Resource Planning Analyst (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  GreenWood Resources, Inc. (

  Portland, Oregon, United States

Seeking RESOURCE PLANNING ANALYST for Global Timber Investment Management Firm in Portland, Oregon

Position Title: Resource Planning Analyst
Job Location: Downtown Portland, Oregon
Reports to: Director, Resource Operations
FLSA: Exempt
Target Hire Date: September 2018
Deadline to Apply: August 17, 2018

GreenWood Resources is a globally diversified investment and asset management company specializing in the acquisition and stewardship of forestry assets. Backed by the power of science and people, we create value for investors through rigorous forest management strategies in selected regions of the world. With more than 100 professionals working in field locations across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, we develop unique investment opportunities with a disciplined management approach to meet investor objectives.

Overall Responsibilities:
The Resource Planning Analyst is responsible for forest planning, harvest scheduling, optimization analysis and decision support for GreenWood Resources, Inc. (GWR) forest resource operations currently under management, as well as potential future investments, primarily in the U.S. This position may provide similar support as needed in other countries where GWR has operations.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Support management of existing forest assets and associated operations through:
o Development of optimized long-term plan harvest schedules working in collaboration with Portfolio Managers, Economist, and Tree Farm Managers.
o Development and implementation of tactical harvest plans working in collaboration with Operations staff.
o Assistance with annual budget development, forecast updates and operational and financial reporting.
o Silvicultural optimization analysis of management regime alternatives.
• Provide due diligence support for potential acquisition of tree farm assets within targeted countries working in close collaboration with the Acquisitions team and regional personnel.
• Support other GWR business development initiatives with forest inventory, planning, and financial analysis as requested.
• Perform forest modeling and analysis tasks using a range of tools including:
o Harvest scheduling optimization software, specifically Remsoft’s Woodstock, Spatial Optimizer, and Allocation Optimizer suite of tools
o Public and proprietary growth and yield models spanning a range of species and geographies
o ESRI software (ArcGIS, ArcMap, etc.)
o Trimble Land Resource Management (LRM) software
o SQL Server and Microsoft Access, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
• Support the development of standardized harvest planning models and integration with forest growth and yield tools to facilitate efficient harvest scheduling processes.
• Provide high quality and timely analyses and reports related to forest planning for both internal and external company and client needs.
• Communicate analysis results to a broad range of audiences including Tree Farm Managers, Portfolio Managers, Executive Committees and Investment Committees.
• Represent the company at technical/professional meetings as appropriate.

• Work under the supervision of the Director of Resource Planning and Analysis in coordination with corporate Resource Planning staff within a team environment.
• Utilize resourceful thinking, responsible decision making and problem-solving skills.
• Perform multiple concurrent tasks in an environment of changing priorities.
• Utilize an understanding of company strategy and vision to support GWR’s global growth strategy.
• Maintain a customer service mindset for both internal and external customers.
• Domestic US and global travel required as needed to achieve goals.

Experience and Skill Set Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or closely related field required, graduate degree in Forest Management, Forest Economics or closely related field preferred.
• Minimum of 2 years of directly applicable work experience required, five or more years preferred.
• Strong technical ability with harvest scheduling systems (e.g. Woodstock), relational databases and quantitative analysis including forest inventory analysis.
• Demonstrated understanding and application of the principles of forestry investment and economic analysis.
• Ability to efficiently manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Excellent discretionary judgment skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Polish a plus.
• Experience with international forest plantation management preferred.
• Willingness to travel up to 20% of time to domestic and international areas as needed.

Benefits Include:
• Medical, vision and dental insurance
• Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
• 401k with employer match
• Company-paid life insurance
• Short- and long-term disability insurance
• Flexible spending accounts
• Annual bonus program
• Transportation allowance
• Ongoing education opportunities

This position description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this position. While this description is intended to accurately reflect the position’s activities and requirements, GreenWood Resources, Inc. reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.