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Country Manager, Mozambique

Millar Cameron are working with Green Resources to find a Country Manager, Mozambique responsible for creating a commercially viable forest industry as well as the management of the processing plants and administrative offices.

The Role

Green Resources - Africa’s leading Forestation Company and a leader in East African wood processing. GRAS owns 35,000ha of standing forest in Mozambique, Tanzania andUganda, established through its own planting activities.In Mozambique GRAS operates two pole treatment plants (CCA and Creosote), a Veneer Line and supplies forest products to a number of other agro-processing industries.The company has significant growth ambitions and will be adding industrial capacity in coming years.

About the role

Reporting to the CEO, The Country Manager is responsible for creating a commercially viable forestry industry which includes the sustainable management of the forest plantations and larger forest management units as well as the management of the processing plants and administrative offices.

Key responsibilities


  • Collaborate with the Group CEO to define and articulate the organization’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving this vision
  • Create annual operating plans that support strategic direction set by the Group CEO and correlate with the annual operating budgets
  • Develop and monitor plans to ensure long term financial viability of the organization
  • Develops future leadership potential within the organization


  • Oversees the operations of the organization and manages its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s value, encourages good performance and rewards productivity
  • Hires, manages and fires the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to the laws and regulations of the country and company
  • Ensure that staff and Group CEO have sufficient and up to date information
  • Evaluates the organizations and the staff’s performance on a regular basis


  • Overseeing staff in developing annual budgets that support operating plans and submit budgets for board approval
  • Manages the company’s resources within budget guidelines
  • Work together with Chief Accountant and Group CFO to ensure that staff practice all accounting procedures in compliance with company accounting procedures as well as IFRS
  • Work together with Chief Accountant to provide prompt, thorough and accurate information to keep Group Management appropriately informed of the organizations financial position

HR Management

  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise staff and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Recruitment and contracting of company staff
  • Employee development and training
  • Policy development and documentation
  • Performance and improvement management
  • Employment and compliance with labour laws


  • Liaise with General Manager Forestry (GM Forestry) on performance against APO
  • Liaise with GM Forestry on financial and operational performance of the forestry section
  • Liaise with GM Forestry on sustainable management of the forestry assets
  • Liaise with GM Forestry on the strategic development of the forestry assets


  • Liaise with Production Manager and on performance of the processing plants
  • Liaise with Production Manager on financial and operational performance of the plants
  • Maintain certification and industry standards

Marketing and PR

  • Liaising with buyers on orders
  • Negotiating new orders
  • Developing markets to maximize the return to the company’s product mix
  • Developing markets for new products

Community Relationships

  • Manage community relations in close collaboration with the GM Forestry
  • Serve as a spokesperson and representative for the organization
  • Act as a liaison between the organization and the community and other organizations to build relationships
  • Liaise with government institutions on affairs relevant to the organization


  • Direct and manage new project developments
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, documentation and presentations

Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in forestry or a related field (BSc. Or Diploma in Forestry or a related discipline)
  • Demonstrated expertise in financial and business administration, including HR, legal matters, and relationship management. Proven experience in senior-level management within comparable businesses, particularly through phases of growth and development
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and professional domains
  • Prior experience of residing and working in developing nations
  • Proficiency in the English language and a high level of computer literacy

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Millar Cameron, we are dedicated to supporting our clients in building and supporting diverse and inclusive workplaces and cultures, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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