Wood Resource Manager (Management & Executives)

Full Time

  Borg Plantations Pty Ltd

  Somersby, New South Wales, Australia

Borg Plantations was established 5 years ago. Initially providing haulage and chipping services, then moving into forest ownership, Borg Plantations is committed to an eco-friendly and sustainable environment to be able to supply a consistent and cost effective source of fibre. Our plans are to continue to find new sources of wood, including developing Australia wide recycling facilities.

This position will manage the Wood Resource requirements for our MDF and Particleboard facilities at Oberon and Mount Gambier.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide strategic direction to secure sufficient fibre from a variety of sources including forest companies, private land owners, timber processing facilities, internally owned forests and recycled timber
  • Develop new supply opportunities to increase fibre, improve supply security, reduce costs, optimise logistics, minimise working capital requirements and drive profitable growth
  • Manage the contractual arrangements with existing fibre suppliers, including negotiating and drafting purchase agreements
  • Maximise the performance of the Mt Gambier and Oberon Wood Resource teams to ensure they are operating efficiently
  • Manage and document all procurement operational activities and ensure adherence with quality and forecasts, including harvesting and haulage
  • Manage and report on the performance of company owned plantations


  • 10 years experience in a similar position
  • 5 years experience in a leadership role
  • Historical knowledge of wood supply preferred
  • Experience in forest modelling and acquisitions with strong analytical, trouble shooting and decision making skills
  • The ability to prioritise and maintain attention to detail and recognise time constraints
  • Experience developing stakeholder relationships; superior negotiation, organisational and communication skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel
  • Exposure to plantation record management and capacity to manage GIS systems