Harvesting Manager

Location Aberdeenshire
Discipline: Forestry & Arboriculture, Harvesting
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Contact name: Katy Davies

Contact email: katy@agrecruiting.co.uk
Job ref: AS310
Published: 25 days ago

Our client is looking for an experienced Harvesting Manager to join their team in the Highlands. Based in their Huntly office, and working across sites in the Highlands of Scotland.

The Harvesting Manager role requires a self-motivated, professional individual who has an ability to build relationships at all levels to manage harvesting sites in an operational area. A commercial outlook and an ability to work as part of a team is required, together with experience in timber harvesting. Excellent organisational, communication and IT skills are desirable, but above all we are seeking applicants with enthusiasm and the drive to succeed. A trainee manager’s position may also be available for someone with relevant experience and the right outlook.

Our clients team spends eighty percent of their time out of the office, working with landowners to harvest their forests. No two days are the same, from felling areas ready to harvest, to building protection zones around wildlife habitats, or building roads to access new forests, anything could come your way.

Our clients employees are dedicated forestry enthusiasts using state of the art technology and latest industry thinking which have helped make out client the UK’s largest independent timber harvesting and marketing company.

Timber is the most sustainable building product we have, so sustainability is at the heart of what we do. In partnership with other group companies we work with landowners to manage, harvest and replant their forests. In short, we look after the complete cycle of forestry – even our lorries are equipped with special tyres to protect fragile roads.

Duties:

  • Organise the harvesting, marketing and sale of timber

  • Liaise with colleagues, clients and landowners

  • Plan and implement programmes of work

  • Prepare costs and financial forecasts

  • Ensure the effective use of resources

  • Supervise other forest workers

  • Be mindful of, and adhere to, Health, Safety & Environmental standards

Desirable Skills:

  • Degree, HND or equivalent land-based qualification

  • Professional membership of The Institute of Chartered Foresters or other relevant body

  • A demonstrable interest in forestry and the harvesting sector

We our client offers:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Company Vehicle

  • Laptop & Mobile Phone

  • Pension

  • Life Assurance

  • 20 Days Holiday