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General Manager Resources

Company/Location: North Lakes

Job Description:
With a 315,000 hectare estate scattered from Passchendaele near the New South Wales border to Kuranda north west of Cairns, we're one of the largest plantation growers in Australia. If you've driven up the east coast of Queensland, you're bound to have seen one or more of our plantation forests. These plantations produce approximately 2.0 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to a culture which is safe, diverse, inclusive, and determined where we act with respect, integrity, and positivity.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) this position performs an integral leadership role in the achievement of HQPlantations long-term results by delivering strategic and tactical resource management outcomes.

The successful candidate will:

  • ensure strategic and tactical plans are developed and implemented which align expenditure with financial targets;
  • lead the development, implementation and monitoring of spatial information, plantation inventory and resource management systems; and
  • develop and maintain HQPlantations Long Term Plan including reconciliations against past plans and models, and forward looking alternatives and re-forecasts.
Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé and a brief response (approximately 2 pages) outlining their ability to meet the Position Responsibilities via Career Opportunities on our website where you will also find the position description.

Enquiries should be directed to the HQPlantations People & Safety Business Group on telephone +61 (07) 3882 8271 or via email to

Closing date – 5.00pm Friday 8 October 2021

PDF description: 1006_General_Manager_Resources (1).pdf

For more info
Contact: HQPlantations People & Safety Business Group
Phone: +61 (07) 3882 8271

Forest Manager

Company/Location: Rotorua

Job Description:
Wood Marketing Services is forest management company based in Rotorua, and predominately operating in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regions. Due to an increase in our workload, we have a new position available in our business for a motivated and self starting forestry professional, to join our small team and contribute to managing forests for a diverse range of clients.

The ideal candidate is looking to, broaden their skill base and continue career growth within the forestry industry. The Forest Manager role is varied and working within a small team, will give ample opportunity to stamp their mark on the role, and take leadership of this part of our business. The key roles will be the management of growing our clients forest investments, silviculture operations and client reporting in the BOP and Waikato region. The role will have a good balance of technical forestry office work, balanced with a good mix of field work.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety, and the environment outcomes
  • Forest Management to a high level of performance
  • Client management, budgeting, and reporting associated with forest operations
  • Plan, direct and monitor forest operations and forest growth
Preference will be given to those with:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record, with 3 or more years experience in Forest Management
  • Proficient use of Arc GIS and Geomaster software
  • Knowledge of FSC of principles and forest management practice
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • An exciting and diverse role in a skilled and supportive team
  • Career progression opportunities within our business
  • External and Internal Training opportunities
  • The successful applicant will be offered an attractive remuneration package based on experience including salary & work vehicle.
To find more about Wood Marketing Services visit our website

For more info
Contact: Duncan Mills
mobile: +64 0272855598

Forestry Harvesting

Forest Harvesting and Engineering Manager

Company/Location: Southwood Export Limited - Southland, NZ

Job Description:

About Southwood Export Ltd

Southwood Export Limited (SWEL) is a plantation management company based in Invercargill.

The company’s operations involve the management, afforestation and harvesting of significant eucalyptus plantations in Southland and South Otago and are both PEFC and FSC certified. The current annual harvest of 350,000GMT per annum is processed through SWEL’s mill, with all product stockpiled and exported internationally from the port of Bluff.
About the role

SWEL currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Forest Harvesting and Engineering Manager to join the team.

The duties will include:

  • Overall planning, management and supervision of the company’s harvesting and engineering operations;
  • Planning, management and supervision of associated roading works;
  • Establishing and maintaining budgets, including ensuring the operations are completed on time, in accordance with the relevant specifications and within budget;
  • Ensuring compliance with H&S regulations and other applicable environmental and legislative requirements;
  • Procurement and administration of contracts;
  • Managing the performance of contracted forest crews;
  • Project work from time to time.
About you

The successful candidate will have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or Forestry, or comparable experience in the forestry industry;
  • Proven experience in harvest planning and management, including ground based and cable harvesting operations;
  • Proven experience in planning, layout, construction and maintenance of forest roading systems;
  • A high level of enthusiasm, self-motivation and a strong work ethic;
  • A good level of physical fitness;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to effectively manage others;
  • Strong computer skills
  • A focus and commitment to Health and Safety principles and operating a drug and alcohol-free workplace (including a willingness to undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, and drug and alcohol testing during the period of employment).
This role is a fulltime position predominantly working Monday to Friday, however due to the nature of the role flexibility around the days and hours of work will be required.

Living in Southland is a great lifestyle choice! Invercargill has a reputation as a family-friendly city, with affordable housing, short commutes, excellent schools and first-class facilities. The region also offers easy access to exciting recreational opportunities in Fiordland, Queenstown and the Southern Lakes, and Stewart Island. Whether you’re interested in exploring our national parks to hunt, tramp, fish or dive, or want to try out the world-class ski fields and wineries there is something for you!

A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

If you are interested in joining the SWEL team apply now via the link or contact Tamara Pine at HR South on +64 027 257 8576 or for a confidential discussion or to obtain a Job Description.

Applications close at 5pm on 12 October 2021.

For more info
Contact: Tamara Pine
Phone: +64 272578576

Regional Harvest Manager – North Wairoa and Gisborne region

Company/Location: Forest Management (NZ)

Job Description:


Forest Management (NZ) Limited (FMNZ) is a family owned company. Established in 1974, they specialise in all aspects of forest management from establishment to harvest.
FMNZ is currently managing over 30,000 hectares of forest estate, located predominantly in the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne areas. The species managed are predominantly pinus radiata.

FMNZ’s Mission Statement is “To Maximise the potential of every forest we manage in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner” and as a company, FMNZ values integrity, innovation and are committed to delivering services that exceed expectations.

For more information on FMNZ please follow this link


The Regional Harvest Manager role makes a significant contribution to the operational success of the FMNZ harvest capacity. The primary position function is to plan, manage and supervise harvest operations in the North Wairoa and Gisborne region.

To provide the best possible result for forest owners, you will be preparing pre-harvest plans including; roading and consent applications, supervising and mentoring FMNZ harvest staff within the region, monitoring contractor performance to ensure it is being carried out in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner and then reviewing actual harvest results against plans.


Along with relevant experience and a passion for the industry, the successful candidate will ideally bring the following:

  • Expert knowledge of forest harvesting systems and processes.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification(s) in Forestry.
  • Proven leadership and management experience.
  • Good computer and written skills.
  • Must have a driver’s licence.
We seek applications from those with friendly and professional communication/interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with a wide range of stakeholders. High levels of honesty and integrity are essential, along with being innovative and committed to delivering services that exceed expectations.


FMNZ value their employees and offer a supportive, friendly and secure work environment. They offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the importance of this role including; a performance based incentive scheme, the opportunity to be paid hourly or by salary, a work vehicle, phone and laptop equivalent, medical and life insurance benefits as well as the opportunity to manage your own workload.


For further information or to apply please visit or give the Rural Directions team a call on +64 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat.

Rural Directions provides an independent and confidential platform for enquires. A non-disclosure agreement can be arranged to protect the privacy of potential applicants, if required.

Applications close Sunday, 10th October 2021

Due to border restrictions, we may only be able to consider job seekers currently residing in New Zealand or Australia with full work eligibility, or NZ Citizens/Residents returning home in 2021.

PDF description: Job Information - FMNZ - Regional Harvest Manager.pdf

For more info
Contact: Rural Directions
Phone: +64 06 871 0450

Applications close: Sunday, 10-Oct-2021

Pulp and Paper

Fibre & Forestry Manager
Company/Location: Australia, NSW, Tumut

Job Description:

Summary & Points (Seek):

  • Join a market leader with an overriding commitment to people, culture & the environment
  • Based in Tumut NSW - Market Leader in Packaging Solutions
  • Bring your Forestry experience to the table and drive efficient operations
  • Master your own destiny at Visy operating in an essential industry
At Visy, our people make us stand out from the crowd. We’re always seeking solutions, opportunities and possibilities. We look for people who see what’s ahead and run towards it. These people are helping us to achieve our vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions. Together, we can create a better world.

The opportunity:
Visy began manufacturing corrugated cardboard boxes in Melbourne, Australia, in 1948 and has grown to become one of the world's leading privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies. We offer unique, fully integrated, forward thinking closed loop-packaging solutions that align with customer and industry needs. Having maintained a huge market share, we are certainly leading the way.

This position will be based at our Tumut Mill, designed to world-class standards and adopting sustainability objectives in all parts of its operations. Our Mill produces high-quality kraft paper for both the domestic and international market.

Reporting to the GM of Fibre Resources, the position will be wholly responsible for the management and delivery of 1.9 million metric tonnes per annum of wood fibre to the Tumut Mill.

The key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Implement strategies that deliver the wood fibre required to operate the mill whilst also identifying opportunities to drive cost savings.
  • Manage all aspects of the Prime Materials budget and spend for the Tumut Pulp and Paper Mill.
  • Responsible for the management of wood fibre contracts, contractors and suppliers.
  • Oversee forest harvesting and haulage for stumpage operations.
  • Key responsibilities of the role include being the site contact for Forestry Certification and Chain of Responsibility.
What you will bring to the team:
  • 5+ years of proven Forestry Operations experience having been responsible for management of fibre supply, harvesting and haulage contracts.
  • Experience with management accounting and preparation of complex budgets, forecasts, cost reporting, contract reviews and regulatory compliance.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of results in line with business objectives.
  • Strong literacy, numeracy and presentation skills with highly advanced excel skills.
  • Experience with managing forestry certifications and the legislative requirements of Chain of Responsibility.
  • Stakeholder management skills with the ability to network across community, environmental and regulatory stakeholders.
  • Experience with contract management, business development and project costings.
When you join Visy, you’re joining a global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging and recycling industries. We want to find solutions, make an impact and grow our business. If you can help us, you’ll fit right in. There’s never been a better time to join Visy!

Please contact Mish Ohona on +61 0499 399 755 for a confidential discussion, or apply now.

You will be required to meet Visy’s employment criteria which will include a criminal history check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol testing).

Visy is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please note that only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.

PDF description: 2021.09.03 - Fibre & Forestry Manager AD11.pdf

For more info
Contact: Adele Lourens
Phone: +61 0400514902
mobile: +61 0400514902

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