Area Manager

Manulife - Work at Home4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $81,000 - $110,000 a year
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Job Description

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) founded in 1985, is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock/Manulife Financial Corporation. HNRG is based in Boston, Massachusetts and is comprised of two core businesses; Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) which develops and manages timberland investments and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) which develops and manages farmland investments. As of June 30, 2018, HNRG managed USD 14.4 billion of timberland and farmland, compromising over 6.3 million acres located in the United States, Canada, and Australia. HNRG is committed to responsible investing and sustainable management of its client’s assets, including the ongoing reduction of environmental impact, and improvement of sustainability and stewardship performance.

Hancock Forest Management, Inc. (“HFM”) and Hancock Farmland Services, Inc. (“HFS”) are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hancock Natural Resource Group (“HNRG”). HFM and HFS are property management companies that serve global institutional investors through related-party investment management groups (Hancock Timber Resource Group and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group) and third-party private investors. HFM oversees the timber development and harvesting operations for approximately 3.8million acres of timberland across the USA and Canada. HFS oversees the agricultural assets and operations for approximately 0.3 million acres of farmland throughout the USA. Collectively, HFM and HFS represent the North American property management platform of HNRG.

Location: Coosa, Talladega, Shelby and St. Claire Counties, Alabama
General Directive: Responsible for providing forest management, asset management, stewardship direction and fiduciary oversight for Hancock Timber Resource Group’s (HTRG) timber investments within the Central Alabama Area.

Scope: Area encompasses contains approximately 106,000 acres of timberland in Central Alabama. Management function requires oversight of 1 staff members and consultants to provide property management, disposition, asset management, and risk management services to the Hancock Timber Resource Group.

Specific Duties

Develop and maintain a strong, service-oriented relationship with appropriate HTRG personnel and maintain client fiduciary obligations.
Maintain the highest standards of integrity throughout area operations.
Represent HFM in a professional manner to general public, industry, peers, associations, and regulatory entities.
Provide leadership to area employee(s) and consulting personnel.
Oversight and implementation of safety procedures for all area personnel, contractors and property assets.
Provide management direction and oversight for area operations to include planning, budgeting, GIS updates and quarterly property reports.
Administer harvesting operations to include: oversight, planning, cruising, marketing, scheduling, bid analysis, selling, contracts, security procedures and inspections.
Prescribe, schedule and implement silvicultural operations.
Oversight, planning and implementing road maintenance.
Oversight and management of area hunting and recreation program.
Seek other non-timber income opportunities from HTRG properties.
Implement stewardship policies and practices to meet state BMP compliance and SFI standards.
Assist Region Manager with communications efforts to include stakeholder involvement, public relation issues and media inquiries.
Insure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.
Complete other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.
Skill Sets Required

Proficient in southern pine silviculture and management, including associated management cost and return expectations, discounted cash flow analysis, harvest administration, and timber marketing.
Proficient in leadership principles and a team oriented work environment.
Knowledgeable in concepts related to forest stewardship.
Knowledgeable in safety concepts for timberland operations.
Knowledgeable in areas of employee relations, client relations, community relations, industry relations, communications, and employee safety.
Familiarity with timberland accounting, inventory/GIS systems and general forestry operations.

A bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or equivalent experience is required
Graduate degree in forestry related discipline or business is highly desirable
Minimum of five years forest management and forest operations experience
Must be team player and be self motivated
Must have excellent relationship, interpersonal and communication skills
Strong computer and analytical skills are desired
Client service oriented
Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol. As a result, all current and perspective Hancock employees are subject to be drug and alcohol tested in accordance with the Policy and applicable law.

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. The Company is committed to employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status.

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About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.