20, Mar 2019 -

Pole Plant/Operations Manager

The new forests company

Pole Plant/Operations Manager

Location: NFC Tanzania

The New Forests Company is a sustainable forestry company with operations in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. 

Our mission is to become the premier Pan-African, vertically integrated, socially responsible, sustainable timber company, sharing the value we create with our shareholders, employees, customers and neighboring communities. We are an agent of change through responsible forestry, timber processing, profitability, employment, conservation and community development.  Where necessary, we challenge the status quo and established business models, redefine the role of companies as drivers of economic growth in Africa.  See more at www.newforests.net.

The ideal candidate is ambitious, dedicated, hardworking, intelligent, results oriented, energetic, honest, and passionate, with strong people skills and an excitement to learn and grow in the role.  Candidates must be willing to relocate to Iringa, Tanzania on a permanent basis.

Summary of the Position: this role requires a skilled and professional Pole Plant/Operations manager who will be responsible for the planning, coordination and control of the treated pole manufacturing processing in accordance to cost, quality and quantity specifications as well as the management of all resources, relationships and stakeholders who can impact on delivery.


  • At least 5-8 years in a production manager/supervisory role and at least 2-3 years in a management capacity
  • Qualified in wood technology I forestry I applicable science
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent proven ability to manage resources effectively
  • Proven experience of budget and finance management for a similar facility
  • Knowledge of logistics and procurement in the agriculture and or manufacturing sector
  • Ability to produce management reports in excel, word and powerpoint, with advanced ability in excel
  • Analysis and manipulation of data to prepare tender and pricing documents
  • Strong focus on quality and quality management practices
  • Ability to negotiate and mitigate situations with stakeholders
  • Ability to produce written English reports for the board and shareholders
  • Proven ability to manage a function independently

How to apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@newforests.net with the position (Pole Plant/Operations Manager) in the email subject line, not later than 30 April 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.  The New Forests Company is an equal opportunity employer.


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