Area Manager


Area Manager

Location: Eastern Cape and South Africa
Sector: Forestry
Contract Type: Permanent

Applicants are invited to apply for the following position, to be based at the site/branch below

JOB TITLE: Area Manager
DEPARTMENT: Silviculture
REPORTING TO (Position): Silviculture Manager

Key Results Areas:

  • Budgeting and budget control
  • Good team player with good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Extensive firefighting experience
  • Proficiency in Micro forest, Excel, Word, GIS, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Technical knowledge of the environment
  • Planning & organisational skills
  • Management of management unit fleet
  • Establish, maintain and protect plantation assets
  • Adhere to all environmental, conservation legislation
  • Manage contractors where applicable
  • Risk / Safety / FSC requirements
  • Liaise function with relevant stakeholders
  • Personnel development / management
  • Administration
  • Plantation database management

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma in Forestry as the minimum, B-Tech will be an advantage

Required Minimum Experience

  • At least 10 years experience as a forester of which at least 2 of these must be at Senior Forester level

Recommended Skills, Knowledge & Qualities

  • Ability to manage teams to financial efficiencies
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Advanced fire management experience, silviculture team management experience
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to plan, identify problems and come up with solutions
  • Have well-developed decision-making skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure with no supervision
  • Ability to motivate and train / coach / mentor subordinates

Applications close: 29 October 2020

The company is an affirmative action employer, and as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation.