Monday , May 20 2024

Sappi Jobs – Project Manager Khulisa

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Job Description:

Sappi Forests requires a Projects Manager to manage timber supply agreements with external suppliers including individual timber growers, community property associations, co-operatives and trusts in order to develop and enhance sustainable forestry enterprises for the supply of wood fibre into Sappi markets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain supplier loyalty through regularly planned site visitations, give technical advice; counsel and keep suppliers informed of industry/organisational changes competition activity
  • Develop, coordinate and monitor timber deliveries against the sales plan for the area based on available timber volumes on the APO and active
  • Spot timber contracts to meet market demand ensure rateable and sustainable timber deliveries into Sappi timber markets and improve suppliers profit margins.
  • Ensure knowledge transfer to supplier/contractors and support the development of local enterprises and suppliers, identify potential and engage in the training to ensure effective development and sustainable growth of rural economy.
  • Ensure that the following month’s sales plan is compiled, confirmed and submitted through to the Forestry Manager (FM) to ensure timeous communication to the Logistics manager
  • Understand the Khulisa Fixed costs and provide input on monthly actuals including recovery plans
  • Ensure weekly infield and depot stocks are communicated to FM to ensure alignment of timber supply to market demand
  • Maintain and enhance Sappi’s public image, form cordial relations and establish synergies with all stakeholders to increase Sappi’s timber footprint
  • Ensure compliance to established company standards “RMS/OHSAct” and rules by educating; infield audits and counselling subordinates to maintain the accountability and professional discipline
  • Ensure compliance to all legislation regulating the work environment including SHEQ policies, procedures, best-operating practices and work instructions by suppliers through Stop and Think Before You Act (STBA)
  • Manage loan movement by monitoring delivery against APO in line with budget plans, silviculture is an advanced function and harvesting a recovery function
  • Establish an accurate base rate for payment of harvesting and transport contractors through engagement with relevant key role players to establish a fair rate and mutual inclusive growth
  • Manage all timber supply contracts with timber suppliers viz forestry enterprise development agreements FEDA and Khulisa agreements in line with the entailed contractual terms to ensure sustainable timber supply into various Sappi markets; and economic and skills growth to timber suppliers.
  • Develop supplier technical and economic independence, get suppliers actively involved in the running of their affairs and encourage a saving attitude to ensure continuity and release Sappi staff to other potential areas of need and opportunity

Job Requirements:

  • National Diploma in Forestry or related qualification
  • A Logistics and/or Transport Management qualification will be advantageous.
  • At least 8 years of experience in timber procurement and/or forestry management.

Job Details:

Company: Sappi

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Kingfisher, Mandini, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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