Resource Planning Manager (Management & Executives)

Full Time

  GreenWood Resources, Inc. (

  Portland, Oregon, United States

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

Position Title: Resource Planning Manager
Job Location: Downtown Portland, Oregon
Reports to: Head of Global Resource Information and Sustainability
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 Manager works in close partnership with the Director, Resource Operations and the Technical Director, Forest Biometrics to actively participate in company-wide resource planning and analysis to support decision making in acquisitions/dispositions/strategic assessment, operations, and portfolio reporting. This position prioritizes due diligence and analytical support for timberland acquisitions and dispositions, while working closely with the Director, Resource Operations to support and coordinate other planning requirements and staff activities. The Resource Planning Manager is also responsible to provide ongoing technical mentoring of resource planning professional staff company-wide.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Support GWR’s acquisition/disposition staff in the assessment and development of forestry acquisitions within targeted countries.
o Assume primary responsibility for quality and timeliness of deliverables for acquisitions and other projects as defined from time-to-time.
o Coordinate activities with regional and asset level personnel to execute data collection, analysis and other due diligence requirements for targeted investment opportunities.
• Develop and/or enhance resource planning decision support standards, templates and analytical processes.
• In coordination with the Director, Resource Operations, mentor corporate-level and regional resource planning personnel.
o Support operational needs as requested.
• Develop standards and templates for selection and oversight of third party consultants for decision support needs.
o Oversee the process to select, certify, and manage third party consultants according to the developed standards and templates.
o Manage the relational interface with Remsoft.
• Actively participate in the GWR annual budgeting and asset level appraisal processes.
• As a member of the Continuous Improvement Working Group (CIWG) optimize existing forestry activities.
o Implement systems and processes which ensure timely, accurate, and robust forest information to internal customer groups and external parties as necessary.
o Refine forest planning processes which effectively utilize GWR systems and forest inventory/growth and yield supplied by the inventory/biometrics staff.
o Participate in the development of forest management plans.
• With support from the GRIS identify desired training and individual career development priorities and activities.
• Provide regular communication support for stakeholders including GWR staff and external stakeholders.
• Represent the company at technical/professional meetings as appropriate.
• Monitor budgeted activities and cost information with company controller and accounting team.

Experience and Skill Set Requirements:
• Bachelors’ degree in Forestry or related field.
• Graduate degree in mensuration, biometrics, forest management planning or forest economics or equivalent experience.
• Minimum, fifteen years of related work experience.
• Demonstrated technical Forest skills.
• Adept at performing multiple tasks in an environment of changing priorities.
o Must be able to set priorities and maintain focus on activities of highest importance.
o Willingness to act as both a “coach and a player” to organize and execute decision support functions
• Strong computer and forest management systems skills:
o Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office
o Planning systems experience including harvest scheduling, forest inventory, GIS, optimization software, forest records systems
• Experience with the development of long-term management plans, annual and monthly operating plans, and report writing.
• Strong team orientation and ability to support a cross-functional and cross-cultural staff.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, and to excel in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
• Experience with international forest plantation management preferred.
• Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese a plus.
• Willingness to travel 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.