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Friday, 5 April 2019

Job Forestry Manager, Ministry for Primary Industries, NewZealand

Forestry Manager

Ministry for Primary Industries
Job Category:
Primary industry, trade & manufacturing

Wellington City

Closing Date:
File Attachment:
Position Description - Forestry Manager.pdf (PDF, 156KB)
Job Specification


Job Description
  • Work collaboratively to manage our commercial forestry assets
  • Expand your knowledge & skills as you work across multiple regions & forests
  • Join us at the forefront of forestry in New Zealand
Utilise your collaboration and relationship skills and step into a forestry management role. Broaden your industry network as you build your career with us!
About our Team:  
Crown Forestry is a commercial trading organisation managing the Crown's commercial forestry assets including entering into new commercial arrangements to develop plantation forests as part of the Government's One Billion Trees programme. Its role is to prudently manage and administer this portfolio of forestry assets to achieve the best return for the Government and also meet the Crown's legal and contractual obligations.
As a direct participant of the New Zealand forest industry, Crown Forestry stands apart from the fundamental policy, regulatory and service delivery roles of MPI.
About the Role:
The purpose of this role is to provide forestry management support to the Operations Manager in line with Crown Forestry's business objectives, with a particular focus on working collaboratively with forest management contractors to plan, budget and control forest operations.
Skills and Experience: 
 As well as being a great team player, you will need to have:
  • Experience in managing forest operations – Forest development and establishment experience is desirable but the role may be tailored to suit the right individual.
  • A familiarity with the legislative/regulatory environment for the forestry sector (specifically health & safety and the environment).
  • Experience in managing forest operations in an outsourced environment including supplier appraisal, negotiation, performance and delivery.
  • Financial management capability including budgets and controls.
  • An ability to consult with and manage relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • An ability to analyse issues, evaluate options and agree on a solution.
  • An ability to build effective working relationships with forest management contractors and other specialist consultants.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills with the ability to solve problems, negotiate and/or influence an outcome.
  • The ability to manage people including the ability to achieve great results through others.
The ideal candidate will have experience in forest operations management, particularly establishment/development operations and contractor management.
The role is based in Wellington and will have a remit across the lower North Island and South Island. To deliver in this role travel will be required.
To find out more about Crown Forestry and what we do please click here.
Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.
Benefits of working at MPI include:
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Reduced premiums for Health Insurance
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
Salary range for this role is circa $85,000 to $110,000 depending on skills and experience.
Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this is it – click on our link below!
How to Apply:
To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand – click here to find out more.
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applications close Wednesday 10 April 2019
 Good Luck!

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