Area Development Manager

Website Sappi

Job Description:

Oversee Fire Risk Management and ensure effective protection of people, plantation & other assets from forest fires through fire contract negotiation and stakeholder engagement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage corrective actions, to gaps identified in audit findings on all fire reports and fire post mortems and ensure that findings are closed out satisfactorily and timeously.
  • Transfer knowlegde of successfully demonstrated practises from other Sappi plantations and outside companies in order to improve operational practises and induce a measure of divisional standardisation (included are Divisional Integrated Management System (DIMS) projects, Best Operating Practises, Systems, Procedures and Technical Projects)
  • Supervise and oversee the formulating of strategies and tactics for effective fire risk management to ensure the effective protection of people, plantation & other assets from forest fires.
  • Maintains relationships between neighbours and other companies in the Fire Protection Association to enhance fire protection measures and response capabilities.
  • Drive the integration of Harvesting and Silviculture operations by liaising with various stakeholders (Area & Forestry Managers, General Manager, Contractors, etc).

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Forestry or related disciplines would be preferred
  • National Diploma in Forestry, Agriculture or Horticulture
  • At least 7 years relevant experience

Job Details:

Company: Sappi

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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