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Employment Opportunity : Plantation Manager

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Plantation Manager

Status: Permanent
Location: Witklip Plantation
Grade: D3
Reporting line: Regional Manager: Central

Role Mandate
To manage a small plantation including all activities within the plantation in accordance with the Company's policies, targets and objectives in order to maximize plantation profitability and sustainability.

Key Accountabilities
  • Manage and protect growing stock
  • Manage and maintain fixed and moveable assets
  • Manage and develop contractors
  • Maximise the efficiency of all plantation resources
  • Compile detailed annual plantation budget and control expenditure within the budgetary framework
  • Compile and implement annual operations plan
  • Manage planned and unplanned deviations to annual operations plan
  • Control monthly operating and detailed financial reports
  • Manage unplanned financial and operational risk
  • Manage and implement thinning and clear felling operations
  • Manage and implement establishment, weeding and pruning operations
  • Manage and implement fire protection and environmental conservation in accordance to FSC requirements
  • Manage, maintain roads and infrastructure
  • Develop new techniques to enhance business performance
  • Manage and control of pre-identified annual timber volumes
  • Manage optimised forest products and non-forest products
  • Identify plantation risk and implement risk mitigation strategies
  • Develop and implement security systems in accordance with company regulations
  • Manage and implement health and safety programmes and continuously support the implementation of community projects
  • Establish and maintain good community relationships
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with customers
  • Manage people within the company's policies and procedure

Minimum Requirements
  • Grade 12
  • 3 year National Diploma in Forestry (NQF Level 6)
  • B-Tech Degree in Forestry (NQF Level 7) will be an added advantage
  • 5 years' experience as a Senior Forester in silviculture/harvesting operations
  • Valid Driver's license

Behavioural Competencies
  • Assertiveness
  • Dedicated
  • Honesty
  • Independent
  • Multi -tasking
  • Pro -active

Skills Competencies

  • Planning
  • Coordination
  • Asset management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Decision making
  • Risk management
SAFCOL Group is an equal opportunity company with the focus on gender equality and people with disabilities.
Employment Equity will be taken into consideration in terms of all appointments within SAFCOL.
Interested qualified individuals can e-mail a concise CV and must submit relevant copies of qualifications in confidence to:

Magdeline Selopyane, Recruitment Practitioner, magdalinerecruitment@klf.co.za Tel no: 013 754 2820

Closing date: 26 June 2017
Should you not have received a response within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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