social and environmental mission, and to making a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of people
  • Open-minded, collaborative problem-solving approach and ability to thrive in a cross-cultural work environment
  • Rainforest Alliance certification experience an advantage
  • Good physical health
  • Valid driver’s license
Application Requirements
Mountain Hazelnuts is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please send your CV/resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the Company’s mission and fit for the role with the subject “Agroforestry Operations Manager” to careers@mountainhazelnuts.com

This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

For more info
Contact: Sheryl Loke
E-mail: sloke@mountainhazelnuts.com
mobile: 17122551
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Plantation Manager Northern Territory

Company/Location: Quintis Sandalwood Album

Job Description:
Based in Douglas Daly, NT, this role will oversee a small team of permanent staff as well as casual/contract staff, to manage the operations of an Indian Sandalwood plantation.

Reporting to the Regional/State Manager, you will be required to successfully lead and inspire your team to assist in the development, establishment, and on-going maintenance of the plantation.

Key requirements

  • Experience in a supervisor or manager position within farm or plantation management, in the primary sector (agriculture, horticulture, forestry etc)
  • Technical knowledge of trees
  • Proven experience and a commitment to Health & Safety
  • Experience living and working in a remote area
Salary package will include on-site house accommodation.

To apply or enquire, please send your details to katie@jpasearch.com

Closing date is midnight on 24 July 2020.

For more info
Contact: Katie
E-mail: katie@jpasearch.com

Applications close: Friday, 24-Jul-2020

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Health and Safety

Manager, Health Safety and Risk

Company/Location: OneFortyOne

Job Description:
Does the idea of shaping the future appeal to you?

Combining transformative leadership and deep expertise, OneFortyOne is the creative plantation fibre group with plantation and sawmilling assets in Australia and New Zealand. Our operations support regional communities and our economy. Every day we grow, harvest, process and sell plantation fibre and the combined effect of these actions are carbon positive and helping to address climate change. Ours is an inclusive approach, and our people are rich in diversity of perspective, age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability.

We are looking for an industry-focused person to provide strategic and operational leadership as we reshape safety, risk and wellbeing policies and initiatives across our business. A positive influence for employees and your business partners we need a person with demonstrated relationship expertise across multiple levels and jurisdictions. Key elements of this role requires experience in cultural change supporting physical, mental and emotional health; capturing and tracking of metric data and trends, incident investigation and participation in our fire protection program.

A creative approach, with prior experience in leading a fair and just culture would be favorably viewed along with experience in employee well-being initiatives. This role is best suited to a self-motivated person able to work effectively in team and solo environments. Is this you?

Home safe and well is a passion for us, as is pathway options for your career.

The position is located in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

Applications to careeropportunities@onefortyone.com

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
mobile: +61 0408 817 414
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Marketing and Sales

General Manager, Timber Wholesaler
Company/Location: Tarmac, Archerfield QLD

Job Description:
Brisbane based timber wholesaler, Tarmac QLD, is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to head our Queensland team. We are a resource backed, production facility, with the infrastructure and product to enable diverse, high volume business.

Reporting to the Brisbane based Group Manager, the successful candidate will have a sales focus with a minimum 5 years previous sales and management experience and a good product knowledge - pine framing, pallet grade product, landscape and F7 - is a prerequisite.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated leader with the ability to think strategically, show initiative and most importantly be able to deliver positive results. This senior management position will be responsible for leading a culture of operational excellence, along with developing, planning and coordinating an efficient, competitive thriving business. 

Key Attributes:

  • Proven organisational and planning ability.
  • Solid understanding of budgeting and business development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to present at Senior Management level.
  • Computer literate, including MS Office (Word & Excel)
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field or industry equivalent knowledge and experience an advantage.
  • A competitive salary package will be offered to the successful applicant.
  • Relocation package for successful interstate candidate.
If you believe you have the above attributes and enjoy the challenge of a busy workplace please forward your resume and covering letter to  grant@tarmac.com.au

Please note only short listed applicants will be contacted.

For more info
Contact: Grant Tucker
E-mail: grant@tarmac.com.au
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Sales and Procurement Coordinator
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Bathurst

Job Description:

  • Key Relationship and Contract Management
  • Great scope for Project work
  • Located in beautiful Bathurst
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing.

For more information about who we are and what we do visit forestrycorporation.com.au

About the Role

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate Sales and Procurement professional to join the Corporate team in Bathurst as our Sales and Procurement Coordinator.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in building and maintaining key relationships through a period that will transition the business to post fire sustainability levels and identify, analyse and develop arising business opportunities.

About You

The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills coupled with strong negotiation abilities, while also being able to identify new opportunities in niche markets. You will also ideally be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience;
  • Exceptional relationship building skills ideally demonstrated in a previous Sales and Procurement role;
  • Demonstrated strong stakeholder management skills with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong negotiation abilities with a demonstrated track record of successful contract agreements;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with excellent presentation skills;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve complex sets of data;
  • Demonstrated experience in refining contract agreements within a complex legal framework;
  • Well-developed planning, organisational and administrative skills;
  • Current valid driver’s licence.
Forestry Corporation employees contribute to fire preparedness and suppression activities. Responsibilities will include fire-standby as rostered and deployment as a fire-fighter or part of the incident management team. Fire duties will include weekend work and extended hours (e.g. firefighting nightshifts).

The Application Process:

Please apply with an updated copy of your resume [maximum five pages]. In your cover letter, tell us about what you can bring to Forestry Corporation, the role and why you would like to join our team!

Please contact Peter Stiles on (m)+61 458 544 466 for a confidential discussion and more information about the role.

Applications Close: 10 July 2020 and applicants should email their applications to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in advance for their application and advise that only candidates that meet the position requirements and have relevant working rights for Australia, will be contacted.

For more info
Contact: Peter Stiles
E-mail: Peter.Stiles@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 458 544 466
mobile: +61 458 544 466

Applications close: Friday, 10-Jul-2020

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Non-Executive Directors

Company/Location: Australia

Job Description:
Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is an unlisted public company (limited by guarantee) that provides national, integrated promotion, research and development services for the Australian forest and wood products industry.

FWPA collaborates with government and industry stakeholders to determine strategy, invests in effective and relevant R&D and delivers programs designed to grow the market for forest and wood products, increase productivity and profitability across the value chain and ensure positive environmental and social outcomes.

FWPA is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to its skills-based Board at their upcoming AGM. FWPA are seeking interest from individuals with skills in the following areas:

  • Conservation and management of natural resources.
  • R&D experience, innovation, technology transfer and commercialisation of R&D outcomes, particularly in respect of agricultural products.
  • Commerce, including domestic and international market development, domestic and international trade.
Prospective Board members will be able to demonstrate strategic thinking and an understanding of financial statements at a director level. Previous Board experience and/ or AICD qualifications will be considered favourable.

For more information, please contact Richard Evans at Talent Nation on the details below. To submit your expression of interest please include 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 FWPA Board. Expressions close at 5.00pm on Friday, 10th July 2020.

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 that builds respect, promotes inclusiveness and diversity.

PDF description: FWPA_Non-Executive_Director1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Richard Evans
E-mail: richard@talentnation.com.au
Phone: +61 3 96000115
mobile: +61431414883

Applications close: Friday, 10-Jul-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Product/Business Development
Company/Location: AKD

Job Description:
AKD is a forestry products company, growing and manufacturing sustainable quality timber products; used in everything from house framing through to garden beds and furniture. With 12 operations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria we have 1,000 plus strong team members and are passionate about what we do! AKD are proud of our diverse team culture, that supports individuals as exactly that, and encourages a ‘can do’ attitude.

AKD are seeking an ambitious and innovative individual to join the team in a newly created position of Product/Business Development. This position is not a desk bound position, but instead one that requires entrepreneurial flair and a desire to drive solutions and value for the business. Supporting the growth and stability of the business the position will work across customers, end-users, supply chain, operations and sales to identify and propose new product or market opportunities. The aim of the position is to create mutually beneficial solutions that add value to AKD through product margins, diversification or customer relations.

Supported by a wealth of internal sawmilling and technical knowledge we believe the position will best suit someone with either a Tertiary Qualification in Engineering, Architecture or Construction (or similar) or someone with a trade background and experience in construction. Exposure to the frame and truss fabrication, building construction or Engineered Wood Products industry will be valuable.

The key to success in this position will be the ability of the individual to use their technical knowledge and experience to identify opportunities and effectively validate and communicate internally and externally to assess viability of the product/project.

Reporting to the General Manager- Sales; the position plays a key role between sales, customers and our operations, and requires strong collaboration to bring the parties together.

The position requires a team orientated person with strong communication and influencing skills who is self-motivated, and solutions driven. The individual must be willing to challenge and enhance existing processes and systems and have the credibility to deal with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Business and Product Development
  • Understand technical needs of customers and provide solutions
  • Create demand for and improve reach of our pine products
  • Develop competitive advantage, building conversion capability through product options
  • Identify, assess and propose new product/market opportunities
  • Build on relationships with customers through problem solving and solutions
  • Understanding the drivers behind product selection and end use
  • Providing technical advice with respect to timber design and product use in construction
  • Develop plans to minimise impact of substitute products/solutions
  • Influence stakeholders to achieve business outcomes
If you believe you hold the right balance of technical knowledge and ‘get up and go’ relationships focus, then please apply via Seek using reference code ‘PBD0720’ in your cover letter. For further information please email recuitment@akd.com.au or call Michael Swanson (Recruitment Coordinator) for a confidential conversation on +61 (03) 5231 9100.

Note: Applications close 8th July 2020. Pre-employment tests required.

For more info
Contact: Michael Swanson (Recruitment Coordinator)
E-mail: recuitment@akd.com.au
Phone: +61 (03) 5231 9100
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Forest Management

Forest Manager
Company/Location: Tasman Forest Management Ltd - Blenheim

Job Description:
Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) provides forest and harvesting management services in the Nelson and Marlborough region. We currently manage approximately 8,000 ha of forest for a range of clients in this region. TFM is part of the Forest Management Group. The group is made up of three companies:

  • Forest Management Ltd (FML) – Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Westland and Southland.
  • Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) – Nelson, Marlborough
  • Forest Management (NI) Ltd (FMNI) - Hawkes Bay, Southern North Island
The three companies harvest over 1,100,000 tonnes per annum.

We are looking to appoint a Forest Manager in the Marlborough Region. This is a very diverse role which will involve:
  • Forest Management
  • Planning and scheduling of forestry operations
  • Harvest Planning
  • Supervision of Harvesting and Engineering
  • Client Liaison
  • Preparing Budgets and Reporting
  • Assisting with Procurement
  • Health and Safety Compliance and Auditing
  • Monitoring Best Practise performance and environmental compliance
You will ideally have the following attributes:
  • A tertiary qualification in forest management
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Enthusiasm and Energy
A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on experience and qualifications.

To apply please forward your covering letter and CV to Tamati Smith, Blenheim Manager – Tasman Forest Management Ltd, 20A Bomford St, Mayfield, Blenheim 7201 tamati@tasmanforest.co.nz before Monday 20th July 2020.

For more info
Contact: Tamati Smith
E-mail: tamati@tasmanforest.co.nz
Phone: +64 35776815
mobile: +64 274401979
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Utility Arborist
Company/Location: Treescape New Zealand - Taupo

Job Description:
Want to work on the most exciting projects in the industry with the latest equipment?

Looking for a place to build your skills and advance?

Right now, Treescape® are on the hunt for two Utility Arborists to join our team in Taupo!

Working for New Zealand's industry leader, you will have job security and opportunities for career progression. You'll work with the latest equipment and have plenty of work variety, working on the best contracts in the industry. We offer great benefits, professional crews, and exciting careers for our team!

Working in Turangi, Kings Country, you will be mostly operating skyline clearance and elevated work platforms. You will have at least two years working with power line clearance to succeed in this role.

What you'll need:

  • Experience as a Utility Arborist
  • Relevant Utility Arboriculture qualifications - horticulture or arboriculture
  • Class 1 Drivers License, Class 2 and 4 would be a bonus
  • Great communication skills and friendly nature as you're working on our client sites and with the public
  • Safety First is our motto, therefore we need you to have an ability to follow the highest standards of workplace safety
We offer a relocation package for the right candidate!

If this sounds like you, apply today!

Please note: drug testing and a Ministry of Justice police check is mandatory for all applicants offered work.

To apply for this job go to: https://treescapecareers.com/

For more info
Contact: Treescape New Zealand
E-mail: bookings@talentpropeller.co.nz
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Marketing and Sales

Technical Sales / Account Mgr/ BD (Stirling Machinery and Timber Tooling)

Company/Location: Accurate Group - New Zealand

Job Description:

  • Be part of the Growth Vision – Make your Mark
  • Work in a Dynamic and Supportive organisation
  • North and South Island territory – Plenty of Travel Opportunities
About Stirling Machinery & Accurate Group
Since 2001, the Accurate name has been synonymous with high quality timber tooling products and deep expertise for customers in the milling and manufacturing industries. As Australia’s leading supplier, Accurate is trusted by some of the industry’s biggest names: Timberlink, Hyne, AKD Softwoods, Boral and Wespine. The company is known for providing exceptional knowledge and service and for their stringent quality control measures.

Accurate Timber Products is a part of the Accurate Group which encompasses Stirling Machinery, one of the fastest growing solid timber machinery brands in Australia.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join Accurate and ride the wave of international expansion.

The Role
Right now we’re on the hunt for a Technical Sales Manager to join the Accurate Group team to provide product solutions and advice to facilitate sales.

Accurate NZ has established a great start into NZ for the delivery of tooling and consumables for the drymill and woodmachining industry. We are looking to grow in the North Island and expand into the South Island. The person we are looking for can expertly manage our very important client base and discuss and offer solutions to the drymill and woodmachining process of this Industry.

This person must be ethical in their approach to our business and our customers. Training and support will form a key component of this role to understand the critical link between machinery and the correct tooling systems for an application.

Solid existing networks to identify and prospect potential customers is preferable. Your technical expertise coupled with your ability to forge strong business relationships and take ownership of the sales process will ensure your success in this role.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is driven, has a systematic approach to managing the sales funnel, values autonomy and enjoys constant client interaction. The culture and values of Accurate is of the greatest priority.

Your Skills and Attributes
  • Demonstrated experience within a Sales Consultant role important but not critical
  • Demonstrated experience in a dry mill or a wood machinist by trade will be HIGHLY REGARDED.
  • Excellent client relationship management skills and strong customer focus.
  • Solutions driven with an ability to innovate and drive sales.
  • Willingness to take ownership of tasks and deliver outcomes on a timely basis.
  • Highly motivated, committed, team focused, honest and loyal.
  • Available to travel and service a client base across the North and South Island.
  • A current clean Drivers Licence is ESSENTIAL.
What’s on Offer
  • Travel ALL around NZ
  • A competitive base salary, a company car, superannuation & commission for performance will be offered depending on experience.
Applications
If this role sounds like the CHALLENGE you've been looking for, please submit your application (CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role) now!!

Please note that only applicants meeting the position criteria will be contacted as part of the short-listing process.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Thank you in advance for your interest.

PDF description: Accurate Group - NZ Technical Sales Advert.pdf

For more info
Contact: Kim Acworth
E-mail: finders@acworthrecruitment.com.au
Phone: +61411278281
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