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Careers - Colac and Irrewarra - Victoria

National Forestry Manager

21 February 2019

National Forestry Manager

 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 seek a tertiary qualified forestry professional with a broad background, that has prepared them to successfully take on and manage the diverse technical and commercial responsibilities of this role.

As a key member of the Executive Team, this fulltime position will contribute to the organisation’s strategic vision and business objectives; leading a small but very capable team, managing a 9500-hectare estate which is constantly expanding.

The Forestry Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing all silvicultural and harvesting operational activities
  • Managing budgets and operational expenditure effectively
  • Strategic planning involvement
  • Drive and support initiatives to create a highly engaged, high performing culture
  • Managing specific compliance and contractual requirements
  • Actively pursue opportunities to procure existing plantations and greenfield sites to expand the estate

In order to be considered for this role:

  • Absolute commitment to Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills  
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Relevant proven performance

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and organisational fit. If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘FM0219’ to the below addresses.

Applications Close 7th March 2019. Immediate start available.
Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, may be required.

Colac and Irrewarra - Victoria


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