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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Forest Planner
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Deniliquin

Jobs Description:
At Forestry Corporation we pride ourselves on being the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in New South Wales. We manage renewable timber production, environmental sustainability and recreation across more than two million hectares of NSW State forests.

You can discover more about Forestry Corporation and the work we do by visiting www.forestrycorporation.com.au

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a passionate Forest Planner, responsible for overseeing and producing operational plans that align with business requirements and contractual supply obligations.

The role will also ensure compliance outcomes are met in line with operational field assessments.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Forest Planner, to develop and maintain strong relationships and drive continuous business improvement.

About You

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, qualifications and experience to succeed in the role;

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in forestry, natural resource management or demonstrated similar experience obtained within the last 5 years;
  • Forestry management experience across Silviculture ideal;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong ability in writing harvest plans;
  • Experience in working with tablet-based mapping will be looked upon favourably;
  • Demonstrated experience and competence in working with GIS packages;
  • Have a positive “can do” attitude with the ability to work autonomously and in a team environment;
  • Ability to work effectively across a range of stakeholders and build solid relationships;
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake firefighting as required and work afterhours;
  • Have a current drivers licence.
Apply Now

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Applications close on Sunday 15 December 2019.

For further information on this position, please contact Andrew McCurdy on (m) +61 0428 288 618.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire- fighting responsibilities, a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required as well as additional medical assessment for musculoskeletal functionality

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

We are an EEO Employer and females are encouraged to apply.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

For more info
Contact: Andrew McCurdy
E-mail: Andrew.McCurdy@fcnsw.com.au
mobile: +61 0428288618

Applications close: Sunday, 15-Dec-2019

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Forest Management

Senior Forest Officer Planning Operational (South)

Company/Location: Sustainable Timber Tasmania (Geeveston)

Jobs Description:

  • Are you a collaborative problem solver who identifies obstacles and opportunities?
  • Can you get the job done safely and efficiently?
  • Will your communication style influence and motivate others towards success?
  • Do you enjoy being active and working outside in Tasmania’s forests?
Sustainable Timber Tasmania has a Senior Forest Officer role available who will be responsible for delivering regional wood production plans to meet agreed targets in a safe, commercial and environmentally sound manner. The successful applicant will join the Production team on a permanent full-time basis in the Southern Region based at our Geeveston office.

Selection Criteria
  • Cert IV / Diploma in relevant industry qualification and Forest Practices Officer qualification and/or demonstrated extensive experience in a similar position
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to mentor across teams
  • Demonstrated experience in applying and auditing forest management functions, methods and processes to meet operational compliance obligations
  • Knowledge of relevant Codes of Practice, regulations, Australian Standards (or equivalent as appropriate)
  • Experience in managing contract performance in a commercial environment
  • Strong understanding of computer packages and their application
About Us:
Sustainable Timber Tasmania is responsible for managing 800,000 hectares of public production forests which provide vital environmental, economic and social benefits for all Tasmanians.

Contact:
The full position description is available at https://www.sttas.com.au/about-us/careers

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact: the Coordinator Harvesting (South), Matt Burch via email matt.burch@sttas.com.au or phone during business hours +61 0429 184961.

How to Apply:
Your application should be in one document and consist of a 1-2 page covering letter which outlines your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the selection criteria as above and other position accountability found in the position description on our website) and your current resume.

Please email your application to people@sttas.com.au by 9.00am Monday,16 December 2019.

For more info
Contact: Matt Burch
E-mail: matt.burch@sttas.com.au
mobile: +61 (0)429 184961

Applications close: Monday, 16-Dec-2019

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Executive Director, Planning & Resources

Company/Location: PT Hutan Ketapang Industri (“HKI”) / Indonesia

Jobs Description:
New Forests is a real assets investment manager offering leading edge strategies in forestry, land management, and conservation. Founded in 2005, we manage sustainable timber plantations, natural forests, forest carbon projects, rural land, and processing infrastructure.

On behalf of a fund investee company, PT Hutan Ketapang Industri (HKI) in Indonesia New Forests’ Singapore office is recruiting an Executive Director of Planning and Resources.

The role is specifically nominated by New Forests through its Asian office but contracted by HKI with the incumbent working in close collaboration with the HKI CEO. The Executive Director & Resources is the key senior role in the planning and development of a 100,000-hectare green field rubber development in West Kalimantan.

The job requirements will be split between on-site in a remote West Kalimantan location and Jakarta and the Executive Director will report to the company Board of Commissioners.

Key roles and responsibilities for this position include:

  • Developing and overseeing all aspects of planning and resources management;
  • Developing and executing internal quality control and auditing processes for all operational aspects of the project;
  • Leading the annual budgeting and annual operational management plans and ensuring implementation;
  • Ensuring FSC and IFC PS requirements are met for all aspects of the project, including oversight for social and environmental management plans monitoring and reporting to the Board of Commissioners and to New Forests on all operational, social, and environmental progress to the annual plan;
Experience and qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in comparable roles in tropical countries, with significant experience in Southeast Asia (preferably Indonesia);
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Forest Management or closely aligned discipline;
  • Ideally, an ability to communicate in Bahasa Indonesia with both written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience working in FSC certified companies and a good knowledge and understanding of the IFC Performance Standards is an advantage;
To Apply
Please provide your resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position in PDF format to careers@newforests.com.au Phone calls will not be accepted.

New Forests is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PDF description: 20191204_PTHKI_DirPlanningResources (1).pdf

For more info
Contact: Human Resources Department
E-mail: careers@newforests.com.au
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Forest Ranger (Sales Management), Forest Products (Mundubbera)
Company/Location: Fisheries and Forestry, Forestry, Forest Products, North Fma / Mundubbera

Jobs Description:
Remuneration/Salary Rates (may include superannuation and annual leave loading) (Grade) (Additional Information)
$60 605 - $67 284 p.a.

Duties/Abilities:

FOREST RANGER (SALES MANAGEMENT) – AO3
Be part of a team that works in sites throughout Queensland liaising with key clients and stakeholders to plan, authorise, undertake and monitor field operations associated with the State’s management of sale of native timber and quarry products.

We are looking for tech savvy people who enjoy working outdoors and being in the bush, who bring relevant practical and professional skills and are willing to travel to different operational sites around Queensland as part of their work and are able to complete associated office based electronic reports, plans and requests to a high level.

Self-starters with great work ethic and a positive attitude who are comfortable working independently as well as working as a member of a team who enjoy getting things done are successful in this role.

Forest Rangers (Sales Management) work extensively with clients in carrying out their day to day activities and communicate effectively with a wide range of different people from different backgrounds. They use their initiative to resolve practical problems working with customers and in the field. When not in the field they work with colleagues to plan and monitor work activities and implement improvements to work procedures and practices. Forest Rangers (Sales Management) exercise key delegations acting within policies and procedures underpinned by legislation.

Existing knowledge of relevant forest operations/bush skills and safety is highly desirable for this role.

There is access to learning and development opportunities including organisational training and associated assessment.

The role requirements are outlined in the Role Description. Please refer to this & our associated applicant information

For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Enquiries: Chris Oppermann +61 0488 416 728

Job Ad Reference: QLD/331336/19

Application Details: www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Closing Date: Friday, 20 December 2019

For more info
Contact: Chris Oppermann
Phone: +61 0488 416 728

Applications close: Friday, 20-Dec-2019

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Operations Forester West Gippsland
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • 2 years fixed-term position
  • Career level 3 position
  • Negotiable location (Noojee or Erica)
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.

Our operations Division is currently seeking for a proactive and experienced Forester to join its team based at our Erica or Noojee office.

Reporting to the Senior Forester, this position is responsible for planning and managing all operations requirements in line with legislation and business objectives.

About you:
  • Relevant forest management experience;
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Experience liaising and supervising contractors
  • Ability preparing coupes for harvest, including; preparation of the coupe plan, field marking boundaries and undertaking biodiversity field inspections and manage special values at the coupe level
  • Be physically fit to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • Capable of working independently without supervision
  • Strong time management skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Health insurance discount
  • EAP available for staff and their family
To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

PDF description: Position Description 2019- Operations Forester CL3 West Gippsland.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Sunday, 5-Jan-2020

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Operations Planning Forester - Noojee
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • Ongoing Position
  • Office based in Noojee
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.

Our Operations Division is currently seeking for an experienced Forester to join its team at our Noojee office.

Reporting to the Senior Operations Planning Forester, this role is responsible to plan and manage the scheduling and risk management of coupes in line with legislative requirements and business objectives across the West Gippsland region.

About you:
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field, preferably with a commercial forestry focus
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years working within a forestry or natural resource management focussed business in a planning or operational role
  • Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
  • High level of attention to detailStrong organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to adopt and progress new technology and systems particularly GIS and MS Office
  • Developed communication and advocacy skills with external and internal stakeholders
  • Team focus
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Wellbeing program
  • Health insurance discount
To apply please send your CV to Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

PDF description: Position Description 2019 - Operations Planning Forester CL 3 - West Gippsland .pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Sunday, 5-Jan-2020

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Transformation Porject Officer
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • 12 months fixed-term role
  • Melbourne CBD Location
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.

Reporting to the General Manager Transformation; you will become a key member responsible for providing project management support, opportunity analysis and communications VicForests’ business transformation program.

About the role:
  • Apply Project Management methodology to support the delivery of VicForests’ Business Transformation Project
  • Support the GM Transformation in the overall implementation of the transformation and change framework in order to provide the basis for continuous improvement, quality assurance and cost effectiveness
  • Develop relevant documentation regarding the VicForests’ Business Transformation Project ensuring that risks are identified, and schedule resource and budget elements are accurately estimated
  • Assist in undertaking research into market segments for new business opportunities
  • Engage the broader business to support the project delivery
About you:
  • Strong project management experience
  • A patient and calm approach with excellent stakeholder management
  • Ability to communicate and to influence at all levels
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and the businesses expectations
  • Ability to perform various tasks such as writing comms plans and communicating change across the business
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Initiative to deliver business objectives
To apply please send your CV to Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is committed to equality and diversity
People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply

PDF description: Position Description 2019 - Transformation Project Officer.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Sunday, 5-Jan-2020

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Distribution Planner
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • Ongoing position
  • Woori Yallock or Noojee location
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.

Reporting to the Sales & Distribution Manager; you will be responsible to coordinate deliveries to customers while meeting contractual obligations in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Duties include but not limited to:
  • Coordinate the efficient delivery of logs from coupe to customer to achieve monthly targets
  • Produce and update monthly haulage schedules for contractors
  • Provide analytical advice and report on deliveries month to date
  • Monitor haulage contractor performance, customer requirements and deliveries against targets
  • Provide support to the Customer Account Managers and the Sales & Distribution Manager
  • Accountable for logistics, quality and quantity of stock in storage sites
  • Identify and communicate key risks and ensure risk management processes are followed
  • Address contractor issues by identifying constructive and mutually beneficial solutions for them and VicForests
About you:
  • Appropriate degree in Logistics, Supply chain or a related field
  • Solid experience in a logistics or supply chain related business
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Experienced working and engaging with different stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
To apply please send your CV to Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is committed to equality and diversity
People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply

PDF description: Position Description 2019 - Distribution Planner CL4.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Sunday, 5-Jan-2020

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Manager, Biodiversity Conservation and Research
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:
VicForests is a 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 of our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and talented Biodiversity expert to manage our Biodiversity Conservation and Research team.About the role:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Biodiversity Conservation & Research team to optimise individual and team performance through effective leadership, training and development and performance management;
  • Take responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of Occupational Health and Safety programs in the workplace
  • Responsible for the development, maintenance and delivery of VicForests’ Forest Management Research Strategy
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and analysis of scientific research and monitoring programs
  • Undertake effective project management, including delivery of projects in line with quality, time and budgetary constraints
  • Contributes to the design, implementation and analysis of scientific research and monitoring programs
  • Responsible for the review and application of VicForests’ biodiversity management framework
About you:
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Forest Science, Biodiversity Conservation and/or Forest Ecology (post graduate qualification preferable)
  • Strong knowledge of the native timber industry
  • Demonstrated experience in policy development and providing high level advice on key biodiversity issues to a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining key scientific relationships and research strategies
  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • A passion for achieving conservation goals
  • And the initiative to deliver our business objectives.

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Sunday, 5-Jan-2020

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Operations Forester
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • 2 x 2 years fixed-term positions
  • Career level 2 positions
  • Negotiable location (Noojee or Erica)
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.

Our operations Division is currently seeking for 2 proactive and experienced Foresters to join its team based at our Erica or Noojee office.

Reporting to the Senior Forester, this position is responsible for planning and managing all operations requirements in line with legislation and business objectives.

About you:
  • Relevant forest management experience
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Experience liaising with contractors
  • Ability preparing coupes for harvest, including; preparation of the coupe plan, field marking boundaries and undertaking biodiversity field inspections and manage special values at the coupe level
  • Be physically fit to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • Capable of working independently without supervision
  • Proactive “can do” attitude
  • Strong time management skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Myki and health insurance discount
  • EAP available for staff and their family
To apply please send CV and Cover Letter to Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

PDF description: Position Description 2019 - Operations Forester West Gippsland CL2 12191.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Sunday, 5-Jan-2020

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Operations Forester - Alexandra
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • 2 years fixed term role
  • Alexandra Location
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.

Our Operations Division is currently seeking for a proactive and experienced Forester to join its team at our Alexandra office.

Reporting to the Senior Forester this position is responsible for planning and managing all operations requirements in line with legislation and business objectives.

About you:
  • Relevant forest management experience;
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field;
  • Experience liaising with contractors;
  • Ability preparing coupes for harvest, including; preparation of the coupe plan, field marking boundaries and undertaking biodiversity field inspections and manage special values at the coupe level;
  • Be physically fit to enable effective completion of field-based work;
  • Capable of working independently without supervision;
  • Proactive “can do” attitude;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • High level of attention to detail;
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel;
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Health insurance discount;
To apply please send your CV to Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

PDF description: PD - Operations Forester CL2 Alex (1).pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: Vf.Careers@vicforests.com.au
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Forestry IT

GIS Manager

Company/Location: Sustainable Timber Tasmania Hobart

Jobs Description:

  • Hobart
  • Permanent Full Time
Great development opportunity for a GIS and technology professional to drive the new GIS Strategy and lead a small team of spatial and IT professionals.

Ability to demonstrate your leadership, innovation and provide solutions.

Manage and drive a team to support organisational change.

About Us
Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) is responsible for managing approximately 800,000 hectares of public production forests which provide vital environmental, economic and social benefits for all Tasmanians. It is our business to ensure that these benefits are sustainably managed for current and future generations.

GIS Manager

STT has undertaken significant work in formulating a GIS Strategy. It is now seeking an experienced professional to create an Operational Plan for the team to implement.

Selection Criteria

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate their:
  • Ability to analyse complex workflows and implement integrated spatial solutions
  • Broad range of skills and experience in a corporate GIS environment
  • Contemporary technology skills - spatial databases, GIS tools, Open-source and ESRI
  • Project management skills
  • Leadership, coaching and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Degree in Information Science, Science, Geomatics (or equivalent) or relevant associated discipline
Contact:

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact Mark Rippon, Resources and Planning Manager, during business hours on +61 (0)3 6169 2827 or +61 (0)408 518 188.

How to Apply:
Please refer to the STT website for the position description. Your application should be in one document and consist of a current resume and a 1-2 page covering letter which outlines your experience, skills, attributes and knowledge that relate to the Selection Criteria.

Please email your application to people@sttas.com.au by 9.00am Friday 20th December 2019.

PDF description: GIS Manager PD.pdf

For more info
Contact: Mark Rippon
E-mail: mark.rippon@sttas.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)3 6169 2827
mobile: +61 (0)408 518 188

Applications close: Friday, 20-Dec-2019

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Marketing and Sales

Director of Sales/Managing Director, Australasia

Company/Location: Remsoft Inc.

Jobs Description:
The Opportunity:

Remsoft, a leader in optimization and operations management solutions for Forestry, is looking for a seasoned revenue leader to be part of our ongoing growth and expansion in Australasia. You are a high impact solution professional who thinks strategically and operates tactically. In partnership with an existing strong resource in the region, you will focus on expanding our Australasia revenue line through deeper penetration of the existing client base, developing new clients, and expanding in new areas.

For the right candidate, you will also have responsibility for managing the region as a business entity within Remsoft.

This role requires past success in developing and executing a clear business plan and budget, with a focus on revenue acceleration, partner development and solution growth.

You have worked in some combination of forestry industry, optimization solutions, supply chain/logistics.

Background and Responsibilities:

  • Proven ability to manage against a top line revenue target; and ideally have managed a full top & bottom line business entity
  • Experience in developing a region strategy, and executing at an account level with a wide array of client stakeholders – from technical to senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and sell complex enterprise solutions that combine commercial software and consulting services
  • Work hands-on in accounts in partnership with our current personnel in the region, and with a remote Canadian-based consulting delivery team
  • You have a demonstrated track record of maturing an existing client base through focused account strategy development that increases value and uncovers new opportunities
  • Experience in project management delivery will be an asset
  • Your written communication is top notch and you are a confident presenter and facilitator
Qualifications:
  • Language: English.
  • 10+ years of demonstrated success in the areas outlined above
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • You live in Australia or New Zealand, preferably near a major centre; and can travel up to 30%
Competitive compensation package.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV and a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the position attributes and role requirements to: careers@remsoft.com

PDF description: Friday Offcuts - Managing Director 20191.pdf

For more info
Contact: Samantha Anderson
E-mail: careers@remsoft.com

Applications close: Friday, 31-Jan-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Assistant Manager

Company/Location: Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd | Hervey Bay, Queensland

Jobs Description:
The Koppers group is a leading manufacturer of treated hardwood and softwood timber products in Australia. Due to internal promotion, a great opportunity for a Assistant Manager has arisen for a person with experience in operations and supervision at our Takura (Hervey Bay) Queensland plant.

To succeed in this position, proficiency in the following areas is essential:

  • Managing production, staff and operations
  • Ensure a strong focus on SH&E
  • Quality Assurance
  • Inventory control, product quality, and chain of custody
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of SH&E and quality policies and procedures
  • Minimum one year of people management required: 5 years of people management experience in a timber production facility is preferred.
  • Tertiary qualifications or higher is preferred
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft products
  • Knowledge of budgeting, accounting principles and practices preferred.
  • Understanding of timber technology – preservative treatment principles and practices, sizing and grading is preferred
Applications close at 4pm (Australian Eastern Time) December 16, 2019.

Please submit applications including resumes to David Chapman, Business Manager (ChapmanD@koppers.com.au).

All applicants with appropriate skills and experience are encouraged to apply.
Koppers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For more info
Contact: David Chapman
E-mail: ChapmanD@koppers.com.au
mobile: +61 (0)438 715 145

Applications close: Monday, 16-Dec-2019

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Wood Transport/Logistics

Dispatch and Logistics Manager

Company/Location: AKD Softwoods

Jobs Description:
AKD Softwoods is a vertically integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products and employing over 1,000 people across three states. We seek people who share our values and our commitment to ensuring we have a truly sustainable business. In return, there are great opportunities to develop your career while being rewarded and recognised for your contribution.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a strong 'business minded' Dispatch and Logistics Manager to join our team.

Reporting directly to the Site Manager, this position will be directly responsible for the management, business development and continuous improvement of AKD's fast growing and fast paced Dispatch & Logistics function. This is a senior position and will be part of the Colac Leadership Team, contributing to the Colac site strategic objectives. The successful candidate will be passionate about innovation and continuous improvement as well as drive change for future success.

The Dispatch and Logistics Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing the Dispatch & Logistics Department in a safe, efficient and cost effective way
  • People Management over twenty staff including truck drivers, forklift operators and administrators
  • Investigate & action non-conformance issues
  • Identify, develop and execute systems and processes to further enhance the department
  • Negotiate and forge strong alliances with external freight contractors
  • Ensure compliance with legislative requirements
To be successful in this exciting opportunity you will have:
  • Absolute Commitment to Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Well established organisation, planning and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to develop high performing teams
  • Strong planning & execution skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Experience in the transport/logistics industry would be advantageous, but isn’t compulsory
If you are results orientated and believe you have the commitment, energy and the motivation to make a difference, please email or mail your resume and cover letter using the reference code ‘DL0120’ to:
Human Resources
AKD Softwoods
7-15 Forest Street
Colac, Vic 3250
Email: recruitment@akd.com.au
Ph: +61 3 5231 9100

Applications Close: Friday 10th January 2020

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, may be required.

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
E-mail: recruitment@akd.com.au
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Biosecurity

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forest Health and Biosecurity

Company/Location: University of Canterbury - Christchurch

Jobs Description:

  • School of Forestry
  • College of Engineering
  • University of Canterbury
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
What You Will Do

We invite applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Forest Health and Biosecurity where you will develop an active teaching and research programme. The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate's relevant experience.

The successful applicant will undertake research, teach undergraduate courses, supervise postgraduate students and develop links with the New Zealand forestry sector, as well as collaborate with other academics in the School's teaching, research and administrative activities.

Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and have a successful research record in forest health or biosecurity with research experience relevant to New Zealand plantation and/or indigenous forests. The successful applicant will have the ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses that cover forest health and biosecurity including: the role of pathogens and insect pests in forests, the impact of vertebrate pests on forest systems, the impact and mitigation of abiotic forest health factors and biosecurity risk management, including the effects of climate change.

For more information about the School, please visit www.forestry.ac.nz/

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of 'People Prepared to Make a Difference'. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

Closing date: 12th January 2020

Apply

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Contact: University of Canterbury
E-mail: WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

Applications close: Sunday, 12-Jan-2020

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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Contract Planting
Company/Location: Evergreen Landcare - Wellington

Jobs Description:
Expressions of Interest

Contract Planters required from 1st April 2020 - 30th June 2020 to assist with planting approximately 500,000 native seedlings in various size pots in the Wellington Region.

Rates, shifts and inclusions to be discussed and negotiated.

Will accept interest for shorter term planting availability also.

For more info
Contact: Ben Hine
E-mail: benh@evergreenlandcare.co.nz
Phone: +64 021786146

Applications close: Saturday, 29-Feb-2020

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Forest Management

Wood Purchase Co-ordinator
Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd - Napier

Jobs Description:
Due to an internal promotion we have an opportunity to advance your career in a key role as a Wood Purchase Co-ordinator based in sunny Hawkes Bay.

About the opportunity

Working alongside the Wood Purchase Manager, you will be responsible for purchasing external wood resources & developing relationships with farmers & private forest owners ensuring ongoing future log supply.

No day will be the same as you'll be actively involved in liaising, negotiating and purchasing private forest lots in the Hawkes Bay region, monitoring & overseeing harvesting of those forests, managing financial outcomes associated with purchases & developing strategies to ensure future growth of our wood purchase business.

About the person

Our main focus is on people who come with a positive, can do attitude & are motivated to learn. Preference will be given to those who have Forestry experience (min 2-3 years) in log purchasing, harvesting & roading and looking to build on their commercial skills.

To be successful in this role it's imperative you have exceptional interpersonal skills, can initiate, follow through & further develop business opportunities, have a natural ability to build and maintain strong relationships & can operate with a high level of integrity.

What will you get in return?

You'll get a role with a true mix of commercial & forest management exposure which comes with the benefit of enjoying the Hawkes Bay sunshine by working outdoors! You'll be responsible for a number of woodlots which will develop your project management & planning skills & provide you with the ability to influence business outcomes.

Along with this you get to work for one of the largest employers in Hawkes Bay who pride themselves in looking after their employees through nurturing a fantastic work culture & providing attractive remuneration and benefits.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, then we'd love to hear from you!

To apply for this job go to: https://panpacjobs.co.nz/Vacancies

For more info
Contact: Kara Paterson
E-mail: kara.paterson@panpac.co.nz

Applications close: Monday, 6-Jan-2020

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Resource Planning Manager

Company/Location: Aratu Forests

Jobs Description:

  • Key role with a future focus
  • Senior management team member
  • Opportunity to be part of a new and developing business
About Aratu Forests
Aratu Forests is a forestry estate and asset management company, managing around 27,000 hectares of radiata pine plantation on 35,000 hectares of freehold, forestry right and leasehold land in the Gisborne District. Through structured investment in our land and assets we have built high-yielding and sustainable forests. As a business, Aratu Forests is committed to ensuring our social, cultural, environmental and economic practices deliver long term, sustainable outcomes, we are proud to operate with the principles of active, honest and transparent engagement, and are committed to seeking excellence through ongoing improvement. Aratu Forests is a significant player in the East Coast Region of New Zealand.

In July 2019, Aratu Forests was purchased by New Forests, an Australian-based, international and sustainable forestry investment manager, on behalf of its institutional investment clients.

The Location
Gisborne sits in the top five locations in New Zealand for both ‘well-being’ and ‘sense of purpose’ and it’s easy to see why. Gisborne is a well serviced, coastal town with high sunshine hours, great beaches and renowned surf breaks. With a great community feel and outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing in abundance, Gisborne is a destination of choice.

The opportunity
We are looking to recruit a Resource Planning Manager to join the Senior Management Team to provide specialist resource planning and modelling skills to the organisation, along with maintaining spatial and resource description records of the estate and its growing stock. The role plays an important part in ensuring that the resource is utilised in a judicious and sustainable way through a combination of long term and tactical planning horizons. Because of the role’s high impact through the long-term nature of the planning horizons and the implications of that to the value of the estate, expertise in all aspects of estate planning and team leadership are key to its success.

Desired skills and experience:
  • 5+ years’ experience in a Resource Planning role
  • Competent in use and analysis of resource modelling and spatial tools (Tigermoth, Geomaster etc)
  • A good understanding of operational forestry
  • Confident people management experience
  • Strategic level thinking
  • Personal attributes that include enthusiasm and can-do attitude as well as being analytical, detailed and innovative are a definite advantage
This is your opportunity to build on your career while enjoying an incredible lifestyle location. As part of the Aratu Forests Senior Management Team, you will be working with motivated, energetic and talented people who want to make a difference

To find out more go to www.aratuforests.co.nz or contact Ian Brown on ian.brown@aratuforests.co.nz

Applications to be sent in confidence to ian.brown@aratuforests.co.nz

Applications close 5pm Wed 18th Dec 2019

For more info
Contact: Ian Brown
E-mail: ian.brown@aratuforests.co.nz
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General Manager, Operations

Company/Location: Aratu Forests

Jobs Description:

  • New Role
  • Part of the Senior Management Team
  • Strategic and Tactical Operational Management
About Aratu Forests
Aratu Forests is a forestry estate and asset management company, managing around 27,000 hectares of radiata pine plantation on 35,000 hectares of freehold, forest rights and leasehold land in the Gisborne District. As a business, Aratu Forests is committed to ensuring our social, cultural, environmental and economic practices deliver long term, sustainable outcomes, we are proud to operate with the principles of active, honest and transparent engagement, and are committed to seeking excellence through ongoing improvement.

About the Role
As part of our continued growth and developing strategic direction, we are now seeking a General Manager of Operations.

Sitting in the Senior Management Team, the GM of Operations will report directly to the CEO and will manage all forest-based operations to meet company and legislative requirements in terms of output levels, harvesting, roading, transport, tree and wood quality, safety compliance and environmental compliance in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Key to this role is contributing to the overall strategic direction and management of the company, including development of an agile operational strategy.

Consistent with the company business philosophy of respect, trust and quality, the successful candidate must bring with them a high level of integrity, communication and work ethic. You must be self-motivated and have proven successful management experience in Operations and Leadership within the forestry industry. Your passion for developing people and high-performance teams will be very apparent. Experience within the sector in contractor negotiations and stakeholder engagement is also crucial.

Important to this role:
  • Effective financial planning and management of the operations budget and value recovery
  • Building and leading a high performing specialist forest operations team
  • Tactical and solution-focused thinking offset by a strategic perspective
  • A drive for results, sustainability, innovation and best practice
  • A focus on responsible, effective and efficient forest management solutions
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, to trade off competing requirements for the best overall outcome
  • A collaborative communication style with stakeholders that is supportive, engaging but also productive
  • Superior time management and organisational abilities
For this role you will need:
  • A relevant qualification in Forestry or related discipline
  • At least 10+ years in management positions within the forest industry
  • A deep understanding of operational forestry
  • Experience in commercial aspects of forest management
  • Track record of building high performance teams
As part of our commitment to you we will provide an excellent remuneration package.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing business that has a strong team culture.

Applications to be sent to ian.brown@aratuforests.co.nz

Applications Close: 5pm Wed 18th December 2019

For more info
Contact: Ian Brown
E-mail: ian.brown@aratuforests.co.nz
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Health and Safety

Health, Safety and Environment Manager

Company/Location: Aratu Forests

Jobs Description:

  • Senior Management Team
  • Environmental Management
  • Strategic Health and Safety
About Aratu Forests
Aratu Forests is a forestry estate and asset management company, owning and managing 35,000 hectares of forest land in the Gisborne District. We are both FSC and PEFC certified. As a business, Aratu Forests is committed to ensuring our social, cultural, environmental and economic practices deliver long term, sustainable outcomes, we are proud to operate with the principles of active, honest and transparent engagement, and are committed to seeking excellence through ongoing improvement.

The Location
Gisborne sits in the top five locations in New Zealand for both ‘well-being’ and ‘sense of purpose’ and it’s easy to see why. Gisborne is a well serviced, coastal town with high sunshine hours, great beaches and renowned surf breaks. With a great community feel and outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing in abundance, Gisborne is a destination of choice.

About the Role
As part of our continued growth and strategic direction, we are seeking a strategically focused Health, Safety and Environment Manager. Sitting in the Senior Management Team and reporting directly to the CEO, the role will be accountable for the strategic planning and implementation of Health, Safety and Environmental management, to drive key initiatives, best practice and build a positive and effective Health, Safety and Environmental culture.

Important to this role:
  • Passion and advocacy for health, safety and environment
  • A strategic focus towards planning, developing and achieving Environmental and Health and Safety objectives and deliverables
  • Capable leadership, partnership and advocacy with the ability to effectively communicate, influence and mentor company-wide
  • Motivation to drive continuous improvement, innovations and best practice with regard to Health, Safety and Environmental and sustainability practices
  • Proven ability with HS&E system development and delivery as well as benchmarking compliances and performance through audits, remediation and insightful analysis
  • High levels of initiative and energy with a solution driven approach
  • Superior time management and organisational abilities
  • Policy and procedure development and documentation skills
For this role you will need:
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Environment and/or Health and Safety
  • A background in environmental management and compliance, preferably within the forest industry
  • Experience in undertaking audits and implementing innovations and improvements
  • Knowledge of the criteria and requirements for both FSC and PEFC certification
  • Proven track record of working at a senior level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NZ environmental and workplace health and safety legislation
  • Valid driver’s license
Consistent with the company business philosophy of respect, trust and quality, the successful candidate must bring with them a high level of integrity, communication and work ethic.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing business that has a strong team culture.

Applications to be sent in confidence to ian.brown@aratuforests.co.nz

Applications Close: 5pm Wed 18th December 2019

For more info
Contact: Ian Brown
E-mail: ian.brown@aratuforests.co.nz
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Wood Processing

Jobs Description:
School of Forestry,College of Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week
  • Fixed Term for 3 years
What You Will Do
We invite applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Wood Processing where you will develop an active teaching and research programme. The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s relevant experience.

The successful applicant will undertake research, teach undergraduate courses, supervise postgraduate students and develop links with the New Zealand forestry sector, as well as collaborate with other academics in the School’s teaching, research and administrative activities.

Who You Are
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field and have a successful research record in wood processing with research experience relevant to plantation forests. The successful applicant will have a broad knowledge of wood processing. Specialist knowledge and experience in one or more of the following would be advantageous: solid wood processing, engineered wood products, life cycle assessments, (pre)manufacturing, biorefinery, timber engineering and timber modification.

The successful applicant will be required to develop and teach an Advanced Wood Processing course as well as teach wood processing components into other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop a strong research programme in consultation with the wood processing industry.

Why UC
UC is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

Closing date: Sunday, 26th January 2020

To apply, please visit our website, www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/

For more info
Contact: To apply, please visit our website
E-mail: www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/
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