Area Manager, Central Scotland
Posted on Nov 21, 2022 by Euroforest
Scotland, United Kingdom
Area Manager, Central Scotland Overview Woodlands and forests are valuable renewable resources; they offer a wide variety of life-supporting and life-enhancing benefits to millions of people. They provide timber, absorb and store carbon dioxide, moderate the climate, regulate our supply of fresh water, help prevent erosion and flooding, provide habitats for wildlife, and deliver numerous recreation opportunities. Harvesting wood is essential for forests. It ensures the forests are well managed, increases their value to society and supports a vibrant rural economy based on a renewable product, which you can be part of. Euroforest is the largest independent timber harvesting & marketing company in the UK. We harvest and market in excess of 2.7 million m of timber per annum. We have a new opportunity for a full-time Area Manager in Central Scotland. The Position The role is to deliver a high-quality timber purchasing, harvesting and sales service to woodland owners and customers across the area, developing and maintaining an integrated contracting and haulage network. We are looking for an individual who shares our energy and passion and will help to contribute to our ongoing success. This is a full-time role based at our Stirling office and supported by and reporting to the General Manager. Key Responsibilities The day-to-day Area Manager tasks include: • Proactively pursue timber purchasing opportunities. • Provide a high-quality service, sourcing supplies of timber from clients and woodland owners and delivering it to industrial and domestic end users and processors. • Engage contractors for harvesting and associated work, setting rates and ensuring compliance to company safety standards, environmental constraints and contract procedures in line with FISA and industry guidelines. • Conduct regular and thorough site visits to manage progress of harvesting work, for example, evaluating appropriateness of machinery, quality of timber, optimising timber cut, review of forest roads / timber stacks / relevant haulage, and all aspects of Health and Safety. • Monitor application of HSE, FISA and ISO 45001 standards on site visits and promote good practice. Skills and Experience The desirable skills to deliver these key tasks are: • Good interpersonal and communication skills. • Strong negotiation skills whilst providing quality customer service. • Ability to work as part of a team and lead proactively. • Time management, ability to prioritise workload to reach targets. • Ability to collect, input and report on data. • Forward thinking and the ability to take ownership of tasks. • Risk management in line with company and industry standards. • Budget management, operating within credit limits and sales targets. • Decision making, ability to problem solve and use initiative. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook. Additional information This role is a full-time permanent position, Monday to Friday. Benefits • Competitive Salary • Pension • Life Assurance • Company Vehicle & Fuel Card • Cycle to Work Scheme • Staff Referral Scheme • Sponsorship Scheme • Discount Voucher Scheme To apply send your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment(AT)euroforest.co.uk , quoting reference GJ/AMCS2211. Closing date for applications is 9th January 2023. Interviews will be week commencing 23rd January 2023. Start date will be asap after interviews (notice periods allowing). Euroforest is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender, or sexual orientation. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.
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