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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Forester

Job Description:

  • Excellent career development opportunity
  • Suits passionate forester with mix of stakeholder engagement and tech skills
  • Work closely with a close knit team and contractors to achieve targets
  • Mt Gambier location (relocation assistance provided)
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a leading forest grower in Australia. A progressive company, they combine strong transformative leadership with deep forestry expertise to build on the success of the oldest softwood plantation resource in Australia and the largest in the Green Triangle Region.

OneFortyOne’s purpose is to build a dynamic industry in and around our forests. They recently announced their intention to vertically integrate through the proposed acquisition of the region’s largest timber mill. Operationally they recently partnered with Trimble Forestry to implement a new centralised dispatch system commencing 1st January 2018 and have engaged with Remsoft to build Crew Scheduler, the latest software in operational optimisation. OFO contractors are progressive and they work closely with them to bring the benefits of partnerships and technological best practice.

As a result of internal moves they now have an exciting opportunity for a talented Harvesting Forester to join the team. You will be responsible for the co-ordination and execution of plantation harvesting activities to achieve targets, with a clear focus on customer needs, value recovery, and maintaining high workplace health, safety and environmental standards.

The successful candidate will have experience in harvesting and associated technology and be willing to form strong working relationships with colleagues, contractors and other stakeholders. You will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively within a small team. You will have an appropriate qualification or comparative industry experience along with excellent communication and time management skills.

The role is based in Mt Gambier, the second largest city in South Australia, located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide near the Victorian border and in the heart of the Limestone Coast. Offering the major services and facilities that are provided in a capital city, but with a relaxed and friendly rural community lifestyle.

For further information and a confidential conversation please contact Andy Grant at Grant Executive Search on +61 03 8601 1199 or send your CV to

For more info
Contact: Andy Grant
Phone: +61 03 8601 1199
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Marketing and Sales

Sales/Strategy Development Manager

Company/Location: St Mary's, NSW, Australia

Job Description:
We are able to offer a unique opportunity in a long term secured position for a sales and strategy minded professional to join our progressive team.

The Company
PTS(Programmed Timber Supplies) has established itself over the last 19 years as a true innovator in the industry through its ability to offer a genuine value benefit product supply to the customer. Ongoing development of new and advanced products ensures the company’s ongoing strong growth prospects.

Personal benefits for the successful applicant include a great sense of satisfaction in being able to provide value products & service offerings in addition to being part of the changing industry trend to pre-manufactured products.

With a staffing of over 60 people, many long term, PTS has thrived on a dynamic and broad minded work force with a commitment to providing value and solutions to its customers whilst providing a culture in the workplace that is diverse, ethical and uplifting.

The Role
If you are a driven, strategic and concept minded person who thrives in a growing and highly demanding environment, this could be your next challenge! We are seeking a strategic Business Development Manager to drive the sales of new and current pre-manufactured products . The successful candidate will be supported by a small team of customer support representatives. Together you will have the mindset in achieving the best value solution for our customers driving profitable growth and business offerings.

This is not a sales representative position but rather a role for a forward thinker who will work along side the Director/CFO in developing products and solutions in line with the overall business direction.

• Develop and implement a strategy to promote growth in product development with both existing and new products to both existing and new customers and markets.
• Deliver the financial budget with regards to sales turnover and gross profit while developing the business to ensure long-term success for new and current product range and supply.
• Develop long term and trusting relationships within your team and working with other stakeholders under One Company Strategy/approach to optimise customer experience and value.
• Report to Senior Management on a regular basis covering a detailed analysis of strategy and report on implementation and results.
• Proactively drive employee engagement to promote team working, PTS culture and values.

About You:
• You like to achieve and think outside the square and you are stimulated by change and success.
• You are strategic in your thinking and are self driven.
• You are comfortable working within a dynamic environment.
• You have a genuine ‘can do’ attitude and will lead by example.
• You are a decision maker.
• You have the proven skills and background to substantiate your suitability for this role.

• Salary and/or bonus commensurate with experience and value added to the business
• Company motor vehicle, phone and laptop
Candidates must be willing to undergo a pre employment medical which includes a drug and alcohol testing.

For more info
Contact: Jennifer Di Zio
Phone: +61 02 96237866
mobile: +61 0438200810

Applications close: Saturday, 26-May-2018

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Wood Panels

Facility Manager - Commercial/ MFG
Company/Location: Myrtleford

Job Description:

  • Manufacturing/ Global wood products industry leader!
  • Combine your Commercial and Manufacturing Management skills
  • Contract role: dynamic and scenic NE Victoria
This wood products Industry leader is seeking an experienced Facility Manager with a strong commercial orientation (Manufacturing) to assume responsibility for all commercial aspects of Facility Management, Manufacturing and Operations including input to the strategic direction and the development of strategies for continuous improvement across the entire business.

This position reports to the Group Operations Director (located off site) and leads a skilled and professional Site Management team.

Critical to your success will be your ability to “be across the factory’s manufacturing operations” and the key business drivers that impact P&L, Cash-flow, Working Capital and EBITDA.

Critical selection criteria:
  • Can demonstrate exceptional commercial acumen complemented by relevant tertiary qualifications (Business and or Engineering).
  • Prior experience gained in a similar role/ manufacturing environment (preferably Wood Products industry experience)
  • Intermediate computer skills (including MS Office and SAP Enterprise system)
  • Strong analytical skills with an eye for detail and be highly organised.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and leadership skills with prior experience in managing staff and contributing within a team culture.
  • A confident yet consultative management style, well developed influencing skills and the ability to build strong and effective relationships across all functions.
A key to your success in this role will be your ability to be an effective team player and relationship builder!

This position is based in vibrant (and scenic) NE Victoria with easy access to ski fields and high country.

Q-Exec Consulting: Phil Officer +61 0412067396

For more info
Contact: Phil Officer
Phone: +61 0412067396
mobile: +61 0412067396
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Production Manager
Company/Location: Tumut - New South Wales

Job Description:

  • Senior Management role
  • Unique opportunity to join a global wood products industry leader!
  • Combine your Production Management and leadership skills
  • Tree Change/Career opportunity: dynamic and scenic high country
This wood products Industry leader is seeking a Production Manager for their Tumut Pinepanels facility.

As the Production Manager you will be responsible for managing and leading all aspects of the press-end production paying special attention to safety, environmental and quality issues, budgetary requirements as well as resourcing, manufacturing, continuous improvement and production/plant performance.

The Production Manager reports to the Facility Manager and is an integral member of the management team.

Critical selection criteria:
  • Senior production management experience – MFG/ continuous process
  • A passionate and strong hands on manager – out on the shop floor engaging with staff every day!
  • A strategic thinker and problem solver who is analytical, goal driven to succeed and an excellent communicator committed to continuous process improvement.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to deliver on the bottom line (productivity improvement within forecast/budget).
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills - a “people person” with exceptional listening skills.
  • Experienced in MS Office, in particular Excel and MFGPRO
If you meet the criteria then apply now!

A generous remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate that will reflect the breadth of this role as well as the skills and experience that the candidate brings to the business!

This position is based in the vibrant (and scenic) Snowy Mountains foothills town of Tumut and affords opportunity for excellent work/life balance with access to ski fields, waterways and breathtaking scenery and yet still within easy reach of Albury, Wagga Wagga and Canberra.

Contact Phil at Q-Exec Consulting on +61 0412067396

For more info
Contact: Phil Officer
Phone: +61 0412067396
mobile: +61 0412067396
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Forest Management

Harvest Operations Coordinator, Southland
Company/Location: Rayonier Matariki Forests

Job 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 Southland region, based in Invercargill. 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 23rd May 2018.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin
Phone: +64 09 357 9122

Applications close: Wednesday, 23-May-2018

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Harvest Manager

Company/Location: Forest Management (NI) Ltd - Napier

Job Description:
Forest Management Group is a body of 3 companies working in the areas from Hawke's Bay to Otago and has 6 regional offices.

FMG have a strong connection to the environment and manage forests with sustainable practices, heavily involved in the establishment of new forests and the harvesting and marketing of forest produce from its clients forests.

We are looking for a person to fill the role of harvest manager based out of our Napier office.

The successful applicant would need to have:

  • A background in Forestry, in particular harvesting and engineering.
  • Able to manage harvest operations within environmental constraints
  • A strong knowledge of Health & Safety management and audits
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Extensive relationship management skills with customers and contractors workforce.
  • Management of skills in terms of accounting and reporting functions.
  • A good sense of humor and interests that
    are outside of work that assist keeping a good balance in life.
This job offers scope and the recognition of good work done, we offer good incentives for the right person and believe a development of a good career path is able to be offered within the Group should the applicant wish to grow within the business.

Remuneration package will be negotiated based on skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Applications close Sunday 27th May 2018

For more info
Contact: Rose Palleson
Phone: +64 03 3434101
mobile: +64 27 3130313

Applications close: Sunday, 27-May-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Manager

Company/Location: Gisborne

Job Description:
Wood Marketing Services is an expanding forestry company, and due to growth we are looking to establish a new position on the East Coast, managing our ongoing harvesting and road construction operations out of Gisborne. We are seeking a Harvesting Manager based in Gisborne to join our team. The role involves the planning and management of harvesting operations, road construction and compliance of these operations.

Our ideal candidate would come from a harvest or forest engineering background and would ideally have a relevant tertiary qualification, with practical experience in harvesting and forest roading.

Key tasks for the role;

  • Liaison and management of harvest and roading contractors
  • Application of environmental requirements and cost alternatives, to operational harvest plans for cable and ground based operations
  • Management of contractors to ensure all contract obligations are met, including monitoring and ensuring compliance with company Health, Safety & Environmental policies
  • Liaison with clients on operational issues and reporting on results
  • Coordinate woodflow movements from forest to customer destination, manage constraints and log value recovery
Preference will be given to applicants with the following attributes:
  • A Tertiary qualification in forestry or significant practical experience in production forestry
  • Good background in operational forestry.
  • Ability to problem solve and work with contractors in the field
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills
  • Experience managing contractors
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • A can do attitude, wanting to work in a dynamic environment
If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in:

You can request a Job Description by emailing

If you have the relevant work experience or qualifications and would like to be part of our business, please apply for this position by sending your CV and cover letter to

For more info
Contact: Duncan Mills
mobile: +64 027 2855598

Applications close: Friday, 25-May-2018

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Harvesting Crew Foremen

Company/Location: DNS FOREST PRODUCTS LIMITED/Gisborne

Job Description:
DNS is a long established log exporter based in Auckland which predominantly exports logs to the China market from Northport, Tauranga and Gisborne. We have recently embarked on a stumpage procurement strategy to support our volume requirements and the group presently control substantial forest holdings within close proximity to the Gisborne Port. As such we currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled Crew Foremen in which we would like to offer an equal shareholding in a new Cable Harvesting operation. This operation is to be developed from scratch and will be supported by a new logging company, new harvesting equipment including the procurement of a new cable hauler.

As the crew foremen and shareholder you will be responsible for the development of this new operation including working with DNS to select and procure the appropriate machinery, recruit the right level of skilled manpower and work within the operation on a daily basis to ensure production targets are met whilst ensuring a high level of operational safety is attained and maintained at all times.

Candidates would ideally have had a minimum of 10 years’ experience within a harvesting crew operation, have good knowledge of cable yarding systems and possess good man management skills.

If attaining a shareholding in a new harvesting operation with the ability of creating a profitable business is something that excites you then please submit a brief resume together with a copy of your record of learnings to:
The Director
DNS Forest Products Limited

For more info
Contact: Sam Sun
mobile: +64 21708766

Applications close: Thursday, 31-May-2018

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Woodlot Hauler Crew Required

Company/Location: Professional Harvesting Systems Ltd

Job Description:
PHS requires a woodlot hauler crew for 12 months work in the Otorohanga region.

Would suit harvestline or smaller tower crew.

Immediate start available

For more info
Contact: Craig Peters
Phone: +64 07-347-8344
mobile: +64 027-241-4700
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Operations Planning - Nelson Forests Limited

Company/Location: Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand

Job Description:

  • New role
  • Established Forest Region
  • Innovative Business
  • Highly skilled contractors
In this new role you will support the Harvesting Manager as an integral part of the Operations team. Together the team delivers the harvesting and roading operations in the Nelson/Marlborough region with an annual harvest of 1.2 million tonnes.

In the Operations Planning role you will:
  • Support the Harvesting Manager though the coordination of the medium term plan and monitor its implementation on a day-to-day basis
  • Be accountable for the Timberlands harvesting rate setting and monitoring
  • Research and negotiate contract rates and assist with contractor management
  • Monitor and support the delivery on the company’s Timberlands operational plans for both the short and long term
  • Contribute towards achieving maximum sustainable value while reducing cost through productivity and efficiency gains
  • Build strong and effective relationships with suppliers
Working within a corporate office environment you will have the benefit of being part of an experienced, dedicated and innovative team. We practice the principles of Lean Manufacturing meaning we pursue continuous improvement through collaboration across our supply chain to minimise waste.

You must have Harvesting experience to apply and be considered for this role.

Job applications close on Tuesday 12th June.

For a full job description or to apply please email: Christelle Orchard.

For more info
Contact: Christelle Orchard
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Technical Advisor - Forestry Services

Company/Location: C3 Ltd, Tauranga

Job Description:
About the Job
We are seeking someone to provide technical leadership and direction with log measurement standards so that staff are trained to ensure accuracy and consistency at a national level. A major part of C3’s business involves accurate Log measurement/scaling at ports around New Zealand and Australia. Log Scaling is an NZQA accredited role and the person we seek will be able to successfully lead and direct the management of C3’s log scaling systems and processes to ensure quality control, best practice and continuous improvement. The role is based in Tauranga reporting to the GM Forestry Services and will involve travel to audit branches, build relationships with Branch Managers and assist with training.

About you
You will enjoy being something of a subject matter expert in log measurement. Attributes that you will bring to the role will include strong interpersonal skills to mentor and coach as well as experience in training. You feel at home dealing with spreadsheets, statistics and enjoy analysing log measurement precision data to provide monthly reports for management and customers on scaling performance at each branch. You will also have a strong interest in the health and safety of our Log Scalers and their development as well as promoting competition amongst the staff to achieve the highest levels of accuracy and productivity. A degree in Forestry, Quality Systems Management or a related discipline would be beneficial in this role.

About us
C3 Limited’s origins date back to the 1950’s when we first started offering port cargo handling services in New Zealand. Today C3 are leaders in a variety of product handling solutions with over 1400 staff in 15 ports across Australasia.

Applications close 31 May 2018.

For more info
Contact: Murray Bates
Phone: +64 07-572 8947
mobile: +64 027-839 3554

Applications close: Thursday, 31-May-2018

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