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Forestry & Transport Manager

Our client, a leading timber processor in Ireland and the UK with a strong growth story. Is looking for a Forestry & Transport Manager to join their growing, dynamic and innovative organisation. Our client supplies both Irish and the UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It also manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the house-building sector.

Reporting directly to the Head of Forestry - Ireland, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a dynamic forestry team in Ireland. The candidate will be part of the team ensuring the supply of timber to their Fermoy sawmill while responsible for the coordination of transport for timber in and out of the operation.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Log Procurement – valuations of forest lots, purchases from Coillte, private growers and FSNI

  • Forest Site Management of the above H&S etc.

  • Management of TPMS (Forest service docket system & setting up of forest lots on NAV(Forestry Purchasing System).

  • Updating NAV with auction figures & purchases.

  • Updating NAV & LT with haulage costs fuel surcharges etc.

  • Sales of other forest products to third parties

  • Planning of all log intake to Fermoy

Transport / Logistic

  • Transport Management & planning of sawn timber/forestry haulage.

  • Management of residue materials in Fermoy and Longford, using external hauliers and monthly reporting of the same

  • Log contractor recruitment & rate-setting

  • Determining rates with transport companies and understanding backloads.

  • Management & monitoring of log stock, residues and sawdust in Fermoy.

  • Scheduling of harvesting operations.


  • Attending Coillte & FSNI quarterly reviews.

  • Taking part in marketing events Teagasc Talking Timber & Tullamore show.

  • Attend Forest Industry Transport (FITG) committee. 

Candidate Profile

  • Proven experience as a forester in log procurement or experience in measuring and evaluating stands of timber in their job roles.

  • Experience in coordinating external haulier companies.

  • Relevant third-level qualification in forestry is desirable.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Knowledge of current legal requirements and guidelines as they relate to haulage.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Full clean driving licence and willingness to travel.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Jessica Kennedy