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Forest Management

Harvest Manager

Company/Location: Rotorua

Job Description:
Wood Marketing Services Ltd is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced Harvesting Manager, for work based in the Waikato/King Country region. The role will provide additional capacity to a small team managing a range of contractors harvesting private forest and woodlots. The role will involve planning and management of harvesting, roading and distribution operations, to maximise stumpage returns for our clients, forests and woodlots.

Wood Marketing Services is a private forestry company based from Rotorua, specialising in harvesting and marketing management for a number of forestry clients in the CNI region.

If you are looking for the next step in your forestry career we can offer a competitive salary and remuneration package, a good team environment, a diverse range of operations and exposure to a good career challenge.

Key tasks within this role include:

  • Management of contractors to ensure all contract obligations are met, including monitoring and ensuring compliance with Health, Safety & Environmental policies and standards.
  • Management of operational harvest and cut plans with the objective of maximising cash flow and value back to the forest owner.
  • Liaison with clients to provide detail on harvest operations and day to day contact.
  • Work with management team on contractor scheduling and log sales planning
  • Harvest planning and preparation of blocks to industry best practice
Preference will be given to applicants with the following attributes:
  • A Tertiary Forestry qualification;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in commercial forestry operations or management;
  • NZ residency
  • Sound knowledge of workplace health and safety, environmental management systems, forest economics;
  • Experience with managing contractors and compliance
  • Sound problem solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Competent computer user, with experience in mapping and spreadsheet programs;
  • Excellent organisational, time management, communication and people skills.
If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in:

You can request a Position Description by emailing: [email protected]

For more info
Contact: Duncan Mills
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 272855598

Applications close: Friday, 26-Apr-2019

Operations Managers X2
Company/Location: CNI, Lower NI (Wairarapa)

Job Description:

  • Permanent/Full time
  • Step out-side corporate environment
  • A challenging and rewarding career
  • Flexible location
About our team
Forest360 is one of New Zealand’s largest independent full service forest management companies with a combined 34 years of combined industry experience. We strongly believe that our team’s collective knowledge and broad professional skillset across all aspects of forest management and land use means we can provide innovative, best practice solutions for our clients.

About the roles
Forest360 is looking to employ two Operations Managers one based in the BOP/Waikato/King Country region and the other in the lower North Island (Wairarapa) region to support the growing business.

Key functions; include but not limited to:
  • Manage Health & Safety, Environment and Production compliance.
  • Coordinate contractor and crew operations
  • Management of value recovery and cost control to maximise return to forest owners
  • Management of client relationships on a day to day basis
  • Contractor scheduling and log sales planning
  • Harvest planning and preparation of blocks for harvest
  • Attracting and securing new clients and business
Key Attributes and Experience
  • A Tertiary Forestry qualification and/or five years’ experience working in a harvesting crew in a leadership role
  • A high level of commitment to health and safety
  • Proven experience and understanding of the Forest Industry
  • Excellent communicator, well organised and strong ability to prioritise
  • A can-do attitude with sound problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Competent computer user, with experience in mapping and spreadsheet programs
  • Strong values of honesty, integrity, commitment to quality and getting things done
Benefits of working at Forest360
  • A competitive salary and remuneration package including company vehicle
  • A great culture and supportive working environment that provides variety and flexibility
If this is of interest to you, please contact Dan Gaddum (+64 02758593339) for further questions or email your CV and cover letter before 30th April to [email protected]

For more info
Contact: Dan Gaddum
E-mail: [email protected]
mobile: +64 02758593339

Applications close: Tuesday, 30-Apr-2019

Forestry Harvesting

Technical Forester - South Island

Company/Location: Ngai Tahu Forestry - Greymouth

Job Description:
Kia hiwa ra!

Our kaupapa (purpose) is based on the values and vision of Ngai Tahu iwi and is best represented by the Ngai Tahu proverb ‘when land and water are sustained the people will prosper’ Toitu te Marae o Tane, Toitu te Marae o Tangaroa, Toitu te Iwi.

Ngai Tahu Forestry has created an exciting new position to manage and assist with a wide range of forestry and harvesting projects, and to provide technical support to the General Manager - Forestry and other Operational Managers. You will be joining a small dedicated and passionate team, where innovation and “thinking outside the square” is encouraged and supported.

Key elements of the role include health and safety management, estate and operational planning across all forestry operations, promoting continuous improvement of operations, particularly harvesting, and ensuring effective uptake of new technologies. In addition, you will assume responsibility for some specialist areas such as inventory and resource modelling.

Ngai Tahu Forestry manages 27,000ha of plantation forests across the West Coast, Otago, and Canterbury. Last year the company managed over 1,500 hectares of planting and the harvesting of 300,000 tons of logs for both domestic and export markets. The business is also responsible for a seed nursery (Proseed) and various third-party activities such as alluvial gold mining.

The role is based in our forestry operations office in Greymouth. You will enjoy all the benefits of the relaxed and friendly lifestyle the West Coast has to offer.

What we can offer you?

  • Opportunity to get involved in all activities of the forestry cycle.
  • A diverse and friendly team environment.
  • Great opportunities for training and continuous learning.
  • Competitive remuneration including health and life Insurance.
  • A brand-new dedicated forestry building / workplace.
  • Career advancement potential.
  • The benefits of being part of a larger and very successful organisation.
  • Financial assistance with relocation if required.
Ideally you will have:
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with a wide range of people.
  • Self-motivation with the drive and resilience to manage projects and meet targets.
  • A minimum of 5 years of forestry work experience and a genuine passion for working in the industry.
  • An awareness and understanding of Ngai Tahu values, and a willingness to learn tikanga and te reo Maori.
Ngai Tahu Forestry is committed to kia hoki ora atu; everyone home safe every day, so before starting with us, you will have to go through a range of checks, including drug and alcohol testing.

To apply, please visit and submit your application online. For confidential enquiries, please contact Nicola Keane, People and Development Advisor on +64 021 267 5946 or [email protected]

This role will remain open until a suitable candidate has been appointed. We will update applicants on the status of their applications as they are reviewed.

Please note: You will not be able to apply from a mobile device and your resume should not exceed 1MB in size.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

For more info
Contact: Nicola Keane
E-mail: [email protected]
mobile: +64 021 267 5946

Harvest Planner - Experienced
Company/Location: Logic Forest Solutions Ltd - Gisborne

Job Description:
Logic Forest Solutions is a small, hardworking team specialising in harvest management, harvest planning, harvest engineering and forest management.

Logic FSL has a strong culture built on individual commitments, open communication, delivering on promise and honesty.

We are looking for an experienced Harvest Planner to join our team. This is a diverse, hands-on role with a strong focus on harvest engineering.

The role includes:

  • Harvest planning and field layout
  • Road survey and design
  • Resource consent applications
  • Compliance management
  • Strategic planning and wood flow analysis
  • Assistance with harvesting and roading management
  • Environmental monitoring and compliance
  • Mapping
Key attributes include:
  • Physically fit and active
  • Experience in harvest planning and engineering
  • And/or experience in forest harvesting and roading
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Be a self-starter and able to work unsupervised
  • Flexibility to travel out of the district from time to time
  • A personal commitment to assisting with the company’s growth
  • Computer literate (Arc GIS, Word, Excel, Mapping)
This is a permanent position offering great opportunity for a motivated person seeking an exciting career in forestry with flexibility, variety and learning. Based in Gisborne with contracts throughout New Zealand.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the right person. Please email your CV to Richard Smith, Logic Forest Solutions Limited at [email protected] or send to PO Box 1057, Gisborne.

Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd May 2019.

For more info
Contact: Richard Smith
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 06 863 2447
mobile: +64 021 932 448

Applications close: Friday, 3-May-2019

Harvesting Supervisor Position

Company/Location: Log Marketing

Job Description:
Log Marketing is an Invercargill-based business specialising in the procurement, marketing of forest woodlots and plantations within the Southland and Otago regions. We provide expertise and advice in forest establishment and management to ensure our clients optimise their returns from their forestry investments.

We have an excellent opportunity for someone who has experience in the overseeing and management of harvesting operations. Ideally we are looking for someone with relevant tertiary based qualifications for this role, however we would consider someone with proven industry experience and skill base.

This role will primarily involve the day to day supervision and overseeing of harvest crews to ensure quality control and environmental standards are adhered too, along with actively being involved in log procurement by dealing directly with forest owners and sourcing woodlots for our harvest crews.

Other duties include:

  • Harvest planning and supervision of logging crews.
  • Carrying out operational audits to ensure Health & Safety and Environmental compliance meets industry standards.
  • Assisting with forest inventory and harvest data collection.
  • Dealing with forest owners and customers in the process of procuring and marketing their woodlots.
The successful candidate will have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, as well as a proven ability to build effective working relationships and maintain clear communication. They will also have a high level of integrity, honesty and be self-motivated. They must have the ability to work independently and display a high level of communication skills. Experience in the use of Microsoft Office/Excel would also be advantageous.

The scope and level of responsibility of this role may vary to suit the candidate’s skills and abilities. A remuneration package will be negotiated to attract applicants of the highest calibre.

If you believe this is a role you will succeed in please email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]
Applications close: Friday 3rd May, 2019

Log Marketing is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug screening is a requirement for employment.

For more info
Contact: Careers
E-mail: [email protected]

Pulp and Paper

Fibre and Forestry Manager
Company/Location: Visy Tumut

Job Description:
Visy, a global leader in the packaging, paper and resource recovery industries, is looking for a Fibre and Forestry Manager for their Tumut Mill.

Reporting to the GM Pulp & Paper Tumut, 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. Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

1. Implement strategies that deliver the wood fibre required to operate the mill whilst also identifying opportunities to drive cost savings.
2. Manage all aspects of the Prime Materials budget and spend for the Tumut Pulp and Paper Mill.
3. Responsible for the management of wood fibre contracts, contractors and suppliers.
4. Oversee forest harvesting and haulage for stumpage operations.
5. Key responsibilities of the role include being the site contact for Forestry Certification and Chain of Responsibility.


1. 5+ years of proven Forestry Operations experience having been responsible for management of fibre supply, harvesting and haulage contracts.
2. Experience with management accounting and preparation of complex budgets, forecasts, cost reporting, contract reviews and regulatory compliance.
3. Proven experience in the delivery of results in line with business objectives.
4. Strong literacy, numeracy and presentation skills with highly advanced excel skills.
5. Experience with managing forestry certifications and the legislative requirements of Chain of Responsibility.
6. Stakeholder management skills with the ability to network across community, environmental and regulatory stakeholders.
7. Experience with contract management, business development and project costings.

For any queries, a copy of the position description, or should you wish to apply, please contact Adele Lourens on [email protected] quoting job #501244

For more info
Contact: Adele Lourens
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +61 0474286049
mobile: +61 0474286049

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