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Asset Manager, Forestry


About the Company

Job Information

  • Region


  • Location

    UK (Dumfries/Edinburgh or Oxford) plus hybrid working

  • Salary


  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 30/04/2024

Job description

Role Objective

We require an Asset manager, responsible for ensuring that operational programs are delivered across multiple portfolios. The successful individual will be responsible with fund managers for ensuring that agreed income and expenditure programs are delivered timeously at the forest levels, and that the forest assets are being managed to the highest standard by third party service providers. Being the key point of contact with the forest managers, the asset manager will audit the management work undertaken, intervene on exception, and ensure operations comply with best forestry practice while delivering the needs of the funds.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the forests owned by clients/funds that you are allocated, are managed and run effectively and efficiently whilst ensuring best practice is followed at all times
  • Maximise the net return per hectare for clients
  • Assist with asset management on a portfolio of forest properties through site monitoring and communication with third party service providers to ensure forests are managed to a high standard and within agreed financial targets
  • The asset manager will audit the work undertaken, intervene on exception, and ensure operations comply with best forestry practice while delivering the needs of the funds
  • You will be part of the Forestry Asset Management team.


Key relationships

  • Fund Management Team
  • Asset Management Team


Skills & Experience

  • Forestry qualified to degree level or above (preferable)
  • Minimum two years’ experience of forest management, including contractor management. Experience of managing timber harvesting desirable
  • ICF desirable but not essential. Will be expected to become a member within two years
  • GIS capable
  • Competent on Microsoft Excel
  • Good presentational skills
  • Willingness to travel / stay away from home on occasions
  • Driver’s licence essential


Personal Attributes

  • Be efficient, reliable, and thorough
  • Drive and initiative – the desire to add value, proactive approach
  • Fast paced – ability to work on a variety of tasks with tight deadlines
  • Commitment to the business and the team
  • Strong intellect – the ability to analyse and distil information quickly and effectively
  • Able to communicate effectively and adapt to anyone within the broader team

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