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Employment Opportunity : Plantation Manager

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Plantation Manager

Status: Permanent
Location: Brooklands Plantation
Grade: D4
Reporting line: Regional Manager: Central

Role Mandate
To manage a medium plantation (Brooklands) including all different activities within the plantation, according to company policies and objectives to maximize plantation profitability and sustainability.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage and protect growing stock
  • Manage and maintain fixed and moveable assets
  • Manage, develop, mentor and coach human resources and contractors
  • Maximise efficiently of all plantation resources
  • Manage and control of pre-identified annual timber volumes
  • Manage and control of budgeted production cost
  • Manage optimisation of forest products and non-forest products
  • Manage and implement thinning and clear felling operations according to company policies
  • Manage and implement establishment, weeding and pruning operations according to company policies
  • Manage and implement fire protection and environmental conservation policies in accordance to FSC requirements
  • Manage and maintain roads infrastructure according to company policies
  • Compile detailed annual plantation budget
  • Manage and control of annual expenditure within the budgetary framework
  • Compile and implement annual plan of operations
  • Controlling monthly operating and detailed financial reports
  • Identify plantation risk and implement risk mitigation strategies
  • Develop and implement security systems in accordance with company regulations
  • Minimize CARS and retention of FSC certification
  • Manage and implement health and safety programmes
    Maintain good community relationships and regularly have contact with customers and clients
  • Closely liaise with SED regarding community projects, participate and provide input to the Joint Community Forum
  • Continuously support the implementation of community projects

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Forestry
  • B-Tech Degree (NQF Level 7) in forestry will be an added advantage
  • 5 years' experience as a Senior Silviculture/Harvesting Operations
  • 3 years' experience as a Plantation Manager in small plantation

Behavioural Competencies

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

Skills Competencies

  • Planning and Organising skills
  • Decision making
  • Risk management
  • Assets management
  • Coordination
  • Controlling



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:

Ms. Magdaline Selopyane, Human Capital Practitioner, magdalinerecruitment@safcol.co.za
Tel no: 013 754 2820
Closing date: 17 November 2017
Should you not have received a response within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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