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Employment Opportunity : Senior Area Manager (HRL 19/S6)

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Senior Area Manager (HRL 19/S6)

Forestry Kwambonambi

Sappi Southern Africa - Forests
 is seeking a suitably qualifed to develop tactical plans in the area of operation to operationalise long term strategic objectives through optimising forestry fibre resources



  • Ensure that the annual plan of operations (APO) is executed in line with tactical plans (3-5 year plans). Integrate tactical plans across all the plantations/management units in the area of operation.
  • Ensure that a sales plan for the area is developed in collaboration with other relevant departments.
  • Develop an annual budget based on the approved APO.
  • Compile special projects(3yrs) that enhance business and effective risk management
  • Ensure that the monthly sales volume is monitored and reconciled with the sales plan of each product in order to meet market demand.
  • Ensure that the re-establishment program (planting and coppice regeneration) for the area is consolidated and monitored.
  • Manage plant orders with Nurseries and ensure that the Temporary Unplanted targets are achieved within budget constraints.
  • Ensure that crops are monitored to ensure that through the timing of operations (weed control, pest & disease management) maximum yields within cost constraints are achieved
  • Monitor the readiness of all resources and their ability to respond immediately in the event of fires.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with neighbours and other corporates in the Fire Protection Association to foster cooperation and support among members.
  • Ensure that an integrated tactical alien plant control plan is in place for the area. Monitor implementation of the plan in commercial and open areas
  • Ensure that the road networks in the area are maintained to standard to ensure accessibility, effective utilisation of equipment, costs and adherence to environmental standards.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders at a district level (such as district municipalities) and monitor relationships with local communities, neighbours and contractors.
  • Identify early warning signs for issues and escalate to the general manager.
  • Identify and negotiate new contracts for area/district harvesting, shorthaul, silviculture and fire protection contractors within the constraints as defined in Sappi contract terms and conditions. Ensure that rate parameters are maintained.
  • Manage and monitor quality, delivery, safety and service level adherence for all forestry contractors in the area.
  • Ensure that all regulatory requirements pertaining to forestry management are adhered to in the area
  • Ensure that Timber Control System (TCS) procedures are adhered to, that timber meets mill specifications and that ISO standards are met.
  • Engage with internal audit to guide risk identification and effectiveness of control measures.
  • Prepare the annual budget of for the area and manage it including monthly monitoring and forecasting.


  • Drives Vision and Purpose
  • Manages Conflict
  • Builds Effective Teams
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Upholding organisational values
  • Plantation fire protection
  • Tree harvesting methods and practices
  • Logistics and Transportation Management
  • Estate management


  • National Diploma in Forestry, Agriculture or Horticulture
  • Bachelors' Degree in Forestry or related disciplines would be preferred
  • At least 8 years relevant experience

Closing date
: 25 May 2018

HR Contact
Kgwerano Notoane 
011 407 8111

Feel free to visit our website for further information www.sappi.com 

Sappi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Should you not have been contacted within 14 days of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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