Forestry Nursery Manager

Forestry Nursery Manager
TWK Agri
Piet Retief, Mpumalanga


Posted 05 March 2021 – Closing Date 31 March 2021

Job Details

Job Description

Sunshine Seedling Services, part of the TWK Group, has the following vacancy available: Forestry Nursery Manager at Piet Retief, Mpumalanga.

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Plan the timber sowing with the assistance of the forestry director
  • Order seed to ensure no breaks in production
  • Check the quality of seeding when sowing
  • Blanking and sorting timber
  • Monthly stock take and comparing sales / orders and stocks
  • Check stock levels to ensure orders are ready on time
  • Grow seedlings to be ready as specific times to meet orders
  • Check quality of plants for dispatching
  • Ensure plants are sized and sorted before dispatching
  • Follow up with customers on orders and sales
  • Monthly reporting
  • Assist in the administration of dispatching
  • Coordinate deliveries
  • Coordinate the dispatching of clonal material with the timber seedlings, ensuring the customer received plants according to the customer’s specific requirement
  • Draw up budget for annual production, sales and costing
  • Regular customer visits to build and develop relationships
  • Capture orders and do confirmation of orders
  • Manage the blanking team
  • Draw up maintenance schedules
  • Perform ISO audits, inspections

Qualifications and Skills

  • Matric / Grade 12
  • Diploma / Degree in Forestry, Horticulture or Agriculture
  • 3-5 years working experience in the forestry or nursery industry
  • Ability to speak isiZulu and Afrikaans (advantageous)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid passport for travelling to neighboring countries
  • Willing to travel to see customers
  • Willing to work overtime
  • Ability to learn and work under pressure
  • Ability to endorse the organisation’s product quality and services