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Forest Investment

Environmental and Social Manager (based in Singapore)

Company/Location: New Forests

Job Description:
New Forests ( seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Environmental & Social Manager (ESM) in Asia. The ESM will be based in Singapore, reporting to the Director of Investments in Asia, and plays an essential role in ensuring New Forests’ E&S and impact management delivers meaningful investment value.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing oversight covering the E&S compliance of New Forests’ investments in Asia.
  • Drafting and/or commissioning E&S baseline studies and Environmental and Social Action Plans (ESAPs) for new investments and monitoring ESAP progress and compliance.
New Investments
  • Contributing to due diligence of new investments and ensuring that all transaction decisions are supported by appropriate E&S due diligence documentation.
  • Developing E&S compliance plans to ensure all investments comply with New Forests’ Responsible Investment Policy and meet all requirements for E&S management.
  • Being an active contributor to development of New Forests’ E&S programs.
  • Providing E&S reporting on all investments in the region, including client and public reporting.
New Forests seeks candidates with:
  • 5-10 years’ experience in sustainable forestry, including third-party certification, community and social engagement strategies, and land use management.
  • Experience working with community and NGO partners.
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience in implementing and/or auditing to recognised international E&S standards including Forest Stewardship Council certification and International Finance Corporation Performance Standards.
  • Bachelor’s degree level qualification in Forestry/Agriculture/Environment or equivalent.
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills. Fluency in Bahasa Malay/Indonesia would be an advantage.
  • Willingness to undertake extensive travel.
To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

For more info
Contact: Careers
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Forest Management

Planning Forester - OneFortyOne

Company/Location: Mt Gambier, South Australia

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

OneFortyOne is a plantation fibre group growing the ultimate renewable, with plantation opportunities in Forestry and Sawmilling in Australia and New Zealand. Our operations support regional communities, the economy and importantly, our combined actions help combat 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.

Key elements of this role are scheduling plantation operations and partnering with key stakeholders, to ensure effective collaboration occurs and quality tactical and operational plans, implemented. Dependent on the person recruited, an extension to the role will be responsibility for one or more specialist areas; such as harvest scheduling using Remsoft Scheduler, operation analytics, improvement projects and certification processes.

This role is best suited to a team player with aptitude for these and appreciation of the importance of monitoring outcomes? Is this you?

Safety is a passion for us, as is further training and development through on the job learning and training programs. We are small enough to design such a program around you, but big enough to offer broad exposure that creates a great place to work and work life balance. We are open to flexible working arrangements and will favourably consider job sharing if the pool of applicants supports this.

Position Contacts:
For enquiries regarding the role, phone Janeth Mackenzie, Manager Planning and Compliance on +61 0417 978 547.

Applications to

For more info
Contact: Janeth Mackenzie
mobile: +61 0417 978 547
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Commercial Analyst

Company/Location: C3 Australia

Job Description:
About Us
C3 Australia is one of Australia’s largest forest products logistics providers offering both in-field chipping and cut-to-length harvest and haulage solutions along with bulk and containerised export log marshalling and stevedoring services.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the General Manager Commercial, C3 Australia and working closely with the operations, financial and group commercial teams, the Commercial Analyst is responsible for developing reporting and financial analysis for new and existing customers, the preparation of proposals and tender documentation ultimately resulting in financial growth and improving the businesses market position.

The role supports customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, participates in business tender proposals and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions. Key responsibilities and tasks will include:

  • Management of the tender preparation and submission process including engaging with relevant stakeholders to ensure Corporate Governance Standards are upheld.
  • Ownership and management of our pricing models and customer KPIs including periodic reporting as required.
  • Development of periodic customer reporting as required by business stakeholders.
  • Ownership of rate cards including conducting regular audits to ensure rates are accurate and up to date.
  • Working with systems and operational teams to ensure completeness and accuracy of data.
  • Preparation of industry analysis and recommendations to the relevant internal stakeholders including preparation of capex approval papers
About You
You will be tertiary qualified in business or finance with exceptional relationship building and communication skills. Key skills and experience will include:
  • Extensive business experience in a commercial and/or industrial environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing financial and analytical support within a listed or large company.
  • Exceptional Excel, modelling and commercial analysis skills.
  • Proven experience in executing financial and operational performance analysis and reports.
  • Strong attention to detail and a desire to produce accurate information.
If you have the above capabilities and are looking for a rewarding in a fast paced environment then this could be the role for you.

For more info
Contact: May Patterson
Phone: +61 44 806 8839

Applications close: Friday, 31-Jan-2020

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Forestry Harvesting

Senior Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: HVP Plantations

Job Description:

  • Gippsland location
  • Large established plantation
  • Suit experienced harvesting manager or 2IC ready to step up
  • Excellent senior leadership role with progression potential
HVP Plantations is a successful privately owned softwood timber plantation operator that manages extensive plantations across Victoria. Many of these plantations are located in Gippsland. Gippsland is home to 80,000 hectares of plantation producing 1.5 million tonnes of plantation timber annually.

This challenging role reporting to the Regional GM is based in the HVP Offices in Churchill. Which is approximately 20 minutes from the regional city of Traralgon. It has a geographically diverse area and manages a strong capable team of 7 staff.

Key to success in this role is the ability to deliver the required commercial and strategic outcomes across this varied and sometimes challenging terrain whilst effectively managing key internal and external stakeholders including large professional contractor groups as well as balancing compliance, safety and environmental requirements.

As the ideal candidate you will have extensive experience in plantation management in the area of harvesting, haulage, road construction and management. You possess excellent communication, staff management and team skills. Skills in designing, negotiating and managing contracts are required. High level computer skills are also required together with a tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline is necessary.

This is a rare role to join this leading forestry company, managing a significant plantation. This is a high visibility role and offers exceptional career growth potential to the successful applicant.

For further information and a confidential conversation please contact Andy Grant at Grant Executive Search on +61 3 8601 1199 or send your CV to

For more info
Contact: Andy Grant
Phone: +61 3 8601 1199
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Roads Operations Coordinator

Company/Location: Forest Products Commission (FPC)

Job Description:
Company/Location: Forest Products Commission, South West, Western Australia, Australia

This is a Permanent Full-time position at 1.0FTE

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) values are to Nurture our people, Respect our environment, heritage, and each other, and Deliver outstanding results and superior service. Our goals are to: Deliver healthy forests for future generations, facilitate a vibrant forest industry to deliver social and economic benefits, particularly in regional WA, and ensure efficient, effective and safe delivery of business outcomes.

This position will be responsible for scheduling roading operations to facilitate safe and efficient construction and maintenance of the Forestry Road Network as well as Supporting staff with the application of roading industry standards and improving the safety of the Forestry Road Network for timber haulage operations.

To be successful in this role you will have:
1. Sound knowledge and experience in road construction and maintenance operations to accepted industry standards.
2. Sound knowledge of contracts and contractor management including understanding of tender and audit requirements for the supply of goods and services.
3. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels, including skills in consultation, negotiation and supervision.
4. Demonstrated experience in team building and leadership.
5. Demonstrated financial management skills
6. Current class C motor vehicle license.

1. Tertiary qualifications in Civil Construction (Road construction and Maintenance) or equivalent.
2. Understanding of forestry production operations.

For more information and to apply online please visit:

Applications close: 4PM, 30 JANUARY 2020

For more info
Contact: Brendan Ennis
Phone: +61 (08) 9725 5265
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Dry Mill Manager/Moulder Operator
Company/Location: S E Pine Sales

Job Description:
A well established timber processing company on the outskirts of Mount Gambier SA situated in the heart of the Limestone Coast seeks to employ an experienced Dry Mill Manager/ Moulder Operator. The position offered is permanent day shift within a newly built Dry Timber processing Mill accompanied by a recently built Green Mill for in house supply. Normal hours of work Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required.

An annual salary of $87,000 negotiable commensurate with experience with a vehicle and fuel card also supplied for your convenience.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Set cut plans according to orders and stock available
  • Set-up moulder according to timber size requirements
  • Maximise moulder uptime and production
  • Use grinder to sharpen knives
  • Maintain sharpening room in good working order
  • Co-ordinate and direct a dry-mill team(s)
  • Undertake preventative maintenance on all dry mill machinery, maintaining blades and profile cutters.
  • Ensure required spare parts are kept on hand
  • Awareness of conditions that pose an unacceptable risk to dry mill property, plant & equipment (e.g. total fire ban days) and decision responsibility for whether and how to operate
  • Demonstrate a high level of machinery fault identification and resolution
  • Maintain timber stock and flow in an efficient and neat state
  • Ensure dry-mill production building are kept in a neat state
  • Co-ordinate shavings trailer collection and empty shavings bin when necessary
  • Operate timber grading equipment and software and perform compliance testing
  • Ensure timber finish meets required quality standard
  • Forklift operation desirable but not necessary
  • Train a competent person in moulder set-up and operation, potentially alongside an external training provider
  • Reasonable level of physical fitness
WH&S Obligations
Perform all duties in a safe manner ensuring adherence to South East Pine Sales WH&S requirements & Procedures

  • Hours should be commensurate with completion of aforementioned duties
  • Able to prioritize drymill schedule to ensure orders are completed within required time frames
  • Excellent numeracy & literacy skills
  • Mechanical aptitude skills
  • Good hand / eye coordination
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Solution focused troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent team member
  • Copes well in high pressure situations
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Takes responsibility for own actions
  • Is open to new ideas and new ways of doing things
  • Demonstrates willingness to cooperate with others
If you have a reliable positive attitude towards work and can demonstrate skills that address the essential requirements, we want to hear from you.

For more info
Contact: Sam Letizia
Phone: +61 0887399200

Applications close: Friday, 7-Feb-2020

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Forest Management


Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd, Rotorua

Job Description:
Our Business
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) protects and manages the forest assets owned by the Hancock Natural Resource Group’s investment clients. These institutional investors own 235,000 hectares of plantation forests in New Zealand, producing an annual harvest volume of almost 6 million m3. Providing a safe and inclusive workplace for its employees and contractors and managing all operations to ensure excellence in environmental outcomes are HFM NZ’s highest priorities.

The Role
Due to a retirement, we are seeking an experienced Forester to join our global business. As part of the Forestry Operations Team, the role will assist in the management of establishment, tending and forest protection functions. This includes management of contractors and crews to ensure professional and best practice operations. Ensuring excellence in health, safety and environmental outcomes is paramount.

What We Can Offer You
HFM NZ is New Zealand’s largest forest management company and will offer a highly competitive package to our chosen candidate. Along with base salary and annual bonus, a work vehicle (choice of 3) including private use is supplied. We also provide a suite of benefits including health insurance, trauma, income protection and life insurance, additional KiwiSaver contributions, gym subsidy and long service leave. Generous financial support for formal external tuition can be accessed to ensure our employees can learn and grow while working with us. HFM NZ also supports employee health and wellbeing and the importance of work/life balance and provides flexible work arrangements wherever possible.

What We’re Looking For
The successful applicant will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or a related field and/or have significant experience in forestry operations. We need a great team player who has strong relationship and people management abilities as there may be the opportunity for the role to grow in the future. Sound computing skills are also desirable. Above all else, an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest health, safety and environmental standards is a must.

To Apply
If you’d like to join our small but committed team and work with some of the best in the business, more information can be found on our website Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at by 2 February 2020.

HFM NZ is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. HFM NZ values diversity and inclusion and is comfortable to provide any reasonable necessary accommodation to foster such a workforce.

PDF description: Forester Rotorua JD Final 150120.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Sunday, 2-Feb-2020

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Forestry Operations and Business Development Manager

Job Description:
Location: Based in Masterton covering the Lower North Island

  • Permanent / Full Time
  • High levels of empowerment and autonomy
  • An incentive scheme that rewards high performance
  • Supportive and friendly working environment
  • Previous sales experience not essential
Reporting to CEO

About FMNZ:
Established in 1974, FMNZ is a family owned company that specialises in all aspects of forest management. Our mission is to maximise the potential of every forest we manage in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner. With over 28,000 hectares of forests under our management we are one of the largest privately owned forest management companies in New Zealand. Currently with offices in Napier, Gisborne and Waverley, we are looking to build on and grow our presence in the Wairarapa region.

The Role:
We are looking for an outgoing and confident candidate who is wanting to further their career in this new role which involves managing existing forests in Wairarapa along with growing our forestry and harvest management business in the lower North Island.

Key Functions:
  • Planning, management and supervision of silviculture and harvest operations
  • Working to ensure that harvest income is maximised for the forest owner
  • Ensure compliance with FMNZ Workplace Health & Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Actively seeking opportunities to grow FMNZ harvest volume and building trust with prospective clients
  • Presenting professional and compelling harvesting proposals to forest and woodlot owners
  • Procurement and management of harvest crews
Key Attributes and Experience:
  • Passionate about maximising the potential for the forest owner in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner
  • Goal driven and ability to work autonomously
  • A minimum of 5 years harvest management experience
  • A strong sales drive and an enjoyment from winning new business
  • A confident networker and communicator with an ability to build rapport and trust with forest owners
  • Innovative and resourceful
  • Upbeat and able to quickly bounce back from adversity
Benefits of working for FMNZ:
  • You will be part of a tight knit, professional and supportive team
  • Training opportunities
  • An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the importance of this role including a performance based incentive scheme
If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to .

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Applications close on 14th February.

For more info
Contact: FMNZ
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Harvest Manager, Nelson

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is looking for a Harvest Manager to join our vibrant and customer focused Nelson team. PF Olsen Ltd has over 46 years’ forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximisation and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

Duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of harvesting and engineering operations to a high level of performance H&S, environmental and value creation for our clients
  • Client liaison and written reporting
  • Project work from time to time
To be successful you will already have:
  • The ability to cope with the fluid woodlot harvesting environment
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry (preferable)
  • 2 or more years’ experience in Harvest and Engineering management.
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
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 14th February 2019 to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
Phone: +64 7 921 7290

Applications close: Friday, 14-Feb-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Fibre Supply Analyst and a Fibre Supply Manager – Pulpwood

Job Description:
Oji Fibre Solutions is New Zealand’s largest producer of market pulp, paper and renewable fibre-based packaging products. We have an extensive team of people, who work together to produce quality kraft pulp, paper and fibre packaging products from renewable, sustainably harvested forestry and recycled wood fibre. After being purchased by the Oji Group in 2014, the company has benefitted from the injection of new energy and investment and is proud to be backed by the strength of the world’s fifth largest pulp, paper and packaging business.

Our Fibre Supply Team is currently seeking a Fibre Supply Analyst and a Fibre Supply Manager – Pulpwood to join them.

Fibre Supply Analyst (Tokoroa or Rotorua)
Reporting to the Fibre Supply Manager, this role is to support the Fibre Supply Team with a broad range of activities. The role encompasses aspects of project management and log yard operational supervision, while primarily focusing on supply planning, across a number of fibre supply categories for both our Kinleith and Tasman pulpmills, to ensure the team delivers the right materials and services to our manufacturing sites.

Fibre Supply Manager – Pulpwood (Rotorua)
Reporting to the Operations Manager - Fibre Procurement, this role will draw on your experience in the commercial aspects of the forest industry, requiring a results driven professional who is responsible for sourcing pulpwood, through long and short term agreements to supply our Kinleith and Tasman pulpmills.

For more info
Contact: Ojifs Career Centre
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Kiln / Boiler Operators (2)
Company/Location: Tangiwai Sawmill, WPI, Ohakune

Job Description:
Tangiwai Sawmill Kiln/ Boiler Operator(s)

  • Two positions available
The opportunity (Tangiwai Sawmill)
Due to the increase in demand for kiln dried timber Tangiwai Sawmill is recruiting for two qualified and experienced Kiln/ Boiler Operators. This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to base themselves in or around the stunning Ruapehu region, spend time exploring the pure outdoors with fantastic fishing, skiing, walking and mountain biking on your doorstep. Tangiwai Sawmill is located close to the small yet well facilitated towns of Ohakune and Taihape.

About You
The ideal candidate will;
  • Hold a Level 3 National Certificate in Boiler Operation (or recognised equivalent)
  • Proven success in a similar role; at minimum one-year kiln drying experience
  • Demonstrated kiln loading and forklift experience
  • A Full New Zealand drivers license is essential, as is the ability to obtain a Class 2
  • Hold or be able to obtain a Forklift endorsement and OSH endorsement
  • Be available to work a shift roster
Please note WPI will provide on-job and formal training as required for the successful candidate.

About us
WPI is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. As part of the selection process applicants will be required to pass an independently conducted pre-employment health and medical assessment which includes drug testing.

For more info
Contact: Paul Howell
Phone: +64 6 385 8545 extension 713

Applications close: Wednesday, 5-Feb-2020

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Wood Transport/Logistics

Sales & Supply Chain Manager – New Zealand

Company/Location: International Timber Solutions

Job Description:
International Timber Solutions is an international forest products trading company with registered companies in Australia (Main office) as well as New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan and China. We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our New Zealand based operations.

Specifically, the role includes:

  • Manage current supply chain and supplier relationships
  • Actively seek supply options to meet current queries and future identified growth
  • Manage logistics within and out of New Zealand
  • Support customer service team where and when required
  • Growth options include
  • Support ITS Sales offices in Asia
  • Support ITS procurement team for supply from other countries then New Zealand
The role requires
  • To travel to within as well as outside New Zealand from time to time for training, education, sales support, etc.
  • Flexible work hours to communicate with customers and ITS offices outside normal New Zealand working hours
Location is open to be anywhere in NZ.

This role has a strong Sales/Trading/Business Development focus, and would involve hands on management as needed of the enquiry-to-cash process involved in timber purchasing & sales.

For more information, position description and questions pls email

RSVP 31 January 2020 to

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
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