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Improvement Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Australia

Jobs Description:
Improvement Forester – GT Forests

OneFortyOne is looking for an Improvement Forester to join our Estate Team in Mt Gambier, SA.

We are seeking an experienced professional to deliver productivity improvements through chemical competition control and plant nutrition across our 80,000 hectare estate. You will be coordinating employees and managing contractors to plan and execute a complex program to the highest safety, environment, and efficiency standards.

As a key member of a high-performing team operating in a competitive commercial environment the successful person will be working closely and collaboratively with other technical specialists and provide business leadership in the science and management of plant productivity and competition control.

The role includes:

  • Planning and implementing a significant fertiliser and competition control program in line with industry standards.
  • Analysing, interpreting, summarising, and communicating trial data.
  • Providing technical input and direction within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Providing product use training and technical support across our forest estate.
  • Sustaining technical expertise and having a high-level understanding of the range of available technology and products.
  • Identifying, providing advice, and solving crop health issues relating to weeds, and nutrient deficiencies/toxicities of tree crops.
  • Be experienced in budget management, cost control and reporting.
  • Think creatively with the energy to seek continuous improvement and progress innovative solutions.
Applicants should have a tertiary qualification in agronomy or similar, be physically fit, enjoy working outdoors in all conditions and must have a current driver’s licence and be eligible to work in Australia.

For more info
Contact: Nigel Crawley
Phone: 1300 380 701
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Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • Be part of a dynamic native forestry business
  • Enjoy a career in a sustainable industry protecting our special
  • Ongoing, full time role located in Alexandra or Woori Yallock
About VicForests

VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.

We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do. We are an active member of the communities in which we operate, and we are committed to giving stakeholders the opportunity to have input into our forestry practices.

The Role

Be part of a team that is passionate about forests, the environment and are skilled professionals.
As a Forester with VicForests, you will perform works on the planning, scheduling, risk management, roading, harvesting and coupe regeneration operations in line with legislative requirements and business objectives.

You will be part of an industry recognised credible, successful and dynamic native forestry business that provides a sustainable contribution to Victorian industries

You will be part of our Operations Team based at our Alexandra or Woori Yallock office.

Based on experience this position will be considered at a Career Level 2 – 4.

The Position Description attached is for a Career Level 2. If you are a more experienced Forester, a Career Level 3 or 4 Position Description can be supplied.

To be successful as a Career level 3 or 4, you will have leadership experience and be able to develop strong rapport between stakeholders and business functions to achieve objectives.

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Appropriate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Experience liaising with different contractors
  • Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Initiative and a proactive “can do” attitude
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to adopt and progress new technology and systems particularly GIS and MS Office
  • The ability to work independently without supervision
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
To apply for this position please submit your most current CV and Cover Letter to

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PDF description: Position Description 2021 - Forester CL21.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
Phone: +61 0409348623

Applications close: Wednesday, 11-Aug-2021

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Estate Manager

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Australia

Jobs Description:

  • People Leadership role
  • Strategic & Operational Focus
  • Lead through transformational change
  • Once in a Career Leadership role
This role is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and talented people leader. Your strength will be in how you engage the hearts and minds of your team and guide and develop them through transformational change, to excel in operational silviculture, fire management, forest health, and nursery best practice.

As Estate Manager you will oversee 80,000 hectares of high quality Radiata Pine plantation in the well-connected Green Triangle Region (Mt Gambier, South Australia). As a senior member of an innovative and progressive leadership team, you will report directly into, and work closely with their General Manager. As such, you will play a key role in developing and leading people and will deliver on enterprise-wide strategies with reach beyond this specific estate. This critical role is both strategic and operational and will call on all your skills and experience to:
  • Lead People: Inspire a high performing team environment – motivating people collaboratively to achieve agreed outcomes;
  • Strategy and Operational: Contribute both strategically and operationally, develop high quality business plans, strategies and budgets to ensure alignment with short/long term business objectives;
  • Manage Key Stakeholder Relationships: own high-level collaborative & strategic relationships internally and externally ensuring that the Estate portfolio maintains governance and social responsibility wherever it does business;
  • Change Agility; lead and steward your team and therefore the greater organisation, through significant transformational change
This is a purposeful role with scope to lead, innovate and grow. It is an organisation driving a change agenda, which is well known for its progressive thinking and it enjoys a reputation for excellence and high performance. It is an organisation committed to an inclusive culture that is rich in diverse thinking, ideas and experience. As a best practice employer of choice, employees can work flexibly, create pathways and share a genuine sense of belonging and purpose.

Appropriate qualifications &/or experience are sought for this significant leadership role. Exposure to fire management, specifically forest fire management is essential. Technical understanding of silviculture practice is preferred. A proven track record of championing workplace health & safety leadership is critical. Salary is commensurate with experience. For those relocating to the region, assistance will be provided. Consideration will also be given to those preferring to start towards the latter half of 2021.

For more info
Contact: Susie Rogers
mobile: +61 0414 350 762

Applications close: Friday, 20-Aug-2021

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Forest Information Specialists

Company/Location: SFM Environmental Solutions - New Norfok, Mt Gambier or remote

Jobs Description:

About SFM:

SFM is an Australian plantation management company with both hardwood and softwood plantations under management in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, and Western Australia.

SFM is an equal opportunity employer that places a strong emphasis on creating and maintaining a positive, safe, and rewarding environment for staff, we work hard but try to have some fun along the way. For more information on what we do visit

The Role:

We are currently seeking suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join our team to provide high quality meaningful data and advice to our clients.

The right candidates will be self-motivated and be comfortable working within a small fast paced innovative team. Being able to form and maintain positive relationships with our staff, service providers and clients is critical.

Successful candidates will have a strong background in one or more of the following key areas;

  • Strategic planning and forest modelling
  • Spatial data and stand record systems
  • Forest information systems management
  • Inventory management and forest valuations
Experience of industry standards, forest management certification and compliance systems would be advantageous.

A competitive salary package and incentives will be negotiated with the right candidates based on their experience and capability.

Application Process:

If this position sounds right for you, then we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV along with a cover letter to Jo Quigley, by COB Friday the 27th of August. If you require further information, or a copy of the Position Description, please email or call +61 (03) 6333 4024.

For more info
Contact: Jo Quigley
Phone: +61 03 6333 4024
mobile: +61 0488 554 244

Applications close: Friday, 27-Aug-2021

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Company/Location: New Norfolk

Jobs Description:

About SFM:

SFM is an Australian plantation management company with both hardwood and softwood plantations under management in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, and Western Australia.

SFM is an equal opportunity employer that places a strong emphasis on creating and maintaining a positive, safe, and rewarding environment for staff, we work hard but try to have some fun along the way. For more information on what we do visit

The Role:

We are currently seeking one or more individuals looking to begin, or continue to develop, their forestry careers as part of our New Norfolk based Lenah Estate Team managing a 18,000 Hectare softwood estate.

The right candidates will be self-motivated, be comfortable working within a small fast paced team and be ready and willing to learn from our experienced team. Being able to form and maintain positive relationships with our staff, service providers and clients is critical.

Successful candidates may have been a recent graduate in Forest, Environmental or Agricultural based disciplines, or may have some more experience in forestry and are looking for a new challenge.

Experience of the Tasmanian Forest Practices System, forest silviculture, fire fighting and/or compliance systems will be an advantage.

A salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidates based on experience and capability.

Application process:

If this position sounds right for you, then we’d love to hear from you.

Please send your CV along with a cover letter to Jo Quigley, by COB Friday the 27th of August.

If you require further information, or a copy of the Position Description, please email or call +61 (03) 6333 4024.

For more info
Contact: Jo Quigley
Phone: +61 03 6333 4024
mobile: +61 0488 554 244

Applications close: Friday, 27-Aug-2021

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Research Manager

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Australia

Jobs Description:
Research Manager – OneFortyOne, GT Forests

OneFortyOne has a unique opportunity for a practical operational focused scientist to lead GT Forests on forest health issues.

Based in Mount Gambier, the Research Manager is responsible for forest health research and provides business wide leadership on soil health and resilience, risk to forest health especially crop pests, disease, and disorders, and influences improvement and deployment strategies for crop genetics. The contribution of the Research Manager will provide continual improvement in forest health and needs to see and advise the team on pragmatic operational improvements in forest management practices that improve return on investment whilst managing risk and decreasing the business’s carbon footprint.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably Doctoral qualifications, in an area relevant to forest health research with experience in a commercial environment.
  • Ability to analyse complex scientific research and information, formulate innovative solutions and incorporate scientific practices into operational activities.
  • Expert knowledge of plantation genetics and their deployment including species / hybrid selection and the interaction of soil microbes on seedling health and their in-field resilience.
  • Expert knowledge of weed management preferably in a commercial forest setting.
  • Expert knowledge of climate change risk and understating of tools to mitigate climate change risk.
  • Experience working collaboratively with relevant research and operational teams to support field trials and research activity.
  • Creative mindset to develop strategic research programs with clear measurable objectives and implementable outcomes.

For more info
Contact: Nigel Crawley
Phone: 1300 380 701
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Communications and Executive Services Manager

Company/Location: AKD

Jobs Description:
AKD is a successful forestry products company, growing and manufacturing sustainable quality timber products. With operations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria we have 1,000 plus strong team members who are passionate about our business!

AKD is proud of our diverse culture that supports empowered individuals, embraces teamwork, and encourages a simple action orientated ‘can do’ attitude

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a professional to join our business in a dual purpose role working closely with our CEO and key business drivers. The position will be responsible for the internal and external communication strategies and their implementation, whilst also providing key executive assistance and services to the CEO.

The position will require someone who has strong organisational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to quickly grasp a concept and deliver on outcomes.

The position will perfectly suit someone who is self-driven and confident in their communication and relations knowledge and skills, but also willing to support and drive commercial and administration activity on behalf of the CEO. The role will be varied and engaging, and we are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual.

For the right candidate this position may also play a key role in representing AKD in key industry, government and community forums, groups and initiatives.

The position will be based at our Colac Head Office with flexible work options available for the right candidate.

The Communications and Executive Services Manager will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing internal and external communication strategy- continuing to build and enhance the AKD brand and team
  • Overseeing Public Relations and supporting the business in Government engagement
  • Planning and coordination of key stakeholder engagement
  • Identify media and industry engagement and representation opportunities
  • Providing effective and dynamic assistance and support to the CEO
  • Drafting, reviewing and executing company reports, documentation and communications
Experience and Requirements:
  • Have previous and successful experience in marketing, communications and/or high-level executive assistance
  • Be both highly organised and adaptable
  • Strong professional writing skills with the ability to ‘self-edit’
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have courage and confidence to raise issues or foreseen problems with relevant parties (including CEO)
  • High level of integrity, ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise judgement and discretion
  • Ideally hold a tertiary qualification
Applications Close 6th August 2021.

Note: Pre-employment testing will be required.

If you believe this role suits you, please apply via sending your resume & cover letter using the reference code ‘CESM21’ to For further information please email or call +61 (03) 5231 9100.

For more info
Phone: +61 (03) 5231 9100
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Chief Financial Officer

Company/Location: Wenita Forest Products Ltd - Mosgiel, Otago

Jobs Description:

  • Reporting to the Chief Executive
  • Diverse and strategic executive role
  • Opportunity to drive real change within the company
  • Based in Mosgiel, Dunedin
Wenita is a long established, successful forest management company, seeking to continually improve its operations, systems, and customer experiences. We are committed to operating as a sustainable, widely respected business within the Otago and Southland community. Visit to learn more about us.

We are looking for an experienced finance manager to join our tightly-knit team. This is a senior role based in Mosgiel, and you will be an integral part of the leadership group.

You will have excellent strategic planning skills and be capable of building a strong linkage between the overall company strategy and the finance function. You will have the scope to influence and create a future-focused finance team, utilising advances in technology to take the company forward.

The CFO leads a small finance team who are responsible for delivering effective financial management to achieve sustainable profitability and net asset growth.

To be part of our team, you will need proven management-level experience in a senior financial role (preferably CA qualified). Your experience should be diverse, including:
  • management of foreign exchange,
  • tax,
  • board reporting responsibilities; and
  • preferably comprise capabilities in HR and/or IT functions,
  • some experience or knowledge of the forest industry or other similar export-based commodity business would be highly desirable but not essential.
Wenita is offering a competitive salary and benefits package for the right person to join our team. This is a great opportunity for an experienced financial manager looking for a positive change. The Otago region is a beautiful, affordable place to live, with plenty of options to achieve the lifestyle you desire.

For further information on this role see the position description and candidate briefing pack.

Applications close Wednesday, 18 August 2021 and should include a CV and covering letter. Please visit the Polson Higgs careers page at to apply.

If you require any further information, contact HR at Polson Higgs on +64 03 477 9923.

For more info
Contact: Lisa Sintmaartensdyk
Phone: +64 03 474 9708

Applications close: Wednesday, 18-Aug-2021

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Forest Management

Harvest Manager

Company/Location: PFOlsen - Christchurch

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd has 50 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 maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

PF Olsen wants you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in Christchurch, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

Due to a current staff member moving overseas, we have a vacancy available in the Harvest Management team in the Christchurch region. If you are an experienced and motivated Harvest Manager or even a Supervisor who wants that next step up, a team player with a can-do attitude, then you are who we are looking for!

To be successful you will:

  • Have experience in managing all aspects of forest harvesting operations, including road formation or have a formal qualification and/or experience is civil engineering.
  • Be proficient in the use of GIS, cable analysis software (CHPs) and road design software (RoadEng).
  • Have excellent communication/interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Have knowledge of forest harvesting systems and processes.
  • Very good computer skills.
Your duties will include:
  • Management and supervision of harvesting and engineering operations to a high level of performance in H&S and Environmental compliance.
  • Developing effective harvest plans for ground based and cable operations
  • Analyzing harvesting options and undertaking assessments of environmental effects to support consent applications
  • Client liaison and written reporting
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
  • A vehicle with full private use
PF Olsen prides itself on being a drug-free workplace, and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For more info
Contact: Marty Watson
Phone: +64 021 832 245

Applications close: Saturday, 14-Aug-2021

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Forester (Planning & Establishment)

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

Jobs 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 220,000 hectares of plantation forests in New Zealand, producing an annual harvest volume of approximately 4.6 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 staff member taking maternity leave, we are looking for an energetic Forester to join our close knit Tokoroa Forestry department. Preferred start date would be November/December 2021 with the incumbent working through all of 2022.

The role will co–ordinate and manage the delivery of forestry / silvicultural operations in our Central estate. Responsibilities include

  • Operational planning, rate setting, allocation of work to contractors and management of contractors
  • Managing crew productivity and quality while providing guidance and technical expertise to ensure production meets agreed plans using the most cost effective option
  • Involvement in forest protection
All the while, delivering excellent health, safety, environmental and cost outcomes for our contractors and clients.

What We Can Offer
HFM NZ is one of New Zealand’s largest forest management companies and has global reach through our parent company Hancock Natural Resources Group. We will offer a highly competitive package including providing a work vehicle with private use. We understand the importance of good employee health and wellbeing and so support flexible work arrangements wherever possible. While this a fixed term position initially, where possible we always endeavor to keep good people on our team.

What We’re Looking For
For this role we are open to considering candidates with varying levels of experience. The role could suit someone with strong forestry operations planning, spraying and contractor management experience. Alternatively, it could be an entry point to our business for a Forestry Science or Forest Engineering graduate who is looking for their first role and exposure to a leading global forest management company. Regardless of your level of experience, we want someone with lots of positivity, who is solution oriented, welcomes change and seeks out innovation. A great team player with strong relationship and people management abilities will be welcomed as will a high level of technical skills and confidence with software. 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 18 August 2021.

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.

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Wednesday, 18-Aug-2021

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Forest Risk Manager

Company/Location: Juken New Zealand

Jobs Description:

The Opportunity

Juken New Zealand (JNL) has a great opportunity for an experienced Forest Risk Manager to join our forestry team based out of Gisborne.

Gisborne is a great place to live with many great schools and recreational opportunities, great beaches with world class surf breaks and good access to freehold forests and national parks which provide excellent tramping, hunting and fishing.

About the role:

As the Forest Risk Manager, you will be responsible for protecting our people, forests and environment by contributing to the continuous advancement of forest risk strategies, policies and procedures. You will ensure JNL’s Risk Management framework is compliant with legislation and support the achievement of our business objectives for forest operations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the General Manager of the East Coast Forest and Health and Safety Manager to identify, develop and improve strategies, policies and procedure to mitigate forest risks
  • Monitoring and auditing forest operations compliance with approved Risk Management Systems
  • Maintaining the risk register, risk assessments and controls
  • Monthly reports on KPI and making recommendations for improvement
  • Ensure all forest roles meet training, skill and competency requirements
Our ideal candidate:
  • Tertiary qualification in a related field would be preferred (H&S, Environmental, Forestry, Mining, Engineering)
  • Good understanding of NES – PF, RMA and industry certifications such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), or ISO 14001
  • Background in environmental or health and safety management
  • Team player and great attitude
JNL encourage high level training in all roles, so if you don’t have all of the specific requirements we can work with the right candidate to provide a development and training programme to suit. JNL have a positive attitude towards self-improvement.

What we offer:
  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • Workplace Savings Scheme (5% employer contribution to superannuation)
  • Health insurance for you and your family
  • Use of Work vehicle and access to freehold forests for recreation
JNL has an increasing sustainable cut within its forests, this is providing growth and opportunities for future employees, If you have proven experience within Risk and Compliance Management and are passionate about creating a safe work environment, apply now.

For more info
Contact: Faith Kohunui
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Harvest Operations Coordinator

Company/Location: Rayonier Matariki Forests - Canterbury

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 100 employees and approx. 650 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 Canterbury region, based in Rangiora. 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.

We are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of our people. We are proud to provide an engaging and rewarding employee experience for all, with particular focus on employee wellbeing, flexible work practices and a culture of learning and development.

We are also very proud to have been named the 2021 supreme winner in the Ministry for Primary Industries Good Employer Awards earlier this year.

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

Applications close 22 August 2021.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin

Applications close: Sunday, 22-Aug-2021

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Technical Forester

Company/Location: City Forests Limited / Dunedin

Jobs Description:
The Technical Forester will work as a member of the Forest Assets team and have a wide range of responsibilities involving; forest yield regulation and modelling, research and development, safety and environmental management, and management of the company’s non-forest assets.

The role is expected to encompass the wide scope of the Forest Assets’ functions' contributing primarily to planning, technical and analytical capability.

The Job is based in Dunedin and covers the Company's Otago Forest Estate.

PDF description: Technical Forester JD July 211.pdf

For more info
Contact: Grant Dodson
Phone: +64 0276546554
mobile: +64 0276546554

Applications close: Tuesday, 31-Aug-2021

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Regional Manager

Jobs Description:

  • Exciting Senior Leadership Opportunity
  • Forestry – Seed Orchard – Koura
  • South Island Location
Ernslaw is an established New Zealand forestry company on an exciting journey of change. We are strengthening every aspect of our business so that we are well positioned for success and our assets are sustainably managed for generations to come. Due to an internal promotion, we are seeking an experienced forestry leader to run our South Island operations. The scope of this regional management position extends across Southland, Otago and Marlborough and includes forestry operations, Douglas Fir Seed Orchard and our Keewai (fresh-water crayfish) operations.

This is a great opportunity for someone truly looking to make a positive impact. Now has never been a better time to step up as we look to roll out a variety of strategic initiatives throughout FY22 and beyond. We are looking for someone offering core skills in influencing and supporting others through positive change, who is respected for being commercially savvy and having broad operational experience across all aspects of the forest lifecycle.

Alignment to our company values is key with a strong focus on people, safety and caring for our environment being at the forefront of your leadership approach. This role will drive accountability for achieving top results, however we are looking for someone with exceptional leadership skills as your success will depend on your ability to work closely with your team, suppliers and stakeholders and gain buy in and trust quickly.

Reporting to the COO and as part of our senior team, the Regional Manager will be responsible for an annual cut of more than 200,000 tonnes (incl production thinning), an extensive silviculture programme spanning 750 ha in Southland and Otago as well as the further development of a new planting programme in Marlborough.

Key responsibilities:
  • Champion 100% safe across all operations leveraging support from our H&S team.
  • Facilitate strong collaborative relationships between operational and environmental teams to look after the land and meet our regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Deliver agreed production targets ensuring quality standards are met, value is maximised, and budgets are met/exceeded.
  • Develop long term partnerships with contractors ensuring aligned values.
  • Promote collaborative working relationships across Ernslaw regional businesses by creating opportunities to share learnings and support the delivery of our strategic plan.
  • Build strong stakeholder relationships with customers, regulators, iwi, agents, ports, and other forestry companies.
  • Management of our Douglas Fir Seed Orchard and our Keewai (freshwater crayfish) operations.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or extensive experience in all aspects of operational forestry.
  • Proven focus on safety & environmental practice
  • Values based leadership style
If you are interested in finding out more about this role or to apply, please send your query or CV and cover letters to

This application close on 20 August 2021, 5pm.

For more info
Contact: Careers
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Forestry IT

Woodstock Solutions Analyst

Company/Location: Remsoft Inc.

Jobs Description:
Remsoft is a leading provider of analytics and optimization technologies for managing the world’s forests, land and industrial assets. We help people make an impact and drive results through intelligence – and we’re growing our APAC presence. To support projects across New Zealand, Australia and Asia, we are seeking an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated Forester to join our Client Services team as a Solutions Analyst.

This role will be performed from your base in Australia or New Zealand, working remotely, and alongside our APAC General Manager who is based in New Zealand. The successful candidate will join a seasoned team of consulting practitioners, who have compiled an impressive track record of delivering exceptional value to clients around the world. With an opportunity to grow, learn and expand your career, you will focus on forest planning analyses, as well as related project work for a diverse global client base. Some flexibility in your working hours will be needed as you will be interacting with Remsoft Analysts in Canada and clients across New Zealand, Australia and Asia.


Undertake client services engagements, conduct planning analyses and provide some technical support. Tasks may include:

  • Acquiring, processing, scrubbing and analysis of forest related data
  • Developing and running planning models
  • Compiling results for inclusion in reports
  • Consult with clients to understand and achieve their solution needs
  • Remain up-to-date on developments and enhancements in Remsoft products and solutions and how these will impact customers
  • B.Sc. in Forestry, Operations Research/Analytics, natural resources-related science, or 5+ years forest operational experience
  • Strong technical background with analytical competencies
  • Familiarity with industry standard forest planning tools, especially Woodstock Optimization Studio
  • Very strong technical writing skills
  • Strong oral communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • M.Sc. in Forest Management, Forest Engineering or Operations Research/Analytics
  • Strong consulting skills (e.g. active listening, understanding client challenges, etc.)
  • Training/experience in operations research techniques (linear programming, simulation, heuristics)
  • Experience manipulating large datasets (e.g., SQL/database programming, R or SAS programming, VBA)
  • Experience working on lengthy, multi-person, multi-vendor contracts

For more info
Contact: Samantha Anderson
Phone: 506-450-1511

Applications close: Monday, 23-Aug-2021

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Health and Safety

Head of Operational Health & Safety

Jobs Description:

  • Senior Leadership Opportunity
  • Exciting Transformational Change Programme
  • Flexible North Island Location
Ernslaw is an established New Zealand forestry company on an exciting journey of change. We are strengthening every aspect of our business so that we are well positioned for success and our assets are sustainably managed for generations to come. Ernslaw puts the safety of our people and partners first, there’s no question that we strive to continuously improve in this area and that we are committed to being 100% Safe. We are looking for an experienced Health & Safety Leader to come and join us on our journey.

Reporting to the CEO, this leadership role will provide a step change in our operational health and safety performance and culture. We are looking for candidates with strong health & safety knowledge and experience who can work at both the strategic and operational level. Having forest industry experience is an advantage but if you’re keen to learn, then our team are happy to share their knowledge – it’s one of our values. Fostering strong, trusted relationships and credibility are key for success in this role. You need to be approachable, visible and a great coach as we’ve got a whole lot of people who want to get things right and are eager to learn.

As part of our senior team, you will contribute to the development of business strategy and operationalizing this. You will have a strong voice at the table and your role is influential across our business. Through collaboration, teamwork, and accountability, you will achieve continuous improvement and you’ll have fun along the way. You will also experience challenge, there is a lot to do and a lot of different people to support. Importantly, we have engaged people who are receptive to change and are prepared to do the mahi.

Key responsibilities:
  • Provide safety leadership across all Ernslaw operations from seed to sale.
  • Role model safety leadership and the Ernslaw core values.
  • Facilitate strong collaborative relationships between H&S, operational teams, and contractors through open two-way communication, clarity of expectations and processes and identification of support needs.
  • Ensure systems, processes and documentation meets industry codes of practice and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Deliver on a safety roadmap with clearly outlined goals and action plans.
  • Timely and accurate reporting of performance to board level.
  • Strong industry engagement to identify innovative solutions for common problems.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience of health and safety management preferably in an operational forestry setting
  • Ability to effectively lead teams
  • Ability to influence and manage change effectively across a workforce
If you are interested in finding out more about this role or to apply, please send your query or CV and cover letters to This application close on 20 August 2021, 5pm.

For more info
Contact: Careers
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Marketing and Sales

Domestic Sales Account Manager - Rotorua

Company/Location: Timberlands Ltd

Jobs Description:
Timberlands Ltd is a world leading Forestry Management Company based in Rotorua, New Zealand. Acting on behalf of the Kaingaroa Timberlands Partnership, Timberlands manages New Zealand’s largest plantation forest, the 189,000 ha Kaingaroa Forest Estate, with an annual harvest of over 4.5 M tonnes. With our core values of Manaaki, Mahi tahi and Whanake (Care, Collaborate and Grow) it is fundamental to our success that everyone on the team live and breathe these core values.

The Role:
We are looking for an exceptional Account Manager to assist in the management of our domestic sales accounts and processes. Our ideal candidate will have strong business acumen and a desire to succeed and achieve KPIs. You will be passionate about the timber industry and have extensive knowledge of log products. This is a busy and hands on role where no two days are the same, so you will need to be self-motivated and enjoy a challenge. You will respond to market led demand, manage customer relationships and be able to identify and see new market opportunities where needed. Regional travel will be required in this role. There is also a requirement to lead, participate and be involved in strategic plan projects where relevant.

The Candidate:
To be successful in this role, you will be highly passionate about the forestry industry and be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of log products. You will have experience in building and maintaining key business relationships as well as being a confident negotiator. You will be a forward thinker and use your data analytical skills to have input into budgets and reporting functions. Attention to detail is essential and experience in customer service/client management is desired. Approachable, adaptable and resilient are key qualities our successful candidate will possess.

What we offer:
We offer the opportunity to join a progressive and growing world class business with career and training opportunities to the envy of other industries. We offer the successful applicant a competitive salary, participation in a discretionary performance reward scheme, a benefits package including a vehicle, health and welfare insurances and flexible work hours to provide a good work life balance. This position is permanent full time.

If this sounds like the exciting opportunity you have been waiting for please submit your covering letter and a copy of your CV to by the closing date Friday, 20 August 2021. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or current eligibility to work in New Zealand and already be residing in New Zealand.

For more info
Contact: Laura Willis

Applications close: Friday, 20-Aug-2021

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Chief Executive Officer

Company/Location: Central North Island

Jobs Description:
Following the semi-retirement of the current company leader we are looking for a replacement Chief Executive Officer for this successful privately owned mid-sized manufacturing and servicing company with customers in NZ, Australia and Canada. The company has been in existence for many decades with a proven track record in providing high quality products and technical innovation to its customers. Thode is now poised for substantial growth in new developing markets giving the incoming CEO an opportunity to make their mark on the business.

Ideally the CEO would be Central North Island based although there is some flexibility with this for the right candidate.

Reporting to the board of directors including the retiring manager, the new CEO’s duties include:

  • Ultimate responsibility for the day to day running of the business.
  • Responsible for the retention of existing clients and the acquisition of new business.
  • Formulate appropriate marketing strategies to identify and target future clients and projects.
  • Maintain and oversee the operational requirements of the company.
  • Monitor activity of the business through reports from the division managers.
  • Ensure that the company has sufficient resources, planning and prioritization to complete production targets on time and within budget.
  • Prepare capex proposals as required.
  • Preferably a minimum of 4-5 years' experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Have a good understanding and commitment to Health & Safety legislation.
  • Proven leadership skills with an emphasis on driving and achieving business targets.
  • Experience of leading manufacturing processes (in any industry) as well as successfully retaining and developing new customers with identifiable skills in sales and marketing.
  • An understanding of "best practice" procedures regarding HR.
  • Relevant supporting qualification(s) preferred.
  • A highly positive, enthusiastic and energetic persona.
  • Commercially and financially astute, with a high level of attention to detail.
The right candidate will be rewarded with:
  • A competitive market salary
  • Other benefits including company vehicle, phone, Kiwisaver and medical insurance
Please forward your application and CV to

For more info

Applications close: Friday, 20-Aug-2021

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Sales and Marketing Manager

Company/Location: Winstone Pulp International (WPI) Limited

Jobs Description:

  • A technical sales and marketing role with a difference
  • Global and domestic commodity trading
  • Based in the Southern Ruapehu region
The opportunity (Karioi Pulpmill and Tangiwai Sawmill, Central North Island, New Zealand)
Winstone Pulp International (WPI) Limited has two operational sites; the Karioi Pulpmill manufactures mechanical market pulp products for the Asia Pacific market, the Tangiwai Sawmill produces sawn timber for domestic and export markets - all from renewable plantation pine.

WPI offers a diverse work environment, operating in a dynamic market. Located on the doorstep of the world heritage Tongariro National Park and ski areas we offer a wonderful balance of work and lifestyle.

Due to an internal promotion, we are now recruiting for the rarely available role of Sales and Marketing Manager. This role will report to the General Manager – Sales Marketing, Distribution and Strategy.

About the role
  • Deliver on the sales and technical goals of the business (pulp and timber).
  • Manage a NZ based team of four (sales and export documentation) and the international agent liaison.
  • Strategic focus around global markets and business development.
  • The ability to build and maintain strong customer partnerships domestically and globally will be critical to success in this role.
  • Significant domestic and international travel.
About you
  • Proven experience and expertise in sales practices, including prospecting, relationship and opportunity development, negotiation and closing deals.
  • Solid technical aptitude, preferably within the broader pulp and timber industries.
  • A proven track record in delivering commercial outcomes.
  • Has a thorough understanding of export logistics (including export and shipping documentation).
  • A strong results orientation and continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Well-developed leadership skills, high energy levels, engaged and motivated.
  • An articulate communicator (verbal and written), able to influence and engage with a diverse range of clients.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in commerce/ science/ applied mathematics is essential.
  • Holds and maintains a full Class 1 New Zealand Driver’s license.
  • Flexible approach and ability to undertake international travel as and when required.
  • The ability to speak multiple languages would be advantageous.
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.

Please note applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand on a permanent basis at the time of submitting their application.

For further information please contact Kathy on +64 06 385 8545 ext 811 or email

To apply for this position please email a letter of application and a resume to

Applications close at 12noon, Monday, 30 August 2021.

For more info
Contact: Kathy
Phone: +64 06 385 8545 ext 811
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