Area Forest Manager

Recruiter
EGGER Limited
Location
Dumfries
Posted
12 Jul 2018
Closes
30 Aug 2018
The diversity of our 9,000 employees in our 18 plants in 8 countries makes us a strong team. In our work we have much in common:Taking action instead of just talking about it. The stability that allows us to progress. The satisfaction of having delivered what we say we will.We do not simply look for employees. We seek people who share our values. For our South West Scotland operational area Area Forest Manager Your Tasks • Assisting the Business Development Manager (BDM) in the formulation of the annual the budget, business, and marketing plans, whilst actively seeking new business opportunities as agreed with the BDM. • Working with forest owners to agree annual budgets,implement agreed programmes, and advising to ensure Government grant income is optimised. • Keeping up to date with developments in forestry and respond accordingly. • Managing forests in accordance with UKFS and where required UKWAS. • Ensuring that forest maps and records are kept up to date. • Providing support for forest and land acquisition. • Carrying out assessments and valuations of standing timber in co-operation with colleagues in the Harvesting and Marketing Division and to liaise and negotiate with the forestry contractors. • Providing owners with advice on optimising total return from timber harvesting and where appropriate arrange for the sale of standing timber. Our Requirements • You will preferably hold a diploma/degree level education in Forestry or equivalent, membership of ICF and a CIEH Supervising Health and Safety certificate. • You have a full Driving Licence. • You possess a high standard of IT skills and competent use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook). • You have a detailed knowledge and ability to use GIS mapping systems. • You have previous Managerial and Supervisory experience, but this is not essential. • You have good written and verbal skills, and have high levels of attention to detail and accuracy. We Offer The opportunity to join EGGER Forestry who maintain an important role in wood supply to the EGGER plants in the UK and to external customers; focussed on safety, environmental sustainability and delivering a quality service. Competitive employee benefits, pension scheme and use of technologically advanced systems. Comprehensive induction process, progressive training and development.

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